I purchased this bike for my son a college student who needed a bike to get to campus. He had to go down some cut throughs in the woods though. He is over 6' so I chose the Deception since it is a 29er. It was already put together in the store. I originally ordered it over the internet, but the estimated shipping was slow, two weeks. I found a bike at a store, so I traveled 40 miles and picked it up. As it turned out, the shipping to the store was exactly two weeks, so I am glad I found the bike in stock. The components are entry level but very functional. The only real downer are the forks, they are sticky, not sure if they will loosen up later. I did have to true both wheels, adjust the brakes, and adjust the gears. All in all it took about 3 hours to get the bike ready to ride properly. If you do not have many tools or time, best bet would be to have a local bike shop set the bike up properly. Believe me, you do not want to ride it in the condition that I picked mine up at the store. I would purchase the bike again. The frame and wheels alone are worth $200.
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