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    New Specialized Sirrus Comp

    Hello All,
    I'm a fairly new member and I just bought an 04, Specialized Sirrus Comp off of Ebay. I originally saw the bike at my local bike shop and fell in love with it. It was $1100 for the Comp and $800 for the Elite. I have had great luck with Ebay and lo and behold, a guy was selling his with less than 25 miles on it (knee injury). Anyone out there own one of these bikes? I would love to hear any input you folks have. Happy New Year and safe riding.

    Ann Arbor

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    Ride On!! PanPanX's Avatar
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    as long as its the exact same size bike you test rode at the bike shop, and it fits great, then awesome!

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    Toughen the pluck up! wannaride's Avatar
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    I bought a '04 Sirrus Pro from rbcycles here in sunny so fla. Got a real good deal. Your Comp has a carbon fiber fork while my '04 Pro has an aluminum fork - seems that they couldn't figure out in '04 how to match up the carbon fiber fork with the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. I have a carbon fiber handle bar to sort of make up for it along with an Ultegra rear derailler. I bought the bike since I wanted a more upright position and I thought the disc brakes looked cool. They do look cool but better yet they are by far the best bicycle brakes I have ever encountered. I have to remember riding my other bikes that they do not stop the same.

    I like my Sirrus alot. Today I rode my old 10 speed - that's in total gears not just the rear cluster - Atala road bike with old Campy gear instead since we had about a 25 mph headwind going over to Key Biscayne. I took a pretty good beating and missed the 30 tooth third front gear going over the bridge when I ran out of steam. While the Atala is ultimately faster while you are in the drops the Sirrus is so much more comfortable. You feel that you can ride all day. Pedestrians say hello - roadies mostly ignore you except for the occasional "cool bike" comment but that's pretty par for the course.

    The more I ride it the more I really like the Sirrus. I'm still immature enough that I don't like getting passed but I'm also immature enough to really enjoy passing someone on a roadie bike on my flat handlebarred Sirrus. FYI - if you get a stem mount for your cyclocomputer you can get a pretty good grip on the close ends of the bar. While its not really comparable to being on drops it helps some. The reall advantage to the Sirrus is that I ride more since I enjoy it more and I'm getting stronger.

    What kind of riding do you do? What kind of other bikes do you/have you had? Have you modified or thought about modifying the bike?

    Happy New Year

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    I got an 04 Sirrus Sport Disc in trade for my MTB and gave it to my wife. Seems like a really nice bike but is just a tad heavy. She has issues shifting the front rings and I am constantly having to put the chain back on for her. Not sure what the deal is there as when I jump on it I never have this issue and the LBS did a drive train tune up and said it was fine. Other than this issue the bike has been great and fits her pretty well. At first I thought the disc brakes were silly but we have a trailer bike for my 3 yr old and I now wish I had them on my Marin (also flat bar roadie).

    I think Specialized makes some VERY good products and the Sirrus is just one in the line.

    Enjoy.
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    Thanks for the replies. The bike is being delivered by UPS on Tuesday, so I can't say much about until then. I was hoping to hear from others that have had experiences with either the Specialized Elite Sirrus, or the Specialized Elite Comp. I really liked the Sirrus' upright position and feather weight. I just lucked out and found one on Ebay shortly after I left my LBS.
    Happy New Year!
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    Toughen the pluck up! wannaride's Avatar
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    At the LBS the Sirrus Pro complete with a full set of reflectors weighed 21.6 pounds. Not exactly lightweight but alot better than my 32 pound MTB. I've not had any problems with the front derailler although I have thought of putting an Ultegra on it to match the rear. The rear is jumping around occassionally but I'm waiting to put 150 miles on it before getting it adjusted.

    It really does get better every time I ride it. The only problem now is that I've gotten good at doing full lock rear brake slides for entertainment so my rear tire life will probably not be great. Self control? I'm having too much fun.

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    I have a 13 year-old Fuji Discovery that I used for years. The bike looks fantastic, but it weighs about as much as my car....the Sirrus Comp felt fantastic when I picked it up. I'm pretty anxious to get it on the road tomorrow. I'll be checking back in to get some ideas as to what type of pedals I should use...I'll have to admit I'm fairly clueless in that area.
    Thanks for the input

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    Toughen the pluck up! wannaride's Avatar
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    I still get pretty excited about a new bike so I know how you feel. You really do need to get a lighter car.

    The '04 Sirrus Comp comes with Shimano 505R SPD pedals. My Pro came with 525's which are very similar. One bonus is that the pedals came with a platform insert on one side so you do not have to use bike shoes.

    Make sure that the bike shop remembers to deliver you the SPD cleats which come with the pedals. SPD shoes are very common as SPD cleats are often used for MTB's. But they work pretty well on the Sirrus.

    I would definitely get some shoes. Since most bike shoes come in european sizing you might be better off getting them at your LBS. If you know your sizing well enough - and always get a least one size larger than you get in street shoes - then you might try Bike Nasbar - where I have had good luck over the years - or some place similiar. I got some close out Diodora's at half price that have been great. While you want a stiff sole for pedalling efficiency remember also that you will probably want to walk around in the shoes some. Most SPD shoes have some type of lugged sole which is another advantage to SPD pedals as the cleats are fairly well protected when walking.

    Installation of the cleats is straightforward but you need to make sure that the cleats are installed parallel to the centerline of the shoes.

    I hope this helps. Good luck tomorrow and make sure to send us a picture!

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