This bike is lightweight and highly durable because of the aluminum frame. I like the frame design and color which looks sturdy and mean. It is very comfortable riding on the bike because of the well-tuned suspension and hard seating. It can go through rough terrain with very good handling and control. The front gear does not have a cover like the current models which is odd. The gear change was smooth at times. It comes without kickstand which is another bad thing but it can be easily installed for $10 at nearby bicycle store. Also, it takes me two hours to setup the whole bike which is pretty fast and it was not difficult for a moderate user like me. I also use this bike to commute to college when I was an undergraduate which is fast and have endured harsh, cold winter. I use the bike as often as possible especially over the weekend to circle around town and the ride is just getting better. For this price, it was well worth it since it gives me a comfortable and safe mountain biking ride for 6 months and more.