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Old 02-05-22, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by RH64
Hi All,

I recently got a Sirrus X 5.0 and I really like the bike, but I want to convert to an SRAM XPLR drivetrain. As this bike ships with Shimano, I contacted Specialized and asked about an XDR hub for the stock wheels. They replied that they don't have one. I'm not sure if that means they don't have any in stock or that they don;t make one. I know the 5.0 wheels must be a little different as they are the only ones that are tubeless.

Does anyone know how I could get an XDR hub on these wheels?
My guess, you'd need new hubs with xD driver... which means re-lacing the wheels. Probably better off just buy a new wheelset with the proper hubs, since the stock wheels are nothing great. Personally, I don't see the appeal in dropping $1k or so on a wireless drivetrain for this bike. I had big plans for my x 5.0 and then I rode a diverge... now the Sirrus just sits in the garage.
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Originally Posted by madgoose1
So here it is. Dec 2020 Specialized Sirrus 3.0
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sirrus x 5.0 long distance

Hey all,
I put a deposit down to hold a Sirrus x 5.0. I really like the bike and keep coming back to it after looking at the Trek, couple drop handles, etc. What brings me to it is I have a Sirrus Elite right now I find super comfortable and the simplicity of a 1x drivetrain. I like long rides. 50-70 miles. Will be doing a big 3 day ride thats is 250 miles in June. Does anyone do long distances with their Sirrus X? I play on bar end, and debating on a set of clip on aero bars or SG inner bar ends.
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Old 02-09-22, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by patrobicheau
Hey all,
I put a deposit down to hold a Sirrus x 5.0. I really like the bike and keep coming back to it after looking at the Trek, couple drop handles, etc. What brings me to it is I have a Sirrus Elite right now I find super comfortable and the simplicity of a 1x drivetrain. I like long rides. 50-70 miles. Will be doing a big 3 day ride thats is 250 miles in June. Does anyone do long distances with their Sirrus X? I play on bar end, and debating on a set of clip on aero bars or SG inner bar ends.
Everyone is different. I got Ergon GP3 grips which improved hand comfort tremendously. However after riding a diverge... I wouldn't go back to the Sirrus for long distance rides 30-40 mile plus. Personally I find the drop bar much more comfortable. The sirrus is a "fun" bike for me, around town and on trails for short rides.
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Sirrus 4 flatbar bike to drop bar handles and 28mm tires

Hi bikers,
i have a sirrus4 and to make it fast and to join a group ride with experienced bikers with all road bikes,i would like to see options of changing my sirrus4 existing 32c tires to 28 or 26c tires?
how sensible is it to conver the flatbar to drop bars.
thanks.
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Not sensible, converting to drop bars can set you back close to $1000. 28 or 26c tires aren't going to make you faster... reality is your speed/endurance is more YOU and your fitness.
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I have now got the Ergon GP5 gripsand Specialized Bennies pedals, I just need to fit them.

I was looking at the Specialized Plug'n'Plays or thier Dry Tech fender/mudguards but both of them have terrible reviews on the Specialized website.

I was also looking for a rear rack so I could occassionally transport a crate. I have looked at botht the Specialized Pizza rack and the Elite. I see that Topeak do a rear rack/pannier sytem and also do a foldable/collapsable crate which can be removed. Does anybody know of any other manufacturers who do a system like this?

Unfortunatley due to my low post count I cannot post a link but the items that I am looking at are the Topeak

MASTER ADAPTARACK (DISC)


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TROLLEYTOTE FOLDING MTX REAR BASKET


Who is using mudgaurds/fenders on thier Sirrus?

What are you using and for how long have you had them. What problems have you experienced.
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Originally Posted by Wwwalkie
Hi bikers,
i have a sirrus4 and to make it fast and to join a group ride with experienced bikers with all road bikes,i would like to see options of changing my sirrus4 existing 32c tires to 28 or 26c tires?
how sensible is it to conver the flatbar to drop bars.
thanks.
I have a Sirius 4. I bought a road bike to go with it.
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Originally Posted by Wwwalkie
Hi bikers,
i have a sirrus4 and to make it fast and to join a group ride with experienced bikers with all road bikes,i would like to see options of changing my sirrus4 existing 32c tires to 28 or 26c tires?
how sensible is it to conver the flatbar to drop bars.
thanks.
How fast is your group and how is your fitness? I used to ride with and keep up with road bikers (average 18mph speed) on my Specialized Crosstrail.
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Hi all

Anyone running the Santa Cruz Reserve 22 700c with dt Swiss 350 hubs on their Sirrus X? Have a x 5.0 and a friend has a new set of reserve wheels and looking to unload to me since he’s going a different direction. What carbon wheels are most people running?
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Originally Posted by madgoose1
I have now got the Ergon GP5 gripsand Specialized Bennies pedals, I just need to fit them.

