Part of this families New Year's resolution was to get more excercise. Since the only thing we could agree on that we thought everyone would use was an excercise bike, and one member must have a recumbent bike, we took the plunge and bought this one because it was in a price range we could afford. Needless to say, we got what we paid for. The bike itself was easy to assemble and works fine for what it is. However, considering everyone in my household is a different height, it is not really that easy to use. It takes two people to adjust it, and it is still difficult. And everytime a different person uses it, it has to be adjusted. Also, it is harder to pedal that I had expected. But that means the legs really do get a workout. The pulse monitor is cheaply made, poorly designed and very inaccurate so don't rely on it for anything. The seat is fairly comfortable, and the handles are ok. Overall the design is not the best. If only one person was using it, or everyone was of a similar height it would probably be ok. Otherwise, get something that adjusts easier.