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Specialized Sirrus 6.0 for clydesdale

Old 04-28-20, 10:41 PM
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Specialized Sirrus 6.0 for clydesdale

Hoi folks, Im around 270lbs. Used to be a roadie but after a double knee replacement, an accident at the hands of a bike hater, broken hip, road rash like you wouldnt believe, almost killed me. Anyway, getting in the saddle again to get my fat ass down to my happy zone. I really REALLY like the Specialized Sirrus 6.0. Wadda ya think. will the frame explode underneath me? Not sure salesman would be totally honest regarding useability. W
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Old 04-29-20, 11:32 AM
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That should be fine, jump on, enjoy the bike!!
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Old 04-29-20, 11:32 AM
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I like the looks and specs of the Sirrus 6.0. I don't own one and haven't ridden one but it looks nice on paper. As for CF, I have a CF bike for a few years, not too many miles on it but I got it when I weighed 240, for what its worth. I do go by some sales people's recommendation but only if after talking with them that I think that they know more that I do about bicycles. I have met quite a few that know less than I do on bikes.
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Old 04-29-20, 11:55 AM
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I bought a Specialized Roubaix Comp Carbon Ultegra Di2 when I weighed 265. A year later, 2,500 miles later...and about 20 lbs lighter...no problems!

Frame is doing just fine. Everything is doing just fine...I love this bike.
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Just pay attention to the wheels, that's usually the frailest component. The bike frame should be more than fine.
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I’d call Specialized and ask them what the weight limit is on the bike. You do know if you do have an issue they will ask the question.

I believe the frame would be okay just avoid hitting any kind of pot holes for now. But take the stock wheels off and have a custom wheel set made up with a good rims and no less than 36 strong double butted spokes front and rear. Then when you get your weight down to say 200-210 lb then put the nice light weight wheels back on. Again best to call Specialized and ask. It’s a beautiful bike. Good to know upfront what you are getting into.
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Thanks gu6s, great answers and helpful. I was 179 a year ago but new knees, inactivity, blah blah blah, again, thanks
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Thanks gu6s, great answers and helpful. I was 179 a year ago but new knees, inactivity, blah blah blah, again, thanks
I'd say buy it. get the wheels stress relieved and retensioned by a good wheel builder and whack on the biggest tires you can fit. It'll give your body a nicer ride initially and be easier on the wheels. As you get fitter and slimmer do the same to your tires.
Might want to consider some kind of trekking handlebars so you have more body (hand) positions while you are getting back into riding.
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Bought it and love it!!!!!!!! 50 years of road riding and this is the most awesome bike I have owned. It fits like a glove. Cant believe how comfortable it is.
Thanks for all your help guys, no regrets. Now im off to go for a ride.
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Bought it and love it!!!!!!!! 50 years of road riding and this is the most awesome bike I have owned. It fits like a glove. Cant believe how comfortable it is.
Thanks for all your help guys, no regrets. Now im off to go for a ride.
Weight limits are pretty flexible I think --- im riding a nicer grade carbon fiber Tarmac with carbon wheels at 275 lbs -- no problems so far (probably 25 rides on it over the past year -- not much , but im usually on my mtb )
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At 270 you should have no problem on most bikes. At 300 you need to start being careful, at 350 may need 32+ spoke wheels.
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Update...A month into owning my sirrus 6.0. I absolutely LOVE this bike! At 69 years old its perfect for me. Fast when I want it to be and a gentle ridw when out with the grandkids. I literally cant fault it at all. Fit and finish, geometry, components, A1. After I cleaned the tar that the fac tory installs on the chain the modest 105 running gear is near perfect. hydraulic discs are amazing, didnt think I could modulate them the way I can. Its the best bike purchase ever, yup, I really like it. I changed out the spring in the Future Shock to the stiffer of the 3, perfect. The only thing I scriatched my head about was the cap on top of the fork, totally flat, no explanation of how to take it off, I winnged it and gently pried it off and tapped it back when done. Im thinking it might be threaded???? Anyone know for sure? But if anyone is on the fence about this bike, get off the fence, it is a wonderful piece of kit!
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Riding my way to health, down to 195 and feeling good on my Sirrus 6.0
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Riding my way to health, down to 195 and feeling good on my Sirrus 6.0
75 pounds in just a year is fantastic! I'm sure it was all attributable to the bike.
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