I stopped into Dick's Sporting Goods today and made a stop at the bike section. I'm still looking for a bike for my wife - something that doesn't look too large and intimidating (she's short and very non-athletic). I really liked the Nishiki Montour for women. Solidly built, 21 speeds, nice handle bar grips, shifter and saddle. My wife tried it out in the store and liked it too. I wouldn't dream of getting her something from Walmart or Target but Dick's is a high quality store - perhaps not in the class of REI but not that far from it.
Does anyone have any experience with Nishiki bikes and/or Dick's Sporting Goods?