At the $4500 sale price in the US, the aluminum E5 bike is pretty hard to beat, especially if you want to get a little loud with it once in awhile out in the woods, and use racks on it. All responses on these sorts of subjects tend to the openly subjective, as it this one, but it worked for me and saved a ton of cash. I put 42mm tires on it and a 42 tooth chainring and haven’t looked back.
Obviously the comp carbon expert EVO with the 50 tooth cassette has a certain charm, but $9000? Blimey!
the comp carbon is widely available at shops in the US for $5,250, at least in the L and larger sizes I just looked at. $750 more for the carbon bike is a no brainer for anyone planning on long road rides, IMO, unless a lot of cargo is required!