Bike is as great as others say, our almost 4 year old was pushing it like a balance bike (which she had before) for about 3 blocks to the park, and when we got to the AstroTurf field at the park she just put her feet on the pedals and started riding. I really couldn't believe how easy it was for her. She had tried other neighbors pedal bikes, but never felt comfortable on them enough to get going (12 & 16 inch bikes with and without training wheels) Quality of the components is great as well, I felt confident putting her on it, and even gave it test ride myself down the hall at home with no worries. I did a small brake adjustment after assembly, but only because I'm neurotic about that stuff being a former bike mechanic, it honestly would have been fine without it. If anyone has doubts about assembly just have a local bike shop take a look, I still have a soft spot in my heart for bike shops and it was weird buying from an online company, but I'm so glad I went with Prevelo! Plus the fact that it's silver and not pink or blue actually doubles the value of the bike in my mind as little brother will be on it next.