Hi all, I am ready to make the jump from old 90s MTB to a real drop bar roadie. I want to buy new since I am not a fan of the eBay/Craigslist stuff. I'd rather know it's coming from my local bike shop without any hidden surprises. I'd also count on the LBS for service, etc. I want a bike for fitness and casual weekend rides of 20-30 miles. I have no desire to race or awaken my "inner Lance". Are the entry level Trek or Specialized models worth considering? I am talking the $500 - $700 range of the 1.1 or 1.2 Trek for example. Is the 1 series frame worthy of maybe upgrading the components later if I choose or should I wait until the end of summer when I might have enough to look at $1000 to $1200 range? If this is all new to me, will I even know that my bike is junk or will I just be happy to be faster than my mountain bike? When they say "better" components, does that mean lighter? smoother? more durable? more delicate? If I am not racing, does that really matter? Any thoughts?