So, as I'm continuing my decision making on a bike to get for myself, I've decided (based on some test riding) that I'd really like a wider tire, but simultaneously a lighter, more "performance" oriented hybrid. I've ridden and enjoyed a Trek FX, a Sirrus Sport, and, my favorite now, a Jamis Coda Comp.
I just don't like the narrower tires.
I could compromise and go with a heavier bike like a Crosstrail or Trek DS, but I don't personally see the value of the shocks and disc brakes for my purposes.
So, I ask all of you...are there any bikes that have the form of something like the FX or Coda yet can fit 42, maybe 38 tires (fenders would be great too, but I'll pass on that for a bigger tire if need be).