Is a Specialized Sirrus Elite an OK fit to a 300-lb man?

Discussion in 'Clydesdales 200lb / 90kg + riders' started by Chris Herrmann, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Chris Herrmann

    Chris Herrmann New Member

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    going through documentation on this bike i'm borrowing or buying from my brother and finding conflicting information: "Composite parts aren't good for a heavier rider", "It should be fine", "The wheels are the most impacted" - i'm just looking for a straight answer as to whether or not this bike will work for commuting/road rides for someone 5'11" and 300 lbs.

    ~chris
     
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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Well, you didn't say what the year and spec of the bike are, but assuming the spec on that bike is the same as it is on this year's model, you should be fine on that bike
     
  3. TDGee

    TDGee New Member

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    I have a 2012 Specialized Sirrus Comp and put ~1800 miles on it in the 10 months from Feb when I bought it, through December. I started riding it at 310+ pounds. I am still riding it about 75-100 miles a week now with no problems with the bike. No broken or bent components, the wheels have stayed true; seriously, no issues. The vast majority of the riding has been on paved roads (mostly in moderately poor condition), and a little bit of hard packed dirt/gravel. I am; however, on a second set of tires and about 250 pounds now. So to answer your question, I would say yeah, you are probably good to go.
    Have fun!
     
  4. heightpower

    heightpower New Member

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    You should be fine according to Specialized.
    Ref: http://specialized.desk.com/customer/portal/questions/1428006-rider-weight-limit

    "The weight limit on our carbon bikes is 240lb and 300lb on our alloy frames."
     
  5. Clancy

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    i dont know
     
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