Our family is beginning to get serious about road biking. This is being led primarily by my 16-year old son who is really digging the 40 mile trips the local bike group does every weekend. The one being left out is our 13-year old daughter. She has an inexpensive off-road bike but it won't do for these kinds of affairs.
I'd like to get her a good road bike that will fit her and allow her to keep up the pace on these tours. She is about 5' tall and will likely grow a few more inches. I doubt she'll make 5'4" when she's finished growing (she's a shrimp but she's our shrimp).
I'm familiar with the Trek WSD bikes and my wife has a Giant bike designed for a woman. So, with the possibility that my daughter will grow somewhat more, but not much, can anyone make a recommendation for a good starter road/touring bike?
dave in houston