As I mentioned before, I bought an XT350 for my dad to ride. He is 66 and not in the best health, but its light enough he can get out and ride. Occasionally with me on the LC4. Then I'll take off on the little XT and it does all you ask of it. The 6 speed is wonderful. Its been making me rethink the LC4 as the bike I want to keep. :huh Now I'm second guessing the LC4 and thinking maybe a TT350 with lights would be a better choice as a swiss army knife type of bike.