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    SE bikes - Royale 14 thoughts?

    Hello everyone

    i am a new user to the forum, i just signed up but anytime i want to look up something about a bike i always follow you here.

    I am not really into biking , until now i rode a cruiser bike but i am thinking about buying a road bike to exercise.
    I went to my LBS , there are a bunch of nice dudes there that always helped me with my cruiser so i wouldn't mind throwing some extra money and support them also because i am not really good in diy assembly/repair

    I asked them about a basic road bike, budget 500/600$. To be honest they looked like not really into road bike, i asked them a couple of questions and all i got were generic answers but anyway...they showed to me this bike

    Royale 14 - Road / Fitness Series, Lifestyle Bikes | SEBikes.com

    MAIN FRAME SE 1 alloy,w/water bottle mounts
    REAR TRIANGLE SE 1 alloy, w/ replaceable hanger
    FORK Alloy legs, w/ 1 1/8" alloy steerer
    CRANKSET Lasco, 50/34T, 7-speed
    BOTTOM BRACKET Cartridge
    PEDALS 1-piece resin body, boron axle
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano A070, band type 31.8mm
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano A070, 7-speed
    SHIFTERS Shimano A070, 14-speed
    CASSETTE Shimano HG-20, 12-28T, 7-speed
    CHAIN Fixed Star, 7-speed
    WHEELSET Alloy 32H double wall rims, alloy Formula hubs, ED spokes, brass nippels, steel quick releases
    TIRES road 30 tpi, 700 x 25c
    BRAKE SET Alloy road caliper
    BRAKE LEVERS Shimano A070
    HEADSET Neco, 1 1/8" w/ caged bearings
    HANDLEBAR Alloy drop bar, 31.8mm clamp
    STEM Alloy, 31.8mm, +/- 7d
    TAPE/GRIP Suede tape
    SADDLE SE w/ foam padding, steel rails
    SEAT POST Alloy, 27.2mm x 300mm
    WEIGHT 24lbs / 10.9kg

    It was pretty light, comfortable, i took it for a quick ride around the block and overall i got a pretty good impression.

    As i said i am not really knowledgeable about specs like most of you so my question is , for $550 , do you think is worth it?
    Any alternative that you can recommend?

    Thank you
    G.

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    I think I would rather get something from bikedirect with a carbon fork and better components for $550

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    Or a used bike where you might be able to get even 105 level for $550
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giacopin View Post
    Yeah or Save up to 60% off new Road Bikes - Motobecane Record

    Honestly I think even some of the cheaper ones would work for you
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    But I didn't read the part about not wanting DIY. These bikes will all require some assembly. Not rocket science but will probably take about 2 hours and the ability to watch youtube videos and follow instructions or pay the shop which will likely cost another $100.

    The SE isn't bad but I especially worry about comfort of the alum. fork over the long haul. I would look at used bikes too if I was you
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