i had a road bike a few years ago and really enjoyed it. i ended up selling it due to some financial constraints but things are great now and im wanting to get another bike. i started a new job a few months ago and a group of the guys go biking every once in a while, mostly its some small trails in NW metro Atlanta. they've been asking me to join and i'd love to jump on a nice mountain bike but i have a feeling im going to want to do some road biking as well. my wife and i are looking for a house near my work so i could ride to work too. i guess my fear is can these bikes handle some light trails. i went to a few LBS and got mixed answers on this.