Re: Looking for Specialized Sirrus '05 Review/Comments

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Claire Petersky, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. "CL" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi, I'm looking into buying a 2005 Specialized Sirrus.
    > Anyone here own one and can share their experience?
    >
    > I am basically looking for a racing bike w/ flat handlebar.
    > I did a couple of test-rides and the fit was very good.


    That sounds odd. Why do you want a racing bike? Do you race? If so, why do
    you want flat handlebars?

    I think you should back up and tell us what kind of riding you want to do.
    My guess is you want a road bike, not a racing bike.

    > I read many good things and also several bad things
    > (especially poor wheelset and crankset). I thought there
    > may be some in this newsgroup who ride Sirrus and
    > can pass on some info.


    I'm cross-posting this over to rec.bicycles.misc. Rec.bicycles.rides doesn't
    seem to be quite the right place for this message, unless you're planning to
    use the bike for tours or events, not racing.


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  2. POHB

    POHB Guest

    Well, yes it depends what you are looking for. I bought one 4 months
    ago after test-riding a bunch of other bikes. I've been very happy
    using it mainly for fast commuting (12 miles each way). No problems
    with wheels or gears etc. I think earlier models may have been a bit
    dodgy in that respect. BIG probs with "all purpose" tyres as supplied,
    loads of punctures in urban conditions. Now replaced with Schwalbe
    Marathon+s.
    Happy to answer any other specifics,but as always try before you buy!
    - Pat
     
  3. CL

    CL Guest

    Yes, I mean to type road, not racing.
    I was looking to use for commuting and
    light touring.
     
  4. CL

    CL Guest

    Yes, I meant to type road, not racing.
    I was looking to use for commuting and
    light touring.
     
  5. Queso

    Queso Guest

    I bought a new Sirrus (the entry level one) for commuting this summer,
    and I love it. The components definitely need some upgrading, but the
    bike is comfortable and well suited for what I use it for. Little by
    little I'll upgrade pieces as they become available on eBay. The only
    change I made was to remove the suspension seatpost and saddle and
    replace with an old road post and flite saddle, and added a rack and
    panniers.

    This spring I'll probably change the tires to make it a bit more
    suitable for gravel rails to trails conversions.

    At <$500 I think it was a steal.
     
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