First the only two bad points, just to get them out of the way. If you have large hands the grips are a little small (thin) which may give issues with cramp. Also, if used mainly on road some people may find the gearing a little low, depends on where you use it... Now that's out of the way, it's a great bike. Light, well built and easy to ride. Very pleasurable and well worth its price tag. True there's no disc brakes but in the dry it makes no difference anyway. I would certainly recommend it to a friend.