I picked up one of these at backcountry.com last week and took it out for the first ride today. I don't know much about bikes but this one seems pretty nice. Everything works like it should (wheels, gears, handle bars, breaks, etc.) so can't really complain. The only problem are the wierd little peddles, not sure why they make them so small since your feet just slip right off. Oh well, I guess I'll just need to replace them with some regular ones (you would think for $16k they could include some larger peddles!) Anyway, it sure beats my old Schwinn so I'll give it 4 stars.