Kent Peterson at Kent's Bike Blog loves the Allant and has written a lot about it.
Quote from him:
I'm thrilled that bikes like the Allants exist. For too long it seemed like the entire bike industry had plenty to sell you if you wanted to race on the road or thrash bomb down a mountain but nothing if you wanted to ride to the store, ride with your kid or go to the coffee shop. Trek makes a bike that's great for the kind of biking that a lot of people do every day. It's called the Allant.
Sounds like exactly what you want, easyriders!
Take a look at more of his (and his wife's) thoughts about the Allant here: