Like the bike design, robustness and parts. It rides comfortably and I am 6'7" .
Only issue I had was with the disk breaks that are squeaking and misaligned, probably got damaged during shipping.
More protection around the breaks would be ideal
This is an edit to the review below. I finally received a wheel that was true.
I suppose it was worth the wait, it disappointing as it was a gift. We will probably buy a second.
I’ve had this bike for about 2 weeks now and it’s been great. You get so much with this bike for about $400. The bike is not so much for hard, heavy trails but is very good for any other terrain. You can’t complain when you get a great platform to start with. Head is doing great things with this bike, I can’t wait to see what they do with future models.
We love that you're loving this bike! Trek on!!
I'm a mature adult, and when my son's 30-something girlfriend said she was looking for a bike, I gave her a Giant I had a couple of years, just to be nice and save them some money...also so I could get a new bike. I'm a pretty thorough shopper, and for the money and my intended use of just riding various paved routes throughout my little town, the JRA-2 was a nice, lower-cost replacement for the Giant. Of course, I wish it was lighter, but it does have 3 more gears and superior brakes to its predecessor, so I've been quite pleased with it and have customized it by way of adding a white kickstand, white grips, and white pedals, plus a seat cushion. My last "tweak" will be to get smaller, more road-oriented tires, THEN this bike will be perfect! Now, if someone could just tell me what the initials stand for: "Just Ride, Already"?
What a pleasant surprise to buy an entry level bike that rides this well! The bike assembled easily out of the box - took me only 20 minutes, and gears switched perfectly off the bat - only had to adjust one stop.
It handles downhill so well - the disc brakes allow me to stop well before tough maneuvers. I know the HEAD name from skiing - well done for keeping the quality of this brand going into biking!