Specialized Sirrus Elite review

Conquer the streets with the fully-equipped Elite.

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Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £1,000.00 RRP | USD $1,200.00
Specialized Sirrus Elite

Our review

A fuss-free commuter with a commanding ride position and a nicely understated style
Pros: Excellent kit choices, finish, plenty of mounts
Cons: Gearing is great for around town but isn't fast if you head out
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We’re pretty used to flat-bar bikes being a bit of an afterthought; a bit of a mish-mash of cheap components with no real thought to how they perform as a bike. The Sirrus Elite, however, is a bit different.

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The aluminium frame is well finished and features reflective graphics, so the Elite really does shine in the dark – smart thinking for a bike that’ll almost certainly be a commuter because it also has all the mounts you’ll ever need (racks, mudguards, bottles, bags all catered for).

The contact points are excellent with a comfy saddle, a wide bar held in place with a slick-looking smooth stem that wouldn’t look out of place on a Venge, great ergo grips and bar ends for when you want to put in a bit of effort on the climbs.

Specialized Sirrus Elite 2019
The Sirrus Elite is a well thought out option for commuters
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The gearing of 48/32 and an 11-34 is perfect for riding around town, and low enough to get you up the steepest of climbs for days out in the country.

The ride position is short and upright, which is great for navigating through traffic, and comfortable even on extra-urban commute lengths.

The mix-and-match drivetrain with its Tiagra rear mech, Microshift front and shifters, and a Praxis chainset (with trouser guard) all works together surprisingly well with positive clicks through its 10 gears and a noise-free chain.

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The TRP hydraulic brakes offer bags of feel and plenty of power, too.

Product Specifications

Product

Price GBP £1000.00USD $1200.00
Weight 10.6kg (XL)
Brand Specialized

Features

Brakes TRP Flow set control hydraulic
Cranks Praxis Alba M24
Fork FACT 9r carbon
Frame A1 alloy
Front derailleur Microshift Centos
Rear derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Shifter Microshift flat bar
Tyres Specialized Espoir sport reflect 30mm
Wheels Axis Sport