I had been looking for a bike since last March and finally found one in August. Due to the recession, last year they did not produce enough bikes. (Especially women's specific.)
2011 models are coming out now. Should be more to choose from. You may be able to get a good deal on a 2010 model right now if you can find one that fits you.
My only words of advice is get what YOU want, not what your bike shop wants to sell you. I've seen friends spend thousands on bikes that don't have the gearing they need or have a ill fitting frame, just because that's what was at the bike shop. Take your time. It's a big investment. The wrong bike can be uncomfortable or could injure you.
I ended up with a Specialized Ruby Expert. Love it!
...and then in the middle of everything, you realize you're alive right now, and the time to live is right now!
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