New commuting bike..

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by potsy, 21 Apr 2010.

  1. Have been thinking of trading in the Trek 7.1FX for something a bit sportier/lighter,think I've narrowed it down to one of the following-
    1-Spesh Tricross sport
    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/product/specializedtricrosssportroadbike2010.aspx?&id=12073
    2-Spesh Sirrus Elite
    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/product/specializedsirruselitebike2010.aspx?&id=11820
    3-Spesh Sirrus comp
    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/product/specializedsirruscompbike2010.aspx?&id=11819
    Main needs are light weight,be able to fit guards and maybe a rack,but be quick enough when un-laden.
    Any opinions welcome.thanks.
    p.s. is the comp version of the sirrus worth the extra £250 over the elite?
     
  2. l4dva

    l4dva Über Member

    Location:
    Sunny Brum!
    I orginally looked at the trek 7.1fx and even ordered it... it took ages to come and in that time i changed my mind for a tricross.... best decision ever i think! I absolutely loved that bike, it will be able to do everything u mention, really quick when un-laden (and with slick road tyres) but will also tkae mud guards, racks etc and its really comfortable!

    I used mine to commute, weekend rides, occasional club ride, canal pow paths, I was about to use it for a triathlon as well but it got nicked and now im really really gutted!
     
  3. OP
    OP
    potsy

    potsy Birder

    Shame about that l4dva,are you getting another?
    If I knew how much I was going to like cycling I would have gone for something better from the start,but as a 1st bike it did the job I needed it to,the Tri is top of my list at the moment as i like the drop bars,will be commutering it up whatever i go for so will have guards,rack and M+ tyres so won't be that lightweight once i'm finished with it.
    The Sirrus comp looks pretty well specced though for the money,so will have a ride of both before any purchase.
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    You need a fixed......:smile:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    potsy

    potsy Birder

    I'm glad you put a winky in there,you've seen me climb hills with a granny gear,i'd have to walk up every slope:biggrin:
    How come you're not stuck abroad?
     
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