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10-15-17, 11:22 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,280
Posted By BigL_RIP

My 2015 Cirrus Expert upgraded well beyond Pro is...

My 2015 Cirrus Expert upgraded well beyond Pro is for sale. Never ridden beyond 3 fitment rides. Details here:
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10-15-17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

For sale

Bike in the thread is for sale. Never ridden beyond 3 fitment rides. Sad but true. Brand new Schwalbe Evolution HD Marathon Supreme 700x35C included in sale.
07-24-16, 11:15 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,280
Posted By BigL_RIP

Considering selling my 2015 Expert, modified to...

Considering selling my 2015 Expert, modified to beyond Pro levels. Every single thing on the bike has been changed save the shifters. DuraAce FD, Ultegra RD + 11 speed cartridge, SLK-Light CF crank,...
10-08-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,280
Posted By BigL_RIP

Got the FSA SL-K that's stock on the Pro. That...

Got the FSA SL-K that's stock on the Pro. That includes new chainrings and required a new BB. The rings are 10/11 speed compatible and are marked as such.
10-06-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,280
Posted By BigL_RIP

I have upgraded my 2015 Expert to beyond Pro...

I have upgraded my 2015 Expert to beyond Pro levels. What I would say:

Yes, plenty of carbon riser options for bars. Easton makes a wonderful, reasonable product, and offers 2 rise increments (as...
09-27-15, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,037
Posted By BigL_RIP

mine came with 30s, going to a 35 (better...

mine came with 30s, going to a 35 (better caliber) for comparison purposes.
09-24-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,266
Posted By BigL_RIP

the X1 is a single chainring up front. I have an...

the X1 is a single chainring up front. I have an Expert Carbon that I've upgraded beyond Pro specs.
09-12-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By BigL_RIP

I put 29er wheels on mine, 25.5mm outside rim...

I put 29er wheels on mine, 25.5mm outside rim measure. About to swap the stock 30s for 35s. Will report back. There seems to be ample room.
09-08-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,280
Posted By BigL_RIP

Yeah, that was the one item I bought through the...

Yeah, that was the one item I bought through the LBS. Had I done more research, could've gone even lighter via online purchase but it's negligible in the grand scheme. I got the XC line, EC70 20mm...
09-08-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,784
Posted By BigL_RIP

The 2015+ frame differs from previous and can...

The 2015+ frame differs from previous and can accommodate a wider tire. I'm swapping the stock 30s for 35s--will report back.
09-08-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,280
Posted By BigL_RIP

I went risers on my Sirrus also, having ridden...

I went risers on my Sirrus also, having ridden the Quick Carbon and preferring the riser to the straight flat. Going to go the other direction in tires, swapping my 30s for 35s. We'll see how it...
09-04-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By BigL_RIP

Well, I was speculating to that effect, yes. My...

Well, I was speculating to that effect, yes. My bike is heavier than Monstermash's '14 was, despite similar efforts to reduce weight. Granted, his were more extreme than mine but there still seems to...
09-04-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 211,280
Posted By BigL_RIP

http://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1026162-...

http://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1026162-2015-specialized-sirrus-expert-lots-o-mods.html

My '15 Expert, taken beyond Pro attributes.
09-02-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,644
Posted By BigL_RIP

Yeah, the previous version was $200+ more with...

Yeah, the previous version was $200+ more with Tiagra-level componentry. This is on par with current Sirrus Experts, but at Comp prices.
09-02-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

Needed a new body to make it fit, yeah.

Needed a new body to make it fit, yeah.
09-02-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,644
Posted By BigL_RIP

the QC1 doesn't really look black. The pics don't...

the QC1 doesn't really look black. The pics don't do is justice; the graphics are overlaid in this really cool way that gives a sense of depth and nuance. Not nearly as stark as the online pics...
09-02-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,644
Posted By BigL_RIP

I really like this bike. I was tempted by the...

I really like this bike. I was tempted by the 2015 version, and this is an improvement thereon: better components and lower price. What's not to like about that?
09-02-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

The EC70 Trail 29

The EC70 Trail 29
09-02-15, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

A good bit. Well more than the cost of the bike.

A good bit. Well more than the cost of the bike.
09-01-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By BigL_RIP

LOL. Mine was weighed with cage also. Yeah, I'd...

LOL. Mine was weighed with cage also. Yeah, I'd imagine a repurposed Roubaix frame would be lighter. Had I dropped a chainring/FD and gone to lighter tires, I could've shaved some more. Still a...
09-01-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

Thanks. That's why I opted for it. Could've...

Thanks. That's why I opted for it. Could've waited on a 2016 Pro and done less modding but I was partial to this color scheme; although the current Pro is not all that dissimilar.
09-01-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By BigL_RIP

Haha, was just a joke man, in response to yours....

Haha, was just a joke man, in response to yours. Your bike certainly was beautiful as well. I weighed it, quick and crude, and it registered about 19.25 pounds.
09-01-15, 10:37 PM
09-01-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

wheelset is quoted as sub 1500. Fun stuff!

wheelset is quoted as sub 1500. Fun stuff!
09-01-15, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

Unfortunately, I don't have the means to weigh...

