I've narrowed down my bike buying decison between either the 2004 Specialized Sirrus Sport Disc or the 2004 Felt SR81. I am a relatively new rider and choose these two bikes because I was looking for a hybrid type bike with a little more speed. I liked the flat handle bars of these two bikes.
Here is a website for the 2004 Specialized Sirrus Sport Disc (I would add Shimano 105 Derailers) for a price of $620.
Or I might select a straight up 2004 Felt SR81 for a price of $620. Here is the website for the 2005 model (virtually the same).
I rode both and they both seem to be extremely great bikes. Any advice or personal recommendations would be greatly appreciated.