Just took the plunge and bought the lightning dlx for my girlfriend. It will be her first road bike, we have rented a hybrid from the bike shop, she has borrowed her moms comfort bike and most recently she borrowed a friends Felt F80 that was a little bit big for her. the consensus is that she likes the speed and quickness of the road bike but really likes the flat bars for feeling at home with shifting and steering the bike so i'm going to swap her drop bars for my flat bar shifters.
My only real concern with doing the assembly on this bike are the wheels. I've heard some mixed reviews regarding how true these wheels are out of the box and I don't know a ton about wheels. She only weighs about 135 lbs so she won't be stressing them hard. Is it best for her to put some miles on them first and see if they come out of wack, or should we take them to a bike shop right off the back to have them check them out?