The 2013 Roam 2 has hydraulic disc brakes & 27 speeds, which the DS 8.4 does, too. The Giant is $650 compared to $900 for the Trek. The Giant has slightly wider tires. Is the Trek worth the $250 extra?
I will do mostly gravel trail riding and some paved hills. No real hard core MTBing or hard core road riding.
I also checked out (online) the Specialized Cross Trail Sport Disc, which is $830. The price has me wanting to check out the Giant. Am I missing something? Are the components of the Giant much worse than the components of the Trek or Specialized? Why the $250 difference?