I've been riding this beauty for a year now and have nothing but great things to say about it. The bike holds up incredibly well to the often unavoidable potholes that litter my daily commute from Queens into Manhattan, and emerged from a pretty brutal collision with a car with nothing but a few scratches and a small tear on the saddle. I haven't had to set foot in a shop with this bike for any reason. I had the bike shipped to New York, and it came very quickly and was easy to assemble. The price really is unbeatable considering the quality of the product. Highly recommended for the urban commuter!
I bought this bike 2 years ago, and it was one of my best investments yet. Every so often a pedestrian would compliment the bike as I rode through the streets of NYC. The copper and black color scheme goes well with the city environment. I first started riding on the single gear, but I'm a fixed-gear rider at heart, and I switched the hub after a month of riding. I never looked back since then. I was a bike messenger for Uber Rush and I was hit by a cab a couple times. Nothing serious, and only a few scrapes, and a slight ding on the frame of the bike. I expected worse, so that gave me confidence in the quality of the bike. After riding for a couple years, I had so much trust in the reliability of the bike. It felt like an extension of my own limbs. My only complaints are the weight of the bike, handle bar grips and the tires. This bike was a few pounds heavier than my last, but not a big deal. The handle bar grips were sliding off, I guess from the way I was riding? I put a lot of abuse on those tires, I guess from sliding, so I replaced them with some gatorskins. Anyways, I strongly recommend this bike to anyone who wants a quality mid-level city bike. Ugh, I'm still extremely upset I had this bike stolen. If you get this bike, keep a close eye on it. Shady people will steal this beauty when given the chance!!
Bought and built up the Eastside frame/fork for my partner. It's a durable rigid frame that looks great in the copper color matched with high shine silver components. Unbeatable price for this frame. Makes a wonderful townie for us but to would make a killer work machine or fixed gear as well.