2009 Specialized Sirrus Upgrades

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by sunnyball, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. sunnyball

    sunnyball New Member

    Jun 4, 2012
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    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum.

    I got my special hybrid a few years ago.
    I have a 35km commute every friday.
    Lately I have been riding a bit more and thinking of joining some competitions.

    Thinking of upgrading my bike to be a bit faster. My budget is $1000.

    Option 1.
    Keep my specialized hybrid and upgrade parts on it. .

    (I'm 5'11" my bike is 54.5, I felt the frame is a bit too short?)

    Option 2.
    Try to sell my bike and get a used or new road bike/triathon bike.
    Please give me some suggestions on what kind of good entry level bike i can get within my budget.

    Thanks everyone!
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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2003
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    Upgradeitis can be very costly, and rarely strictly "worth" it. "Replace-with-better" as wear and failures prompts a replacement anyhow is about all that can be sensibly done.

    I'd recommend you keep this one as is, and spend the money on a used road bike instead. For $1000 you should be able to pick up a sweet bike, particularly if you're content with a 9-speed rear.

    One possibility is to do a drop bar conversion, but there are plenty of pitfalls down that road. A net search will tell you all about it.
    Another option is to get some drop bar ends, and maybe a pair of v-brake compatible drop bar levers(and some in-line barrel adjusters) That'll give you a more aero position at a reasonable cost. You might want to replace your stem with a shorter one if you find that you like riding on the hoods.