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Old 01-06-19, 03:26 PM
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I'm getting close to pulling the trigger for a Sirrus X Comp Carbon as my first hybrid as I'm a big fan of 1x and like the mix of up-to-date features for the price. (I might go a bit smaller on the front chainring as I'd prefer to shift the gearing a little more towards the bottom end - I climb some 15% grades getting home on almost every ride.) It is advertised as having "rack/fender mounts" but I don't see anything up by the seat tube for the top of the rack. I assume you have to use a rack that mounts with the seat tube clamp? Has anyone fitted a rack? Is it possible to double-team the mounts to have both?

I'm 6'-2" and it appears the XL is probably the best fit, maybe a little large, but I prefer a bike with more cockpit room in general and I'm getting old enough that I don't want anything very aggressive. If you have any thoughts about fit, I'd appreciate them. None of the LBS's near me keep 1x bikes on the floor. I'm sure the LBS would order me a bike contingent on a fit-check ride, but I'd prefer to get it right at order time.

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Old 01-08-19, 06:00 PM
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Ended up going with the Sirrus X Carbon Comp - it's a great little hybrid, though there are some things that need... tweaking? I either want a longer stem or more setback on the seatpost, along with a firmer spring in the FutureShock.
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Old 01-10-19, 11:30 PM
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Hmmmmm, I think something is about to happen to my Sirrus Elite! Wonder what it could be?






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Old 01-11-19, 03:15 AM
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Need to advise on my first sirrus

Should i get the sirrus sport with the carbon fork and sora gears or the elite with full carbon and tiagra gears. Help me decide? should i pay $650 more Australian for thay full carbon? I want to ride about 60kms or more once a week and most days to work is about 15kms
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(to Doctor Morbius) UPGRADES.........the best thing next to N+1....upgrading an already great bike to be even better. Those look like some nice upgrades at that!

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Originally Posted by kristiansantos View Post
Should i get the sirrus sport with the carbon fork and sora gears or the elite with full carbon and tiagra gears. Help me decide? should i pay $650 more Australian for thay full carbon? I want to ride about 60kms or more once a week and most days to work is about 15kms
Depends really, if your only riding 60kms (30 miles for us Americans) a few times a week, might be good to just save your money. IF you plan to expand that, then I say go for the upgrade. I have never heard anyone say I wish I got the lower cost bike after buying it. BUT always hear from people (myself included), I wish I had sprung for the better bike or need to upgrade!. If the full carbon Sirrus would make you happier and is in your budget, I say go for it!
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(to Doctor Morbius) UPGRADES.........the best thing next to N+1....upgrading an already great bike to be even better. Those look like some nice upgrades at that!
Thanks! The bike will be getting some new wheels too, but for some reason the pic wouldn't upload.
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Thanks! The bike will be getting some new wheels too, but for some reason the pic wouldn't upload.
Cool (said the 67 year old man)! Was that a NOS Ultegra triple you managed to find?
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Cool (said the 67 year old man)!
Thanks, said the 58 year old fart.

Was that a NOS Ultegra triple you managed to find?
Good eye. It is indeed a NOS Ultegra 6503 triple, which I happened to find in my ... GARAGE! I had a choice of chainrings to choose from. All were triples. All were from circa 2004/2005.

I also have a brand spanking new in the box, never used 105 5503 triple chainring in polished silver. It's beautiful. I went with the Ultegra because I bought it as a returned item with a big discount and it had a few scuffs/scratches on it.

Back when Nashbar had a great selection and great prices on closeout items, I bought (hoarded) several components to keep my new 2004 Sequoia Elite running forever. Unfortunately, the Sequoia developed a crack in the frame at 1,800 miles so I had all of this NOS gear left over so I thought I may as well use it.
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Thanks, said the 58 year old fart.

Good eye. It is indeed a NOS Ultegra 6503 triple, which I happened to find in my ... GARAGE! I had a choice of chainrings to choose from. All were triples. All were from circa 2004/2005.

I also have a brand spanking new in the box, never used 105 5503 triple chainring in polished silver. It's beautiful. I went with the Ultegra because I bought it as a returned item with a big discount and it had a few scuffs/scratches on it.

Back when Nashbar had a great selection and great prices on closeout items, I bought (hoarded) several components to keep my new 2004 Sequoia Elite running forever. Unfortunately, the Sequoia developed a crack in the frame at 1,800 miles so I had all of this NOS gear left over so I thought I may as well use it.
It's good to have bits squirrelled away ... you never know! I still have my Tiagra triple drivetrain (complete) from my '10 Sirrus Comp in a box. It came off the bike after one season. I should flip it or donate it to the co-op, but I just can't! What if I wanted to go back to a triple, or build a touring bike, or ... ?
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It's good to have bits squirrelled away ... you never know! I still have my Tiagra triple drivetrain (complete) from my '10 Sirrus Comp in a box. It came off the bike after one season. I should flip it or donate it to the co-op, but I just can't! What if I wanted to go back to a triple, or build a touring bike, or ... ?
I agree. I have a box with road bike components and a box with hybrid/MTB components should I ever find a smoking deal on a frame I like on Craig's List or something. For me half the fun is putzing around with the hardware. Of course, riding them is fun too, but I really enjoy wrenching my own (and even a few friends) bikes. It's cheap therapy.
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