I just ordered my bike. Thanks to a generous graduation gift from Mindy Nitkin, my bike and Ben's bike have been upgraded to the Avail 1 and Defy 1. The Avail 1 has higher quality components that should last longer and also has more gears so it will be easier to climb hills and mountains. I know I will be thanking her as we ride over Independence Pass in Colorado. Plus, it's purple, my favorite color.
Thank you, Mindy!