Hi, I'm looking to buy a new bike to replace my beach cruiser that is falling apart. I want to get something that accelerates quicker, can get up to higher speeds, and rolls fast. Almost all of my riding will be in either urban or suburban areas. Basically I'm looking for a hybrid that is closer to a flat bar road bike, with a budget around $450 (less if possible). Most of the bike shops in my area have very limited selections, and are highly centered around 1 brand per store. I've been looking at the following bikes:
1. Gary Fisher Wingra $479.99
2. Marin Muirwoods $455
3. Trek SU 1.0 $489
4. Jamis Coda $475
5. Motobecane $300 (I'm not a big fan, but it's cheaper and they have it at my LBS)
Those are more or less in the order of preference (but that changes). Does anyone have any preference on these bikes? Any clue which bike would be lighter/quicker? If anyone has any advice between these bikes, or can offer suggestions on other bikes, it would be greatly appreciated.
I'm really pretty lost and need all the help i could get...