Very happy with this machine. Excellent value for the money. Assembly was easy although the pictures in the guide were not that clear. Resistance settings are good. 4 or 5 out of 10 is plenty for me. Only complaint I have is the seat gets a little hard doing 30 minutes at a time. Here’s a tip. Go to Target or online and pick up an Egg Sitter cushion. That’s the brand name. Makes all the difference.