My sister is looking to get a bike to help her lose some weight. She's about 200 miles away, so I can't just go to the shops with her and help her pick one out. It's one thing to look at specs online, but I'm hoping some of you can make some recommendations for a nice, entry level bike that would be good for her. She's about 5'2" and says she mostly wants to ride on the streets and bike trails. She's looking to spend about $400 to $500. She hasn't ridden a bike in a long time, so I'm thinking she should stay away from a hard-core road bike, as I think she would be fairly uncomfortable with the position. I have looked at some of the women specific bikes from Specialized and Trek such as the ones below, and recommended that she try those out first. Specialized Bicycle Components : Vita Comp Trek Bikes | Bikes | Bike Path | 7.2 FX WSD Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!