New to this forum. I am 50-plus rider looking for a new bike. Riding an '86 Schwinn Cimarron right now, great bike for paths and some road-but it is too big/long (top tube). Now that they make women specific bikes for us petite 5'2" ladies, I am excited to get one. The hard part is figuring out which one to get. I ride on bike paths mostly, a bit of city riding here and there and take to the roads once in a while when the need for speed hits. I have test ridden a Jamis Coda Sport, a Trek 7.5 and am waiting to try a Cannondale Quick 3. It feels great to be on a bike that fits for the first time in my life. The problem I think is that all these bikes have rather narrow tires and I wonder how they will handle the crushed limestone trails. Additionally most of these bikes seem to have been designed for that specific tire size. Are there any good hybrids out there? Any one ride a Specialized Vita?