Newbie here to this forum.
I currently do a lot of cross country/trail riding, but have recently got into road biking. I live in Monterey, Ca so riding on the trails next to the Pacific Ocean makes for a great ride. We also just had the SeaOtter Classic this past weekend.
I have owned a hard tail in the past and currently own a full suspension bike which I use for trail and road biking at the moment. The big down side to my bike is its weight. With that side, I am in the market for a road bike and have narrowed it down to these two (Im on a budget, hence why I chose the two listed below):
Kona Dew Deluxe at $599
Specialized Sirrus at $550
I am leaning more towards the Kona since it comes with front and rear disc brakes. However, in my area, I see a lot of riders use Specialized road bikes versus Kona.
I really need your help as I am stuck between the two. I will most likely be purchasing one of the two next Friday. Which bike would you prefer? Any help is greatly appreciated.