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New Northrock SC7 Hybrid from Costco for $259. Is it a good deal?

Old 04-18-10, 08:44 PM
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Question New Northrock SC7 Hybrid from Costco for $259. Is it a good deal?


I just got this bike, looked good, but I'm not too experienced with bikes. It has the following features:
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Shimano Crank & Altus drivetrain 21 speed
  • SRAM and MRX twist shifters
  • VELO comfort saddle and ergonomic grips
  • TEKTRO linear pull brakes with PROMAX levers
  • KENDA 700C tires
  • RST Sofi T fork, preload adjustable 50 mm travel
  • Adjustable allow stem
  • Allow light rims with 14G stainless steel spokes
  • Made in China... and came fully assembled

I've seen this aluminum bike at Walmart for $239 with fenders and rack (which this one doesn't have). What does this one have better? I'll return it otherwise.

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This is what the Walmart bike has:


Commute to work, see the city in style or hit the trails on this versatile Schwinn Solitaire Hybrid Bike. Fully equipped with fenders and a rear storage rack for convenience, the bike also features a suspension seat post and suspension frame for comfort. 21 speeds, SRAM grip shifters and linear pull brakes complete this stylish urban bike.
700C Men's Schwinn Solitaire Hybrid Bike:

* Aluminum "City" frame with SR Suntour Suspension Fork offers upright riding position
* Fenders and rear storage rack for convenient city riding in all conditions
* Padded saddle with suspension seat post for a cushioned ride
* 21-Speed Shimano Drive-train with SRAM Grip Shift Shifters for easy gear changes
* ProMax alloy linear pull brakes stop precisely
* Assembly required

Thanks for your help!
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Both are low-end bikes with similar componentry.

Some people absolutely detest RST forks, so the Suntour fork might have an edge.

If your plan is to do occasional riding, they will likely perform the task.

I probably wouldn't hassle with returning one for the other.

If you plan on riding continually, I'd recommend returning it and getting something that will hold up better. There are plenty of options at LBS and online.
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Well let me start by saying I hope you kept the Northrock! The Schwinn is junk. Northrock has much better components - Shimano ALTUS, SHIMANO Crank, TEKTRO Brakes, SOFI T fork - what for $259.! If anything Compare this bicycle to Specialize which are identical specs but Specialize is twice the price. And "RST SOFI T" forks are used on many bike shop bikes for comfort bikes..(hello).

I bought my wife the Northrock CL5, I was so impressed I went back and bought the SC7. Northrock bikes are really nice bikes for the price, I spent over a month researching, from online to many stores, conclusion Northrock was the best value.
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Research on low end decent bikes !

Originally Posted by likebikes View Post
Well let me start by saying I hope you kept the Northrock! The Schwinn is junk. Northrock has much better components - Shimano ALTUS, SHIMANO Crank, TEKTRO Brakes, SOFI T fork - what for $259.! If anything Compare this bicycle to Specialize which are identical specs but Specialize is twice the price. And "RST SOFI T" forks are used on many bike shop bikes for comfort bikes..(hello).

I bought my wife the Northrock CL5, I was so impressed I went back and bought the SC7. Northrock bikes are really nice bikes for the price, I spent over a month researching, from online to many stores, conclusion Northrock was the best value.
There both a good buy, the Schwinn is not junk, The Northrock has a little better derailluer
You would really have to look at them together, to compare components correctly, the internet
leaves out a lot of details, add the fenders and rack to the price of the Northrock, ( get my point ), Here is a bike I paid with tax less than 200.00, (extras not included in the price ) have upgraded the rack system since the video was made to the Topeak MTX Trunk bag with panniers and Bell wireless speedometer. I have owned bikes that went into the 1000.00 dollars or more bracket, and can not tell much difference. Worked at a LBS back in the late 80's early 90's and do know a little bit about bikes, keeping the bike tuned correctly is the most important part, I can make
the tourney derailleur shift just as smooth as the ALTUS. Main thing is which one fits you the best, and you like the best, quality at this level is almost the same... Just my Honest opinion.
Richard I will stand my ground on that the SRAM MRX comp shifter is smoother than the
Rapid Fire by Shimano..LOL...
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