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Old 04-18-10, 09:02 PM
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I've been researching and test riding bikes and have narrowed it down to 2 I like but cannot pick between the 2:

2007 Specialized Sirrus Sport $760

Specs
FRAMESpecialized A1 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated tubing, compact design, FACT carbon seatstays w/ Zertz inserts
REAR SHOCKN/A
FORKSpecialized FACT carbon, bonded carbon legs, Zertz inserts, fender mounts
HEADSETSpecialized Mindset, 1 1/8" integrated threadless, sealed bearings, alloy 40mm cone
STEMSpecialized 3D forged 6061 alloy, 31.8mm bar clamp
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Event, A1 Premium Aluminum alloy, 580mm width, 31.8mm
TAPE / GRIPSBody Geometry Comfort II, triple density gel
FRONT BRAKEForged 6061 alloy, 85mm linear pull, multi condition pads
REAR BRAKEForged 6061 alloy, 85mm linear pull, multi condition pads
BRAKE LEVERSShimano EF-50, EZ Fire, integrated w/ shift lever
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano T301, 31.8 clamp, bottom pull
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Sora, long cage
SHIFT LEVERSShimano EF-50, EZ Fire
CASSETTE / FREEWHEELShimano HG50, 8-speed 12-25t
CHAINKMC Z72, 8-speed
CRANKSETSugino XD, five arm, polished arms w/ chainguard
CHAINRINGS48x38x28T
BOTTOM BRACKETSport cartridge, square taper, 68 x 113mm
PEDALSComposite body, alloy cage w/ toe clips and straps
RIMSAlex R500, 700c, alloy double wall, machined sidewalls
FRONT HUBSpecialized forged alloy, 32 hole, double sealed bearings, QR
REAR HUBSpecialized forged alloy, 32 hole, double sealed bearings, QR
SPOKESStainless 14g
FRONT TIRESpecialized All Condition, 700x28c, wire bead, 60TPI w/ Flak Jacket
REAR TIRESpecialized All Condition, 700x28c, wire bead, 60TPI w/ Flak Jacket
TUBESSpecialized standard presta tube
SADDLEBody Geometry Milano Comfort Max
SEAT POSTForged alloy, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDERSpecialized CNC, alloy
NOTESChain stay protector, chain catcher, clips and straps, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual

2010 Trek 7.5 FX $800
Specs
Frameset
Sizes 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25"
Frame FX Alpha Black Aluminum
Fork Bontrager Nebula, carbon w/Clix dropouts
Wheels
Wheels Bontrager SSR w/Clix
Tires Bontrager Race Lite Hard-Case, 700x32c
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Deore trigger, 9 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Crank Shimano M443 Octalink 48/36/26
Cassette SRAM PG950 11-26, 9 speed
Pedals Alloy body w/alloy cage
Components
Saddle Bontrager H2 Flex Form
Seat Post Bontrager Nebula
Handlebars Bontrager SSR OS, 25mm rise
Stem Bontrager SSR, 10 degree
Headset Aheadset Slimstak w/semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset Avid SD SD-3 w/Tektro adjustable reach levers

I was set on the Trek until I came across the Sirrus. I was not sure of the Sirrus since it was a 2007 model, but seems to be a good bike.

This will be mainly for weekend paved trail rides and some road use. (would love to do the Seattle to Portland ride in the next few years) for excercise and family rides etc.

I have a 1996 Trek 930 Single Track that was fun on the trails but have found it to not be comfortable on pavement and I don't do much MTB riding anymore. Looking for comfort and speed now

Your thoughts are appreciated

Thanks
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Old 04-18-10, 09:35 PM
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Just keep in mind, in 2007, the sirrus sport's MSRP was $800... that was four years ago.
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Old 04-19-10, 05:49 AM
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I bought a 2010 7.5 fx in black this year, so my vote goes for that. I really like the bike, fits me like a glove and wants to go fast. I actually want to get on the bike and ride all the time. The bike's components work well, the CLIX dropouts work very well. Its quite easy to get the wheels off the bike if you care about that. I honestly think its a very good bike for the money. The only thing I have done so far is replace the pedals to a set of spd clipless and I will probably put some bar ends on it for a different hand position. Other than that, I am leaving it stock.
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Old 04-19-10, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeshoup View Post
Just keep in mind, in 2007, the sirrus sport's MSRP was $800... that was four years ago.


+4, almost +5
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Old 04-19-10, 02:43 PM
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I like the Sirrus too!!!

It's currently set up for light trails, but I can put the original wheels back on and be good for the road again!

Mikey

P.S. Try to work on that price though... it's way too high!
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Old 04-19-10, 05:08 PM
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My vote goes to the Sirrus, just bought a base Sirrus and Vita for my wife and I to do some light trail riding. Didn't want to take the Roubaix or Dolce road bikes on the trail. The Sirrus is really quick and handles well too.
Both have been on crushed limestone and dirt trails, nice change from the road.
I say go Specialized, kinda biased though.
Enjoy
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Old 04-19-10, 07:33 PM
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As far as the price, that to is something I wondered. And btw I was incorrect on the year of the Sirrus. It is a 2008.
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Old 04-19-10, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by twistedsweeper View Post
As far as the price, that to is something I wondered. And btw I was incorrect on the year of the Sirrus. It is a 2008.
Still, $760 is way too much.

https://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...port&Type=bike

Bike was $770, brand new, three years ago.
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Old 04-20-10, 07:47 AM
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Is it a demo bike or a leftover?

Regardless, why is it still at MSRP?

A leftover I'd expect to be priced around $620. A demo model, even lower.

If this is a used bike, the owner better have made some 'sirrius' upgrades to be asking that much for it.
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Old 04-20-10, 08:06 AM
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My Sirrus... with the extra wheels...



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