I got back into biking last year and bought a Schwinn Ranger mountain bike from Target and soon wanted something faster. A few months later I upgraded to a Trek 7200. It has been a great bike and I have no complaints except that I cannot attach aero bars. I am going to hang onto the 7200, but I really want to get my hands on a road bike. I started off with the mountain bike and a comfort bike not because I am old, but I have had back problems since I was in my early 20's. I have always had knee problems too. Gotta love football... Bike riding has actually really helped both my knees and back. The riding position of a road bike will not be a problem as I thought it would be. The main 2 reasons I want a road bike now are riding position for the wind and weight. I am doing 50 mile rides on my hybrid. Since I have a Trek now I looked at the 1.2 and 1.5 and they seem pricey. I want to buy new to get free LBS adjustments, so do not suggest craigslist. I have been searching posts and looking around for a while and found a Jamis Ventura Sport. The MSRP of $550 is very appealing. I also saw the KHS FLite as an option. If anyone can suggest a road bike in that price range that I should take a look at that an LBS will stock I would appreciate it.