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Old 06-26-18, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
It's a perfect bike to start with, ask me how I know.
Why would you suggest to him, "ask me how I know", rather than just providing the information he is seeking?
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Old 06-26-18, 12:41 PM
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I have a 2016 Sport Disk. I'm having the triple chainrings replaced with a compact double. Anybody else done this?
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Old 06-26-18, 12:48 PM
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Why would you suggest to him, "ask me how I know", rather than just providing the information he is seeking?
It's not exactly hard to figure out that I must own one, which is also written right under my avatar. I also said explicitly that I owned one two posts later.
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
It's not exactly hard to figure out that I must own one, which is also written right under my avatar. I also said explicitly that I owned one two posts later.
It's obvious you own one so why wait until two posts later to state the bike details? Your comment further validates my original point.

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Old 06-26-18, 02:56 PM
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"Don't ever mix bleach and vinegar. Ask me how I know."

While I find the phrase "ask me how I know" a bit silly, yet harmless, I don't see how anyone can not know what the person saying it means by that. It's quite obvious.
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Old 06-26-18, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Sal Bandini View Post
"Don't ever mix bleach and vinegar. Ask me how I know."

While I find the phrase "ask me how I know" a bit silly, yet harmless, I don't see how anyone can not know what the person saying it means by that. It's quite obvious.
Of course it's obvious. Thatís my point. He provides additional bike details two posts later. Why not put those details in the original post?

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Old 06-26-18, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by cycling705 View Post


Of course it's obvious. Thatís my point. He provides additional bike details two posts later. Why not put those details in the original post?
Why do you care so much? Geez, get over it already.
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Old 06-26-18, 07:07 PM
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2015 with 38" Compass Kool-aid tires:


Very, very nice.
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Old 06-27-18, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
Why do you care so much? Geez, get over it already.
Ad0 is a new forum member and he seemed to be looking for legitimate help. You and I simply disagree on the subsequent responses. Sorry that I upset you. Let's move on.

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Old 06-29-18, 03:12 PM
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I have a 2016 Sport Disk. I'm having the triple chainrings replaced with a compact double. Anybody else done this?
I have a Sirrus Elite that came with an SRAM double (2x10, IIRC). I bought the bike specifically to get away from triple chainrings. This setup has worked really well for me. Unless I am riding uphill, I am only shifting the rear derailleur.
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Originally Posted by DaveTMpls View Post
I have a Sirrus Elite that came with an SRAM double (2x10, IIRC). I bought the bike specifically to get away from triple chainrings. This setup has worked really well for me. Unless I am riding uphill, I am only shifting the rear derailleur.
I got my bike back from the shop last week and rode it a couple of times. I am really shocked that the difference between 48 and 50 teeth is almost not noticeable. The rear cassette that came stock was 11-32 9 speed. I noticed that I now have a 11-34 so the gearing on the lower side has changed. But all in all I'm happy with it.
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Here is my 2011 sirrus sport.



2011 sirrus sport with drop bars.
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Newbie here... to both the forum and hybrid biking alike.

Both my road and mountain bikes are fairly old and not that comfortable for a long day of casual riding with the family. So I recently started looking for a more comfortable bike that would be at home riding on the gravel and paved roads where we were about to go on vacation. I also wanted something I could easily attach a rack to and carry stuff to the beach, but not look like a beach cruiser.

My LBS recommended either the 2017 Trek FX2 or 2017 Specialized Sirrus Sport. I rode both back-to-back and although the decision was tough I chose the Trek. When I told the LBS I wanted disc brakes they informed me that they didn’t have an FX3 in stock and wouldn’t be able get one in before my vacation. Somewhat reluctantly I bought the Sirrus Sport.

After riding over 160 miles so far, I’m really happy with my decision. The bike is extremely comfortable when I’m riding by myself, but during the long, slow family rides my neck gets a bit stiff and my palms go a little numb. To combat this I decided to replace the stock bar with the Jones H-Bar for a more upright riding position. I tried swapping the bars tonight, but as I suspected, I need to either lengthen the cables or shorten the stem. I’m thinking the latter would be the better/easier choice. When I bring my bike in for the free tune-up, I’ll have them swap the bars.

