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Old 09-22-15, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by hobbs052285 View Post
i got it online for a good offer. im thinking of this or the ksyrium all road and i ask details from monster and he told me atleast with the crossmax i can get good deals online.
Yeah I just got the same wheels for like $600. 2015 closeout! What tires are you rocking?
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Old 09-22-15, 12:10 PM
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Yeah I just got the same wheels for like $600. 2015 closeout! What tires are you rocking?
i stick to the stock cause im 220lbs...lol but plans to swap to continental grand prix 4 season as soon as i lose more lbs....i got it around €590 euro in my LBS it around 990-1049 chf....lol
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Old 09-22-15, 12:12 PM
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i stick to the stock cause im 220lbs...lol but plans to swap to continental grand prix 4 season as soon as i lose more lbs....i got it around €590 euro in my LBS it around 990-1049 chf....lol
You mean the stock tires that came with your Sirrus? You just swapped the wheels? How was changing the cassette? I have a 9 speed, but I think the wheel is 10 speed. I need to figure out what spacer I need.
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Old 09-22-15, 12:27 PM
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You mean the stock tires that came with your Sirrus? You just swapped the wheels? How was changing the cassette? I have a 9 speed, but I think the wheel is 10 speed. I need to figure out what spacer I need.
yes... it works fine with my sora cassette without spacer and it doesnt wobble. i dont know why but in the manual it say put spacer for 9-10 speed..try asking cassette spacer at your LBS.
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Old 09-24-15, 04:56 PM
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I finally joined the club. I like the wheels, they are noticeably lighter.

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Old 09-24-15, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by hobbs052285 View Post
yes... it works fine with my sora cassette without spacer and it doesnt wobble. i dont know why but in the manual it say put spacer for 9-10 speed..try asking cassette spacer at your LBS.
Also, for some reason, the wheels did not require a spacer.
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Old 09-24-15, 07:54 PM
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I got a Trek 7.4 FX last month. I am thinking of getting a Sirrus carbon with disc brake. Good bike right?
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Old 09-25-15, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Sonmi451 View Post
I finally joined the club. I like the wheels, they are noticeably lighter.

fire!!!!
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Old 09-25-15, 04:08 PM
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I got a Trek 7.4 FX last month. I am thinking of getting a Sirrus carbon with disc brake. Good bike right?
for me im very contented with my sirrus i use it for commute and sometimes stroll around town. i think its better if you test it at your LBS.
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Old 09-25-15, 09:35 PM
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I posted back when this thread was created that I have a Specialized Sirrus Sport Disc. Here are the most recent pictures.

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Old 09-25-15, 09:56 PM
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Mine has gone through some transformations since I first got it.

Started off as a 2011 Sirrus Sport, added some Easton EA50 wheelset and 23mm tires.


Last year I did a drop bar conversion with some shimano shifters and 35mm tires for more of a CX bike. Picks are with travel agents which I've removed since.



Its been a great bike, just wish it had disc brakes.
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Old 09-26-15, 09:59 AM
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Tiaxtremec - I'm curious as to why you removed the Travel Agents from your V brakes. Also what brake/shift levers are you using (without seeing the secondary paddle lever, they look like old Sora). Why do you wish for disc brakes, I've found the V brakes to be very efficient and strong, however disc brakes are very "in fashion" these days (unless you're dealing with cyclocross mud).

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Old 09-27-15, 01:55 AM
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The shifter are 3x8 sora is I remember correctly. I believe the 3300 models. The travel agents worked as far as more immediate braking power and feel but often didn't let the brake fully open. Most times they would stick and make the pads just rub on the rim. So I took them off, did some adjustments and they work great with the 85mm arm. I did try the 80mm tektros and they did not work well for my application. As far as discussed brakes they look sweet!
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Old 09-29-15, 12:03 PM
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I have compare the five carbon bicycle on the Sirrus.

1. As far as the frame goes, they are all the same carbon material
2. Only difference I see are the gears, 9,10 and 11 speed.
3. I dont see anything else different.

I want to get the Sirrus carbon and not sure which one is good.

Your opinion? Thanks.
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Old 09-29-15, 01:10 PM
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i chose the sirrus elite carbon because its the cheapest in the carbon line of sirrus and knowing that im going to change some parts. but its up to you.
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Old 10-04-15, 03:19 PM
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Finally got my Sirrus back. New bike but they changed over the wheel set as I had taken a ride on them. All I can say is take your time when investing in a new bike.
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Old 10-04-15, 08:04 PM
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Well after reading through this thread and many others about the good and bad of the Sirrus I went ahead and bought a new Pro Carbon today. Sold my DS Trek Top Fuel today because I never rode it off road. I knew I wanted a bike with no suspension and disc brakes and since I ride 99% on paved/groomed trails and roads buying another MTB was out of the question. Took some time and found a bike that fit me well and at a great discounted price, a 2015 Sirrus Elite Carbon. Loved riding it but knowing I like to tinker with stuff and after looking at the upgraded components and wheels I wanted to buy for it, in the end buying the pro carbon was the most economical option. I didn't think higher end components would make the bike ride better but I was pleasantly surprised and impressed and bought it on the spot. This will give me the chance to put some miles on it without feeling the need to make any big changes. I pick it up next weekend so pics will have to wait.
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Old 10-04-15, 08:11 PM
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hi bikers! A question, which is better to buy? Giant escape 2 2016 or fuji absolute 1.7 2014? The two for similar price thanks
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Old 10-05-15, 12:53 PM
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Hahaha, neon glow tires. Forgot I even took a picture of the new ride while still in the bike shop.

