My wife and I were recently was in San Francisco and rented a couple amazing bike. They were Marin - San Anselmo's. They were hardtail with disc brakes. Riding the bikes got us both very interested in buying one for each of us. I looked on the Marin website and found the bike, but it didn't have the disc brakes so I wonder if the bike rental place had them custom ordered I have an email waiting for a reply at Marin right now to find out. But my real question is, we'd like to own a great Hybrid bike for use here in NYC. The roads can be rough with a lot of pot holes. I'll never be off road with it so we'd like them to be as fast an easy as possible to get around in the parks and streets. I'll want it to be as light as possible since we'll both be carrying them up and down subway stairs frequently. We really liked the Hybrid design since we can sit upright. The disc brakes seems extremely sturdy and the front shock seemed to really smooth the ride. Does anyone have any suggestions about Marin or other bikes that fit this mold?