It is no secret that I hate coaster brakes. They must be modified to even work. I don't consider them enough braking power for the speeds you will be running at. I even refuse to build anyone a coaster brake equipped bike. In general I hate them. But there is an alternative. Not sure when, but Walmart has dropped the price on the Schwinn Landmark from $149 to $99, plus tax. You can even get free shipping to your nearest store. Or for a small fee ( for me 4.97) get it delivered to your front door. . . Pros Steel frame Multispeed, if you ever pedal it's nice Front and rear brakes. Linear but better than a coaster brake and no mod needed. Cons smaller gauge spokes 1 color available vs the cranbrook's 4 For the $10-20 more, Please consider upgrading to a better bike.