I have been in the market for a new bicycle. I started researching over the internet and considered other brands. Making visits to local dealers, I rode a Specialized Crossroads Sport. I wasn't impressed. At another dealer, I saw a silver Cannondale 400. The controls and handling were precise. The price tag was significant but the bike was discounted. The Cannondale Road Warrior 400 is a "handmade" bike, produced in the USA when most bikes are made in China. For me, quality is a major factor; price is secondary. Cannondale certainly exceeded my expectations. The other bikes didn't engage me in the way Cannondale has. This brand has rekindled my love for cycling. Combined with the superior service of the local dealer, I'm delighted to say Cannondale has earned my loyalty.