I choose a 7 because I do like the bike, a lot, BUT, I have had my issues with it. that being said, it's a great bike for me until I can build my own fixed gear, that I know will take the beating I will give it. My PureFix Quebec feels a good to ride, but I being a bicycle guy, I can see where corners were cut in production. Also, I ride it as fixed gear should be rider, no breaks, and that puts a lot of strain on the components and drive, and I don't trust it completely yet. but I still love the bike!