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Specialized Sirrus or Trek 7300 fx

Old 04-04-05, 06:00 PM
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Specialized Sirrus or Trek 7300 fx

Specialized Sirrus

Trek 7300 FX

Which has better components.

https://www2.trekbikes.com/Bikes/City...0_FX/index.php

https://www.specialized.com/SBCBkMode...e092rog.j27001
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Old 04-04-05, 06:08 PM
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this thread has been hit up about 3x...if you'd do a search you'll find plenty of info comparing the two.
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These bikes are pretty similar with the Trek having some lower gears due to it's use of MTB drivetrail. They really are pretty equivilant and in that case I think I would go with the Trek. If your budget allows maybe go to the next model up in the 7X00 FX line.
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I can't help it, Specialized all the way. No matter what model. JMO
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I'm with Midgie. Specialized all the way in this case. I've been a Trek devotee and a proud Specialized Sirrus rider. The Sirrus hands down. Very well designed bike.
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My wifes got a Sirrus, great bikes. Next best thing to a road bike.
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Originally Posted by feltrider
My wifes got a Sirrus, great bikes. Next best thing to a road bike.
might as well be a flat bar road bike
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
might as well be a flat bar road bike
The Sirrus IS a "flat-bar" road bike!

In fact, the Sirrus is a cyclocross bike, IMHO, in all but name (and the "flat" bar!). It's that tough!!

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Originally Posted by Black Bud
The Sirrus IS a "flat-bar" road bike!

In fact, the Sirrus is a cyclocross bike, IMHO, in all but name (and the "flat" bar!). It's that tough!!

No fooling!
I wouldn't give it cyclocross because of the fact it can't even run a 30C tire...but otherwise, yes.
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So what you guys are saying is that the specialized is one tough a$$ bike? I would appreciate any info from trek owners in regards to the components. One knock that Ive heard with the Sirrus, the wheels arent the greatest. Im 6'3" 260 lbs. Should I be concerned with either bikes wheels?
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
I wouldn't give it cyclocross because of the fact it can't even run a 30C tire...but otherwise, yes.
It wouldn't be the best of 'cross rigs because of its narrower than usual for a 'cross bike stays...some "narrow" model "cross " tires DO fit, however. (I mentioned the Bontrager "Jones CX" in an earlier thread, which is such a "cross" tire.

It is, nonetheless, "one tough cookie" of a bike!
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Originally Posted by Black Bud
It wouldn't be the best of 'cross rigs because of its narrower than usual for a 'cross bike stays...some "narrow" model "cross " tires DO fit, however. (I mentioned the Bontrager "Jones CX" in an earlier thread, which is such a "cross" tire.

It is, nonetheless, "one tough cookie" of a bike!
undoubtedly when I slim down...its on my list of bikes to get
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Originally Posted by johnnie19
So what you guys are saying is that the specialized is one tough a$$ bike? I would appreciate any info from trek owners in regards to the components. One knock that Ive heard with the Sirrus, the wheels arent the greatest. Im 6'3" 260 lbs. Should I be concerned with either bikes wheels?
The Sirrus' wheels will do just fine! Even at your weight, they should work; you'd have to be somewhat heavier before I'd be concerned about wheel trouble.

I ussually "check in " at about 220-225 lbs. myself; I also carry 15-30 (or so) lbs. of cargo...only one broken spoke (it was probably defective) since I bought the bike (Fall, 2003). In fact, the rear QR skewer--which I installed aftermarket, of course-- is actually a Burley "alternative " trailer hitch. (I've hauled, I estimate, around 70 lbs. of cargo in that trailer...maybe more...no problems!)
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Big Guy here -250lbs. I have a Trek 7700FX That I have started commuting on. I really like the Trek Bike and the components - No problesm with the wheels - Bontrager Select.. It sounds like you can't go wrong with either purchase. Deep down, you like on e more than the otehr Go for it!!!!

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Old 04-05-05, 10:28 AM
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I have the 02 Specialized sirrus, bought in July 2002. I didn't have any problems with the back wheel initially. I crashed it and warped the back wheel a few months after I got it and after the wheel was repaired, I still didn't have problems for a year or so. Then I started popping a spoke every 20 miles or so. After three or four spokes, I replaced the back wheel. I had the same problems and replaced the wheel again with one better quality. I have broken spokes twice on my new wheel but over several months and further this is after I've started using the sirrus for commuting. It's getting more mileage now. I just replaced the chain and the cassette, so there's nothing original back there except the derailler. I still think it is a good bike. I weigh in at 220-225 and I probably put a bit of abuse on the wheels, especially the rear wheel.

If you look on roadbikereview.com I think there were other people talking about wheel problems in 2002. I am not sure if people are still talking about that on the later models. But my wheel problems haven't been isolated to Specialized wheels and the problems with the original rear wheel could have been caused by the crash. I agree your weight shouldn't be a problem. I may have had an unlucky run with the wheels. I'm still running my original wheel on the front with 32 spokes. The rear wheel I run now has 36.
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Originally Posted by Black Bud
...In fact, the rear QR skewer--which I installed aftermarket, of course-- is actually a Burley "alternative " trailer hitch. (I've hauled, I estimate, around 70 lbs. of cargo in that trailer...maybe more...no problems!)
Hey Black Bud, which model Sirrus do you have? I have the '04 Sport Disc and have been considering a trailer, but not sure if the rear disc would interfere with the hitch. It looks like that's what the Burley "alternate" hitch skewer is made for, but would like some confirmation.
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Originally Posted by babaluey
Hey Black Bud, which model Sirrus do you have? I have the '04 Sport Disc and have been considering a trailer, but not sure if the rear disc would interfere with the hitch. It looks like that's what the Burley "alternate" hitch skewer is made for, but would like some confirmation.
I own the exact same model Sirrus you do! (Nice silver...and ...for any bike, understated decals!
Wish more bikes' decals were like them.)

The standard Burley hitch does not work with any hub brake (not just discs)! You NEED the "alternative" hitch, which works fine with disc brakes...one of the setups it was designed for !

In fact, I like the "alternative" hitch better then the standard model. I find the "socket and pin" arrangement (when assembled, similar to a door hinge) is easier to use (the big trick being aligning it properly at first....but this is easily mastered) and is just as secure! You will still be able to "lay down" the bike with the trailer attached; the trailer will still stay upright, too, if the bike falls down, just as with the "standard" hitch. The "alternative" hitch is smaller--and lighter--to boot! Just make sure the skewer is TIGHT...you don't want it to come loose! (But, we disc brake users maks sure skewers are tight, anyhow, just because of the forces the disc brakes apply at the hub, and the fact we DO NOT want our wheel(s) to "slip out" of the dropouts unexpectedly.)

The hub--and the axle--will handle the load just fine, too.
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Originally Posted by Black Bud
I own the exact same model Sirrus you do! ...
Hey thanks for the feedback - looks like a trailer might be my next big purchase. Just want it for shopping trips mainly, so I can rely on my car even less than I do now!

I agree, too - the sirrus is a beautiful bike with that soft silver color and the ghost decals.

Thanks again and enjoy the bike!
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