My girlfriend bought this for me as a "ride to the beach and not worry if your bike gets stolen" bike. I think I spent almost as much on the surfboard rack.You get what you pay for. I'm not sure what people were expecting for an adult bike that costs $140 bucks delivered. I ride quite a bit - this is a good (not great) price for a entry level beach cruiser ...and the ride geometry and styling are very good.This isn't a bike made to withstand abuse. (Having no other transportation other than a bike during my college days, it is especially not a good bike for a college campus.) Don't expect to stand up and mash your way to any speed records, either.What this bike is good for: short trips to the beach, the market, or to visit your neighbor.I had no problems inflating the tires, the brakes work, and the bike arrived in great condition. I mounted my surfboard rack and ride it almost daily to the beach in good weather. I did replace the saddle, but then I've done that on almost every bike I've every owned.Keep your expectations in line with the price and I'm sure you'll be happy with this bike.