This is my first post. I have read many articles here and believe they are top quality, very engaging! I want to purchase my first gravel bike and have done a fair share of research already.
My choice now is between these two:
1. Trek Checkpoint ALR 5, which is aluminium frame
2. Specialized Diverge Sport, which has a carbon frame
I got a good price on Specialized (550$ more expensive than Trek aluminium).
What I would love to do:
1. Ride fast on the road, have great comfort riding
2. Going to the trails, forests and etc
I want to travel light and do not want to carry a lot with me, it is mostly for speed and adventure.
People say that the future shock system of the Diverge is a big deal. I do not know if carbon has the advantage worth 550$.
What do you think?