Our department is sponsoring a bicycle patrol class late this month and in to next month. We, as usual, have more demand than we do bikes. I've started (and started LATE) looking in to a way for individual officers to purchase their own rides. We will likely have 6-8 certified bike patrol officers after this class and a whopping two bikes for them to share. Some officers are already planning on taking the class on a personally owned bike. So my questions: 1) Is there any brand that should absolutely be avoided? It appears that Trek, Cannondale, Fuji, and Smith and Wesson all make bikes. The S&Ws look like they're pretty cheap, which I consider to be a clue...maybe I'm wrong. 2) Does anybody know what actual street prices are on Trek's police bikes lately? The Trek website has MSRP at around $1250, but obviously MSRP does not always equal retail pricing. 3) The most readily available brand appears to be Fuji, with several online retailers stocking their police bikes. Anybody have personal experience with them? Any input is appreciated...we're obviously late in the game here.