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    Specialized Sirrus Pro Carbon Disc 2016 vs. Specialized AWOL Elite 2015

    My dilemma:

    This past spring (2015) I purchased a Specialized AWOL Elite 2015 Touring Bike for my ten mile round trip commute to and from work -> Specialized AWOL Elite 2015 Touring Bike - Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring

    I was properly fitted for the bike and I have put in fifty to one hundred miles on it. Great. I was recently nearby the LBS that I purchased the AWOL from and decided to stop in to kill some time while waiting for my wife who was shopping at a store next door. As I was casually walking through the LBS I was thunder struck by the aesthetics, more upright riding position, and the lightweight of the Specialized Sirrus Pro Carbon Disc→ Specialized Bicycle Components

    While I have been really enjoying my AWOL Elite, the Sirrus Pro Carbon Disc appeals to me even more, and now I am really struggling with the guilt I am feeling after having just purchased the AWOL, knowing fully well that I am living out the old saying that when the honeymoon ends, ebay and craig’s list will be there to catch my fall. Then its on to the next bike.

    I would love to hear from you for no other reason than to compare features, color, frame materials, price etc. regarding a comparison of the two bikes would certainly be welcomed at this point before I post pictures of my AWOL to sell it.

    Thanks for your time.

    Weary Traveler.

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    Did you test ride the Sirrus?

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    I would focus on trying to ride more before justifying another bike. 100 miles is nothing over a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DorkDisk View Post
    I would focus on trying to ride more before justifying another bike. 100 miles is nothing over a few months.
    +1
    That aside, there's no real basis for any meaningful 'comparison' here. Two totally different bicycles in terms of materials, geometry, and design intentions. One is a lightweight full carbon flat-bar road bike. The other is a strong, tough, steel touring bike.
    "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die." Mel Brooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblackcole View Post
    My dilemma:

    This past spring (2015) I purchased a Specialized AWOL Elite 2015 Touring Bike for my ten mile round trip commute to and from work -> Specialized AWOL Elite 2015 Touring Bike - Essential Gear for Adventure Cycle Touring

    I was properly fitted for the bike and I have put in fifty to one hundred miles on it. Great. I was recently nearby the LBS that I purchased the AWOL from and decided to stop in to kill some time while waiting for my wife who was shopping at a store next door. As I was casually walking through the LBS I was thunder struck by the aesthetics, more upright riding position, and the lightweight of the Specialized Sirrus Pro Carbon Disc→ Specialized Bicycle Components

    While I have been really enjoying my AWOL Elite, the Sirrus Pro Carbon Disc appeals to me even more, and now I am really struggling with the guilt I am feeling after having just purchased the AWOL, knowing fully well that I am living out the old saying that when the honeymoon ends, ebay and craig’s list will be there to catch my fall. Then its on to the next bike.

    I would love to hear from you for no other reason than to compare features, color, frame materials, price etc. regarding a comparison of the two bikes would certainly be welcomed at this point before I post pictures of my AWOL to sell it.

    Thanks for your time.

    Weary Traveler.
    Keep your AWOL - by your own admission it fits you to a T. It'll take you anywhere. With the Sirrus, you can only ride on pavement. Its your decision but you'll regret selling your AWOL.

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    Okay, that settles it, I'm sticking to my AWOL and staying out of bike shops-- at least until I build up some tolerance against the new and flashy!

    Thanks a million.

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