I really enjoy the bike. It's surprisingly light, I appreciate the 5 gears, the breaks are the best that I've ever used, and the posture (slightly bent forward) is actually really good for my lower back. The basket is a waste though--its too damn small--so I may wind up swapping out the handle bars. I went to my LBS to get it tuned up and all and he declared a general loathing for IGHs but I took his advice with a grain of salt since he wasn't familiar with the brand (sturmey archer). It's been a real pleasure to ride so far and every day I ride I save $5 that I would have spent on Metrocard fare so I'll make my money back in a few months.