I am pretty new at biking. I am looking for a mid / high end Hybrid bike. I've been doing some research and really like this bike. I am going to be using it for mostly bike path / road use. I am currently borrowing someone elses Hybrid and love the front shock as the path are very bumpy and have alot of hills. I am also going to be using it for so distances such as the NYC 5 borough bike tour and a few on LI such as a 66 mile one out east. After that just some commuting and recreational use, which is why I like the hybrid . Am I on the right path or should I be looking for something else....???