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?