This is a great little machine for disabled people or really large people unable to get on a typical, standard stationary bike. It takes 5 minutes to put together. I'm disabled and it allows me to get a work out in at my bedside on days I'm unable to be mobile. This is a great buy and I would really recommend it for disabled people, obese or elderly. I'm well over the weight recommendation and it works great and is very sturdy. You don't actually end up putting alot of weight on it anyways. Just your legs. It could be a little heavy for some but it's very portable and has a sturdy, strong comfortable handle. I would strongly suggest this.