Unfortunately, I don't have the means to weigh the wheels. There's some info online as to the weight of the 2.0s, however.
09-01-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By BigL_RIP

here you go:...

here you go: http://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1026162-2015-specialized-sirrus-expert-lots-o-mods.html
09-01-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By BigL_RIP

Specialized Sirrus. I changed lots of other stuff...

Specialized Sirrus. I changed lots of other stuff too --virtually everything-- but if asked to make only one, it'd be the wheels.
09-01-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By BigL_RIP

wheels. I actually kept the stock tires but...

wheels. I actually kept the stock tires but changed the wheels.
08-28-15, 11:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

crank and post are yours if you want them. post...

crank and post are yours if you want them. post is PAVE carbon with the Zertz insert, good post. Yeah, I'm in NJ.
08-28-15, 10:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

Post is sold, sorry. I only have the stock PAVE...

Post is sold, sorry. I only have the stock PAVE Carbon for sale. Rest of the available parts are stock pulls: 105 11speed FD, seat, handlebars and bar ends, FSA Gossamer crank and BB. What are you...
08-23-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

Thanks for the warm words AJH, all. I must admit,...

Thanks for the warm words AJH, all. I must admit, I enjoy admiring the bike more than I would've expected. As regards the tires: I had planned to upgrade those as well, but I found a number of...
08-22-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

Thanks man. Still in the very early phases of...

Thanks man. Still in the very early phases of evaluating the equipment, but happy so far. I stuck with the FSA to mimic the 2016 scheme, to keep weight low, and to retain (or so I thought) the stock...
08-22-15, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

472627

472627
08-22-15, 11:18 PM
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Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

472623

472623
08-22-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,617
Posted By BigL_RIP

2015 Specialized Sirrus Expert--lots o' mods

Bought new, decided to mod while still new. The goals were to introduce more CF/reduce weight, naturally. Of course I went overboard; trying to avoid totaling amount outlaid. Managed to trim bike...
08-20-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,784
Posted By BigL_RIP

wheels/tires would be the biggest. I just took my...

wheels/tires would be the biggest. I just took my 2015 expert from just under 22 pounds to slightly over 19 pounds, but I went a bit wild with mods.
08-17-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

My pleasure Tony, happy to help! Glad it worked...

My pleasure Tony, happy to help! Glad it worked out!
08-11-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

I have a spare CG-R seatpost for sale, brand new,...

I have a spare CG-R seatpost for sale, brand new, if you're interested. The seatpost is universally beloved; Monstermash on this forum loves his as well.
08-05-15, 11:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,273
Posted By BigL_RIP

Not sure what you're looking at here. According...

Not sure what you're looking at here. According to the Schwalbe site, the Mondial is significantly heavier than the Supreme.
08-05-15, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,267
Posted By BigL_RIP

Overpricing isn't exclusive to Specialized when...

Overpricing isn't exclusive to Specialized when it comes to CF hybrids. The 2015 Cannondale Quick Carbon was astoundingly overpriced --on par with the Expert with Tiagra-level componentry-- and the...
08-05-15, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,267
Posted By BigL_RIP

The X1 is the grey/monochromatic model in the...

The X1 is the grey/monochromatic model in the pics floating around. The 2x11 model looks very similar to the 2015 Comp Carbon: grey with Hyperline (the neon yellowish color).
08-04-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,267
Posted By BigL_RIP

Main differences between '15 and '16 are the...

Main differences between '15 and '16 are the switch from Magura to Shimano hydraulic brakes on the '16 and also the inclusion of the CG-R compliant CF seatpost, which is a better and pricier seatpost...
08-04-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,267
Posted By BigL_RIP

I bought one but am yet to ride/experience it....

I bought one but am yet to ride/experience it. Have ridden the other CF models (but not the Pro). In the process of upgrading virtually everything. Will report back when I have some miles in.
08-04-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

email sent. I replaced it with a 3T full carbon...

email sent. I replaced it with a 3T full carbon stem--not carbon over alloy like a lot of "carbon" stems, but full unidirectional CF.
08-04-15, 02:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

I just took the 90mm stem off my '15 Sirrus...

I just took the 90mm stem off my '15 Sirrus Expert. It's brand new, the bike has yet to be ridden. Will gladly sell it to you if you'd like it.
08-03-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

what do you dislike about the 2015 Pro? and what...

what do you dislike about the 2015 Pro? and what about the Expert X1 disappoints you?
07-31-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,949
Posted By BigL_RIP

if it's any consolation, I just bought Zipp...

if it's any consolation, I just bought Zipp lightweight Ti skewers; I'm thereby ignoring the brand new ones that came with the bike, and the additional brand new ones that came with my new wheels.
07-31-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

I assume you're talking about these, for the...

I assume you're talking about these, for the 11-speed?

microSHIFT -The best control system (http://www.microshift.com.tw/SL-R861.html)
07-30-15, 11:25 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

the 2016 Expert comes in two versions, one of...

the 2016 Expert comes in two versions, one of which is a 1x11 array.
07-30-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 62,897
Posted By BigL_RIP

I have the microSHIFT on my '15 Expert. I've yet...

I have the microSHIFT on my '15 Expert. I've yet to use them, as the bike is undergoing some upgrades as we speak. I should be able to report back some impressions soon.
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