I'm looking into purchasing a new bike that I can ride ~10 miles on paved bike paths and a bit off road (no rock hopping!). I had a Schwinn Ranger MTB, but felt that I could stand to have a lighter bike with tires better suited to pavement. My LBS pointed out a Cannondale Adventure 5 to me, and I also test road an Electra Townie 21 and a Trek Lime. I liked them in the order that they are listed. But they are a tad pricey. What about some of the sporting goods store's options? Dick's Sporting Goods had a Diamondback Kalamar that I liked quite a bit (not too many gears however), and Target sells a Forge comfort bike that has been favorably reviewed. Would these be decent bikes? I know they probably have not been set up by an expert, but perhaps after an LBS tweaks them, they may be fine. What are your thoughts? Eventually, it would be nice to commute on said bike, but that is a long ways away...Thanks!