Dan - 1 year ago
Loved the bike new... About 5 years now...rebuilt crank bearings, 2 missing spokes, out of true tire, plastic around rear gears (not important) broken, reflectors on spokes eventually broke and just flew away while riding (like, what was that noise, and looking to see only one end of the reflector still there). Still rides good, at least it will once I get new spokes and true the back wheel. Just recreational riding on streets and paved paths, longest ride has probably been 15/20 miles. Summer family riding mainly. Always stored in garage so not weather damage. I did pull a child trailer and trail bike with it, so maybe that was hard on the bearings. Nice bike, good features, comfortable, rides smooth and fast. Just not long term quality, have to keep fixing. The crank bearing was after just 2 years. Maybe newer versons are better? Trade off for price vs quality? Not that its cheap, still an investment. I have 20 year old bikes that hold up better, but aren't as comfortable. It's all in what you are looking for. I enjoy riding it when its working. It really does ride nice. The gearing and shifters are good. Recommend? Maybe.