I posted this in another thread, but thought I'd try asking the question on it's own,
as I didn't get much of a response.
My husband and I are only part time bikers, really short rides, only a few miles as of this date. We are trying to motivate ourselves to ride more often, and further distances. Our bikes are quite old, and very heavy.
We are checking into new bikes, and have been looking at the Cannondales.
We like the Adventure 800 series.
Although quite expensive, we think it's worth the investment.
I just bought a Canondale Adventure 400 Feminine and love it. It is much more comfortable than my Trek 4500 a mountain bike. I mainly ride on paved roads with (ample pot holes and gravel) and Rails to Trails. I plan on using my Cannondale for a 60 mile trek on the Rail to Trails in June.