Verdict: Unhappily, I don’t expect I’ll be riding it much due to the short seat height and the high gear ratio.
Rode it for the first time today. Actually, I tried two different bikes to see if I could it make any adjustments.
I don’t mind the quality.
But the bike is too small for an adult. Even with the seat at the highest setting your legs don’t even go halfway straight. It was a pain on my knees within about 5 minutes.
The single speed gear ratio is wrong for the start-stop traffic of a city like Taipei. It takes a lot of work to get the bike going again after you stop at a stoplight or for a car or for a pedestrian or some other traffic hazard it’s everywhere.
The gear ratio might be fine on the bike path near the river but not in the city.
The U bike is much more comfortable with a very adjustable seat and adjustable gear settings.