I have been riding a cannondale synapse for the past couple of months which I purchased last year> I live in the north suburbs of Chicago, and where I ride the terrain varies, and the foot and bike traffic is such that I was looking for a hybrid bicycle to ride at times where I get still get speed, and distance but at the same time maneuver without having to worry about clipping in and out of the pedals. I am 52 and already feel numb hands after riding the road bike for a while (carpal tunnel like symptoms). I was looking at the Cannondale Quick1 or the Marin Mill Valley but I am open to other suggestions. I like the weight and suspension / comfort of a bicycle that is at least partially made of carbon components...I also like good quality components as I have enjoyed the SRAM Rival gear on my road bike. Sorry I am so wordy! Also any suggestions for the numb hands / fingers that I get after riding for 45 min. I have already tried gloves.