I wanted a folding bike to exercise in my bedroom during the winter months, due to lack of space a folding bike seemed like the best option and the cheapest. It took me about 45 mins to set up, I can't see how it took 10 mins like someone else mentioned but for me it took longer than I thought, but anyway its in my bedroom now, I love it, weight is just about manageable to lift when I need to move it around, and when folded, it really doesn't take much room which great. The seat is ok, not great but i've had worse. The resistance is ok for me, staying at 7, but i could understand if people wanted a lot more and only going up to 8 is not enough. The only negative i would say is that after about 20/25 mins the bike makes a noise, when you keep pedaling it makes a clonking sound everytime you make a rotation on the pedals which gets very annoying, not sure if that is just a problem with my bike or everyone's but it seems to keep happening, otherwise it is a quiet and easy bike to use.