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    Specialized Sirrus $90 price DROP from '08 to '09

    Was at the local bike shop today & noticed the Specialized Sirrus dropped from $590 in 2008 to $499 in 2009...the Sirrus Sport is now priced at $590 in 2009. The only main thing I noticed that was different was the 09 had a grip shift versus the normal shifter. I'm assuming this doesn't happen very often in the bike world, but what do you think..should i go for a regular Sirrus or a Sirrus Sport?

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    For the type of bikes they are, I didn't see any reason to spring for the Sport in '08. But there was more than a $90 difference where I was looking.

    I don't see any '09 specs on Specialized's site. Do they both still use a Sora rear derailleur like in '08?
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    yeah, the price points changed in '09. the Sirrus sport is now the same price as the regular '08 Sirrus. The lady at the bike shop said the Sirrus Sport in '09 is equivalent to the regular Sirrus in '08, which makes sense b/c they are the same price.

    the only think I'm not sure I like is the grip shift on the '09, but it does come in the color i want, White.

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    Specialized Sirrus Sport 09

    PRODUCT MODEL YEAR: 2009
    PRODUCT OPTIONS: XS, S, M, L, XL
    Frame: Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium, fully manipulated tubing, compact design, integrated headset, hourglass speedstays
    Forks: Specialized Comp, A1 Premium Aluminium w/ Cr-Mo steerer, rack and fender mounts
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora, long cage
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Nexave
    Shifters: Shimano EF-50, EZ Fire
    Chainset: Sugino Triple 48 x 38 x 28t
    Bottom Bracket: Sealed cartridge, square taper, 68mm x 113mm
    Chain: KMC Z-51, 8-speed
    Freewheel: Shimano Sora, 8-Speed 12-25t
    Headset: Specialized Mindset, 1-1/8" integrated threadless, steel cage bearings, 20mm alloy cone with two 5mm alloy spacers
    Stem: Specialized Comp-Set, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt 31.8mm bar clamp, 4- position adjustable
    Handlebars: Specialized Event, A1 Premium Aluminium, 580mm width, 31.8mm
    Front Brake: Forged 6061 alloy, 85mm linear pull, standard pads
    Rear Brake: Forged 6061 alloy, 85mm linear pull, standard pads
    Brake Levers: Shimano EF-50, EZ Fire, integrated w/ shift lever
    Rims: Alex S500, sleeve joint, CNC sidewalls, 32h
    Front Hub: Specialized sealed, 32h, QR
    Rear Hub: Specialized forged alloy, 32h, double sealed bearings, cassette, QR
    Spokes: Stainless 14g
    Tyres: F: Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x28c, 60TPI w/ Flak Jacket
    R:Specialized All Condition Sport, 700x28c, 60TPI w/ Flak Jacket
    Saddle: Body Geometry Sonoma, 155mm width
    Seatpost: Alloy 2-bolt, 27.2mm
    Pedals: Silver cage, black body, w/ toe clip and strap
    Grips: Body Geometry Comfort II, triple density gel
    Miscellaneous: Chain stay protector, chain catcher, clips and straps, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual

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    Specialized downgraded the base model Sirrus for 2009, and it looks like the Sirrus lineup shifted so that the 2009 Sport is now the equivalent of the 2008 base model Sirrus.

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    Specialized likes to move the names around. The Epic was once a road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustChuck View Post
    Specialized likes to move the names around. The Epic was once a road bike.
    So was the Sirrus.

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