Talk about something designed to appeal specifically to me. The Absolute DX! It's not quite the same bike, though. The Silhouette was classed as a road bike, with road bike tires and equipment. The Absolute is classed as a hybrid, and it's got slightly wider tires (although nowhere near the width of the Univega). It's short a rear gear (eight instead of nine), and is a little heavier (okay, only three pounds, but I like being able to lift the Widowmaker with one finger). The heavier comes from using a lesser grade of aluminum for the frame, and steel for the fork. The Absolute LX addresses some of that, so it's closer to what I want, and would probably be my preference even over the Silhouette except for one teensy little detail. The Absolutes both come with twist shifters instead of the thumb-operated quick shifters I very much prefer. That could be a deal breaker. Will have to see them in person.
For comparison, this is the Silhouette: