I remember when I rode a 10 spd and didn't use all the gears. Except for proffesional bicycle racers, who needs 30 or 24 or even 21 gears. Lets get back to sanity, I wouldn't buy a car with a 24 gear manual transmission. Quality bikes have become too expensive in this rush to add gears. Low end transportation bike have become so complicated the parts are poorly made and not adjustable. Wouldn't you really rather have a quality 10 speed or 3 speed at an affordable price.