I am a 10 - 15 mile per day - three days a week - street / paved greenway rider. I have a 7 speed Raleigh internal gear bike that has been wonderful for many years but better for New Orleans' flat topography than Nashville's hiilly one where I now live. I feel I have narrowed my search down to these two - Cannondale Quick 4 or Fuji Absolute 2.1. (The Trek FX geometry leaves me too stretched and hunched for my taste so it is out of the running despite the popularity. It shifts beautifully but the geometry is wrong for me.) Road bikes - not me - too hunched. I want to sit somewhat upright without going the "comfy" route - I still want to get some performance out of the bike. Can anyone offer opinions about the benefits of one of these two over the other? I know it is up to me and I have ridden both but I am no expert on the hardware. I will ride both again at least one more time. I will say the shifting on the Fuji seemed extraordinarily responsive compared to ANYTHING else I rode in the class but that could have been a dead-on set-up. When I ride both again I will ask both LBSs to make sure they are in best form for judging as that will help make the call. I'd like to hear opinions on both bikes. Thanks for your response(s).