Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Hybrid Bicycles
Reload this Page >

fuji absolute 1.1 vs specialized sirrus elite

Hybrid Bicycles Where else would you go to discuss these fun, versatile bikes?

fuji absolute 1.1 vs specialized sirrus elite

Reply

Old 09-23-18, 07:00 PM
  #1  
rossmm
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
fuji absolute 1.1 vs specialized sirrus elite

Hi guys

I need help of choosing a bike

I kind of narrowed it down to fuji absolute 1.1 and specialized sirrus elite mainly because of the price and looks (similar price)

I tried absolute 1.3 (can not find 1.1) and specialized sirrus elite and they feel similar with few differences

Fuji feels lighter and faster but cheaper build for some reason (like peradals and handle grips)

Fuji also has 105 vs Tiagra

where specialized looks nicer and more solid (or it could be my imagination)

May it does not matter at all since I do not ride a lot, mostly on weekends ( but hopping to do more)

but would like to have a nice dependable bike

I do have diamondback that is not bad but it will go to my son

Please help decide

Thanks
rossmm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-18, 09:18 PM
  #2  
Doctor Morbius
Interocitor Command
 
Doctor Morbius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The adult video section
Posts: 2,898

Bikes: Endurance Road, Road, DS Hybrid, Hybrid, Sport MTB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 379 Post(s)
If it's just the pedals and grips that seem cheap, I'd get the one with better components and plan to replace the grips and pedals with something a little more upscale. A lot of people replace saddles right away too.
Doctor Morbius is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-18, 09:08 AM
  #3  
rossmm
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Sure I can change grips and pedals (altho on $900 bike I wish I did not have to)
but I was also wondering are the rest of component on Fuji (besides Shimano 105 ) such as brakes, tires, seat are good compare to specialized
I have not seen many reviews on Fuji hybrids, roads bike seems popular enough

Thanks
rossmm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-18, 09:06 AM
  #4  
AU Tiger
Senior Member
 
AU Tiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: central Pennsylvania
Posts: 337

Bikes: 2014 Fuji Absolute 1.5, 2017 Kona Fire Mountain

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Originally Posted by rossmm View Post
I have not seen many reviews on Fuji hybrids
I think it's just because there are fewer Fuji dealers than some of the other brands. Performance Bike sells them, and the occasional LBS. But Giant, Specialized, Trek, etc. seem to be more common. That's no reflection on Fuji quality, though. I've been very pleased with my Absolute 1.5 that I got about four years ago.

Like someone above said, pedals and grips are easy to replace. So if you like the ride and the drive train components, don't hesitate just because of the brand. Fuji makes quality stuff.
AU Tiger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-18, 11:28 AM
  #5  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 6,232

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 60 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 888 Post(s)
Go with the 105 set up. Tiagra is not bad but always try for a higher group set. MHO of course.
3speedslow is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service