New road bike for shortish girlfriend?

wilistew Posts: 55
edited April 2008 in Road beginners
Hi everyone

I want to buy my other half a road bike for her birthday. She currently commutes into central London on a half tonne Giant mountain/hybrid thing with tractor tires and i want her to experience the whiz and handling of a decent road bike.

She used to ride road bikes when she was younger and has expressed a desire in the past for drop bars, so i'd prefer to get her a road bike rather than a hybrid. She’s approx. 5'5"

Has anyone got any ideas on what might be a good bet in the entry level £300ish price range? Any women out there particularly pleased with their current rides?

Any help greatly appreciated