Finally got my wife into the biking community!
Have been dropping hints ever since got my bike that she should get one too. LBS is having a pretty big tent sale this weekend. Looks like the timing was working out! Everything in the store, bikes included minus the 2012 models were marked down anywhere from 10-40%. She tried the 7.1, 7.2 and a 7100. She liked the look of the 7100 but found out she hated the ride. Ultimately she decided on the 7.2. Was a 2010 model leftover but got for $420 - never ridden minus parking lot trials, so I think she fared pretty well. I ended up picking up a Yakima King Joe 2 bike rack for the cars for $114 and got a Bontrager seat post bag and spare tube as well for a little more. Won't pick it up until tomorrow but will post pictures when home. I was pleasantly surprised at how much she was talking about wanting to ride it.