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Old 07-18-16, 09:33 PM
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2017 Specialized Sirruses are Online

Specialized updated their site for all the 2017 Sirrus models, made quite a few changes. Looks like a lot of component changes on the base Sirrus compared to 2016 (l admittedly don't know my components all that well yet but looks like lots of downgrades for a $20 price drop?) and the Sirrus Sport is a compelling buy. But $250 gap between Sirrus and Sirrus Sport now is a pretty sizeable jump.

Discuss the '17 changes here.
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Old 07-18-16, 10:48 PM
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I'm not familiar enough with last years models to discuss the changes to the '17 models but I will say that Trek had better get their heads out of their ass and start producing an FX line that compares to the Sirrus line. Almost every '17 Sirrus is equipped with disc brakes where in comparison almost all the FX models do not.

Trek is such a joke with their overpriced FX line with old technology.
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Old 07-19-16, 07:08 AM
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Yep, the webpage was updated yesterday in the afternoon. I been looking at their top Sirrus line. The top two has been reduced $100 each.
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Old 07-19-16, 07:26 AM
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This is the one
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bi...-carbon/115455

200 dollar msrp lower than the 16 one and nice colors.
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Old 07-19-16, 08:25 AM
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nothing unusual, parts pick is typically how you adjust for rising costs,
to hold the price tier around where is targeted.
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Old 07-19-16, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 2702 View Post
This is the one
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bi...-carbon/115455

200 dollar msrp lower than the 16 one and nice colors.
This is my wife's bike. It now has a sub-compact crank:
48/32T w/chainguard
We've had to change out the pedals, saddle, handlebars, tires, and probably something else I am forgetting. The $1800 (now $1600) price tag wound up being a bit deceptive. The Tiagra components and Tektro brakes (now replaced by Shimano, it looks like) were at least better than I thought they would be. The frame seems surprisingly heavy for carbon.

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Old 07-19-16, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
This is my wife's bike. It now has a sub-compact crank:

We've had to change out the pedals, saddle, handlebars, tires, and probably something else I am forgetting. The $1800 (now $1600) price tag wound up being a bit deceptive. The Tiagra components and Tektro brakes (now replaced by Shimano, it looks like) were at least better than I thought they would be. The frame seems surprisingly heavy for carbon.
It's probably not the frame that's making the bike appear heavier. My guess would be the wheels. When I bought my 2014 Sirrus expert it was also a lot heavier than I thought it would be. Upgrading the wheels to the Mavic Crossmax SSR's made a HUGE difference.
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Originally Posted by 2702 View Post
This is the one
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bi...-carbon/115455

200 dollar msrp lower than the 16 one and nice colors.
I think the 2017 model colors look worse than the 2016 models.
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Old 07-21-16, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Enzo954 View Post
I think the 2017 model colors look worse than the 2016 models.

And 2016 was bader than 2015
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I actually think the 2017 colors are pretty sharp. And looking at the Sport level, it appears to be quite a good deal.

For $750 (just $50 more than you paid for the Sport Disc on the 2016), you:

-Gain a carbon fork
-Move up the component hierarchy a little bit (e.g. rear derrailleur is now Alivio rather than Acera)
-Disc brakes go from Tektro Auriga to Shimano M315 (most people I talk to prefer the latter)

There might even be other changes that I didn't notice -- I just combed through really fast.

At any rate, I like all these changes -- I'll probably actually buy this model as my first hybrid.
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Old 07-21-16, 09:12 AM
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which bike is better spec wise the "specialized sirru 2017 disc" or the new "2017 trek fx 2"? both are $550

Also is it worth the $200 upgrade from the 2017 sirru disc to the 2017 sirru sport?
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Old 07-21-16, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by KC_Crunch View Post
I actually think the 2017 colors are pretty sharp. And looking at the Sport level, it appears to be quite a good deal.

For $750 (just $50 more than you paid for the Sport Disc on the 2016), you:

-Gain a carbon fork
-Move up the component hierarchy a little bit (e.g. rear derrailleur is now Alivio rather than Acera)
-Disc brakes go from Tektro Auriga to Shimano M315 (most people I talk to prefer the latter)

There might even be other changes that I didn't notice -- I just combed through really fast.

At any rate, I like all these changes -- I'll probably actually buy this model as my first hybrid.
I think the Sirrus Sport is now a really sweet spot between price and features, but it's such a jump from a base Sirrus now at 50% more expensive that I'm having a really hard time deciding which I want.
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Old 07-25-16, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
I think the Sirrus Sport is now a really sweet spot between price and features, but it's such a jump from a base Sirrus now at 50% more expensive that I'm having a really hard time deciding which I want.
I am leaning heavily towards the sport as it is a full carbon frame for $1,300. Will have to test one in the LBS in the next 2 weeks...if anyone is able to test drive it, please post your thoughts.
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Old 07-25-16, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by prtyich View Post
I am leaning heavily towards the sport as it is a full carbon frame for $1,300. Will have to test one in the LBS in the next 2 weeks...if anyone is able to test drive it, please post your thoughts.
The Sirrus Sport is aluminum with a carbon fork for $750. You're looking at the Sport Carbon, which is not the same bike I am referring to.
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