I purchased this bike somewhere in April, 2014 which I found a good decision being a beginner that time. Reason behind, its a light weight bike fully equipped with all required features. Moreover it didn't required much servicing in last 4 years. Only single part changed along with gear and break wires in these years. Fit for long rides as well. I used it for 120 Kms max in a single ride. All the best for all beginners.