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Old 09-11-20, 10:39 AM
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I'm sure that is an error. Funny though.
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Old 09-11-20, 02:44 PM
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That redwood 5.0 is sweet. Would someone more educated than me note the differences from 2020, colors aside?

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Old 09-11-20, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GeoffNA
That redwood 5.0 is sweet. Would someone more educated than me note the differences from 2020, colors aside?
That red is poopin! I just test rode a Sage Green X5 today but I want the blue - after seeing these colors urgh decisions decisions!
2020: 11spd, 42T chainring
2021: 12spd, 40T chainring
Different crankset on each, really its the 11 vs 12spd - this is at least what I can tell are the differences.

Don't know if the specs are accurate about the chainring since they're not coming from Specialized, then again Specialized list 32/42/52 chainring for the Sirrus X 4.0
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Originally Posted by Jagamov
Changed the stem out today for a bit more rise.


17 degree stem? Test rode a green X5 today, wow what a bike!
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Old 09-11-20, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Way2Slow
17 degree stem? Test rode a green X5 today, wow what a bike!
24° stem with the +2° shim for 26° total. Was not able to use the +4° shim due to not being able to screw the stem cap back on.
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Old 09-11-20, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Vrockz
Looks like 2021 models for Sirrus X 4.0 and Sirrus X 5.0 are out. The are not on specialized website but I see them on Landry's Bicycles (checked the site after I saw a post on ****** specialized sub******) "https://www.landrys.com/product-list/bikes-1000/hybrid-comfort-1230/?rb_ct=1250&rb_br=349&rb_iy=2021&sort=pricedesc" available for pre-order. Extra gear on both the models, new colors and $ 50 price bump on X 4.0 and $ 100 price increase on X 5.0.
Thanks for posting this. I’m so glad I got the matte green X 5.0. Those new colors do nothing for me. 12 speed is a nice update, but the 11 speed is perfectly fine and I don’t feel I need 1 more gear. But glad to see them updating.
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Originally Posted by Jagamov
24° stem with the +2° shim for 26° total. Was not able to use the +4° shim due to not being able to screw the stem cap back on.
Your X5 is really nice with all the upgrades you've done!
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Old 09-11-20, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Way2Slow
Your X5 is really nice with all the upgrades you've done!
Thanks!!

And since you like upgrades...new grips.


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Originally Posted by Jagamov
Thanks!!

And since you like upgrades...new grips.
Nice! Carbon wheels next??? How is cleaning the matte green? I just worry about scratches and my OCD lol
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Originally Posted by Way2Slow
Nice! Carbon wheels next??? How is cleaning the matte green? I just worry about scratches and my OCD lol
LOL! No, carbon wheels are for race bikes. I’d like a nice set of DT Swiss wheels with the ratchet hubs, but the stock wheels are fine and they look good.

I actually like matte paint a lot. I owned 2 motorcycles with matte paint and never had an issue. Clean it with windex and a microfiber cloth. Harley Davidson actually sells “denim” paint cleaner and it works well too, but windex works great. Trust me, I’m super OCD as well, but it holds up just fine.
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Originally Posted by Jagamov
LOL! No, carbon wheels are for race bikes. I’d like a nice set of DT Swiss wheels with the ratchet hubs, but the stock wheels are fine and they look good.

I actually like matte paint a lot. I owned 2 motorcycles with matte paint and never had an issue. Clean it with windex and a microfiber cloth. Harley Davidson actually sells “denim” paint cleaner and it works well too, but windex works great. Trust me, I’m super OCD as well, but it holds up just fine.
Been a while since I've owned a bike, high school lol. My buddy gave me a road bike with drop bars so I could at least get some cardio in since gyms are closed, man it's killin' me so I've been searching for a fitness bike. Sirrus seems to be the geometry I want, impossible to test Trek's. I believe I've narrowed my choice down the X5, just wasn't sure if the 1x 42T was enough for me. Don't want to buy on impulse so I'm making sure I feel comfortable so I can enjoy the bike even more.
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There is always the street version of the Sirrus (non-X). The drive is 2x.
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Old 09-12-20, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
There is always the street version of the Sirrus (non-X). The drive is 2x.
I found one in LBS but they would only let me test ride in the store so that was lame in itself. I have to be able to test on the street and bang thru the gears. I must admit I love that future shock, helps a lot with this nagging sports injury in my shoulder. How are them Conti's? The silver flake color is really nice!
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Old 09-12-20, 01:14 PM
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The Conti’s were a good change.

in order not to be left behind in our private arms race, my wife wanted hers changed out as well. We both changed from the 32s to 28s. First ride on hers, and she even commented that the bike seemed “lighter” acting and more responsive. And, she’s not one to focus on little details. I just can’t have better than hers. 😜

I like the silver color a lot, but also really like a lot of the current blues that are out there. My wife has the lilac 4.0. It’s a nice “chick” color because it doesn’t scream out “girl’s bike.”

Sirrus 6.0 has Future Shock.

