Supposing You Just Wanted A comfortable Road Bike...

Folks,

I'm about to buy, possibly, my last road bike before I succumb to electrical assistance.
I'm 70 years old and a good ride for me is about 55 miles, but it takes me about 4 hours. No great athletic ability here.

I suffer from the continual hammering due to the bad roads and broken tarmac. Elbows/joints aren't as robust as they used to be.

I'm exclusively a road rider (where do you find a gravel road?). Currently I ride a Kinesis Gran fondo TI with 28mm tubeless tyres which I built up about 3 years ago.

I'm confused by the options. I want a lightweight, lively ride with low gears, rather than a big-rubber mountain bike or a pseudo race bike. But how does a Specialized Roubaix compare to a GT grade gravel bike?

I'd appreciate some advice.

Thanks.

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