I'm a solid 240/# rider. I played Hockey, Football and baseball when I was younger. I have had 5 knee operations over the last 20 years. I have lost my interest in going to the gym. I live in Michigan so riding my bike is difficult in the winter months. This bike has been great. Matched with either my iPod or the TV, I now get 3-4 rides a week in without fighting for a spot at the gym. Best part is it took me 15 minutes to assemble.