I would have given this wonderful piece of home exercise equipment five stars, except that the front placard that attaches to the little mileage gizmo has been soddered on in a clutzy manner. It kind of spoils the otherwise pristine, sleek look of the product. However, it's sturdy, folds up neatly, looks nice in the house and is extremely comfortable to use.The back holds you nicely and the seat is huge for a stat. bike. One caveat: for those with shorter extremities, it might be a bit hard reaching the forward handlebar and even the pedals. I am five-six-and-a-half with long legs, so that's OK for me, but even I have to strain a bit to reach the handlebars in front. It is, of course, a recumbent bike, so it makes sense that the seat leans back, and, a nice touch: the back handlebars are super convenient, so you don't even need the front ones. That is, unless you plan on taking it on the highway (lol).