Join Date: Jul 2001
Bikes: 2004 Giant Cypress DX; unknown Trek Police mountain bike
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I paid 499 for the Sirrus at the LBS (which was a bit over my budget, but oh well). They were going to give me a better deal, though I don't know how much, until they found out I was returning a bike I had bought from them a week before and exchanging it for the Sirrus. They had signs everywhere 'no returns on bicycles' (which of course I didn't see before) so I didn't want to press the matter.
I think it will be fine on city streets (that's where I've been using it mostly). It might not be the best off-roader, but I have ridden it through grass without a problem. I really haven't taken it onto any trails or anything like that yet.
I like the bike a lot. I hadn't seen much around here in that price range, everything else was cheaper (which I initially was considering) or much too much over for me right now.
And it doesn't have the twist-grip shifters, thank goodness (those really got on my nerves on my old bike).
OK enough said I guess!
I'm not an expert so hopefully someone else can add something that might be more helpful to you.