UK Specialized 2011 Sirrus Expert, vs 2012 Sirrus Elite
On Saturday I tried between a Trek 7.5 of the correct frame size, and unfortunately a size down on the 2012 Sirrus Elite. I forgot to mention the 2011 Sirrus Expert at the time and instead talked about the 2012 Crosstrail.
I am going to be commuting to work mainly, along a Towpath and Roads.
The man in the shop dissuaded me from the CrossTrail or the Bianachi Calomnite 2 as being too much of a Mountain bike.
I don't know enough about bikes to know whether the £99 more would be well spent on the 2011 Expert.
I hope you have a bike by now. I like the Specialized Sirrus series of bikes, but beware of the tires if you plan to bike during wet conditions. The Sirrus bikes all fit about the same, but the higher end versions have nicer components and accessories.