Your LBS must be pretty lame. All the stores here will let you ride before buying, even if just around the parking areas (which are pretty large around most of the stores here).
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Old 09-12-20, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
The Conti’s were a good change.

in order not to be left behind in our private arms race, my wife wanted hers changed out as well. We both changed from the 32s to 28s. First ride on hers, and she even commented that the bike seemed “lighter” acting and more responsive. And, she’s not one to focus on little details. I just can’t have better than hers. 😜

I like the silver color a lot, but also really like a lot of the current blues that are out there. My wife has the lilac 4.0. It’s a nice “chick” color because it doesn’t scream out “girl’s bike.”

Sirrus 6.0 has Future Shock.

Your LBS must be pretty lame. All the stores here will let you ride before buying, even if just around the parking areas (which are pretty large around most of the stores here).
Yeah not sure if I wanna spend 6.0 money, those are impossible to find here in California. Can't do much riding anyway with all the fires going on, air quality really sucks.
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Yeah not sure if I wanna spend 6.0 money, those are impossible to find here in California. Can't do much riding anyway with all the fires going on, air quality really sucks.
I get that on the price.

In September 2017, we were supposed to go sailing in the BVI, but Hurricane Irma forced us to switch gears at the last moment. Ended up going to San Fransisco instead. We saw a lot of cars from So. California heavily covered in ash as people fled north to escape the fires that year. Was just crazy. Also got to enjoy 100 degrees in San Fran. Much different than 100 hear. Can’t imagine what it’s like this year as there seems to be much more destruction. Stay safe there!

It’s been really hard to find bikes here all summer. Pretty hit or miss. I ended up going to rural Oklahoma to get mine, although we found my wife’s locally.
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I get that on the price.

In September 2017, we were supposed to go sailing in the BVI, but Hurricane Irma forced us to switch gears at the last moment. Ended up going to San Fransisco instead. We saw a lot of cars from So. California heavily covered in ash as people fled north to escape the fires that year. Was just crazy. Also got to enjoy 100 degrees in San Fran. Much different than 100 hear. Can’t imagine what it’s like this year as there seems to be much more destruction. Stay safe there!

It’s been really hard to find bikes here all summer. Pretty hit or miss. I ended up going to rural Oklahoma to get mine, although we found my wife’s locally.
Oh yeah no comparison when it comes to heat, Texas hot is hot!!! Only thing scares me about living in Texas is tornadoes, lived in Amarillo for a few years as kid. Dang Oklahoma must have been quite a drive from DFW.

Actually found a LBS with a L 4.0 and X4, gonna go check them out today, may be too big as I'm 5'9" - gonna have to go before football starts lol
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The drive to Oklahoma was about 3 hours. Wife and I just made a day of it, and checked out an area we had never seen before. Even got to see the highest mountain in Oklahoma, something I didn’t know existed in that state. Not a bad day trip.

I’m 6’ and on a large. My wife is 5’6 and has a medium. If she were an inch shorter, the bike would be too big for her. That may help, but doesn’t hurt to check them out.

Sorry you had to endure Amarillo. 100 here is not too bad. SF at 100 is far worse I found out due to lack of A/C.
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The drive to Oklahoma was about 3 hours. Wife and I just made a day of it, and checked out an area we had never seen before. Even got to see the highest mountain in Oklahoma, something I didn’t know existed in that state. Not a bad day trip.

I’m 6’ and on a large. My wife is 5’6 and has a medium. If she were an inch shorter, the bike would be too big for her. That may help, but doesn’t hurt to check them out.

Sorry you had to endure Amarillo. 100 here is not too bad. SF at 100 is far worse I found out due to lack of A/C.
Hmm looks like L will be too big, oh well I'll check them out anyway. If its 80 here they scream its too hot. Hot is in the middle of the Persian Gulf on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
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Can’t imagine anything worse!
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Originally Posted by Jagamov
Thanks! No idea on the weight...just wanted a little more rise on the bar and thought they looked cool.

Here ya go:

Could you have gone with the S-Works Carbon Mini Rise Handlebars? If so, why did you choose the ones you did? And what would be the benefits of one vs the other?
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Could you have gone with the S-Works Carbon Mini Rise Handlebars? If so, why did you choose the ones you did? And what would be the benefits of one vs the other?
I chose the one I did because I wanted more rise from the bar.
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The drive to Oklahoma was about 3 hours. Wife and I just made a day of it, and checked out an area we had never seen before. Even got to see the highest mountain in Oklahoma, something I didn’t know existed in that state. Not a bad day trip.

I’m 6’ and on a large. My wife is 5’6 and has a medium. If she were an inch shorter, the bike would be too big for her. That may help, but doesn’t hurt to check them out.

Sorry you had to endure Amarillo. 100 here is not too bad. SF at 100 is far worse I found out due to lack of A/C.
The L 4.0 is too tall/big but its the right geometry, better safe than sorry. I really like those R9 shifters with the ball bearing, no doubt about whether you shifted or not.
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In a non-Covid world, could you order a bike with some mods from the factory? For example, transparent sidewall Pathfinder Pro, carbon post, etc.? Is that doable now?
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The L 4.0 is too tall/big but its the right geometry, better safe than sorry. I really like those R9 shifters with the ball bearing, no doubt about whether you shifted or not.
if you are in the San Francisco area, there are several shops that appear to have the Sirrus 4.0 in medium available:

Tam Bikes in Mill Valley 415-389-1900
Cyclepath in Hayward 510-314-8656

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/si...ext=90920-5003
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