I am just some newbie that happened to buy the Townie 3 because of something I read on the Bicycle NG in goggles. Seems like you guys have a big thing going here. Is this a new bike design or new bike company? I have seen many articles about Trek and nobody talks about planted articles. Personally I bought a townie because it was user friendly. After a few weeks I realized any bike is user freindly. But I am happy with my purchase. It seems to be good qulity at a low price. Once I get more proficient in my riding I do plan on a different style (perhaps a road bike). What goes here? BTW I am interested in a better saddle. What is the opinion on a Ergo or Cloud nine?