I have a friend who is looking to spend $600-700 on a bike that will mostly be a commuter. She would also like to use it to stay in shape (I'll talk her into a tri some day). I was floored by the fact that I can't seem to find ANYTHING in that price range with drop bars by any company. Am I taking crazy pills or has my style of bike become that cool? Oh, I also refuse to let her ride Sora components, bad experiences on tours with them. Any suggestions? I've looked at Kona, Giant, for the most part because they tend to be cheap.