I got this about a month ago. Wife and I put it together. It could probably be done with one person, but much easier with two people. Just a little hint: When putting the wire through the front post and into the neck where it meets the control panel, make sure that you don't pull too much through from the bottom to the top. It's difficult to fit much excess wire into the rear of the control panel. We had to dismantle a few pieces to get the wire where we needed it. You'll see what I mean as you go. As for the bike: If you want a bike that you can ride in your house, garage, etc. that is a basic exercise bike, this is perfect. You can control the resistance or choose one of the many courses which will set the resistance for you as you go (up hills, etc.) Some of the reviewers on here were expecting some professional-type upright exercise bike that will rival those that pros use to train for the Tour de France. This bike is perfect for what I need it for...I'm due to have knee surgery next month, and I've been doing Physical Therapy at my local PT place, and I supplement it with this bike. It'll definitely come in handy for post-operative PT. In addition, since I jog to stay in shape, this will break up the monotony of running all the time and give my knees a break when I get back into it.
The only negative thing I can say about this bike is that the control panel isn't back-lit. You'll have to be in a well-lit area to read it. No biggie for me....I have it in my man cave in the house. The ipod jack is a nice touch, and the speakers are okay. Also, get yourself an adapter....you can find them on the cheap just about anywhere. No need to buy Gold's overpriced adapter since there are many that will do the trick.
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