This bike suits our needs so very well. My husband and I ride it when we have time to fit in a bike ride. The seat is so very well padded and comfortable. The gears work perfectly, and are in a very good location. We sometimes take it on nature trails that have a lot of rocks and low-shrub, and this bike handles it very well, surprisingly. We have found it to be extremly versatile. We live in a very hilly area, and the bike handles this very well. We looked at a lot of bikes before we purchased this one, but feel as though we made an excellent choice with overall performance. In fact, I can't think of anything I would want them to improve on, or do differently when it comes to this bike! The brand name is reliable, and respected. We've owned it now for 2 months, and maybe somewhere down the road we'll find problems with it, but for now, all I can say is that we wish we had bought this bike a long time ago!