I'm currently living in the Great Lakes region looking at a job relocation to Utah (SLC/Provo area). I've never lived in a mountainous area... always more in the Midwest. I feel silly asking, but will my needs change in terms of riding out there? Right now I'm a fitness rider looking to push myself more, but not hard core like a lot of people here. lol I was about to purchase a hybrid/fitness bike in the $400-$600 range, but my dh pointed out that maybe my needs will change enough that a bike that works well here (lots of flat areas with some hills), may not work well there.