So I'm looking to pick up my first road bike in an attempt to get in better shape this summer and as of right now I'm torn between the Trek 1.5 and Giant Defy 2.
Specs for the Trek: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...1_series/1_5/#
Specs for the Giant: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/....2/9014/48854/
The Trek is $40 more than the Giant so that's not really a big deal. I was able to take the Giant for a test ride and it felt extremely comfortable but they didn't have the Trek in stock for me to ride. Based on components alone, would you choose one over the other or is it pretty much a wash? I'm looking to stay close to $1000 price wise and the bike likely will not see any rides over 30 miles this year. Also, if you wouldn't recommend either of these two, what other models would you suggest? A local bike shop also carries Specialized but I hadn't looked them up before hitting the bike stores. Any help would be greatly appreciated.