My friend Mark is turning 60, and has ridden his Giant Cypress into the ground. He's got about a 15 mile (one way) commute on potholey roads and unpaved bike path / bridle path. We got on a bike trip once a year, usually on limestone (Erie Canal, Katy Trail, GAP, etc).
His wife wants me to go with her this afternoon to pick out a bike so I've been looking at the Giant website. The local shop is a fine place and a Giant dealer, so I'm thinking about the Giant Roam rather than another Cypress or Giant Escape. Any thoughts?