I'm not a bike snob who needs to spend thousands of dollars for a bike to be good. I have no car and therefore I have no way to go places to actually ride the thing. I can't stand riding the thing. The seat hurts, the rear shock absorbs every pedal stroke, you can't pop up the front wheel because of the shocks, and on hills I can't ever find a correct gear that balances pedal speed with effort. Just riding on a flat surface there seems to be a lot of mechanical drag. I like walking better.