I've got a Schwinn that I bought over ten years ago and rode it to/from work for a couple of those years. It was around $120 brand new and had a few name brand components. In fact the only thing I've changed out is the innertubes, the shifters ( I dont like grip shifters), the brake pads and the chain. This bike has lasted 4 years of being out in the weather (I didnt have a place to store it when I lived in Kansas, so it sat on the back porch), and now is my grocery getter/ ride to work. Still plugging along. Not the fanciest thing in the world and if I had more money, there's a few other brands I'd like to have, but the Schwinn is a real bang for the buck kinda ride.