Newbie first bike: Orbea Carpe H60 vs Mercier Kilo TT
Hi guys! I'm a long term lurker but is just now getting around to buy my first bike. I am extremely new to bikes in general and do not know what's good and what's not. I am looking for a single speed as my first bike so I can ride around campus and maybe some light commuting in downtown on the weekend, nothing serious. I recently purchased an Orbea Carpe H60 (single speed model) for $375. It was a close out sale at a LBS and they said that they're selling at "at-cost" so no lifetime adjustment or anything. It is a very pretty and comfortable bike but after a week with it, I can't help but wonder if I should return it and get a Mercier Kilo from bikesdirect because it has a dropbar(seems it this would be a nice change from flatbar) and looks like it would be more nimple/agile. Can you guys comment on the build/quality/value of both of these bikes? I do not have a preference in term of riding style or anything since it's just my first bike. The Mercier would be $60-80 more in total so should I just keep the Carpe since I got a really good deal on it? Those things usually retail for around $600...
Orbea Carpe H60 - $375
Mercier Kito WT - $400 + $60 for labor to build it by LBS