Specialized Sirrus X

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Specialized Sirrus X. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • Owners and reviewers appreciate the versatility of the Sirrus X, as a bike suited to commuting, light gravel, hardpack dirt and recreational riding.
  • The Sirrus’ tall and upright ride position provides good visibility in traffic.
    It’s praised by reviewers.
  • On the X 4.0 and X 5.0, Specialized’s Future Shock 1.5 headset suspension provides 20 mm of front-end travel, smoothing out rides over rough surfaces.
  • The Sirrus X 2.0 Step-Through makes mounts and dismounts easier for riders who are shorter, less-flexible, or who ride in a skirt, kilt or dress.
  • The Sirrus X range is affordable for beginners.
  • Judder is tamed by the X 4.0’s carbon fork, as per reviewer reports.
  • Testers say the X 2.0’s 42 mm Pathfinder Sport tires ride well over paved roads, packed dirt & light gravel.
  • Reviewers are somewhat amazed to see hydraulic disc brakes at this price.
  • Experts say the Sirrus X’s slack head-angle and long wheelbase combine to create a stable ride.
  • A reviewer says the X 2.0’s 11-42 t cassette provides a “decent spread” of gears.
  • Sirrus X 5.0 owners are happy to use this full-carbon bike for serious gravel duties.
  • Reviewers say a wide, 680 mm riser handlebar offers good handling off-road.
  • A tester finds the Bridge Sport saddle balances comfort with cushioning.
  • Owners found their Sirrus X 4.0 is light enough to easily carry up and down stairs.
  • Sirrus X owners described the bike as “elegant” and “chic”.
  • The Sirrus X's logos feature reflective trim, enhancing riders’ nighttime visibility.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer bewails the lack of hand positions available on the X’s flat handlebar.
  • One test rider felt limited by the bike’s wide handlebars, whilst splitting lanes.
  • Gear ranges sometimes left test riders spinning on descents.
  • Experts say there are comparable alternatives available at lower prices.

Bottom line

The Specialized Sirrus X is the very definition of a hybrid bike. With wide, flat handlebars and an upright riding position, Sirrus X bikes cover commuting, light gravel and hardpack dirt requirements. Mid-range components are specced to maintain affordability. Even so, the X 4.0 features a carbon fork, while the X 5.0 is all carbon. Specialized’s elastomer Future Shock 1.5 also features on the X 4.0 and X 5.0, providing 20 mm of headset suspension. Owners praise the Sirrus X for its do-it-all nature. From reviews, the X 4.0 seems to hit the sweet spot, when it comes to a balance between value-for-money and component quality.

Expert Reviews

85/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews

Specialized Sirrus X 3.0

Hybrid do-it-all with a bit of edge and attitude, just as happy on the byways as it is bombing around town or getting you to work.

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The Specialized Sirrus X 4.0 Is One Heck of a Hybrid

As fun to ride as it is utilitarian. It’s fast and maneuverable, making it ideal for quick city commutes and efficient errand running. To expand its capabilities, Specialized added 38 mm gravel tires and its Future Shock.

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Specialized Sirrus X 4.0 EQ Tested: Sporty in Everyday Life [German]

The Sirrus is an absolutely recommendable bike in terms of quality and riding technology. Unfortunately, the center stand and luggage rack limit its everyday use.

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Is The Specialized Sirrus X 2.0 for You?

The bike has a 1×8 drivetrain. I kind of wish that it was either 1×9 or 1×10, just looking at the extra push to go a little further or faster. But overall, if you’re using this as an everyday commuter… 1×8 gears is perfectly enough.

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Scott Leopold

Specialized Sirrus X 2.0 Review

I highly recommend it, it’s a good price point. I like hydraulic brakes and stuff like that. My rides are about 50% on the road and about 50% on a gravel trail.

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Grizzled Tee

Specialized Sirrus X 5.0 New for 2021!

It’s been a great bike so far. It has an elastomer insert. This whole system has some flex to it – and damping – and I’ll tell you, it makes a huge difference. It’s a really nice-looking color.

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🚀 Specialized Future Shock in Action 👀 Sirrus X Model👌
On Board: the Guy Who Knows How to Ride

The Specialized Future Shock in action.

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harda horda

Specialized Sirrus X 4.0 [Polish – English Subtitles]

The Sirrus X 4.0 is very solidly built. Its characteristic and most important features are; the Future Shock, 1x drivetrain, aluminum frame, and carbon fork. This configuration provides it with greater versatility than we initially assumed…

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John de Moor

Specialized Sirrus X 4.0 EQ 2022 [Dutch]

Great bike for commuting and a little gravel. Shimano Deore shifts like crazy. Future Shock: light cushioning, really amazing.

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Specialized Sirrus X 4.0 in Review [German]

The Specialized Sirrus X 4.0 fitness bike is a good alternative to a gravel bike if you prefer straight handlebars.

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User Ratings

92/100 based on 113 ratings
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