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Old 01-15-10, 08:07 PM
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Specialized Sirrus

I was originally thinking about a Trek Fx, probably the 7.3. I starting researching bikes in this category and found some other bikes less expensive than the Trek. I've been looking at the Specialized Sirrus. Any advice or recommendations on the Specialized Sirrus?
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The Sirrus Elite and the FX 7.3 are basically the same bike.. Except the Sirrus has a carbon fork while the FX has an aluminum one. Go test ride both of the bikes and see which one you like better.

Oh, and the sirrus comes with fast road gearing, which the FX comes with a high range of gears. If you don't have good leg strength already, you're going to struggle up hills. The bike shop might change the Sirrus' gearing for free when you buy the bike.
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Originally Posted by surgtech1956
I was originally thinking about a Trek Fx, probably the 7.3. I starting researching bikes in this category and found some other bikes less expensive than the Trek. I've been looking at the Specialized Sirrus. Any advice or recommendations on the Specialized Sirrus?

I'd go for the Sirrus Sport or the Elite depending on what my budget was..
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I had a '08 Specialized Sirrus Sport which had CF seat stays and fork. Nice bike, pretty fast as well, the flat handle bars are great for city commuting. I wouldn't worry too much about the gear range, I was able to take on some pretty steep hills just fine.
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I did a ride about 2004 and this was my first experience of the Sirrus. Not riding it- Chasing them.

It was an organised ride of about 100 miles with plenty of rest stops to re-group and every other bike at the start seemed to be a Sirrus. Talked to a couple of riders and one rider had got one about 6 months before. He was pleased with it and gradually his friends tried it and liked it. Finished up as the bike of the year within that particular group and none had any bad words about it. There were relative newcomers and experienced riders on them so seemed to suit all grades of rider.

There are various grades of Sirrus so you have to check them out to suit your wallet and riding- but I don't think you would be making a mistake on getting one. Depends on what you want to do of course but if a Road bike with straight bars is what you want- then this is one to look at.

One Other I would suggest looking at is the Giant Rapid.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/....1/3875/36255/
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I've always preferred Specialized bike to Trek.
Get the Sirrus.
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Thanks for all the recommendations. I own a Trek 7100 and a Giant OCR 3W. IMO I've always thought that Trek is a little more expensive than other bike lines.
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We got my young son a Sirrus early last year.
He happily rode it over 1500 km, including a 740 km trip.
The bike performed well, seemed comfortable for him. A good balance of responsive performance and stability.
Right now it is in the basement on a trainer, he "rides" about 15 min each eve.
Hopefully he won't out grow it for next season.
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Originally Posted by awesomejack
The Sirrus Elite and the FX 7.3 are basically the same bike.. Except the Sirrus has a carbon fork while the FX has an aluminum one. Go test ride both of the bikes and see which one you like better...
In my opinion, that is a *huge* difference - I know I won't go back to an aluminum fork ('course the Trek 7.5 has a carbon fork, so there's that option).

Specialized makes some nice bikes.
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Originally Posted by PaulRivers
In my opinion, that is a *huge* difference - I know I won't go back to an aluminum fork ('course the Trek 7.5 has a carbon fork, so there's that option).

Specialized makes some nice bikes.
Unless you start talking quality bikes- then you will find that a stock C.F. fork on the cheaper range of bikes will be overbuilt. It will have so much resin and fibre in it that it will be stiffer and less compliant than a Chromoly fork. Why manufacturers have gone to aluminium forks I don't know. Must be the perception of light weight but Ally forks are harsh. If they are not harsh- they will be fragile.
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