Beginner looking for my first road bike. I've cycled a bit before when i was young but i've never done road cycling. Looking for a bike to get into the sport and perhaps a bit of commuting.
Currently looking at two different bikes and can't decide. The Triban 520 comes with a carbon fork and shimano sora. I can get it at a local Decathlon store for 583 USD.
The Specialized Allez E5 comes with aluminium frame and shimano claris. It's currently on a 25% discount and retails at 656 USD.
The spec on the Triban definitely looks better, furthermore it's cheaper than the Specialized E5. But a lot of friends and forums have said that i should go for a better frame rather than a better groupset.
Would value any opinion! Thanks in advance!