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Old 04-02-15, 11:58 AM
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Pulled the trigger...

After riding this bike (a 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite), and then comparing it to a Trek 7.x, the Trek DS series, a Giant, several mountain bikes, and hemming and hawing, I pulled the trigger. Whoever said ride lots of bikes until one sings to you was right - I tried to find something cheaper that would do; I tried other brands and other (closer) LBSs, but I kept coming back to College Cyclery in downtown Reno (four LBSs away from me). I even rode three Sirrus models, but only this one seemed "just right." Only "upgrade" was to swap out for bar-ends.

Took a short maiden voyage downtown. The shot you see below is on a bridge that crosses the Truckee River.

The bike is a blast and I finally feel like I'm really back in the saddle again. I'm keeping Mrs. Jones (the Masi) because she's my one true love, but this little sweetheart will be a perfect transition bike back into cycling. The Globe is on Craigslist.

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Old 04-02-15, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
After riding this bike (a 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite), and then comparing it to a Trek 7.x, the Trek DS series, a Giant, several mountain bikes, and hemming and hawing, I pulled the trigger. Whoever said ride lots of bikes until one sings to you was right - I tried to find something cheaper that would do; I tried other brands and other (closer) LBSs, but I kept coming back to College Cyclery in downtown Reno (four LBSs away from me). I even rode three Sirrus models, but only this one seemed "just right." Only "upgrade" was to swap out for bar-ends.

Took a short maiden voyage downtown. The shot you see below is on a bridge that crosses the Truckee River.

The bike is a blast and I finally feel like I'm really back in the saddle again. I'm keeping Mrs. Jones (the Masi) because she's my one true love, but this little sweetheart will be a perfect transition bike back into cycling. The Globe is on Craigslist.

Sweet looking flatbar ... I love the color!
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Old 04-02-15, 12:40 PM
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Nice Bike!
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Old 04-02-15, 12:51 PM
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Very nice.
Enjoy the Ride!
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Old 04-02-15, 01:13 PM
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Now get a computer and rack up those miles. or kilometers. which ever appeals to you.
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Old 04-02-15, 01:33 PM
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"... ride lots of bikes until one sings to you..." That's how I decided on my new bike this year, and the result was perfect (for me). And it also works for beer..."Drink lots of beer until one sings to you!"
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+10 on frame & color

-1 on the flat bars & -1 on saddle (only based on looks)

+8 over all rating IMO

To up score to a 10 I'd add these handlebars & a brooks saddle
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Old 04-02-15, 05:59 PM
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you can crunch the numbers, search the stats, etc. but sometimes a bike (or car or motorcycle) just "speaks to you." That's the one. Congrats.
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Old 04-02-15, 06:08 PM
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Is that Grabber Orange? That is one good looking bike!!!! Congrats!!!!!
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You're so right! I was doing side-by-side (on the computer) comparisons. Weighing the compromises of this component over that. I tried riding cheaper versions of this bike. In the end, it came down to just loving how I felt on it.

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you can crunch the numbers, search the stats, etc. but sometimes a bike (or car or motorcycle) just "speaks to you." That's the one. Congrats.
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Is that Grabber Orange? That is one good looking bike!!!! Congrats!!!!!

When I first saw the bike, I thought, "Who would want a bike that color." Then some kind of switch got pulled, and I did a 180 and fell in love with the color. I knew I didn't want another all black, all white, all grey bike this time round (but don't tell Mrs. Jones - she's my beautiful all-white Masi). And this appealed to my sensibility that it's a color I wouldn't see all over the bike trails. i simply love it.
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Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
When I first saw the bike, I thought, "Who would want a bike that color." Then some kind of switch got pulled, and I did a 180 and fell in love with the color. I knew I didn't want another all black, all white, all grey bike this time round (but don't tell Mrs. Jones - she's my beautiful all-white Masi). And this appealed to my sensibility that it's a color I wouldn't see all over the bike trails. i simply love it.
I think you "need" one of every color. Kind of like deciding which shirt to wear for the day.
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I like that bike! Ride it like you stole it! Haha.
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Now that's a good plan...

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I think you "need" one of every color. Kind of like deciding which shirt to wear for the day.
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I approve. Especially of the color. I have a sports bra, a couple tech-T-shirts and a pair of shorts that color. Please ride often.
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Love it! That looks very comfortable; enjoy.
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Sing back to it as you ride.
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Originally Posted by h2oxtc View Post
I think you "need" one of every color. Kind of like deciding which shirt to wear for the day.
Never an issue for this guy.

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You're so right! I was doing side-by-side (on the computer) comparisons. Weighing the compromises of this component over that. I tried riding cheaper versions of this bike. In the end, it came down to just loving how I felt on it.
When I was about to turn 60 I was in the LBS with my gf. I pointed at a Masi and said, "That bike just speaks to me." She went back that afternoon and bought it for me as a birthday present. Of course, two months Later on her birthday, I had to buy her a new bike.
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right on - cool frame!
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purty colour
let us know your thoughts after a few hundred miles
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Good call. Many years ago I passed on a screaming deal on a motorcycle that I couldn't stay away from; I thought I just couldn't justify the expense, and I already had a few in the garage. I've regretted it ever since, and now they cost far more and are getting pretty rare. I even had the money to do it....

Ride and enjoy!

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All the more reason to love this color!

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I approve. Especially of the color. I have a sports bra, a couple tech-T-shirts and a pair of shorts that color. Please ride often.
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Nice choice, Deege. How much you want for your Masi?

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