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Old 07-29-16, 04:39 PM
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2017 Sirrus Sport Carbon vs 2017 Elite Carbon

Its only $100 difference, is it worth it? I skimmed the components listings:

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bi...-carbon/118220

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bi...-carbon/106639

and there were actually a lot of different parts. I don't know squat about bike components, so since the frames are the same is it worth the extra $100 for the Elite?
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Looks like the $100 goes to the wheels and brakes. The difference isn't significant.

Neither is a great value. If you can't test-ride it, there's little benefit to a "name" brand over any of a half-dozen other mail-order outlets.
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Originally Posted by alexdi View Post
Looks like the $100 goes to the wheels and brakes. The difference isn't significant.

Neither is a great value. If you can't test-ride it, there's little benefit to a "name" brand over any of a half-dozen other mail-order outlets.
I'm a bit confused; what mail-order outlet sells authorized Specialized bikes?

If they sell them below MSRP w/o authorization from Specialized won't they lose their contract?
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Well, I pulled the trigger on the Carbon Sport, bike is like a rocket. Coming from a Dahon folder to this bike is like going from a golf cart to a 5-series BMW. Quite a ride, and highly recommended.
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Originally Posted by prtyich View Post
Well, I pulled the trigger on the Carbon Sport, bike is like a rocket. Coming from a Dahon folder to this bike is like going from a golf cart to a 5-series BMW. Quite a ride, and highly recommended.

Specialized makes highly desirable bikes, so I'm not surprised to here you are impressed.


You should put up some pics of your new baby.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Specialized makes highly desirable bikes, so I'm not surprised to here you are impressed. You should put up some pics of your new baby.
Ask, and you shall receive:
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Originally Posted by prtyich View Post
Ask, and you shall receive:
what size is that sirrus ?
also how tall are you ?


and could you tell from riding on this Carbon Sport,
do this bike is capable to ride on flat roads (with some small stones here and there and sand here and there) in woods ?

i'm deciding whether to buy fast sirrus carbon or carbon epic ht.
but i only need bike to do a 1.5h cardio everyday, and my round is normal road and flat roads in wood.
so epic ht is probably to expensive and unnecessary for my biking as i never hit mountains or some heavy wood roads.
thus i'm looking at sirrus as it's fast but maybe not for woods at all.
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Originally Posted by spec29er View Post
what size is that sirrus ?
Large.

also how tall are you ?
I am exactly 5 foot 10.5 inches.

and could you tell from riding on this Carbon Sport, do this bike is capable to ride on flat roads (with some small stones here and there and sand here and there) in woods?
I live in an urban environment and have no experience whatsoever riding on sand/gravel, so I would not be the right person to give an informed opinion, my apologies. Personally, I'd be scared riding on bad roads with ANY bike, even one with tires like this:

20" Mongoose Boys' Compac Fat Tire Bike, Black - Walmart.com

as I would feel very wobbly. It would be like asking a Floridian to drive a car in a Minnesota blizzard. Could the bike do so with an experienced rider, possibly - but my advice would be to call Specialized and get their take. The tires are not the super skinny road bike ones, so that would tell me that the bike could handle surfaces other than smooth asphalt - just by someone besides me.

i'm deciding whether to buy fast sirrus carbon or carbon epic ht.
but i only need bike to do a 1.5h cardio everyday, and my round is normal road and flat roads in wood.
so epic ht is probably to expensive and unnecessary for my biking as i never hit mountains or some heavy wood roads.
thus i'm looking at sirrus as it's fast but maybe not for woods at all.
I suspect this bike would be suitable for flat, non-sand/gravel roads with a proper rider on it. I inadvertantly rode over a short stretch of sand and did not crash, and felt that with more experience I might be able to handle imperfect road condiitons, but given how many potholes/lousy road conditions of my city there are, that should be a sufficient enough challenge to keep me busy for some time without having to try off-road conditions.
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Originally Posted by prtyich View Post
Ask, and you shall receive:
Thanks.

I never get sick of looking at pics of the Sirrus, they are such gorgeous bikes.

Must say though, you gotta ditch that bell.

Something like this is worthy of being on your Sirrus. Knog Oi
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Old 08-07-16, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Thanks.

I never get sick of looking at pics of the Sirrus, they are such gorgeous bikes.

Must say though, you gotta ditch that bell.

