April 30, 2008
I am a beginner and my wife bought me this bike to see if I was really going to ride. Over the past 2 years this little engine that could has held up to me going several places I should not have gone, splilling down more than one rocky downhill, and took me through a 70-mile cross country this past winter. It is a durable, all-purpose bike for someone starting out.
It is not exactly upgradable so I am now in the market for a second bike.
If you want to get started without paying 1000, 2000, ... this is a great bike to cut your teeth (and split your lip, and bust up your knee, etc.) on.