I posted this earlier on commuter thread ,then I noticed the hybrid thread.One poster suggested the raleigh cadent ,a great suggestion however not available in Canada.
I have been searching for a bike with the following specs. So far the only one I found is this one MEC Chance http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cyclin...cle-unisex.jsp
11 speed alfine hub .
Hydraulic disc brakes
Carbon front fork
700 c wheels
and although this one does not have it ,a belt drive would be the cream on top , however not a necessity . Is there another bike like it? Lots of 8 speed alifines.