Currently considering these two bikes, both in their SRAM Red configurations. Price is nearly equal. Any opinions on which is the better frame? Type of riding is primarily long solo rides at altitude/elevation (Colorado, west of the Continental Divide, Independence Pass, etc.). As far as components go, the EVO is a complete Red bike, with the Specialized downgrading to Force brakes. How do the Specialized FACT carbon cranks compare to the Red cranks on the EVO? Another difference is the wheelsets. I tend to prefer the Mavic Ksyrium Elite over the Roval Fusee SL25, as I perceive them as more durable. Is this a correct assumption? Considering that I will probably pick up a lighter set of wheels down the road, I would keep the supplied wheels as a backup/training wheelset and/or to use with my cross bike.
I plan to test ride both in the next day, but I will have to travel a ways to do so. Just want to have as much info going in.