I was looking at the Specialized Plug'n'Plays or thier Dry Tech fender/mudguards but both of them have terrible reviews on the Specialized website.

I was also looking for a rear rack so I could occassionally transport a crate. I have looked at botht the Specialized Pizza rack and the Elite. I see that Topeak do a rear rack/pannier sytem and also do a foldable/collapsable crate which can be removed. Does anybody know of any other manufacturers who do a system like this?

Unfortunatley due to my low post count I cannot post a link but the items that I am looking at are the Topeak

MASTER ADAPTARACK (DISC)


&

TROLLEYTOTE FOLDING MTX REAR BASKET


Who is using mudgaurds/fenders on thier Sirrus?

What are you using and for how long have you had them. What problems have you experienced.
I am using Topeak fenders. I think they are the Defenders and they fit fine. I have had them on for a couple of years and were not difficult to install.

I also bought the Topeak Explorer rack but have not installed it yet. It looks pretty straightforward to install, and you do not need the disc version for your bike.
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The Topeak Master Adaptarack comes only in disc version, but they do have other MTX-compatible rack models that are not specific for disc brakes which would work. The primary downside to disc racks are the lower legs are usually spaced pretty far out from the frame (to provide clearance for a seat stay-mounted disc caliper). If your caliper is down on the chain stay, you don't need the disc version of the rack (the non-disc versions are narrower and less bulky).
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I have had these plug and play fenders since 2017, only took them off once for a short trip.

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I'm seriously considering the Sirrus 6.0. Does anyone know what changes have been made since 2020? I've read though this entire thread, all 69 pages (LOL!) and wondering if it's still very similar to a roubaix, as compared in previous years. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by bmwpowere36m3
Not sensible, converting to drop bars can set you back close to $1000. 28 or 26c tires aren't going to make you faster... reality is your speed/endurance is more YOU and your fitness.
I have a Sirris 3.0 and can maintain 15-22 mph depending on the wind. I had to give up my dedicated road bike because of flexibility issues although I miss my drop bars at times other than that the Sirris is very close to a road back except the flat bar handle bar. Skinny tire width is a myth and an 80's thought process. There are countless studies on the web showing that a wider tire width does not slow you down in addition lower tire pressure actually makes you faster than maxed out pressure.
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Originally Posted by bmwpowere36m3
My guess, you'd need new hubs with xD driver... which means re-lacing the wheels. Probably better off just buy a new wheelset with the proper hubs, since the stock wheels are nothing great. Personally, I don't see the appeal in dropping $1k or so on a wireless drivetrain for this bike. I had big plans for my x 5.0 and then I rode a diverge... now the Sirrus just sits in the garage.
What size Sirrus?
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Originally Posted by k8t
I'm seriously considering the Sirrus 6.0. Does anyone know what changes have been made since 2020? I've read though this entire thread, all 69 pages (LOL!) and wondering if it's still very similar to a roubaix, as compared in previous years. Thanks!
I have a 2020 Sirrus 6.0 and looking at the specs of 2022 the only thing that seems to have changed are the paint colors (and the price!).
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Originally Posted by prj71
What size Sirrus?
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Hello all,

I'll be doing a multi state tour in a few months and have been debating what bike to use. I have a road bike but I'm leaning towards using my Specialized Sirrus Pro and making a few changes to it. After the tour is done, I'm planning to then use the Sirrus as the bike for mild gravel and sizing up the tires.

Has anyone else converted their hybrid like this? Bonus points if you've installed Velo Orange Crazy Bars. I'D love to hear your experience with them and see some pictures. Tips on wrapping them with bar tape would also be great.

Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by BruceA78
I have a 2020 Sirrus 6.0 and looking at the specs of 2022 the only thing that seems to have changed are the paint colors (and the price!).
The 2020 model year was a new line, so probably pretty early in the run for a refresh.
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I happened to look at my LBS's website last night and to my amazement, they had a 2021 Specialized Sirrus 6. The bike is not even available on Specialized's website. My LBS has a sister store, about 25 miles away. They had the bike, so I decided to go for it. I am not an impulsive person. Buying the bike today has kind of taken me by surprise. I got it set up with my lights and adjusted the saddle height. I will take it out tomorrow morning and report back on my first ride.

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Looks so sleek and clean . Enjoy!
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First ride on my new Sirrus 6. It was exhilarating! The bike is so much lighter and nimble than the Giant Cypress and Escapes I have had. I also was able to ride close to two miles per hour faster. I am quite pleased.
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Originally Posted by jskash
First ride on my new Sirrus 6. It was exhilarating! The bike is so much lighter and nimble than the Giant Cypress and Escapes I have had. I also was able to ride close to two miles per hour faster. I am quite pleased.
Nice - what color is it called?
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[QUOTE=thinkapple;22461932]Nice - what color is it called?[/QUOTE

Itís called gloss green.
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