Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. I prefer this bike over my $2000 bike I have in my home and league gym. Its the quietest and most comfortable bike I have ever rode. When I go to sleep at night I sometimes dream that I'm riding it, and when I wake up in the morning its the first thing I think about. I ride it approx. 3-5hrs each and every day. I have even named her Sharleen. My personal favorite is riding Sharleen no hands while eating a bowl of chicken salad (that's usually my favorite dream too). If you get this bike I just know you will come to love and cherish it as I have. Pros: Stable, Easy To Adjust, Easy To Use, Quiet Operation, Comfortable. Cons: Can't ride it on the road. Best Uses: General Fitness, Physical Therapy, Weight Loss, Sports Training.