My girlfriend is just getting into road biking and we're looking for a road bike for her (she currently rides a modified mountain bike). She is always uncomfortable on the bike she's on and the previous bike she rode (back and neck hurt a lot). I'm sure that the bikes haven't fit her that well, but I'd like to get her onto a bike that will be as comfortable as possible so that she stays in the sport while still allowing her to develop as a middle distance (40-60 mile) road rider. I've been looking at the compact frames. I'd like to stay in the $1000 to $1200 range. Does anyone have any recommendations?