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Specialized Sirrus Sport vs. Bianchi Strada(4 posts)

Specialized Sirrus Sport vs. Bianchi StradaStrom
Apr 30, 2001 6:40 AM
Hello,

I am looking for a new bike for commuting (~10 mi. each way) and general, all-purpose use (no off-road use). I've looked in a few stores, and the Specialized Sirrus Sport and the Bianchi Strada have been recommended to me as fast, but relatively comforatable and sturdy commuter bikes. (I'm a novice, but these bikes appear to lie somewhere between a hybrid and a road bike, with flat handlebars and narrow tires.) These bikes are both in the $700 range.

Any thoughts or recommendations on these bikes or others at or below this price range?
re: Specialized Sirrus Sport vs. Bianchi StradaStrom
Apr 30, 2001 6:45 AM
By the way, the Sirrus has an aluminum frame and the Strada has a CrMo frame. Here are links describing each:

http://www.specialized.com/2001/products/bike_finder/sirrus/sir_sport.html

http://209.217.20.46/sections/bikes/road/strada/index.html
re: Specialized Sirrus Sport vs. Bianchi StradaStrom
Apr 30, 2001 12:54 PM
Ok, let's throw one more into the comparison to see if it elicits any feedback: Jamis Coda. Anyone have any experience with any of these three bikes they can share? Thanks!

http://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/coda2001.html
re: Specialized Sirrus Sport vs. Bianchi StradaMel Erickson
Apr 30, 2001 7:49 PM
Can't help you much 'cause I'm looking for the same thing for my wife. I would throw in the Trek 7200FX or 7500FX and the Cannondale Road Warrior 500 or Road Warrior 800 too. It's hard to find these bikes in local shops around here. I think these type of bikes will become more and more popular as the population ages. People who want to stay active and know what a light, responsive and smooth working bike feels like will gravitate to this type of ride.