I will say that the first couple of times I rode my half bike I thought I made a mistake. I was determined to get comfortable on it. I rode it everyday for thirty minutes for a week. Now I'm jumping curbs turning heads and Love riding my halfbike II. I put myself in tight situations on different sidewalks and it only makes me better at riding. I am completely happy with my bike and the service I received when purchasing my Halfbike II. My daughter is really enjoying it too.