Specialized Sirrus Elite

5.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
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Specialized's Sirrus Elite makes all your favorite rides even more fun with its light, lively, and efficient Specialized aluminum frame. The same can be said for its vibration-damping Specialized carbon fork. You'll love the free-rolling, 700c wheels and flat handlebars with intuitive, easy-to-reach controls. From running errands in style to heading out on longer rides, you'll be glad you have a quick 18-speed Shimano drivetrain to conquer hills as well as powerful linear-pull brakes for control on the way back down.

Consumer Reviews

5.0 stars

(8 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.


  • Durable  (8)
  • Lightweight  (8)
  • Great Components  (3)
  • Versatile  (2)
  • Comfortable 
  • Fun To Ride 


  • Chain stretch problem 
  • Minor seat squeak 
  • Needed To Swap Out Grips 
  • None 
  • Not intented for off road 

Best Uses

  • Pavement  (6)
  • Commuting  (4)
  • Good Hill Climb Bike 
  • Commuting/City 
  • Touring 
  • Shopping And Errands 

Feb 09, 2014

My second flat bar road bicycle

Lightweight, Durable, Versatile, Comfortable
Best Uses:
Road Biking, Good Hill Climb Bike
I am retired and use this bike for fitness/recreation. After years of neck/back problems I switched to a flat bar road bike. Good hill climber. I ride about 2500 miles per year.
by Movin' Marv from Folsom, CA

Sep 05, 2012

Great looking, practical bike, quick too

Quick And Nimble, Great geometry, Versatile, Lightweight, Durable, Fun To Ride
Needed To Swap Out Grips
Best Uses:
Shopping And Errands, Commuting/City
Well, I just sold off a mountain bike that I tried to make into a city, errands bike by changing to street tires. Failed experiment, still sluggish. But, this Sirrus Elite has saved the day! My 2013 Sirrus Elite is quick. Weighs 26 lbs, not bad for an XL frame bike. On the open road, I can get rolling quite fast, guessing 15 MPH or so, and with not too much pedaling effort. I feel the geometry is virtually perfect. Don't need to raise bars, change stem, nada. Even the saddle is nice. Firm, but wide and supportive. Minor bummer the handgrips were a regular size (circumference) and I have big hands for this XL bike. I needed to shelve the nice, but small Targa lock on grips and put on my Ergon GP1's. But, that's it, I don't see any other mods on the horizon. Nice looking bike too. Non-glossy Silver with black and red accents. Nice triple crank up front and 9 speed 11-32 wide gear cassette. Shifts great and the brakes are quiet and stop well. Good size tires for city riding. No flats yet, in 2 weeks ownership! I ride on bumpy, gritty paved trails at times and this bike handles it well at moderate speeds. I've never had a bike like this before, just a couple road bikes and mountain bikes which I ended up using around town. This Sirrus is my favorite bike for city use, by far. U-lock mounted on frame and sturdy chain in backpack, I'll park it on any good rack and shop for awhile. I'm set, don't need anything else :)
by Bkuholic from Union City, CA

Dec 30, 2011

Great all around ride!

Precise, Durable, Lightweight, Great Components, Fast
Best Uses:
This is a great bike. Have had mine for about a year now and love to ride it. The guys are Chain Wheel Drive have been great in helping me with accessories and warranty stuff. Thanks!
by John from Palm Harbor, FL

Aug 21, 2011

I am very happy with this bike.

Lightweight, Durable
Minor seat squeak, Chain stretch problem
Best Uses:
I ride a minimum of a few miles every day, with occassional longer rides. Chain stretch and seat squeak have been the only problems. Both were fixed under warrenty. The front derailer and brakes are not the best quality, but overall the bike is very good for the money. The previous version of this bike had 9 gears on the rear instead of 8, but this is not a problem for me. [...]
by Ken from Daphne, AL

Jul 08, 2011

Great bike!

Lightweight, Durable
Best Uses:
Commuting, Pavement
Just got back into riding after about a 10 year break. I love this bike. Have had it about 3 1/2 months and put about 700 miles on it. No problems with it whatsoever. It is a road oriented hybrid so keep that in mind of you like doing a little off roading... My only upgrades were clipless pedals and slightly more narrow tires. Now it's perfect. I plan to put a couple thousand miles on it before upgrading to a full on road bike.
by Poolie from Hiram, GA

Jul 07, 2011

Great fitness bike

Durable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Commuting, Pavement
As a fitness/rec bike, you can't do much better at this price point. I bought this to replace a Giant road bike, which at 56 I found a little uncomfortable to ride. The upright position is just what I need. The component set is good for the money. It's a comfortable, well built bike. For road use in a non-competitive setting, it's great. You can pay a lot more for a bike with features you don't need on a rec/fitness bike. This one fits me well, is nicely made and designed, and offers value for money. I like the bike. I recommend it.
by Lucayan from Sykesville, MD

Jun 23, 2011

Love this bike!

Smooth Ride, Durable, Great Components, Lightweight, Very fast easy shifting, Responsive steering
Not intented for off road
Best Uses:
Pavement, Touring, Charity rides races, Commuting
My wife and I recently got into cycling. She got the Vita Elite and I chose the Sirrus Elite. What great bikes! Very comfortable, fast, smooth and forgiving over bumps, and easy shifting. We use the bikes for recreational rides and fitness. I could not be more pleased! I am glad we chose this model with the carbon fiber forks and anti-vibration inserts; you can definitely tell a difference!
by Steve & Jeanine from Indianapolis, IN

Oct 28, 2009

First bike bought and not disappointed

Durable, Great Components, Smooth shifting, Lightweight, Maintains great speed
Best Uses:
Pavement, Commuting
I ride on the weekends and average 30 miles per ride. Comfortable and moves well with road bikes with similar equipment. Also ride casually and is easy to manage at slower paces. Not a typical hybrid as this is more road bike with smooth ride and smooth gearing. I highly recommend paying the extra money for this one (Elite) over the Sirrus Sport.
by Michael J. from Orlando, FL


Specialized E5 Premium Aluminum, Fitness Geometry
Specialized FACT carbon fiber, alloy steerer/crown, Zertz inserts
Axis Sport Deep
Specialized Espoir Sport Reflect, 700 x 30c w/double BlackBelt puncture protection
FSA Gossamer Pro
Front Derailleur
Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Sora
Rear Cogs
Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34
microSHIFT flatbar
Specialized aluminum
Specialized Body Geometry Targa, lock-on
Specialized Flowset, aluminum
Brake Levers
Shimano M315 hydraulic-disc
Specialized Fitness platform, alloy
Canopy Sport
Alloy, 2-bolt, micro-adjust, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm