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Old 06-11-14, 04:34 PM   #1
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My 2013 Specialized Sirrus Limited SL4

I was going to put this in the blog area but my post is not really a blog..

There were only 300 of these made and mine is # 54 of that 300. I get a lot of questions about the bike because it's such an oddball.. The bike had an original MSRP of $5,000.00 here in the USA and was a bit more in Europe.

Here are the main specs on the bike:
  • FRAME Specialized FACT 10r carbon, FACT IS compact race design w/ Zertz inserts
  • FORK Specialized FACT carbon full monocoque w/ Zertz inserts
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770, 10-Speed
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770, 10-Speed
  • SHIFTING K-Edge Di2 shifters for flat bar
  • CASSETTE SRAM 10-speed, 12-28t
  • CHAINRINGS 50/34
  • CRANKSET Specialized Pro, FACT carbon
  • WHEELS Roval Rapide SL35
  • SADDLE Specialized Romin Evo, FACT Carbon
  • SEATPOST Specialized CG-R, FACT carbon

The fame is the 2013 Roubaix SL4 10r carbon frame and mine is a size 58. I am 6'1" and weigh about 185'ish so the bike fits me well.. The bike does have some S-Works parts mixed in, most notably the bar stem and the seat post. It has Ultegra 6770 Di2 10-speed components with K-Edge Di2 flat bar shifters..

My bike is basically still all stock with the exception of pedals and tires. I added Ultegra A600 pedals and the All Condition Armadillo Elite tires for better flat protection since a large portion of my rides are in the city.. The tires are 700x25..

I purchased the bike in Jan 2014 and have logged about 3,500 miles on it since then. I've not had a single problem or issue arise and the bike rides just as smooth as the day I purchased it.. I did replace the stock chain at 2500 miles with an Ultegra 10-speed chain.

I have added the following:
  • Bontrager Saddle bag
  • Profile Designs Aquarack
  • 2 Camelbak water bottles
  • Garmin Edge 1000 and a K-Edge XL out front mount.
  • Garmin magnetless speed and cadence sensors
  • Garmin Edge Remote
  • Shimano D Fly snesor for Di2
  • Specialized Keg Storage Vessel that holds a tube, tools, Co2 and a patch kit. It mounts in a standard water bottle cage
  • Frame mounted pump for emergency situations.
  • Ultegra A600 SPD pedals

Future plans are to return the Edge 1000 to Garmin as soon as my replacement cycling computer arrives. I've ordered a Magellan Cyclo 505 to replace the Garmin.. I am also looking into a possible upgrade from the 10-speed 6770 Di2 components to the 11-speed 6870 Di2 components.

That's about it.. Here are some photos of the bike:
















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Old 06-11-14, 05:04 PM   #2
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Awesome!!! That is one crazy-cool hybrid!!

I meant to ask you this in another thread.......HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGH???

And maybe a "before all the stuff" weight & "after all the stuff" weight???

I can't say I have experience enough to know if it's great or not, but I like the idea of that 50/34 with the 11-32 cassette! I climb a lot in 28 and 38 chainrings with 11-32 on 8 speeds and find it plenty. As well there's rarely a time I need more than my 48 chainring on the 11 gear but with 50/11 you could definitely FLY down a hill on that thing!!!

Congrats!!!
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Old 06-11-14, 05:13 PM   #3
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I like to try one of those seats that is open in the middle. I assume it makes you butt less hot.
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Old 06-11-14, 05:14 PM   #4
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Awesome!!! That is one crazy-cool hybrid!!

I meant to ask you this in another thread.......HOW MUCH DOES IT WEIGH???

And maybe a "before all the stuff" weight & "after all the stuff" weight???

I can't say I have experience enough to know if it's great or not, but I like the idea of that 50/34 with the 11-32 cassette! I climb a lot in 28 and 38 chainrings with 11-32 on 8 speeds and find it plenty. As well there's rarely a time I need more than my 48 chainring on the 11 gear but with 50/11 you could definitely FLY down a hill on that thing!!!

Congrats!!!
LBS weighed it when I picked it up before all the extra stuff / gear was added.. It came in a 16.5 pounds I believe but the 6770 Di2 components are pretty darn heavy..

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Old 06-11-14, 05:16 PM   #5
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I like to try one of those seats that is open in the middle. I assume it makes you butt less hot.
Honestly, I think the saddle sucks! My rear has gotten use to it but anything over 50 miles hurts..

I am going to wear it to the bone, then look for something different when it needs replacing.
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Old 06-11-14, 05:43 PM   #6
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That's why its so expensive 16.5 pds bikes are a boatload of money plus the electronic shifting makes it a bargain at 3k OTD.
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Old 06-11-14, 07:52 PM   #7
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I commented on it in the other thread, but I'll say it again: awesome bike. Even better is the fact that you got it at 40% off!
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Old 06-11-14, 08:09 PM   #8
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Ya I didn't want to keep stepping on his thread so I started this one.. I also get PM's every now and then re: the bike so I figured easier to do it here..

I still can't believe what I got the bike for.. I'm pretty sure the LBS owner, who is a great guy, sold it to me at his cost, maybe a little more but probably not by much.. I do know that Specialized heavily discounted them because they were not selling..

I was at my LBS a few weeks ago to get the Di2 software updated and it just so happens the Specialized rep was there. He loved the bike and said he has never seen one in person but knew of the bike.. He spent a good 10 minutes going over it.. I asked and he check inventory and said there was still a few left but in the odd ball sizes..
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Old 06-11-14, 08:12 PM   #9
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That bike has some serious evil beauty...
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That bike has some serious evil beauty...
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Old 06-24-14, 05:25 PM   #11
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Edge 1000 returned and I am rocking the Magellan Cyclo 505 now.

Racking up the miles as I've already got 1,500 on the new chain.
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Old 06-24-14, 06:49 PM   #12
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2 words......BAD AZZ!
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Old 06-24-14, 07:42 PM   #13
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That is seriously sweet - congrats! And thanks for the pics and write-up.
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Old 07-17-14, 10:33 AM   #14
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Hi Raqball,

i have to make a decision today on whether to get the Limited or wait for a 2015 Pro Carbon. Any advice would be appreciated
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Old 07-17-14, 10:36 AM   #15
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I posted this in your other thread...

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My .02

I am one of the few with the Sirrus Limited SL4 as only 300 of them were made.

If they have one in your size, buy it as fast as you can.. Don't worry about the 2013 year model designation as it's brand new in box. If you can score it for $3,200 that is a killer deal when you consider what you are getting. Di2, plenty of S-Works parts mixed in, 10r carbon frame ect. The bike MSRP was $5,000.. Mine is # 54 of 300..

I paid 3k for mine tax included and out the door with lifetime free tuneups and that was about 8 months ago (right when they were initially discounted) so maybe use that as haggling point and see if you can get them to come down some on the $3,200 price..

Even at $3,200 it's a killer bike for a killer price!
Bottom line in my opinion... Buy it now!
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Thank you very much. Did you change the chain on your bike? The one I am looking at comes with a red and black linked chain.
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Thank you very much. Did you change the chain on your bike? The one I am looking at comes with a red and black linked chain.
I left the stock chain (the red and black linked one) on it and it lasted for about 2500 miles before I needed to replace it due to wear.
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ok, thanks for the quick reply. I doubt I will be able to get a lower price as I am told they are on a pretty thin margin at the price they are selling it for. I would imagine there are only a few of these left in brand new condition. Your thread states that there were only 300 of these made. Is that true? That seems really low and the guy at my LBS says he doubts that. Also, how do you know you got #54 ?
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ok, thanks for the quick reply. I doubt I will be able to get a lower price as I am told they are on a pretty thin margin at the price they are selling it for. I would imagine there are only a few of these left in brand new condition. Your thread states that there were only 300 of these made. Is that true? That seems really low and the guy at my LBS says he doubts that. Also, how do you know you got #54 ?
Yes there is only 300 made.. The bike frame has a stamp that shows which # your bike is of the 300..

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That seems pretty clear to me--thanks
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No problem.. I am off to ride so I will check back later and see if you have any more questions..
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I'd have had to put in a stem riser. I like the bars at or above saddle height. I don't like the bars too low and the feeling of being stretched out.... at least that's what I would do if it was my bike.
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Old 07-17-14, 12:19 PM   #23
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Raqbal, thanks for all your help. I got the numbers of the two bikes that I can choose from
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I do think you would enjoy it. It would be a sweet ride!
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Raqbal, thanks for all your help. I got the numbers of the two bikes that I can choose from
No problem.. Lets us know what you decide!

Your LBS has 2 in stock? Wow! Kind of odd for them to have 2 of such a limited run bike but hey, that's good news for you!

If you get the bike have them do the Di2 firmware update on it. The most recent is 2.5.2 which was released May 29th 2014.

Also, you can do most adjustments to the Di2 on your own. It's very easy and simple to adjust the FD and the RD. Here are a few videos on the process:

Di2 Front Derailleur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU2kQp9IeBc

Di2 Rear Derailleur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmTx_jIUzxc
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