So, put up a thread in GD ... no responses yet. Anyway.
Visited my LBS a few times as I am in need (want) to get a bike and get back into riding. Plus adding to the stable is never bad
I am pretty set on going with Cannondale as I am familiar with Cannondale and the LBS carries them. Place seems to be really good. They have not tried to sell me on any one thing yet, but have provided with a LOT of information.
So, I was originally thinking the Quick4, then the Quick 3. I am 225lbs so I meet the Clydes classification. I am wanting to ride to and from work (about 12 miles each way) and some paths and such on weekends with the "better half". Researching non-stop I am also looking at the Cyclocross line, Synapse line and the CAAD9 line. My concern with the CAAD9 and Synapse is the tire width. I don't plan on mountain biking per say, but I would like to be able to hit mild dirt paths if need be.
Anybody have any input. The shop does not carry Trek or Specialized. They do carry Giant, but I am partial to Cannondale.