Something like this is worthy of being on your Sirrus. Knog Oi
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I thought you people might have an issue with my horn but if I was going to replace it, this would be my first choice given that I live in a noisy city :


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My LBS say I cant put on a bicycle stand. So I dont have a stand on my new Sirrus. A few times I have to yield at people walking in front of me because they walk in the middle of the trail. Wish I have a bell?
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Old 08-21-16, 02:37 PM
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I got a small black bell,that I put on the right side and upside down. Hardly noticeable on my 2016 Sirrus.
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Thanks.

I never get sick of looking at pics of the Sirrus, they are such gorgeous bikes.

Must say though, you gotta ditch that bell.

Something like this is worthy of being on your Sirrus. Knog Oi
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thanks for the link. ordered one
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I got a small black bell,that I put on the right side and upside down. Hardly noticeable on my 2016 Sirrus.
I am thinking of getting a bell. I have frighten a few people when I zip by so fast from behind and it scared them. Usually this happen at a *local* trail where people dont see bikers most of time.
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Hi,

I recently bought the Specialize Vita Comp Carbon and I specifically got it to do paths and trails. I have been on pretty rough crushed gravel and hard packed smooth crushed gravel as well as dirt and asphalt and it's been great. The wide tires (compared to my 700x23) do much better than my road bike. But it's clearly not for technical trails.
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Hi,

I recently bought the Specialize Vita Comp Carbon and I specifically got it to do paths and trails. I have been on pretty rough crushed gravel and hard packed smooth crushed gravel as well as dirt and asphalt and it's been great. The wide tires (compared to my 700x23) do much better than my road bike. But it's clearly not for technical trails.
Nice looking bike, hope it serves you well for years of many rides under that green canopy.
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thanks for the link. ordered one
Definitely post a pic when you have fitted it to your bike.
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Hi, I have just ordered the same bike. I had my heart set on the Sirrus Expert Carbon X1 ( primarily for the all black frame . However that model seems totally sold out in the UK. I'm going to be commuting on it on the advice of the doc. I want to look at it as a project & upgrade as many parts as I can to get to the spec of the X1 or beyond. As you can tell I'm a total newbie, is there a thread on here that would give me an idea of wish list upgrades I can dream about? Thanks in advance
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Hi, I have just ordered the same bike. I had my heart set on the Sirrus Expert Carbon X1 ( primarily for the all black frame . However that model seems totally sold out in the UK. I'm going to be commuting on it on the advice of the doc. I want to look at it as a project & upgrade as many parts as I can to get to the spec of the X1 or beyond. As you can tell I'm a total newbie, is there a thread on here that would give me an idea of wish list upgrades I can dream about? Thanks in advance
I think it'll probably cost you more in the end than to buy a bike with already better components. With the X1 (and yours) you're paying a lot for the carbon frame. You can probably get a bike with similar or better component than the X1 in an aluminium frame for half the cost. I love mine and I would not change it, but you need to be aware that carbon frames need to be treated a little differently. For example, I cannot even put a lock mount on the frame because of the pressure. So, you may want to think about that.

In addition, you're going to need at least lights, locks (do not buy or use cable locks, ever), a pump, allen key, chain lube.
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Thanks, interesting about the locks, never thought of that. If I can't use cable locks I'm going to have to carry a few d locks. Defeats the object of a lightweight bike with a rucksack full of steel!
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It's very very important to invest in one or two good solid D-locks. Cable locks are like an open invitation to any potential thief. The bike will get 100% stolen. Shops should stop selling them.
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Wow never knew that about mounts on carbon frames.
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I picked up the '17 Sport Carbon last week as well! It's been wonderful so far. The only thing I'm tempted to change on it is the seat but I think I'm getting used to it. I've been getting a lot of complements on this bike and I'm so lucky to have it as my first bike
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I picked up the '17 Sport Carbon last week as well! It's been wonderful so far. The only thing I'm tempted to change on it is the seat but I think I'm getting used to it. I've been getting a lot of complements on this bike and I'm so lucky to have it as my first bike
I'm excitingly waiting in delivery of one of these. Can I ask what prompted you to consider changing the seat, comfort ? I'm thinking of doing the same thing & the seatpost to a carbon one as I wanted the expert x1 but they were sold out. Glad you are getting lots of compliments, think I'm going to get insurance as it looks like a head turner
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Yep, interested in seat updates/discussion. I have a standard Specialized 'Targa' and would like to consider options.
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