I have nothing bad to say about this bicycle. Seriously guys, you should get it. I really wasn't expecting a whole lot out of it because the price is so reasonable but I was pleasantly surprised.
Highlights of this bike that were not really mentioned in the description-
-Front and rear reflectors
-Handle bars and seat are completely adjustable. I'm 4'11" and I had it adjusted so my feet touch the ground and I can ride sitting straight up.
-Shock absorbers on the seat and front tires.
-6 gears that shift with the click of a button.
-Handlebar grips are squishy and comfortable and adorned with a super cute design.
-The seat is very comfortable and bigger than most bike seats. My bum doesn't hurt after long rides.
I really can't chime in on the set up of the bike since my husband put it together for me. He did mention that most of the larger components of it are already put together. He's quite the handy man though and I'm sure it wouldn't have been very easy for me to put it together myself.
In closing, if you want a great bike at a reasonable price get the Forge Coco.
Erin May 16,2013
5 of 5 stars
Great for Smaller, Older woman, and her daughter too
We bought this for my mother for her 69th birthday. She is about 5 feet 1 inch. She LOVES it. She was previously riding a mountain bike, and this Forge rides WAY easier, WAY better, and WAY faster. She rode all summer long, and I couldn't keep up with her on my mountain bike. Easy to pedal, coasts awesome, GREAT.
I actually got this bike for my 85 year old Dad!!!! He has a 26" Men's bike but with age he is shrinking in size !!! Thought a women's bike would be easier for him to get off & on ( at 85 it's a little hard to sling your leg over bars).. Most women's bikes are pink, purple, or baby blue so when I saw this one in coco brown I knew it was the one!!! He loves it!!!I I am happy he keeps on riding!
I bought this bike about 3 yrs ago. I LOVE it! I shopped around the local bike shops but they all wanted more than I could spend. So I searched ebay and all the on line stores. I chose this bike and glad I did. I could not put it together, nor my husband. We had to take it to a bike shop and pay to have it put together. That is my only complaint. I would suggest you figure that price into your budget. The bike is a dream to ride once you get the seat and handle bars adjusted to you, they will do that at the bike shop also. It's a breeze riding this bike-It's so light! Everyone who "test rides" my bike is impressed with it. Of all the bikes I looked at this one has the lowest bar, which was important to me. It's so easy getting on and off. Just what I wanted!!!
I love my pink bike! I was looking for a pink comfort bike and ordered this one because it had great reviews. I ended up taking it to a bike shop to be put together, and it rides great. I'm 5' 10" and it fits me well.
I bought this bike for my wife for her birthday and she loves it. It is really light weight but it has been durable. The aspect of the bike that I like the most is the quick fasten seat, front wheel and rear wheel. The brakes were really easy to adjust as well. Everything about the bike as been exactly what I expected for the price I paid. There are similar bikes on the market for twice the price. If I were to make one critizism is that the bike didn't come with a kick stand. I remedied that problem shortly after I bought the bike with the kick stand off my wifes old bike. I also looked at new kick stands and they were only about $10-$15. Good birthday present.
I bought this bike a while back ago and is still runs great.... I get great workouts through this machine. Love the style and the design but the only thing is that I'm 5'3 tall and it's just a bit big for me, but it's still good.
Bought this bike last year for my wife for christmas and a year later we are thrilled with the performance of this bike. In all truthfulness it has seen very little of the trail but hauls my daughter across hilly streets with ease. She is 5'6" and has no trouble riding this bike and the easyfire shifters make life easy. The Negative: reflectors fell off the petals and the petals as a whole are kinda cheap, but they still work and my nephew just rode the bike 50 miles for the eaglescout trials and had no problems. So all in all, too many positives to talk about, only a minor negative, and I'm leaving a review becasue I'm on here looking for myself a forge bike this year. You should do the same.