Hi all, I just new to bikes but after some injuries jogging I am going to give the bike a go.
I will use it mostly for paved roads but I want it to be capable of traveling on gravel roads such as the rail trail tracks.
I have looked around and decided I liked both the Trek 8.5 and the Giant XR1. The problem is that most bike shops only sell either one or the other, so they push the product they sell.
I am hoping there are a few knowledgable people out there that might be able to give me the good and bad of both bikes and their recommendation.