I love this bicycle. However, it is not like riding a regular bicycle. It takes some time to learn how to control it properly. And it is very heavy, so be careful not to let it tilt, especially when you stop. Keep the seat low so that your feet reach the ground without having to tilt the bicycle. It goes 15 mph -- which is slow in traffic, but fast on sidewalks. If you plan to ride in the street a rear view mirror is a MUST. Make sure you DO NOT buy a convex mirror as you cannot see oncoming vehicles until they are nearly upon you. Expect to fall at least once. Wear a helmet, long pants (jeans are good), and a long sleeve shirt. Assembly is NOT a no-brainer. Take your time with it and follow the instructions carefully. If you have questions, call the company. The bicycle I have now replaces one that was stolen. Cable locks are NOT a deterrent to a thief. Get a good quality D lock (aka U lock).