Not to spam the forum, but I did not know if the original place I posed this question was the best place....so I am posting it here as well and thats it.
I recently got back into biking and purchased a Trek DS 8.2 from my LBS. My wife has been wanting a bike for a few months and like a good husband I am going to get her one for her B-Day. She says she is fine with a cheap bike from sprawl mart, but I want her to have something decent. I am wondering anyones opinion on a few bikes I am looking at. I am looking at the Trek Neko ($510), Trek FX 7.2 ($510), or the Specialized Ariel ($580--I found another LBS that carries Specialized). I like the idea of her having front suspension to go with me if I wanted to hit up a light trail, but most likely it will mainly be paved roads, paved trails, or hard packed trails. BTW.....My wife is 5'10 if this helps dictate the bike.
Thoughts? Questions for me?