I put a good 2 1/2 hrs of pedaling paved bike trails and local neighborhoods. Bike feels good, a little heavier than my Cannondale, but they're a over decade apart in age. It's ready for tires but I've yet to make a decision. Now I've been debating on down sizing the rims to 700c, I have rims to test with, just haven't yet. It all depends on if the brakes will reach. As it is I can stand flat footed over the top tube but no way can I bend my knees, if I ever have to bail.... well you know. IT'S TALL! The 700c's may give me a bit more room, and they'll definitely be easier on the uneven pavement than the 27 x 1 1/4's on there now. Carl.