After my brakes on my Trek 800 gave way while riding Sunday (yeah, that was a good experience), I came to the realization I need something better. Looking between $350-$450. I've read rave reviews about Ibex bikes and how they're an extraordinary value, but between the Alpine 450 and the GF Wahoo (similar price) I can't really discern much of a difference. Maybe I'm just an ignorant newcomer, but the component set looks to be very very similar. So could you folks help me choose, or possibly recommend something better for that range? Much thanks!