I've been looking into finally getting a new hybrid bike for fitness, commuting and recreation. I've pretty much narrowed it down to these two bikes at my LBS. Last time I bought a bike was about a decade ago when I was still a kid so I don't know a whole lot about bikes. I've never purchased a higher end bike, just those department store ones so forgive me for my ignorance. The Kona Dew seems to be a bit sportier in terms of geometry. Are there any discrepancies in speed between the two bikes other than sitting in a more aerodynamic position on the Kona? Which of these two is the better buy in your opinion? Thanks in advance.
Kona Dew: http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=dew#1
Bianchi Cortina: http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/strada/turismo/cortina/