Based off the replies in my previous thread I'm getting a little gun shy about buying a used bike. It's pretty apparent that I don't know the first thing about bikes and I really don't want to end up with someone else's junk.
My goal is to buy more of a middle of the road bike so I don't have to trade up like I would if a bought more of an entry level bike, or so it seems from what I've read. I'd rather spend a little more now the spend a lot more later as well as deal with trying to sell the entry level bike.
So does anyone have any recommendations on a bike in the $1000 range? My LBS carries Giant and Trek so a model from either of those would really be helpful.