I've found that I want a hybrid that has disc breaks. I go down a lot of hills and live in an area that rains constantly for 8 months. I am trying to find a bike in the price range of somewhere around $600 I'll be using it for commuting to college and will be locking it up for a good ammount of time. I've tried to find a bike in the 500-600 range and have found them but the bike dealers around me don't carry some of the bikes I've been looking at. One of the shops carries the kona dew series bikes which I like the specs but the reviews are not too good on it.
I also looked and found a trek Urban / SU 2.0 at $549. That bike would be perfect but I don't have a dealer that carries it.
I am just stuck and looking for advice, hope someone can help.