This year we both got new asphalt bikes...a Trek 7300 for Mrs. M., a Trek 7.5fx for me. The 7.5 is quick, agile, and a good climber, everyhing the 7300 isn't.
So, after losing a lung on our last ride, she decided enough is enough, and picked out a new bike for herself.
It's incredible, she chose a little Opus with a roadie drive train, carbon fork, and with a final gear ratio of 52/11 (my Trek is 48/11), I can't keep up with her. This bike is FAST!, and a lot less expensive than the Trek.
Back to the drawing board..His and hers new bikes (will post a pic of HER bike when it stops raining)