I had seen this bike online prior to purchasing. I really liked the looks of this cruiser. I bought mine the first day they had them in stock in the first week of May 2015.
Since then I've put at least 500km on it predominately on paved bike trails.
This bike looks amazing. I get compliments on it every time I take it for a spin. The cup holder and the integrated bottle opener are great touches. The cup holder has a foam insert that holds most beer cans securely. The nexus hub with the internal gears offers 3 speeds and the shifting is very smooth. I had to tweak mine a little bit, but the instructions in the manual made it an easy task. The ratios chosen for the three speeds are well matched and I'm rarely in a situation where I'm wanting for another gear. In the top gear I can manage 30km/h without pedaling like maniac. This is a comfortable , easy bike to ride.
I have had a couple problems with this bike. My 1st problem was with the adjustment of the seat. With the rake of the seat-post the way it is, its hard to level the seat out. Personally I would have liked to have a little more forward adjustment, but not entirely uncomfortable.
After approximately 200km of normal use it developed a terrible squeak coming from the crank. This when I had to deal with the 3rd party warranty. I described the problem and they sent bearings out in 4 days. Upon taking it apart to replace bearings, i noticed that the problem was instead with the crank arm on the left side. Again I called on the warranty and an entire new cranks set was sent out.
I have never had a better experience with a warranty!!!!!
It does bother me a little that for what I paid for the bike, I thought it would have been trouble free for a little longer.
For this price I'm sure there are more durable bikes. The styling of this bike is what saves it. When all is in working as it should, I cant say Ive ever been happier on the bike trails. The speeds do seem ideal whether it be going up a hill, in to the wind or having the wind at your back.. I would never say the quality is poor, but I did expect more for this price. I do understand that I cycle more than most who are looking for a cruiser and maybe my legs are a little too strong. I'm not sure if I would buy it again but I'll never get rid of it!.