For the price this is a great bike. I had a bunch of parts from other bikes that I upgraded on this bike right away. I use it mainly on easy trails with my 2 year old riding in an Ibert seat on the front. It rolls over everything very well and is easily controlled on the uphills and downhills. I have taken it to some tuffer trails and it did pretty good too. It is a bit too flexy in the front end for my taste but if you have never riden anything else you will not notice. It climbs really well for its weight. It is not flickable as a 26er and is harder to get air with. It is a good bike for Just Rolling Along. You are not going to win anything on this bike but it can leave a bunch of smiles on your face. I like my 26er better but it is 13.75 times more expensive. This is a great entry level bike that I will be recommending to all my buddies who I get started mountain biking.