- Silicon Valley
I figured out why this bike is so much cheaper than other brands. It only has one chainring, so is a 11 speed not 22 speed. The limited gear range makes this not a true road bike. It’s just a regular hybrid bike with drop bars attached to it. Their comparison with Trek Domane and Specialized Turbo Creo is not a valid comparison.
It's actually a Gravel Bike which uses a 1X drive train for off-road terrain. Take a look a the tires, bars, brakes, and GRX groupset... all optimized for a Gravel bike.