I'm a newbie to the site but have read many, many threads. I am wanting to get back into riding after 12 years away and want a hybrid. My LBS has one 2003 new 7300 for about $100 over the current 7100, the one I was planning on buying (and both bikes fit me perfectly!). I will go and ride them all (including the 2005 7000 without the shocks in the fork-- only $250!), but does anyone out there know much about the 2003 7300? The person at the shop said that in 2004 they lowered the price of the 7300 and took away some of the higher end components from the 2003 version. Is it that much lighter and better? I plan to ride on streets and trails for relatively short rides. Will I notice much difference between the bikes? I guess I just want some opinions from some of you experienced people. I don't know much about these new bikes. Thanks!