The San Rafael is for riders looking to explore mixed surfaces and terrain, travel the local trail system, and explore paved paths and dirt doubletrack equally at home. Dual Sport bikes are a bridge between pavement and dirt, making them perfect for the adventurous and recreational rider. This bike gets great reviews and is fun to ride. It has a small frame which fits me perfectly being 5'8". I purchased it 4 years ago but only used it a few times and then put it in storage as I bought an E-bike. My loss is your gain as I paid over $900 with tax.