If you can afford it, this is would be the most phenomenal entry level/beginner road bike. If you like sprints and aggressive riding then this bike is for you, the acceleration is mind blowing and response is swift. Braking is on point, although for commuting in india you definitely need more stopping power, still does the job, no issues there. Riding posture is pretty relaxed if you can get your seat height and angle correct.. It takes quite a few rides and adjustments to get there, i would suggest you carry your alan keys with you all the time or atleast for the first few days. Over all if you are serious about starting road biking, you need not look any further than synapse, its bang for the buck. The only thing i would have liked at this range is better gearing group set.. But cannondale has done a good job of compensating for it in its overall design and features..