Most riders want a bicycle they can ride anywhere, whether in the city or on the road. The makers of the Specialized brand have produced a fitness-hybrid bike to answer the typical riders’ needs by producing the Sirrus line of bikes.
The Sirrus bikes are some of the best road bikes on the market for working out or riding in the city to commute to work or for a weekend trip to the farmer’s market. These bikes are available in 16 models for men and women, with the choice of carbon, alloy, or aluminum frames, depending on the model.
Specialized Sirrus Models
The Sirrus men’s bikes include the:
The women’s models include the:
The Specialized FACT 9r carbon frame is on the:
The Specialized A1 SL Premium Aluminum frame is used on the other men’s and women’s models, except for the V-Brake models, which has a A1 Premium Aluminum frame.
The Sirrus models come in sizes extra-extra-long, long, medium, short and extra-short.
The sizes translate to:
The riders' weight is based on the average man’s weight, which you can disregard for women.
The TRP Flow Set Control brakes are available on all models except for the men’s and women’s Disc bikes, which have the Promax F1 brakes, the Sport models that use the Tektro HD-R310, and the V-brake models that have the V-brake, linear pull brakes.
The microSHIFT Flow Set Control shifter are on most models except for the men’s and women’s Disc models, which use the Shimano Altus RapidFire Plus, the Sport models that have the microSHIFT brakes, and the V-Brake models that use the Shimano EF510 EZ-RapidFire Plus.
The Sirrus models use 700C Disc rims for all their models except the V-Brake, which has the 700C Rim brakes.
Most of the models come with the Specialized Espoir Sport Reflect tires, but the Sport and Disc models have the Specialized Nimbus Reflect tires and the V-brake models come with the Specialized Nimbus.
This is Specialized's entry level bike, prices start as low as $450, with the sport versions going for a bit under $1000.
What We Like
The Sirrus models are touted as fitness-hybrid bikes so that riders can take them on the road, as well as commute in the city. The tall stem allows the rider to be upright, in a more comfortable position. It makes their bikes good for introducing people to the sport.
The frames are lightweight, which means less fatigue for the rider when they go on long rides. The tires are thick so that they can take some abuse on city streets. The fitness geometry of these bikes and the flat handlebars helps make it more responsive, which is important in the city.
The more expensive models do better on the road because of the lightweight carbon frames and the racing gears. The price range for the bikes, $450 to $1500 ensures that there is a Sirrus bike for every serious rider, whether they use the bike for their fitness routine or casual rides with the family.
What We Don’t Like
The tall bike stems are more for riding in an urban environment instead of on the road. Some test riders didn’t like the flat handlebars because they don’t allow riders to get into a fast riding position.
However, it was the long stems that most found to be discerning. They also found the brakes a little slow, which could be an issue when riding in traffic.
If you’re looking for a good bike for commuting to work or for working out, then you should consider one of the Specialized Sirrus bike models. With its affordable price range, there is a model that almost everyone can afford. They are also made for comfort and performance for everyone, whether they new to riding or have years of experience.
The Sirrus models are considered some of the best fitness-hybrid bicycles on the market, especially for the price.
They are lightweight, which makes them easier to peddle long distances or on steep city inclines. So, if you need a bike that can help you get and stay in shape, then a Sirrus may be the right choice for you.
The Sirrus models can also be used as a road bike for commuting to work or for casual rides with the family. It is a versatile bicycle that you can put a lot of mileage on without worrying that it will fall apart.
To find out if a Sirrus is the best bike for you, test drive one at your nearest Specialized dealer.