Been out of the game for a long long while. Looking at getting a hybrid bike to commute to work (15 miles one way), and just tool around. Considered a road bike, but some of my commute will require some minor trail work, and I really do not want to be restricted to just pavement.
Narrowing my search down to a Giant Roam 0 or Trek 8.4DS.
The Roam is equipped with SRAM X5 components. The Trek with Shimano Alivio/Deore.
Being a complete newb about things I used to be in the know about, I am looking for some opinions. Last time I was serious bike shopping was ~15 yrs ago. Buying a bike nowadays is NOTHING like it was then, there is so much to consider it's sick.