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Old 05-28-11, 04:28 PM
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Trek Wingra vs Specialized Sirrus

Hello,

I visited a local bike shop this afternoon and after telling the staff what I wanted. They brought out a specialized Sirrus fpr $420 and Trek Wingra for $489. I really wanted a specialized bike after riding both the sirrus and wingra, I liked the Wingra alot more.

I want a bike for everyday fitness and commuting to work about 10 miles each way.

Can I have the communities opinion on the on these bikes and any other suggestions?

I am trying to stay under $500.
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Old 05-28-11, 05:31 PM
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Nicer components in general on the Wingra. I'd especially like the shifters on the Wingra over the Sirrus.

Can you look at and ride a Jamis Coda? Very nice.
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You've answered your own question. If you like the Wingra more than the Sirrus (and I'm a Sirrus owner/rider), than that's that!

No one on here can tell what you (or 'what to') prefer; bicycles at similar price points from any of the major manufacturers are going to be more or less comparable in all respects. There will be minor differences in components, wheels, etc. but none of that matters (or should matter).

If you distinctly like the 'feel' (or look, or fit, etc.) of one over the other, then ... go with that.
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I wouldn't mind either of 'em. One advantage that the GF has is those "flip-flop dropouts". Though it comes as a geared bike, you could switch to SS easily. You might even be able to run IGH, but not positive on that. That being said, go with the one that put the biggest grin on your face.
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Old 05-28-11, 08:07 PM
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Thanks everyone!

I have not tried the Coda yet, I would like to.

How does the Coda compare to Wingra?

Also I found a listing on CL for the Coda 21" @ $500. I am 5'9 would this be a good fit?
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The Coda is a flat bar road bike made from steel. The Wingra is not- but it ain't a bad choice.

If you are unsure if a 21" framed bike on CL will fit, then you really should stick to shopping at the LBS. You will get assistance in properly fitting you to the bike, plus if there any glaring defects the LBS should take of them.

Edit: Then again, you could arrange for a test ride of that Coda and see how it feels. Looking at the specs for the Coda, the standover height is 32.16". What's your inseam? Then again, the info is for the current Coda and may not match the one you're looking at...
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Old 05-29-11, 06:12 AM
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The Wingra will serve you very well, and it's the one you like best. Go with the Wingra or you will wish you had.
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I just ordered this bike

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...e_record_x.htm
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Originally Posted by chibibike View Post

This bike you ordered is not the same style of bike the OP is looking at. I would also say to buy from a LBS and stay away from BD and others like them.
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yup, I am leaning towards the Wingra.

I also have the opportunity to get a trek FX 7.2 for $100, it has flat tires and a rusted chain ( seller left it locked up outside in the rain and snow for two years cause he could not find the key to his lock ).

Debating on what to do now.
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I'd pass on the FX. There may be other hidden issues after sitting out in the elements that long...

And seriously, the owner/seller was more concerned about not breaking the lock than leaving the bike out like that?
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Yeah, he said he didn't have the tools to do it and just forgot about it.

would taking it to a bike shop to get it tuned up if it has hidden issues be more expensive then just getting a Wingra?

Or do you have any suggestion on what to look for if I go take a look at the FX?
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This bike you ordered is not the same style of bike the OP is looking at. I would also say to buy from a LBS and stay away from BD and others like them.

You do realize that some areas are devoid of a decent LBS don't you? I have walked out of bad LBSs and bought online and ended up very happy with my decision. I have bought from good LBS's and been very happy with my decision. Blanket, unqualified support of the LBS is the best way I know of to get them to take you for granted.
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Yeah, he said he didn't have the tools to do it and just forgot about it.

would taking it to a bike shop to get it tuned up if it has hidden issues be more expensive then just getting a Wingra?

Or do you have any suggestion on what to look for if I go take a look at the FX?

You can count on cables needing replacing. I can't imagine them not suffering from sitting outside unused for so long. Bearings may have rusted too. There could be a lot of hidden corrosion that you can't see without dismantling the bike. If you are good at wrenching, it may be a good deal. Tires, tubes, chains and cables are cheap. Greasing the hubs and servicing the bottom bracket may be all it needs. Too hard to say without laying eyes on it.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
You can count on cables needing replacing. I can't imagine them not suffering from sitting outside unused for so long. Bearings may have rusted too. There could be a lot of hidden corrosion that you can't see without dismantling the bike. If you are good at wrenching, it may be a good deal. Tires, tubes, chains and cables are cheap. Greasing the hubs and servicing the bottom bracket may be all it needs. Too hard to say without laying eyes on it.

Thanks! I will see if I can take some detailed pictures of it later today and post it up so see what you think.
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1. The BD is not the same type of bike that the OP has expressed interest in.
2. BD should be the last resort for complete noobs. Once someone attains a basic knowledge of their own personal geometry needs and basic wrenching skills, then BD may be a good choice.

@OP- I tried in vain to find the Service menu from the local Trek shop near me. But to answer your question- it could get pricey in a hurry in a worst case scenario. You might see if you can arrange to either meet the seller at an LBS or take it to an LBS for a quick once over. Most shops worth their salt will do a quick visual inspection and provide an estimate for repairs for free.
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Forget the battered FX and stick with the bike you know you like the (Wingra). In the long run it will be money well spent.
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my girl firend wants a kaitai but the LBS that sells treks says they don't have any and can't get anymore.
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So I went to see the fx 7.1 and the tires are flat and chain all rusted. When I said I didn't want it he gave it to me for free.

I brought it to a bike shop, its called ace wheelworks in somerville ma if anyone around the area.

They said its in pretty good shape and that it would cost 130 for a tune up and repairs. Tune up is 70 bucks by itself.

I said id get back to them on it and I wanted to come here first to find out everyones opinion.
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Sounds perfect, a free bike that costs $130 to be roadworthy. Consider it your lucky day!
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If it's a proper fit, spring for the repairs and ride it into the ground. There's a couple of sayings that float around here- n+1 and "the first bike is almost always the wrong bike". Let the Trek help you discover what type of riding you like or don't like.
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If it can be brought into good condition and all it cost you was $130 that seems like a good deal to me. Is it a 7.1 or 7.2? Even better deal if the latter.
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When I first saw the FX 7.2 it I thought it looked really bad, there was rust on the chain, cassette and peddles. Also the frame looked like it skidded on some pavement.

But when I went to a LBS they said it was pretty decent and that once they fix it up I can sell it for at least 250 and put it towards the Wingra.

The service receipt I got said Tune up, replace chain, replace shift cables, replace flat tire.

The tune up is 70 bucks, for that price do they usually remove all the rust and polish the bike as well?

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If I were you and the tune up gets the bike back in shape, I'd keep the FX and forget about buying the wingra. Keep the $350 you saved and hold onto it for a future project or bike.
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