This has been, for me, a cracking first road bike. Super comfy, great geometry and well made. I will start with the downsides. For me the 9speed rear cassette sora chainset is not the greatest but if well indexed and looked after will suffice any rider. I have a short torsoe so I need to shorten the stem. I think as soon as I change the chainset and stem this will be a fantastic bike. Do not hesitate to buy one for a starter bike. If I had the money I would have upgraded on the Roubaix model to get a better chainset.