Assembly was not so easy, but not impossible. Frame and forks had small scratches from shipping. Rear derailer needs small adjustment. Handlebars are small feeling; I'll probably stick with them for now. There is NOWHERE to mount a drink bottle because of the design; I'll have to find a plan B. Hubs and crank are greased well. Pedals are small and don't "grab" your feet, but I haven't slipped off yet. After one month and 20+ miles it is worth the money. I can't figure out the difference between this one and the Glacier bike; They seem the same, just color difference.