So I just bought the GMC denali road bike (waits for boos and laughter to start). I needed a bike imediately as my GF doesn't have a car, and having 2 is just to expensive. I went to 2lbs they had new at 1k, used in need of "some work" at 600 or a hybrid at 450. Scheels carried low end trek but the roadbike was 500 and the hybrids and "mountain bike" also treck was around 250. Something tells me that I would be happier paying 147 and saving my pennies for when I know what I want. Pros, this bike was inexpensive and available, looks good, and isn't a mountain bike. Cons it's 25" I needed the 22.5 (if I stand up the bar is about touching me so I won't hop off to fast), it has shimano STI and Revos not 105 groups, tires/tubes seem to be an odd configuration. Rear axle is ?free wheel? or some such not for heavy users as it tends to bend and grind into the frame (I weigh 160lbs fully clothed with backpack, or about 148-152 normaly) I got an inexpensive bell helmet, chain, front and rear schwin light (had to mount on handle bar) and a rear view mirror to be legal. I'm going out today will ride to work and back about 3 miles. I know nothing on bikes so I'm simply going to tell you guys how it holds up. Hopefully this will hold me through till I learn enough about bikes to be able to spend between 500-1500 on something more lasting and well fit. That right now is my goal, get to work, write an honest review of a walmart bike, and get to work on a regular basis. Off to go adjust grifters (?grip shifters?) as obviously the 5buck and hour guy didn't take that kind of time himself. I hope that I don't get banned for the BSO, lol. Great site you have going here keep it up. UPDATE after a few tries I managed to get the grip shift shifting smoothly and accuately, just a bit of tugging on the cable and tightening. I'm off to work today for it's first run. Will tell you how it goes.