The Royce Union 700c RMX is a stylish bike with a classic design painted a cool white with an overcoat of gloss. The lightweight frame is made of toughened, heat-treated aircraft-grade aluminium. The design is simple and brilliant with a SHIMANO drivetrain, 3-speed Twist and a Nexus rear derailleur. Just shift the gear with a simple twist for climbing and gliding down the hills. The internal hub protected against mud, dirt and rain, reducing maintenance.
The saddle is padded with premium VELO and supported by dual springs. There is a quick release binder that customizes the saddle height for a proper fit. The spring-loaded rear rack secures your bag, books, grocery bags, etc. This frees your hands to handle the bike. The resonant bike bell helps clear your way and the kickstand is to park your bike.
The slight-rise handlebars encourage you to ride upright with better posture. We want to give a special shout-out to the grips too; they are very ergonomic and give you a confident response when cycling. On the grip is a twist smooth shifter linked to a Shimano Nexus rear derailleur with an internal 3-speed hub. As with the Critical Cycles Mixte this operates reliably and requires little maintenance or attention as it protects the mechanism from road dirt and water. The linear pull brakes comprise a lightweight alloy that gives a good, smooth and happily predictable stopping power. These have benefits compared to coaster brakes.
The linear pull brakes with wheel rims lend a superior brake-pad contact for an instant stop. The trim tires enhance momentum at reduced resistance. The front and rear fenders protect you from splashes.
The RMX is our first bike on test that comes with bundled safety features and, in this case, it’s a bell that satisfies the ‘hear and be heard’ criterion. We have no hesitation in recommending this good all-round Royce Union commuter bike.
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