If you go to SE Bicycles' website, you'll find most of the kids bikes residing under the lifestyle tab. That's not where SE placed the Mini Ripper it's rightfully categorized among Elite Race Series bikes. The Mini Ripper is much more a precise tool for the track then a corner store cruiser, and a look at its spec sheet makes this point clear. Please Note: This bicycle does not ship assembled. It's recommended that all SE Racing bikes be assembled by a qualified mechanic. Improper assembly of your SE Racing bicycle may lead to premature wear, failure of individual components, or possible personal injury. Failure to do so may also void the manufacturer warranty.