About a month ago I asked for recommendations for a hybrid that might inspire my teenage daughter to bike to school. The main resistance had to do with the extreme grades she'd have to climb, both coming and going, since we live in the mountains. A few of you recommended the Terry Susan B, and after looking around at the usual Trek, Kona and Specialized models, that's what I ended up getting her. After taking it out for the first spin, my daughter came back exhilerated, and said she'd of course ride it to school. The following day we did a 35 mile Adirondack ride and she totally smoked me. Yesterday she rode for miles, too. I think she's in love! The bike has some very nice features: mountain bike gearing, Marathon tires, Velocity rims, a Terry saddle, a 24 lb steel frame. I added a rack, cyclometer and toe clips. She's taken it out on both pavement and fire roads and it does fine on both. Thanks to all of you for getting us up and over this hill!