The bike is as advertised. I did a lot of research, looking for an inexpensive bike for commuting 12 miles RT. The bike arrived quickly and was relatively easy to put together. It looks nice, with the fenders, brown seat and handlebar grips. I chose this bike because it comes with a few extra features compared to other low price point bikes, such as braze-ons for panniers & water bottles, quick release hub in front. Also nice are two brakes and the 8 gears, which help when my paniers are full of gear. I was also please that it was less than 28 lbs.
That said, don't expect much, it is a very basic bike. The ride is rough (steel frame) and I had to do some adjusting so the seat wouldn't rotate after a big bump. I tweaked the fenders to eliminate some rubbing. At the end of the day it meets my needs and I'm happy with my decision.