The Mrs and I did 6 miles today. Very proud of our accomplishment so far. Still need to build stamina. The Zize bike is the best bang for the buck for a large person looking for a healthy activity to get fit and lose weight. At 6 ft. 6 inches and 300 lbs the bike supports my weight and cycling is fun but you do have to work at it. Generally the Zize 29er max is a great bike. If I had to change anything for someone my height I would have a longer frame and higher handlebars but for most big riders Zize bikes are definitely the ride to buy. Pricey? Maybe. But how much would you pay to be healthy and have a piece of equipment that is safe to use for a person of your size? The thing is you must make a decision to do something for health and wellbeing but once you do you have to commit to it. It will be hard when you first start. But it will not be long before you start feeling better. You'll start slowly and move on from there. The best part is you will have fun and the breeze feels good on your face and body. So all of you newbies including me let's get cranking and let's see those pictures of you guys riding and we can keep each other motivated!!! Joan it was great talking to you personally when my bike arrived. The seat was in the box.