My wife wanted a relatively light bike with hand brakes and several speeds for riding on a dirt track near our neighborhood. This was just what she needed. Not as light as the more expensive alloy or composite frames, but light enough. The gears shift by rotating a knob next to the hand grips so hands stay in contact with the handlebars. The bike came with a narrow, racing type seat; she liked the bike a lot better when we switched it for a more comfort seat. As others have noted, the bike came 90% assembled; all I had to do was put on the handlebars, the pedals, the seat and the front wheel. However, we had a problem with the pre-assembly. The brake handles stood straight up in the air rather than to the front so it was necessary to take hands off the handlebars and regrip to brake. The numbers on the gear shifts went underneath so they could not be seen. The gears were so tight my wife could not use half the gears. After I rotated the gear knobs and the brake handles 90 degrees forward, the brakes were safer and easier to use, the numbers for the gears were visible, and the gears shifted more easily.
The bike comes with the basic tools required to assemble and adjust as required, but not the hex key allen wrench required to loosen and rotate the gear knobs. I had one that fit, or I could not have corrected the problem. Not sure I would want to pay full price for this bike, but it was a great deal when bought used.
Works great as a bike for me (5'11) and my girlfriend (5'1). At a regular bike shop could easily imagine this going for 2x the price or more.
As well, I messed up and shredded one of the screws during assembly (on me, forced what clearly should not have been forced), reached out the customer support, and they where amazingly helpful fixing the issue.
got the bike 2 weeks ago, rides great on trails with my kids. Assembly was very easy and brakes are great
I went to some local bike shops, nothing I liked there. good price and great feel on the mountain bike