I just sold my old road bike that made my hands totally numb in less than 3 miles to help fund a hybrid bike. I'm 5'6" and 37 yrs old, I haven't ridden regularly in over a decade. I have about $400 to spend and have been browsing bikesdirect.com but I'm having a hard time deciding what to get. I rented a Cannondale last week but I still had numbing problems, I think having the bike adjusted better for me may have helped. I'm planning on renting another soon to get a better idea of what size to get. Please throw your recommendations and advice at me, I haven't bought a bike in 15 yrs.