Dislike this bike at local gym, but that others may like it. I by far prefer the Schwinn bike that is like a regular bike (these pack up the bike class) and are manual. I don't like to speed up but love when there is a FLAT handlebar to put things down to pass time like a book, magazine, even arts & crafts. And I prefer to stand and lean forward. You can not do either of these things with this bike. Can't do this comfortably on this bike and the seat is also noisy rattling back and forth on several of them. Also, since it is electronic and you decide to slow down now and then, it shuts off, which is a burden. I do like to slow down especially when drinking from a bottle of water, but here you have to keep up the steady tempo without slowing down. Sorry to be a bit pessimistic to this one but it just doesn't match my needs. I ride the plain Schwinn though I do not like how the newest model does not have a flat haad like the older model which I purchased and keep in my basement.