I am very happy and satisfied with this product. I bought the bicycle online and had it shipped to the store. It came about 90% assembled. I had to attach the headset with handlebars, pedals, and front wheel. I had trouble adjusting the front brakes. Noticed the front wheel was out of tru. The rear brake pad was rubbing the wheel. Took bicycle to a bicycle repair shop and had them perform a standard tune up on it. They trued both wheels, adjusted brakes, oiled chain, adjusted rear derailer, aired tires, and checked to make sure everything was tight. The cost for that was $36.50. I'd highly recommend a tune up with any new bicycle purchase. This insures you get the best performance out of the bike possible.
The bicycle is a beautiful emerald green and silver. It's a very stylish looking bicycle.
The components on the bicycle are decent. The shifter however feels a bit flimsy and I expect it'll be the first component to break. Thankfully the bike is only a 7 speed, so there's no additional front derailer to deal with. The brakes provide good stopping power once adjusted by a professional. The frame feels sturdy but light. The seat is gelish and is comfortable enough for short rides. The wheels are made of aluminum so there's no chance for rush. The rubber tires have a nice tread pattern perfect for riding on a variety of terrains. The front and rear suspension provides good shock absorption, a big improvement over my old bike that had none. The chain guard is absolutely wonderful and I love it. Having it allows me to ride my bike in regular pants, without worry of my pant leg getting caught in the sproket or oil getting on the leg from the chain.
I am 6'1" tall. I was afraid the frame might be to small for my long legs. I've found the bike to be adequate sized for me. The seat post provides enough length to adjust the height for my leg length. My knees are not into the handle bars like they are on smaller framed bicycles. The handbars height can be adjusted several ways to decrease how much back bend is needed.
This is not a long distance or road bike. This bike shines in a urban or rural environment. It's a perfect bike for short commutes to the neighbor grocery, restaurant, or ride around the neighborhood with the kids. The upright position aides in visiblity to motorists. The bike is fast, fun, affordable, and easy to ride. I found the seven gears were adequate for the occasional hill. The low gear was low enough to make climbing a relatively less cumbersome. The 7th gear was large enough to add additional peddling down a hill and I reach about 25 mph.
I've added a rearview mirror to the left handle to help me see cars approaching from behind without me having to turn. I plan to transfer my rear carrier and front and rear fenders from my old bike to this one. I recommend if you plan to use your bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation to add these accessories. The mirror will help keep you safer. The fenders will keep road grim, sand, rocks, and water from spashing up in your face. Plus having fenders will allow you to ride when The rear carrier is my favorite accessory. I like to ride to the library or the grocery and it's easy to just throw the stuff in a crate attached to the carrier.
This bike for is well worth the $99.98 price tag. I paid a total of $141.50 for the bicycle, tune up, and taxes. I believe this bicycle will last me a long time. I'm very happy with it and if you're looking for a bicycle, this is the bicycle to buy.
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