I would give the bike five stars if it could accommodate the full stretch of my legs. But it can't, and I'm not tall (5'9"). I would heartily recommend the bike for persons under 5'8" or, even more so, for persons under 5'7" in height. Still, I can get a good workout if I sit on a couple of thick cushions that I add atop the seat. The pedal resistance adjusts from easy to quite strong, stronger than I can pedal for more than a few minutes. It is possible to pedal either forward or backward or to coast and take a breather. The performance monitor either scans pulse, speed distance, time, and calories burned or, if I choose, show any one of these constantly. The display is large and distinct, though I do have to lean forward a bit to read it. The bike is stable in use. Its lightweight and small hind rollers allow moving it easily in order to position it where I want. Its 38.5" length takes up minimal space. The bike comes unassembled, but assembling it is not complicated and takes only about an hour or so. Assembly instructions are about as clear as such instructions come. I recommend following these instructions strictly in the given sequence. It is especially important to pay close attention to instructions for screwing in the pedals. The bolt for the left pedal threads in the opposite direction than the bolt for the right pedal. The pedals are clearly labeled L and R. Incorrectly screwing in the pedals is the one thing in assembling the bike that can do serious damage to it. The most vexing step in assembling the bike is the very last one: attaching the rubber foot straps to the pedals. This requires pulling/stretching the foot straps a little in order to snap them into place. A gently tug with a pair of pliers (the one tool not included in the shipping box) can help.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The bike is mechanically sound and its construction strong and durable.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? The bike arrived free of manufacturer defects.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes