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Old 02-01-19, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by markjenn View Post
Slightly wider perhaps, but not a ton. There's about 6mm clearance on each side at the fork with the stock 38mm tires, a bit less at the rear chainstays, maybe 4mm. I'd guess you could go 42mm without too much problem, but it would depend on the tire. Beyond this, I think you'd be at risk of jams, especially in dirt riding. I won't be going any wider and the clearances are tight enough I've decided to forgo fenders, at least if I'm running 38mm. (I think I mentioned in another post that my LBS felt 35mm was about as wide as you should go if you want to fit Plug-And-Play fenders.) When I replace tires, I might go down to 35mm.




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Last year I picked up a 2012 from Facebook Marketplace and it's been a great cruiser for me when I ride with my kids. On my roadie I kept riding the brakes but the Sirrus has been cool. This past month I tried clipless pedals for the first time and spent a few days practicing on the Sirrus before putting them on my roadie and I realized that the hybrid can go a lot faster than I had previously taken it. I now trade off between the two bikes depending on my mood.

I switched out the grips to Ergon GP3, switched out the saddle to a Prologo, and went with 700x28 slicks. I was thinking of changing out the groupset to a lighter set to shave some weight as I have to lift it over my head to load it into my truck, but not sure if it's worth the expense on a base model aluminum frame and steel fork. The thing weighs 26 pounds and I was wondering what everyone else's bikes weigh.




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2010 Sirrus Comp (E5/carbon stays/fork frameset). 19.4 lbs as pictured (LBS Park scale).
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Ready to order my first Sirrus

Hello I am not new to this forum but new to Sirrus bikes. I just sold my hardtail mountain bike and want to put the money towards a Specialized Sirrus elite carbon (2019 model). I will get it in teal blue. Does anyone know if there are any known issues with this years models? I test drove a carbon sirrus about 2 years ago and I was blown away with the comfort and speed of this bike. I am looking to take possession of this bike by mid March at the latest. I live in Michigan and my riding season typically starts first of April.

UPDATE:

I put the order in. I should be able to pick it up by February 19. I will post pics and reviews in the coming month.

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Originally Posted by ps249 View Post
Does anyone know if there are any known issues with this years models?
UPDATE:
I put the order in. I should be able to pick it up by February 19. I will post pics and reviews in the coming month.
So not to be a downer, I searched and noone mentioned that the steerer tube collar of the Carbon models with FutureShock were recalled (easy replacement repair at dealer).
Check with your dealer! (Edit:as a new user i cant post a link, trust me its real)

So what model did you end up getting? I started at the Comp X, was all set, then started researching more brands and thought I would go with Trek FX4 (22lbs), I looked at some more bikes, took a look here again and I dont know, something about this bike style wise gets me.

For me, my current setup came with 700x 38mm tires, and a simple fact is the Trek's come with 32mm tires and max out at 35 (not even sure you can go bigger on carbons from them).
Also if I want a 1x10 drivetrain and carbon with Trek, I need to get the FX6 @ 2300$ which brings me back to the value, against Trek Specialized does beat them in price by at least 100$ or more, maybe Im wrong
Headed to the dealer today.
I am lucky, they have a built X, as well as another carbon, both in Medium, so I got to wait a month.

Are these bikes ridiculously delicate? I know how to be super careful, and I dont even roll my 350$ bike off of curbs.
This bike will be used for exercise in a hilly suburban area, and the streets of Baltimore city (some potholes, lots of sidewalks where the traffic can be deadly) thanks!!!.......
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Old 02-18-19, 06:29 PM
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Are these bikes ridiculously delicate? I know how to be super careful, and I dont even roll my 350$ bike off of curbs.
This bike will be used for exercise in a hilly suburban area, and the streets of Baltimore city (some potholes, lots of sidewalks where the traffic can be deadly) thanks!!!.......

Have you considered getting a Surly Ogre?


A very versatile bike that you won't have to baby around.
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Old 02-18-19, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by GeorgeMD View Post
So not to be a downer, I searched and noone mentioned that the steerer tube collar of the Carbon models with FutureShock were recalled (easy replacement repair at dealer).
Check with your dealer! (Edit:as a new user i cant post a link, trust me its real)

So what model did you end up getting? I started at the Comp X, was all set, then started researching more brands and thought I would go with Trek FX4 (22lbs), I looked at some more bikes, took a look here again and I dont know, something about this bike style wise gets me.

For me, my current setup came with 700x 38mm tires, and a simple fact is the Trek's come with 32mm tires and max out at 35 (not even sure you can go bigger on carbons from them).
Also if I want a 1x10 drivetrain and carbon with Trek, I need to get the FX6 @ 2300$ which brings me back to the value, against Trek Specialized does beat them in price by at least 100$ or more, maybe Im wrong
Headed to the dealer today.
I am lucky, they have a built X, as well as another carbon, both in Medium, so I got to wait a month.

Are these bikes ridiculously delicate? I know how to be super careful, and I dont even roll my 350$ bike off of curbs.
This bike will be used for exercise in a hilly suburban area, and the streets of Baltimore city (some potholes, lots of sidewalks where the traffic can be deadly) thanks!!!.......
I got the 2019 elite Carbon. Mine does not come with the future shock feature
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Originally Posted by GeorgeMD View Post
So not to be a downer, I searched and noone mentioned that the steerer tube collar of the Carbon models with FutureShock were recalled (easy replacement repair at dealer).
Check with your dealer! (Edit:as a new user i cant post a link, trust me its real)

So what model did you end up getting? I started at the Comp X, was all set, then started researching more brands and thought I would go with Trek FX4 (22lbs), I looked at some more bikes, took a look here again and I dont know, something about this bike style wise gets me.

For me, my current setup came with 700x 38mm tires, and a simple fact is the Trek's come with 32mm tires and max out at 35 (not even sure you can go bigger on carbons from them).
Also if I want a 1x10 drivetrain and carbon with Trek, I need to get the FX6 @ 2300$ which brings me back to the value, against Trek Specialized does beat them in price by at least 100$ or more, maybe Im wrong
Headed to the dealer today.
I am lucky, they have a built X, as well as another carbon, both in Medium, so I got to wait a month.

Are these bikes ridiculously delicate? I know how to be super careful, and I dont even roll my 350$ bike off of curbs.
This bike will be used for exercise in a hilly suburban area, and the streets of Baltimore city (some potholes, lots of sidewalks where the traffic can be deadly) thanks!!!.......
The collar recall is a non-issue, imo. Certainly hasn't led me to cancel my order (Sirrus X Comp). My LBS is busy replacing the old collar on customers' existing FS bikes, and tells me that all FS bikes shipped since the first week or so of January have the new collar factory installed.

Delicate? No; no reason to suppose so. Carbon composite is a mature technology at this point for bicycle frame construction, alongside aluminum, steel, titanium. If you buy a Sirrus X Comp it will not asplode underneath you if you jump a curb or bunny-hop a storm grate.
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Old 02-19-19, 09:31 AM
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I want to get a fitness bike for my wife and narrowed it down to a Women's Sirrus Expert Carbon in a small but there doesn't seem to be any stock at any dealers and The Specialized web site shows all sizes out of stock.

I emailed Specialized but have not received a reply yet. Any one happen to know what Specialized plan is for this model?

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Sirrus Elite Carbon arrived today. this bike is so beautiful my girlfriend is going to be jelous. I can see the metallic flakes in the teal blue paint. I am coming from the hardtail mountain bike scene so I am seeing alot of neat features for the first time. I am stoked to say the least.

2019 sirrus elite carbon
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Sirrus Elite Carbon arrived today. this bike is so beautiful my girlfriend is going to be jelous. I can see the metallic flakes in the teal blue paint. I am coming from the hardtail mountain bike scene so I am seeing alot of neat features for the first time. I am stoked to say the least.

2019 sirrus elite carbon

Wowza.


That colour looks much better in the flesh than how Specialized has it appearing on their own website.


You look set for a lot of fun times ahead.
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[QUOTE=ColonelSanders;20803440]Wowza.


That colour looks much better in the flesh than how Specialized has it appearing on their own website.


You look set for a lot of fun times ahead. [/QUOT Thats the first thing I noticed was how much better it looks in person
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That's really nice. I'm a sucker for blue bike (half of mine are blue). Congratulations.
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Somehow "Expert fitness bike" sounds really funny to me.
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I want to get a fitness bike for my wife and narrowed it down to a Women's Sirrus Expert Carbon in a small but there doesn't seem to be any stock at any dealers and The Specialized web site shows all sizes out of stock.

I emailed Specialized but have not received a reply yet. Any one happen to know what Specialized plan is for this model?

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I received a reply from Specialized and they do expect stock sometime in March. I think I will place a backorder but have a question on tire/wheel sizes.

The Expert Carbon comes with 30mm tires but seem to have the same rim size as the X Comp Carbon that comes with 38mm tires.

I assume I could change out the tires from 30mm to 38mm on the same rims if they turn out to be too skinny for my wife's liking? Any impact on fenders and clearance? I assume they use the same frame and there wouldn't be a problem.

Thank you.

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I placed an order for the Women's Sirrus Expert Carbon in a small for my wife today. It will be 3 weeks or more before stock comes in and according to my bike store they have a different color scheme then the Specialized web site as shown below. It will be a surprise so I hope she likes the color and the bike. My daughter just got a Specialized Vita Sport so they should be well matched other then my daughter's fitness coming from an elite soccer background.


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I have a base model 2017 Sirrus that's recently become a dog hauler. It's a pretty decent bike for $399 on sale at season end. They upgraded the pedals to Specialized fitness alloys at no-charge and I changed-out the front derailleur, but other than that it's stock.

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I received a reply from Specialized and they do expect stock sometime in March. I think I will place a backorder but have a question on tire/wheel sizes.

The Expert Carbon comes with 30mm tires but seem to have the same rim size as the X Comp Carbon that comes with 38mm tires.

I assume I could change out the tires from 30mm to 38mm on the same rims if they turn out to be too skinny for my wife's liking? Any impact on fenders and clearance? I assume they use the same frame and there wouldn't be a problem.

Thank you.
It was mentioned earlier in this thread that the Sirrus X frame is different than the Sirrus frame and thus wider tires may not fit.
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It was mentioned earlier in this thread that the Sirrus X frame is different than the Sirrus frame and thus wider tires may not fit.
Yes, it's not clear at all to me -- and won't be til I get mine -- that the 'X' frame and the other current carbon Sirrus frames have the same tire clearance.

From the photo above from markjenn, the 'X' frame certainly has adequate clearance for its 38s; whether that would be true for the other carbon Sirrus frames, only one way to know for sure, absent confirmation from Specialized: measure and/or try it and see. Dealers should be able to help on this.
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Yes, it's not clear at all to me -- and won't be til I get mine -- that the 'X' frame and the other current carbon Sirrus frames have the same tire clearance.

From the photo above from markjenn, the 'X' frame certainly has adequate clearance for its 38s; whether that would be true for the other carbon Sirrus frames, only one way to know for sure, absent confirmation from Specialized: measure and/or try it and see. Dealers should be able to help on this.
Check some Sirrus bikes at the shop or e-mail Specialized directly. I have had success e-mailing them and they get back to me within a day or 2.
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Yes, it's not clear at all to me -- and won't be til I get mine -- that the 'X' frame and the other current carbon Sirrus frames have the same tire clearance.

From the photo above from markjenn, the 'X' frame certainly has adequate clearance for its 38s; whether that would be true for the other carbon Sirrus frames, only one way to know for sure, absent confirmation from Specialized: measure and/or try it and see. Dealers should be able to help on this.
I've sent Specialized an email on tire/rim/frame sizes between the Expert Carbon and X Comp Carbon. I'll let you know if I hear back.
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Check some Sirrus bikes at the shop or e-mail Specialized directly. I have had success e-mailing them and they get back to me within a day or 2.
I'm not worried

The X Comp is the one I'm getting, so it will have clearance for 38s (stock tires), which is enough for me. Current bike's max. tire size is 32 (2010 Sirrus Comp).
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The collar recall is a non-issue, imo. Certainly hasn't led me to cancel my order (Sirrus X Comp). My LBS is busy replacing the old collar on customers' existing FS bikes, and tells me that all FS bikes shipped since the first week or so of January have the new collar factory installed.
Yup, I agree with you, I think it speaks well of them as a company. The recall made me second guess but I realize the collar has nothing to do with the tech itself. I don't know if the non-oem companies could respond to a recall as well as they do.
Delicate? No; no reason to suppose so. Carbon composite is a mature technology at this point for bicycle frame construction, alongside aluminum, steel, titanium. If you buy a Sirrus X Comp it will not asplode underneath you if you jump a curb or bunny-hop a storm grate.
Hehe, Im a bit paranoid an delicate with my toys, I realize this is a tough material.
The only thing that freaked me out was when I researched traveling long distance with bike rack on back of car, one scenario I read of is a carbon bike getting loose from its clasp, the frame rubbing against the metal rack destroying it.

Anyways, I went and sat on the Trek FX4, it was quite a sexy bike, however I think I sticking with the Xcomp. Im going to go test ride a size Medium, and if I like the feel of carbon (never tried it) I will order it in large.
CANT WAIT!
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The only thing that freaked me out was when I researched traveling long distance with bike rack on back of car, one scenario I read of is a carbon bike getting loose from its clasp, the frame rubbing against the metal rack destroying it.
This is why you buy a bike rack with tire hold downs instead of frame hold downs. Such as the Thule T2 pro or a 1up USA rack.
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This is why you buy a bike rack with tire hold downs instead of frame hold downs. Such as the Thule T2 pro or a 1up USA rack.
Yea I made a big mistake, I got herniated lower back and Yakima has a 20 lb extra lite model. When I added hitch to my car and bought it, it was important I could mount it on my own.
Its a miserable SOB in that the straps are impossible to get on, so I use those twistie Tie things you can get at home depot. Ive decided to sell it now.
At 400-600$ a rack, I think buying a used minivan might be better haha, but seriously this is my first really expensive bike so I want to keep this one fresh.

Im headed to a store that has them in stock, I need to see the Purple Xcomp in person, it looks black to me in all the pictures.
After I see it, I am ordering! (from preferred LBS)

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