I saw this bike at the local walmart and was impressed with the "European" look of it. It is a tall bike, aluminum frame, fairly lite, nice wide handle bars, rear rack, 7 speed Shimano rear derailers with twist shifting, llinerar hand brakes that work well, and nice large wheels with substantial tires, 700 45c (28 x 1.75). There is no suspension but the large wheels and 1.75" tires help compensate. Not a bad ride. The bike rolls very freely, no drag. It shifts smoothly altought the twist shifter feels a little stiff but will probably lossen with use. I mainly use speeds 1 through 4. Living here in Norman OK its flat but the 20-30 mph head winds can be as challenging as hills, but the bike handles the winds well. I looked on the Walmart web site to see any other reviews and it was rated an average of 4 plus stars. I bought it and rode it home about 4 miles. The tires were low, 35 lb so I pumped them to 60 lb and what a difference. Tires are rated at 50-75 lb pressure. Shifting is smooth and the tires run true, no wooble. I have a Hybrid costing 4 times this bike and although there is a difference I don't think it is that great for just getting around town. I bought this for that purpose and I do lock it up when parked but, if it should get taken 125 dollars loss is better then 500 dollar loss. I did replace the seat with a better one that has a large red LED flasher built into the seat, added an air pump, bottle, mirror and rear seat bag all purchased from Walmart. The seat that comes with the bike is fine but a little more cushening always helps.
If you took it to a bike shop for a tune up it would be even better but out of the box it is just fine.
I might add black fenders and Panniers which would really give it the "European" look.
Over all I am extremely pleased with the bike and would recommend it. For around town I enjoy this bike more then my other more expensive one. I am 5' 9" and 210 and it carries me well.
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