also, for people who know about these things:
i'm 5'10 and i've always had guy bikes. i got a ladies' raleigh bike for christmas, and i didn't get to ride it until months later. it feels like the seat is pushing me forward, and the handlebars are too close. this bike is PAINFUL to ride. is it just the seat, or should i get a men's bike?
edit: i have a ladies bike on the advice of a bike shop employee, and they've always tried to sell me ladies bikes because they're more expensive in my size. i'm gangly and the guys bikes just feel better and are cheaper. so i don't particularly trust them.