I did not want a mountain bike or a ten speed roas bike. The hybrid style works best for me. For those on a budget, this bike is a great deal. The handlebars are are swept back more than a standard hybrid, but they are still comfortable. After a few minutes you get used to the design and the padded leather hand grips are comfortable. The carrier rack is heavy duty. The grip shifter is a nice design, just being a thick rubber collar separated from the grip itself, unlike a Shimano grip shifter that was the whole handgrip and easy to shift gears by mistake that I had on my Trek hybrid a few years ago. It features a quick release hub on the front wheell and a quick release seat. It is painted a nice dark blue.
I'm very satisfied with this bike. Only two drawbacks for me...the bolt that mounts the front fender is too long to use. Even after I requested a new bolt, I was sent the same long bolt. You can use a 3/8 thick large nut as a washer and it mounts OK. The other drawback is that even though it comes mostly assembled, it does help if you know something about bike assembly, because the Owner's manual/assembly guide is very vague and is generic for all types of bike. The brakes will need to be adjusted and centered.
But, all in all, I recommend this bike.
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