Thank you for helping me find a bike for my girlfriend. Now I need to buy one for myself. I know that there is an "around $500 MTB" thread, but I am looking for a hybrid for max $350. Also, if this ends up being a stupid post (due to my lack of knowledge), it can be buried in a couple of days.
So I was looking to buy a hybrid for under $350ish. Once I have an actual income and no loans in a year or so, I will probably fork out more for a better bike. I will mainly ride on roads and smoother trails. I have been to a few LBS's and have looked at some Giants, Fujis, and Treks. I am basically looking for a place to start and your opinions on which models I should look at. Thank you in advance.