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    Clydesdale, for now. belfast-biker's Avatar
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    New bike - chose a hybrid.

    Just bought a bike for the first time in YEARS....

    Initially wanted a roadbike, but it was going to be TOO expensive, so went for a Hybrid instead - Specialized Sirrus for 399.

    Rode it home, up some steep hills, and didn't get off to walk once, to my delight!

    Bought it to continue my fitness changes, and I think it'll do the job grand. 700x28 wheels for a bit less effort, and a comfortable riding position.

    YEARS ago, I had an entry level mountain bike, and then a campag avanti equipped road bike. The roadbike was easier, faster, but a pain in the ass, literally. This thing is close to the MB for comfort, but definitely feels as good as my road bike for effort.

    Fat man trying to reform. slowly. :)
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    congrats on the new bike, looks pretty comfortable. Happy trails/roads/rides etc...

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    man i love the sirrus.... nice ride
    The only true knowledge is knowing that you know nothing - Socrates

    Back on the bike!!

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    Nice bike, Belfast - congrats. I have a friend with last years model and he loves it - very dependable and quick.
    It's no matter, no distance, it's the ride.....Stephen Stills...Throughfare Gap

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    hey, nice bike... specialized surely has a good line of bikes this year, and the sirrus is definately a comfortable yet efficient rider. i like that you can put front a front rack, rear rack, and fenders on it if you want. i was originally weary of the seatpost shock, but after riding it i think they did a great job!
    enjoy!

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    Clydesdale, for now. belfast-biker's Avatar
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    Originally posted by gonesh9
    hey, nice bike... specialized surely has a good line of bikes this year, and the sirrus is definately a comfortable yet efficient rider. i like that you can put front a front rack, rear rack, and fenders on it if you want. i was originally weary of the seatpost shock, but after riding it i think they did a great job!
    enjoy!

    Yeah, braze-ons everywhere...nice to know I've got that capability.
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    Belfast,

    Great bike! I love the Sirrus. Specialized is one great bike.
    It IS about the bike!

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    Oh my god...
    I think this is exact same bicycle I am aiming to BUY!
    I am also in Cali - in Alhambra and they have one for $210
    It looks very similar to this one! I will go to the store tomorrow to check it out more.

    Is that how much yours cost?

    By the way, guys, bicycle, scwhinn from Wal Mart, for $126... are they strong enough for 5 thousand miles ride?

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    Clydesdale, for now. belfast-biker's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Inoplanetyanin
    Oh my god...
    I think this is exact same bicycle I am aiming to BUY!
    I am also in Cali - in Alhambra and they have one for $210
    It looks very similar to this one! I will go to the store tomorrow to check it out more.

    Is that how much yours cost?


    Ye Gods....things certainly are cheaper there, eh? I paid 400 for it, or about what, $650, give or take $50.

    After five days of use I can say it is EXCELLENT for my needs.

    None of the pain in my perenium (sp?) that I get on the stationary bikes in the gym (18minutes max there, then the skin is raw).




    Oh hold on, the MSRP is $500 over there... not sure if that's the same bike then.
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    Great Bike, Great choice, I'm partial to Specialized as i've owned two and it's always been a smooth shifting quality bike regardless of price or component level.

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    I am going to the store that was selling it in 30 minutes...

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