|Anyone riding an '02 Litespeed Sirius||fz4vgq|
Aug 1, 2002 3:32 AM
|I'm in the market to buy a new bike, I was interested in a Giant TCR1 but i'm just not fitting on their S or M frames. So i've narrowed it down to 3 bikes -
1. '02 Litespeed Sirius
2. '03 Cannondale R1000
3. '03 Specialized Allez Comp 18 (when they start showing up?)
I'm really leaning towards the Sirius because my LBS has a few left at a killer price. Haven't test ridden one yet though. I would really like to hear anyones comments on this bike. thanks.
|I've ridden one. It's a decent frame for the money.||morrison|
Aug 1, 2002 6:14 AM
|The only real problem with it is that it's kind of squishy in the rear, particularly on climbs. On compacts, I ride a small, the size of which tends to iron out the excess 'play' that you feel with some ti bikes. Not with this one, though.
Good news is that Litespeed may have fixed that problem with the carbon stays that it added to the 03 model. I haven't ridden one yet, but I'm tempted b/c my lbs has it at 02 price.
What is the killer price they put on it? Is it a full bike, or are you just talking frame? If it's a full bike, what are the components? How compare with the 'dale and the Allez Comp?
Also, I'm a little confused by your choices. Nos 2 and 3 are going to be stiff as rails. Completely different feel than the sirius. If you're looking for a stiff feel, don't get it, even if the 'price is right.'
I happen to prefer ti, but that's only because I'm too old, fat, and happy to punish myself on al like I used to.
|I've ridden one. It's a decent frame for the money.||fz4vgq|
Aug 1, 2002 6:02 PM
|Hi Morrison, the Sirius is Litespeeds aluminum w/carbon stays bike, here is a link http://www.litespeed.com/english/road/sirius.html
I would think it would have a similiar ride to the other two bikes? I rode a cannondale R1000 w/new caad7 frame and it actually had quite a smooth ride compared to a caad5 framed bike. but it really doesn't matter much now since I put a deposit on the Sirius today. the LBS i dealt with is great, they did not push me towards any bike but took accurate measurements of me to be sure of sizing for me. when i pick the bike up next friday they will do a final fit/videotape with all my gear (shoes, pedals, shorts) and do any stem, seatpost, seat swapping thats needed. I was and am very impressed, i got real sick fast of walking in to shops trying to push left over bikes on me that were to small or big for me and not offering any professional fitting. I'm sized at 52.5cm, I had dealers trying to sell me 56 and 58 cm bikes with the seatpost down so low that the seat was almost touching the top tube!
by the way, it is a complete bike with complete ultegra group and the spinergy xaero wheelset as shown on Litespeeds site. can't wait to pick it up and ride!