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!
I was looking for an upgrade to my previous bike I bought from Wal-Mart. But I really didn't want to spend 4 figures on a bike. I found this one in my local bike shop and it checked all the boxes. The quality feels like a bargin at $599.
I got this bike in anticipation of spring. It shipped straight to my house and was actually able to figure out how to put it together with the instructions. Rode around the yard and down the street a few times, now I can't wait for it to warm up so I can actually go ride some trails! It's going to be a fun bike for sure.