Hi guys, Haven't been on a bike for years but have recently been looking at getting one and replace my 125cc motorbike. My reasons for getting one are: Fitness and fatburning No fuel No insurance What I'm going to use the bike for: Commuting - my only means of travel (Uni is 7 miles away) Fitness I know I can't get everything in my budget but this is what I want in a bike: Fast, light as possible for the money Durable and reliable Flat bar - the road bikes look to agressive for commuting Good looks if possible A good make Budget: £500 and under! Cheaper the better! I guess the Giant Rapid 4 is the kind of thing I'm looking at. I am a total noob though at all of this so any advice is welcome! If anyone wants to convert me to a road bike I'm open to suggestions! Also interested in peoples views if you can get a 'fast' hybrid bike. I guess I mainly just want a light bike. Cheers guys, Morg.