The bike was a bit easier to ride than I feared, and within an hour or practice I could get around the block without stopping. I'm thrilled by all the attention the bike gets in my town; one elderly man stood and stared at it in the bike rack for three minutes while I stared at him from across the street. I find the shifter won't stay in first gear all the time, but a small adjustment should fix that. At my present skill level, first and second gears are all the speed I can handle. The bike is everything I had hoped it would be. The red-blue color option is stunning. Thanks for an excellent product.