Assembly: it's not bad but the wheels were unassembled, getting the front wheel on was hard so I had to remove the front breaks (not that I use em)
Make sure the handle bars are on TIGHT TIGHT because it will fall forward.
The Seat: Had to buy a new one. The one they gave me was falling off regardless of how tight I was on. Not only that but it is UNCOMFORTABLE.
Performance: I'm not a gear bike guy but being able to shift gears and tighten the peddles at my own strength is amazing.
She's handled 25 miles of on of biking so I hope she'll go more.
Love my bike. I put it together fairly easy with a few tweeks here and there it has been great so far the only problem is the air in the back tire, I am not sure if I am not putting enough air in the tire or if there is a slow leak otherwise it is a great bike.
Got it for my Girlfriend. She’s 5’5” and has to stand on her tipi toes with the seat all the way down to reach the floor, but she’s cool with that. She says that it is smooth and the shifting is very precise. The only complaint is the hard seat, but we purchased a gel seat as a replacement. Took me about 30 minutes to fully assemble it. It was very easy and the tools are included.