Specialized Sirrus Review

Specialized Sirrus Review

Price

Pros​​​​

Design, lightweight, comfortable

Cons

Flat handlebars

Summary

The Sirrus models are considered some of the best fitness-hybrid bicycles on the market, especially for the price.

Our Rating

88/100

Manufacturer

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:

  • Pro Carbon
  • Expert Carbon
  • Elite Carbon
  • play
    Elite Alloy
  • play
    Sport
  • play
    Disc
  • play
    V-Brake

The women’s models include the:

  • Expert Carbon
  • Elite Carbon
  • Elite Alloy
  • play
    Sport Disc
  • play
    Disc
  • play
    V-Brake
  • play
    Sport Step-Through
  • play
    Disc Step-Through
  • play
    Elite Alloy Step-Through

TECH SPECS

Frame Size

The Specialized FACT 9r carbon frame is on the:

  • Pro Carbon
  • Expert Carbon for both men and women.
  • Elite Carbon for both men and women.

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:

  • XXL- The extra-extra-long frames are suited for riders 6’4” to 6’6” and who weigh 193 to 198. Of the Sirrus models, only the men’s Elite Carbon and Sport are available in this size.
  • XL – The x-large frames are best for riders who are between 6’0’’ to 6’4” and weigh 183 to 193 pounds.
  • L – The large size frames fit riders who are 5’9” to 6’0” and who weigh 173 to 185 lbs.
  • M – The medium Sirrus frames fit riders who are between 5’5” and 5’9” and weigh 165 to 175 lbs.
  • S – The short frames are for riders who are between 5’2” and 5’5” and who weigh 158 to 165 lbs.
  • XS – The extra-short frame fits riders from 5’0 to 5’2” and who weigh approximately 152 to 158. Only the women’s Elite Alloy, Sport Disc, Disc, and V-Brake are available in this size.

The riders' weight is based on the average man’s weight, which you can disregard for women.

Brake Types

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.

Specialized Sirrus Breaks Types
Specialized Sirrus Gears Shifters

Shifter

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.

Rims

The Sirrus models use 700C Disc rims for all their models except the V-Brake, which has the 700C Rim brakes.

Tires

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.

Price Range

$430 to $2,300.

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, $430 to $2,300 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.

Pros:

  • Lightweight frames.
  • Comfortable riding position.
  • Fitness geometry.
  • check-circle
    Good responsiveness.
  • check-circle
    Affordable price range.

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.

Cons:

  • Stems too tall.
  • Flat handlebars.
  • Sluggish braking power.

Buying Advice

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.

Conclusion

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.

This post was last updated on June 2nd, 2018 at 05:57 pm

About the Author Max Shumpert

Over the last few years, I’ve taken my love of the outdoors, hiking, skiing, trekking and exploring to the next level by starting this site. I started a bike shop in Denver, CO, and have seen amazing growth over the last few years. Getting paid to do what I love has been a dream come true for me. That’s also what led me to start BikesReviewed.com. In my shop, I spend a large amount of time helping people find the perfect bike for them and the style of biking they’re going to be doing. It only made sense that I expanded my reach and got online, making it possible for me to help people all over the world. If biking and staying fit is your priority, too, you’ve come to the right place.

Leave a Comment:

3 comments
Add Your Reply