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Old 07-03-19, 05:55 AM
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New member here! I've got a Sirrus SL coming in soon. What are the largest off road tires I can put on the bike?
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Old 07-04-19, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by GravelGurty View Post
The spider itself is direct mount to the crank so you can remove it, and swap in the OE ring if you want.
The Force chainring is 130 BCD (i think) to the spider.
Interesting. Thanks for info.

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Old 07-07-19, 10:05 AM
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I have a 2012 Specialized Sirrus I got in last December from a local bike shop. Since then I have switched the straight bars to Velo Orange Crazy bars and just put on some new Kenda Kross Pro 700c x 40mm. They ride slower than the 700c x 32mm road tires I had but ride faster on the hard trail which is 1/2 of my exercise ride.

I am looking at converting it to drop/gravel bars and upgrading the components. I am thinking of the Specialized Hover Expert Alloy bar or the Ritchey Comp Venturemax. And am looking at an older groupset in the next few months. Anyone who has done this I would love to hear from. I just thought I would share. Thanks for reading.
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Old 07-07-19, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TampaMTB View Post
New member here! I've got a Sirrus SL coming in soon. What are the largest off road tires I can put on the bike?

I just put 40mm on my 2012. The bike shop should be able to tell you.
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Old 07-07-19, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by rodgeman View Post
I just put 40mm on my 2012. The bike shop should be able to tell you.
Decided to buy a mountain bike...better fit for the trails and keep the Sirrus on the road.
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Old 07-11-19, 01:56 PM
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I picked up a set of the Stix Elite front/rear lights for my night time Sirrus excursions. I don't need or want a big torch up front, these seem like a nice package and compact enough. Hopefully they will last for awhile.
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Old 07-14-19, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by GravelGurty View Post
I picked up a set of the Stix Elite front/rear lights for my night time Sirrus excursions. I don't need or want a big torch up front, these seem like a nice package and compact enough. Hopefully they will last for awhile.
I have those on my Sirrus, I particularly like the SWAT mount for the rear that goes under the seat.

I spent 5-6 hours today going through my Sirrus completely and making sure everything was set and adjusted exactly how I want it (don't know if I ever really combed through it before), and making sure everything was tightened correctly. I then cleaned/lubed the chain and cleaned the bike.

3 years in, it still looks brand new and I still love it as much as the day I got it.
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Old 07-15-19, 09:28 PM
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Old 07-15-19, 09:31 PM
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I noticed one weird thing with my Sirrus; the bars aren't centered left/right side with respect to the stem centerline. From the center of the stem, the left side is 7mm longer than the right side. Yet, looking at the bar, it is exactly centered based on the printing on the bar (which I acknowledge could be off, but 7mm? No way). See picture below. I took the grips off to confirm I didn't just have a poorly seated grip, and nope. The bars are definitely such that one side is longer than the other with respect to the stem centerline, assuming the logo is printed where it should be on the bars.

You can see that the S is dead center in the little "window" of the stem. There is a little bit of a shadow in the pic, but that "window" is 3/4" wide and the S is absolutely dead center in that window (verified via measurement), as I would expect it to be. However, as long as the bar is set in the stem in that location, the left handlebar measures 7mm longer than the right handlebar. I've measured it 30 different times, 15 different ways, and every time, no matter what, the left bar is 7mm longer than the right bar, so long as the bar and stem meet as shown in the picture (which is of course, how they are intended to meet, hence the "window" to show the Specialized logo. Bizarre, really.


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