I am basing this review on this being my first wheel, so nothing to compare it to. This wheel feels really solid and well built. The leather casing gives it a good grip I agree with other reviewers that the wheel could be bigger but the size is not an issue over all. I like how simple it is to clamp down or remove. Once clamped it really stays in place.
The peddles are made of steel and the base is plastic, overall feels really well built Mine sits on the rug and does not move even when jamming on the brake.
So far after only 3 weeks of use I am very happy with this wheel. I'd recommend this wheel.