I've really been thinking about investing in a "nice" bike. Chasing my dog around the yard in the 10 speed Dad gave me has been fun.... but if I am gonna get on the nearby paved trail more.... I want something better. I have been looking at very different styles of hybrid bikes.... Giant Roam 1 ( http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/....w/9055/48952/) Which I am leaning more toward because it is more manuverable and "fun" to ride, faster, and cooler looking.... however it is more rigid that I am used to (and talked briefly with the dealer about maybe putting a suspension seatpost on it to help with this some....the other bike I have ridden so far is the Raleigh Venture 3.0 (http://www.raleighusa.com/archive/20...venture-30-11/) which it really comfortable!... I looked at the men's model because I am not big on sitting strait up. But it turns like a box. I don't know what I want or need.... something in between! (looking at some of the oter posts on this forum, maybe I should check out some of the Trek Hybrids) I want to go good on the trail but also hope to take it on some of the dirt paths and not absorb all the bumps myself.