I stopped into my LBS to see what was out there as far as new bikes went. I currently ride a no-name mountain bike with non-knobby tires from Dick's. That was a horrible purchase. Anyways, they guy at the shop suggested a Trek 7.2FX for $429.99. That is right at the top of my price range so if I pick it up I want it to be a great deal. I've searched in the Clyde forum for mention of this bike, but I couldnt find anything. The shop also offers six months of free tuning. In case you are unfamiliar with the bike, it is here.
Thanks for your help.