Seems well made. The seat has a nice handle under the front to grab and hold on to when you are balancing to get started. The one we used as a kid did not have this. We always had to grab the front rim of the seat. What a great modern improvement to the unicycle. Nice hard plastic around the edge so the seat does not get ripped when it hits the concrete ground below. it is a x-mas gift, so have not actually used it yet. Seems worth the money to me. you cannot find these in the major stores. I looked.