I am on the hunt for a new bike, currently riding a 2003 Trek 5200 that has seen better days. I am interested in doing some gravel events in the future, but have no gravel to train on nearby, so will be doing 99% of rides on roads.
Just wondering how much of a difference/speed there would be on a proper road bike vs. getting a gravel bike with either road tires or even a full road wheelset to swap out.
I’m looking at the Tarmac SL6 Disc Sport for $2600 or the Diverge Comp E5 for $2100 (2021 model) or $1900 (2019 model). I could then get a wheelset like Hunt 34 mm rims for $600 and keep some GP5000’s on there.
I saw another thread where someone posted a picture of a Canyon Grail with some deep rims and that is what gave me this idea.