Really comfy ride!
Bought this bike as I had previously had a Pioneer Trail model in the 1990s and that was good too. I cycle about 100 miles a week and wanted a bike that would cope with this mileage. Also, hitting potholes in the road is an increasing issue with me so I wanted a bike that would stand up to the poor road conditions and decided this lightweight yet robust frame with extra thick tyres and front suspension would be perfect. And i was not wrong. The extra air in the tyres makes the ride very smooth and you feel protected from the worst bumps. The suspension works well. What's more, the bike is fairly quick and the smaller wheel rim size is compensated for by the fact the tyres when inflated lift the frame to the same height as a regular 700cc wheel. So, no loss in speed. Other features are the elasticated bands on the pannier rack which ensure any baggage is firmly held in place. I have given it 4 because the pedals were not great and I had to replace them. But other than that this is a great machine which combines a lightweight aluminium frame with ruggedness. Top bike and a good price on this website.