This is my first MTB, and a former commuter, I've owned it almost 30 years now...it's been a good one, and I've put a ton of miles on it. Now it's enjoying the easy life as my beater. I've got plain ol platform pedals on it, high rise handle bars, and a nice big comfy spring loaded Brooks seat. If I just want to take a spin down to my favorite watering hole (the Hop Shop), or to the park (Manito) to check out the gardens, without putting on cycling shoes or clothes, and just take a nice leisurely spin...this is the one I hop on. That is an ammo box I've bolted to the rack, it makes a great trunk.