Hey there! If you're looking for the freedom to explore the diverse terrains of NJ and NY, gravel riding might just be the answer for you. The Speedmax cf7 disc is more suitable for road racing, with its aerodynamic design and lightweight frame. However, if you prefer the unpredictability of gravel trails and backroads, a dedicated gravel bike might be a better fit. You'll have the versatility to tackle various surfaces while enjoying the scenic routes these states have to offer.