I'm looking for my first real bike, a step up from a department store bike. My riding will be for recreation and fitness. It will be a combination of road and light trails (dirt, maybe gravel) but I'd say 70% road and 30% light trail. Based on my research to date, it seems going with a rigid fork is best. Most people feel that in the lower price range, it isn't worth the extra weight to go with a front suspension, especially for the cheap fork components you'll get in that price range. I get serious discounts on Cannondale at my job, so based on my price range and what I can get the bike for after discounts, i've narrowed it down to three models. The Bad Boy 9, Quick 4, and Quick CX4. I really don't know much about the quality of the components and need some help. I really like the look of the Bad Boy 9 the best, but of course that's no reason to buy it. It doesn't come with true hybrid tires but some folks seem to thank for light trails it will still be fine. The CX4 seems to be very similar, but has hybrid tires. Finally the Quick 4 (and the one I can get for the cheapest) seems like a nice bike since it has a carbon fork, but it doesn't have disc brakes. Not sure if they are necessary though and again i'm not sure how to rate the bikes against each other based on the other components. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I've got to stick with these models based on my budget and I can only get discounts on Cannondale. Any help is greatly appreciated!