Commuting - Specialized Sirrus
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01-08-06, 07:16 AM
I am thinking of getting a Specialized Sirrus, mainly for riding around the city/fitness.
Could any of you guys tell me if it could handle some limited of road stuff?
I am not talking anything too rough, mainly made tracks, a few potholes and some mud.
01-08-06, 10:35 AM
You can mount a 700x35 cross tire on a base model Sirrus (not sure about the other models) using the standard wheels. The standard wheels are a touring wheel which means they should stand up to some light off-roading.
You might also want to consider a Jamis Coda. It's steel, whereas the Sirrus is aluminum.
Yeah, it can. I have a Specialized Sirrus A1 Sport from 2002. I love it. I have wider tires, but I sometimes went offroad with the bike- it can handle dirt roads, muddy roads (with wider tires), uneven roads, etc.
Now, you can't substitute it for mountianbiking, but if you want to do some light off roading, it will be sufficient.
01-09-06, 02:08 AM
Limited off road? Absolutely.
It's a great bike, go for it. I bought the Sirrus Sport this fall and I LOVE it: fast as a roadie, great looking, and as mentioned above fully functional for xc-light.
My top two recommendations in my shop for people with a little riding experience and want a bike that goes fast in the city and can handle some flexibility are the Sirrus and the Kona Dew models. Great great bikes....gets alittle expensive if you step up the builds, but even the base model is a great bike with a great setup. It can handle a little abuse and has great clearance, so yes-thumbs up. If you have any questions about it let me know
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