It is a good quality bicycle that is easy to ride. It took me about 2 hours to put together I am glad that I have bicycle shop experience. I later took it for a test ride with my wife and we made more minor adjustments seat height handler bar height brake adjustment. It handles great! with her on board or by myself. I gladly took it for a spin today on my day off without her. 10 miles! It handled as good as my solo mountain bike. I had the misunderstanding that would would steer like a bus and I learned that by riding it solo i was overcompensating it steers as good as any other bike. The pedals are descent quality and so are the seats. However i will change them when we ride in our first Husband and Wife Tandem Century Ride! I am certain that advanced riders understand what I mean. I have completed 5 solo century rides.