I also ordered a Topeak rack and will likely get a set of fenders.

I’m thinking this will be my do-it-all, occasional grocery hauler, summer beach cruiser, rail trail rider, 30 miles on the weekend, family vacation bike.
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Old 07-19-18, 02:16 PM
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As of this morning, Specialized raised the MSRP of their men's Sirrus line (didn't look at any other models) by as much as $100 per model.

These are all current 2018 bikes also, not new 2019s. I've been checking daily to see the 2019s when they go live so I was surprised to see new pricing for what are still 2018 bikes.
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Old 07-19-18, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
As of this morning, Specialized raised the MSRP of their men's Sirrus line (didn't look at any other models) by as much as $100 per model.

These are all current 2018 bikes also, not new 2019s. I've been checking daily to see the 2019s when they go live so I was surprised to see new pricing for what are still 2018 bikes.
Tariffs...........
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Old 07-19-18, 02:25 PM
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Tariffs...........
yep, i cross posted in that thread also
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Old 08-19-18, 09:58 AM
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Here we are, August 19th, still no 2019s on Specialized's site. I see Erik's Bike Shop is doing what they do every year, blatantly re-tagging 2018 models as 2019s on their site and in-store.

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I'd also love to see Specialized bring back E5 aluminum in the Sirrus line again, but that definitely won't be happening with the current political situation.
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STILL no 2019s...

...and this thread is dead
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STILL no 2019s...

...and this thread is dead
They are up now. Few changes, given that the current Sirrus models were just introduced last year. There is, however, a new carbon model, 1x specific, with 38mm stock tires. I placed my order last Friday; hope it materializes (demand, even pre-official release, is high according to my lbs).

https://www.specialized.com/ca/en/me...=239583-159152
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They are up now. Few changes, given that the current Sirrus models were just introduced last year. There is, however, a new carbon model, 1x specific, with 38mm stock tires. I placed my order last Friday; hope it materializes (demand, even pre-official release, is high according to my lbs).

https://www.specialized.com/ca/en/me...=239583-159152

Nice.


Is the bike you have ordered, the only Sirrus model that could take 38mm tyres?
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They are up now. Few changes, given that the current Sirrus models were just introduced last year. There is, however, a new carbon model, 1x specific, with 38mm stock tires. I placed my order last Friday; hope it materializes (demand, even pre-official release, is high according to my lbs).

https://www.specialized.com/ca/en/me...=239583-159152
That looks pretty good! TA, flat mount discs, FS, stock 38mm tubeless tires (which means there should be some more room).... I find it geared a bit too low for a fitness bike though..... A 36T or 38T chainring would be better in my opinion.
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Nice.


Is the bike you have ordered, the only Sirrus model that could take 38mm tyres?
I don't know, Colonel, and neither does my lbs. I do know that the stated clearance for the current Sirrus frame/fork (i.e. the 2018/19s) is 35mm, so whether they've squeezed 38s into that frameset, or created a slightly different dedicated one for this version remains to be seen. I suspect the latter, because this one is 1x specific and there is no port for a front derailleur cable. That means a separate set of moulds, so tire clearances could have been modified as well.
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That looks pretty good! TA, flat mount discs, FS, stock 38mm tubeless tires (which means there should be some more room).... I find it geared a bit too low for a fitness bike though..... A 36T or 38T chainring would be better in my opinion.
Yep ... it's kind of 'the bike I've been waiting for'. 32 chainring does seem a bit small, but a) I'm an old man, and tend to spin rather than push bigger gears, so probably won't find it a problem and b) if I do, easily changed!

Edit: I think that '32' might be a copy error on the website. Chainring looks bigger, and I notice that the women's version, which looks identical, lists a 42 chainring -- which makes more sense.

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I agree -- the cassette is listed as having a 42t large sprocket, and the chain ring appears to be at least as large in the picture as that. A 1:1 low gear isn't really that low, and probably makes sense for a fitness-oriented bike like this one.
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