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Decarolis PRIME ALU ROAD BIKE TURNEY 7S

Old 06-17-20, 08:50 AM
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Decarolis PRIME ALU ROAD BIKE TURNEY 7S

I was wondering if anyone has purchased or know anything about Decarolis road bikes. I am currently looking for a women's road bike size 54 cm for riding roads with a lot of hills.
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Old 06-17-20, 09:03 AM
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Is this a brand of bicycle or a local bike shop?
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Old 06-17-20, 09:07 AM
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They sale it at a shop. frame build by Alloy 6061, fork same alloy 6061 with top tube steel.

Group set Shimano Tourney 2x7 speed
Cassette HG20 11x28
Crank Set Claris 50x34 170
Chain KMC Z50
Stem Alloy 6061 Uno
Handlebar Alloy 6061 Uno
Brakes set Textro Chromo
Wheels set Alloy Alex Rims
Tires Evo 700x23
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Tourney 7s says "entry level bike" to me.

My personal philosophy is, unless I'm in serious financial distress, I avoid buying extra level anything.
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LBS in North Andover, MA. https://www.decaroliscyclists.com/

Owned by a pair of brothers.

I don't think they're still making bikes, but I could be wrong.

I bought my Giant used from one of the brothers. Very nice guy, good service. i've never ridden one of their house brand bikes.
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Old 06-17-20, 11:40 AM
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OK well i guess to answer your question so far we don't know much about this brand of bicycle but given the components we can guess that it is an entry level item.


There is nothing wrong with entry level if what you want is entry level and you understand that you get what you pay for. You say the intended use is for hilly rides. Your lowest gear as is: 32 gear inches (34x28) which I think is more than fine as long as you have some level of fitness and determination. And the 50 tooth big chainring will be ok I think for riding on flat terrain. To give an example I'm no pro rider by any stretch and been riding for a little over a year, I now pull 7-8% hills using a 42 x 26 as my general hill riding gear (44 gear inches) so if I can do it you should be able to manage with the lower gear even if the bike is a few pounds heavier. This time last year I couldn't do it with 34 gear inches (40 x 32)-fitness counts on the hills! So as long as the bike frame is true and the wheels and brakes robust enough for you then it's hard to throw rocks at the thing.


Having said all this if your going to be riding up a lot of hills then you should really do yourself a big giant favor and get something more in the mid range pricewise. A 7 speed is all about compromises, I think you will find the gears are either too low or too high if you develop a desire to do distance riding. Riding up hills is hard work and takes a lot of mental energy, easier to do when you have a light weight machine, lots of gear options, easy shifting and solid brakes because what goes up must come down and even if you walk to the top you will probably find yourself at 30+ MPH on the downside. Beyond that, once you get your new bike you will almost certainly want to upgrade things like the saddle and add accessories such as a computer and tool kit. So the question becomes one of do you want to throw money at an entry level bike that you might grow out of after a short time or would you rather throw money at a bike you don't mind keeping for a while? You will certainly be throwing money at what ever you get.....so food for thought.
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Old 06-17-20, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Darv View Post
They sale it at a shop. frame build by Alloy 6061, fork same alloy 6061 with top tube steel.

Group set Shimano Tourney 2x7 speed
Cassette HG20 11x28
Crank Set Claris 50x34 170
Chain KMC Z50
Stem Alloy 6061 Uno
Handlebar Alloy 6061 Uno
Brakes set Textro Chromo
Wheels set Alloy Alex Rims
Tires Evo 700x23
I think that you must be mistaken about a steel top tube. Perhaps a steel steering tube. Steel and aluminum are electrolytically incompatible and I cannot see frame members being a mix of steel and aluminum. Since headset bearings are replaceable you can use steel steering tubes though I don't even like that idea. Otherwise there is nothing wrong with the specifications and components of that bike.
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Old 06-17-20, 12:41 PM
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The bike is $400. I am new to biking and have a really poor bicycle now so this would be an upgrade if that is a fair price.
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No reason to replace a poor bike with another poor bike
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