NB I've already checked out recreational and family on this subject. None of the posts quite hit this topic.
My daughter has ridden a Trek 3700 for a few years. It's not a great bike and she knows it.
Now she's almost 17 and wants a road bike. We would use it for riding around the neighborhood and on the Louisville Loop. There would be a hill or two.
My fear is that I would get her a decent bike and then she wouldn't ride it.
There are deals to be had in Cyberland but I think I'd be wise to get it at an LBS for fitting issues and maybe component swap-outs, especially the saddle. That means spending more $$$.
Anyone here try to get their teenage daughter/grand kids/etc interested in road cycling? What was your experience? Did it have a happy ending?
And can you recommend a brand?