Specialized Sirrus review

We test Specialized's entry-level hybrid bike

Specialized Sirrus
(Image credit: chris catchpole)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Specialized Sirrus hybrid bike offers very good value at £425. Everything about it works without a fuss, with the frame equipped with mounts for mudguards and panniers, and I was particularly impressed by the Shimano Altus shifting. The only thing that lets this bike down is that it's incredibly hard to ride quickly when you're in a rush, due to the sluggish tyres and the incredibly upright position.

Reasons to buy
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    Great value

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    Impressive shifting

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    Fairly comfortable

Reasons to avoid
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    Overly-upright position

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If you've got a few colleagues who cycle into work and go around asking them what bikes they ride, I can almost guarantee that at least one of them will say a Specialized Sirrus, one of the most popular hybrid bikes on the market.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.