Bought the wife a Trek 7300 last weekend, to replace the garage sale POS mountain bike she rode a few times to see if she was actually interested in riding at all. She decided she was, so I wanted to get her something decent before she got sick of pushing the heavy tank around. The 7300 has upright bars, twist shifters and a 'comfort' seat, all of which she enjoys for right now. But it does have 700c tires with a commuter tread, which she said she liked riding more than the 26" MTB tires on the other Treks the LBS guy was directing her towards. Have had her out on it twice, she did about 17 miles today with her shifting techniques and speed both progressing nicely. I think the 7300 was a good choice, we can upgrade with a road seat, road bars and road tires if she starts to move that direction before buying her a dedicated road bike....
2006 Gary Fisher Marlin MTB
2004 Salsa LaRaza aka "Mmmm, Blue Salsa" (853 steel is real, baby!)
2003 Kona Humu Humu Nuka Nuka Apua'A Singlespeed - Gone, but not forgotten
1998 Diamondback Outlook MTB
1990 Centurion Cavaletto 'Gaspipe Beater' Roadie
1978 Volkscycle 'Frankenbike' CroMo Tourer