The Nordic track Elite Upright Cycle, is probably my favorite stationary cycle that I have ever owned for personal use. This cycle has a very simple design (which I love), but has enough features to challenge the novice all the way up to experienced. The seat is positioned to simulate a bicycle, and it is easily adjustable to suit your height preferences. The cushion of the seat is also nicely sized and features enough fluff to make it very comfortable during longer sessions. The digital pad located in the middle of the handle bars is very easy to customize. You can set paths to challenge you in various ways. There are options that allow the user to simulate going up hill, timed laps, calories burned, and even options to measure your heart rate. The pedals are positioned very comfortably, and are fabricated to keep the user from losing their footing while going at faster speeds. Overall this is a great durable piece of exercise equipment.