My Review of Northrock SC7 Men’s Comfort Bike
Specifications of the Northrock SC7
- Lightweight Aluminum Frame
- RST Sofi T Fork – High Impact Absorption
- Shimano M191 Crank & Altus Drivetrain (21-speed)
- TEKTRO Linear Brakes
- SRAM MRX 3.0 Twist Shifters with PROMAX Levers
- VELO Plush Comfort Saddle & Ergonomic Grips
- Kenda 700C Tires
- Alloy Rims with 14G Stainless Steel Spokes
- Quick Release Wheels & Adjustable Seat Post
Lightweight, solid bike with a comfortable, smooth ride. I am 6’3″ 200lbs and the Northrock SC7 fits me nicely.
Seat height adjusts with ease using quick-release lever on seat post. The brakes work like a dream. Shimano Crank, Drivetrain and Tektro Brakes are some of the best components around. I wasn’t familiar with the Northrock brand, but the frame has a lifetime warranty. The Northrock SC7 was $259.99 at our local Costco, so the price is definitely a pro. A hybrid bike with similar components is several hundred more at local shops. Costco’s generous return policy is also a pro.
The pedals on the Northrock SC7 are plastic and feel a bit cheap.
The seat moves slightly from side to side when biking. The SRAM MRX twist shifters are listed as a feature, but I worry they won’t last as long as a convention shifting mechanism. Many experts say any bike purchased from a retail outlet should have a tune-up from a bike shop right away. This could could easily add $50-$75 to the cost of the bike. I’m no expert, but the Northrock SC7 rides and shifts smoothly, so I think I’ll skip the tune-up. Be sure to physically inspect the bike for damage from customer mishandling prior to purchase.
Must have accessories for your new bike
- A durable lock. The Abus U-Lock is my favorite.
- Choose from a large assortment of helmets.
- Rear and front light. A rear light is the law in many jurisdictions.