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Old 10-05-15, 06:59 PM
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New 2016 Sirrus Elite Carbon

Hi, (first post here!)
Been riding since I lost the training wheels, and just got my first new bike in 21 yrs-- 2016 Sirrus Elite Carbon. Gorgeous, and makes my 1994 Trek 7600 look like a 70's Schwinn 10-speed! (But it's going to a good home and will be a treat for my nephew who hasn't ridden in years).
I'm in my mid 60's and just enjoy cruising on the paths and Greenbelts. Really like this bike, much smoother than what I've been riding (with its 23c tires), and the bars, shifters and drivetrain are a world apart.
Somewhat disappointed in the weight-- thought it would be a bit lighter than it feels. I know the discs add to it, but wonder if the wheels aren't adding quite a bit.

So...This is probably the last bike I'll ever buy (until I totally vedge out and go electric) and figure to upgrade some things over the next couple of years. Could use any advice in regard to lightening the load (not including the rider!).
I'd like to raise the bars a bit-- not bother with the stem, if that's even possible, but is there a carbon option with a higher rise?
I'd pony up for the carbon seatpost that's standard with the Pro Carbon, if that makes a difference in weight and comfort.
What about the wheels? What are my options there? I don't have 3 large for carbon wheels, but are the Axis 4.0 Disc any better/lighter? Would 28c tires make any noticeable difference?
Should I save up for the FSA SL-K carbon crankset that's stock for the Sirrus Pro Carbon?
Thanks in advance for your expert advice!
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I'd like to raise the bars a bit-- not bother with the stem, if that's even possible, but is there a carbon option with a higher rise?
I'd pony up for the carbon seatpost that's standard with the Pro Carbon, if that makes a difference in weight and comfort.
What about the wheels? What are my options there? I don't have 3 large for carbon wheels, but are the Axis 4.0 Disc any better/lighter? Would 28c tires make any noticeable difference?
Should I save up for the FSA SL-K carbon crankset that's stock for the Sirrus Pro Carbon?
Thanks in advance for your expert advice!
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 do many manufacturers). Highly recommended for weight and feel.

Definitely, definitely do wheels and tires. By far the biggest change you can make in both weight and sensation of speed, plus the ability to spin up faster. There are reasonable carbon wheel options but a simple alloy would suit you just fine. I wouldn't swap the Axis 1.0 or 2.0 for the 4.0; I'd look elsewhere.

No harm in doing the crank, as I upgraded mine to that very same crank, but it's certainly not the first place to spend your money.

I'm actually going up in tire width, from 30 to 35, but also up in caliber of tire. I will report back with findings.
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No harm in doing the crank, as I upgraded mine to that very same crank
Can you give me tell me what crank you got? I want to upgrade mine as well. Currently have 50/34, but I'm not sure it's as simple as putting on another 50/34 right? The teeth have to match up? Do I need to get a 9 speed? Also not sure about the bottom bracket.

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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 do many manufacturers). Highly recommended for weight and feel.

Definitely, definitely do wheels and tires. By far the biggest change you can make in both weight and sensation of speed, plus the ability to spin up faster. There are reasonable carbon wheel options but a simple alloy would suit you just fine. I wouldn't swap the Axis 1.0 or 2.0 for the 4.0; I'd look elsewhere.

No harm in doing the crank, as I upgraded mine to that very same crank, but it's certainly not the first place to spend your money.

I'm actually going up in tire width, from 30 to 35, but also up in caliber of tire. I will report back with findings.
Thanks for that advice! Can anyone offer specific options for wheels?
Pardon my ignorance, but what do you guys do with your old parts-- is there a market for them on eBay? If I buy upgrades from my LBS, might they offer a credit for them? Can I expect any LBS to install parts I bring in, or are they like car repair shops-- they'll only work on parts they sold to you? Despite my years of riding, my level of repair experience is limited to changing tires, saddles and such. I'll have to rely on a shop to do any significant upgrades.
Thanks for your help!

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Thanks for that advice! Can anyone offer specific options for wheels?
Pardon my ignorance, but what do you guys do with your old parts-- is there a market for them on eBay? If I buy upgrades from my LBS, might they offer a credit for them? Can I expect any LBS to install parts I bring in, or are they like car repair shops-- they'll only work on parts they sold to you? Despite my years of riding, my level of repair experience is limited to changing tires, saddles and such. I'll have to rely on a shop to do any significant upgrades.
Thanks for your help!
Yes there is a market for parts on eBay, but personally I hang on to my old parts, especially wheels just in case.
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Can you give me tell me what crank you got? I want to upgrade mine as well. Currently have 50/34, but I'm not sure it's as simple as putting on another 50/34 right? The teeth have to match up? Do I need to get a 9 speed? Also not sure about the bottom bracket.
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.
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