Greetings to all!
I am going to be commuting to work (9.5 miles with a couple of minor hills) as well as doing some club rides (not races) and recreational riding with the Mrs.. There is a secure place to store the bike while at work, although if any of my co-workers chose to vandalize it that could be a problem.
I am considering everything from a Trek 1200, 7700, 7700FX all the way down to a Giant OCR2 or even a Sedona LX (much more wife pleasing price range).
In looking at some previous posts on this subject I see that people commute on anything from a Walmart mountain bike to high end machines.
I am new to cycling so I would really appreciate any input as to what bike is the best all around choice for the type of riding I'll be doing. Thanks for your help.