Super light fully-manipulated E5 Premium Aluminium frame is built for high speed, low-fuss, and great versatility; with tapered headtube, internal routing, rack/mudguard mounts, and wide tyre clearance, FACT carbon legs and alloy steerer fork with Zertz for responsive road feel and forgiving ride; with mudguard mounts and wide clearance for added versatility. Sirrus semi aero, machined alloy rims plus alloy sealed-bearing hubs for a strong, fast-rolling wheelset, Shimano triple crankset for 9-speed drivetrain provides gearing for any terrain and any load, with precise, reliable action; chain guard keeps pants clean. Body Geometry Targa grips lock on and help alleviate hand pain and tingling fingers.
I only took up cycling earlier this year and I made the mistake of buying a cheap hybrid bike from halfords, which I returned after 6 weeks, as it clearly wasn't fit for purpose. I then took my time and did my research and decided upon the Specialized Sirrus Elite. I have only had the bike a few weeks, but so far I am very impressed. It is a joy to ride and effortless. It has great gearing and it's low weight, means I can actually cycle up hills instead of getting off and pushing. It is very fast as well and I am beating my friends ( who are a lot fitter than me) on our weekly bike ride. The only slight negative I have, is that because it has road tyres, the ride can be a little harsh on less than perfect Tarmac. But this really is a minor niggle that doesn't stop me enjoying my ride. I might even experiment with some all terrain tyres to see how much compromise there is on speed over comfort. The build quality seems to be of a very high standard, but I guess time will tell. All in all I am very happy with my first impressions and i really am enjoying putting miles under my belt getter fitter and healthier.
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