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Specialized Secteur Sport Compact

Specialized

Secteur Sport Compact
2011

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5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
 

2011 Specialized Secteur Sport Compact

Specialized's Secteur Sport is one of those rare, great bikes that no matter how long you've ridden, it begs to go further. Why? Because its feathery A1 Premium aluminum frame boasts back-friendly geometry that keeps you feeling fresh mile after mile. Combine that with a vibration-damping carbon fork with Zertz inserts and quick-rolling Mavic rims and you may never want to stop. And, this sweet rig comes spec'd with a hill-flattening Shimano 18-speed compact drivetrain and a spread of Specialized's reliable aluminum components.

Features and Information

  • View the geometry chart.
  • Specialized's Zertz viscoelastic inserts damp harsh vibrations to give you a velvety smooth ride that leaves you feeling comfortable and refreshed mile after mile.
  • Choose your preferred pedals (sold separately) from our wide selection.
 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
Fork Specialized FACT-carbon w/aluminum steerer and Zertz inserts
Rims/Wheels Mavic CXP22
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14-gauge stainless-steel
Tires Specialized All Condition Sport, 700 x 25c w/Flak Jacket puncture protection
Crankset TruVativ Isoflow
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs Shimano, 9-speed: 12-25
Shifters Shimano Sora
Handlebars Specialized Comp, aluminum
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap w/gel padding
Stem Specialized Elite-Set, aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano Sora
Brakes Tektro dual-pivot
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Riva Road
Seatpost Specialized Sport, aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Comfortable  (11)
  • Fast  (10)
  • Handles well  (10)
  • Lightweight  (10)
  • Good geometry  (8)

Cons

  • Brakes could be better  (3)
  • Poor components 
  • Too Rigid 

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (11)
  • Casual riding  (8)
  • Serious training  (4)
  • Commuting  (3)
  • Climbing 

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5.0

Back into Cycling after a decade off.

By Stephen Sa

from Houston, TX

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Exercising
    • Casual Riding
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    I just got back into cycling after more than a decade away foolishly being married, commuting from suburbs and forgetting how fantastic two wheels and your own will to go fast could be. I started riding again on my old Schwinn Aluminum 354. It was a great bike for its time...20 years ago. I wanted to upgrade and started to research which led me to the Specialized Allez Comp Elite. I was SURE that was what I wanted. However, my LBS was out of them and was led to the Secteur Sport Compact. I did not like the term "relaxed geometry". No sir, did not like it at all. It sounded like something an old man needed. It sounded slow. However, it was highly recommended by my new LBS friends and it was on sale. So, what the hey, I bought it. I was excited to try it out but afraid I had been snookered and had dropped a grand on something not so different from what I already had. BOY WAS I WRONG! This bike was ready to go and just needed a little prodding to take off. It is very stable and turns are tight and bright. The shifting has been crisp and easy. Twenty miles on my old bike were a burden. I can do forty on this bike before I feel the same stress. My back feels better, I can go faster and I feel confident in rain, on uneven roads and in traffic situations. I will eventually move up to carbon, but I am very happy with this bike.

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    5.0

    Amazing ride for the price

    By Sig93

    from Orlando, Fl.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Geometry
    • Handles Well
    • Lightweight
    • Fast
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      I'm a runner that got into biking and got a great deal on this bike. Talk about a smooth ride that really absorbs the road. This truly makes the rides enjoyable. Responsive on the hills and you can really pick up speed on the downs. I average 30-35 miles each ride and enjoy every bit of it. A huge value for sure.

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      4.0

      Specialized Secteur

      By Mo

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Brakes Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      This is definitely a good bike for one who is starting off and I am happy with the price tag. In general, I never faced any problems even in long races such as the MS 150. It shifts quite well and has quite a comfortable ride. I would recommend this bike over other bikes in this price range and definitively over the Trek 1.3. I just feel that this bike comes with more/better components than my Trek. The only problem I found was the weak braking system. It takes longer than usual to come to a complete stop.

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      4.0

      I would give this bike a B+ but not an A

      By Bob

      from Milwaukee Wi

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Components

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      Had some noise from the head set.. adjustments helped. Was doing fine for over 900 miles this year until the chain jammed the front derailleur causing it to scrape up the inside of the crank arm. Should be more clearance.

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      5.0

      Very good bike!

      By Villarinho

      from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Serious Training
        • Exercising

        Comments:

        Very good bike!

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        5.0

        Great Bike for the Money

        By CVGJR

        from Coventry RI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well
        • Responsive
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Exercising
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          I ride a 20/30 miles on the weekend and try to get one or two 10/15 miles during the week. I love the way this bike feels. I am 5'10" & 205 and this bike is lite yet strong feeling. The shifters are quick and smooth. I am so glad i went with the '11 Specialized Secteur Sport Compact. I also love the look, nice style with the red and black. Great job by the people at Caster's of Warwick. Thanks

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          5.0

          2011 Secteur Sport Triple

          By Darryl

          from Yucca Valley

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Good Geometry
          • Fast
          • Handles Well
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Exercising
            • Casual Riding

            Comments:

            Researched for a year, every question or concern was answered by Chris and his staff! This bike is very comfortable for 50 mile+ rides, Love the control I have at higher speeds. I was able to climb a 13% grade with this bike, never on my old one!! For under $1000 dollars, No better Bike found! I LOVE my Specialized Secteur, Thank you Chris and Palm Springs Cyclery!

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            4.0

            Good bike for the money

            By Hunter85

            from Indiana

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Good Geometry
            • Handles Well
            • Responsive
            • Lightweight
            • Fast
            • Comfortable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Exercising
              • Casual Riding

              Comments:

              Bought this bike end of April 2010. As of end of September 2010 I have approx 2500 miles on it. Very comfortable after adjusted for me. Ride 20-30 miles a day. have had no mechanical issues as of yet.

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              5.0

              great starter bike

              By Spceialized One

              from Doylestown, PA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Good Geometry
              • Comfortable
              • Handles Well
              • Fast
              • Responsive

              Cons

              • Brakes Could Be Better

              Best Uses

              • Exercising
              • Serious Training

              Comments:

              great bike for someone just starting out. Great bike for C/C+/some B rides. Comes with cage pedals...get clips. I am up to 35/40 mile rides and I feel good after.

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              5.0

              Excellent bike for the money

              By Paul Rashoot

              from Scituate RI

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Handles Well
              • Good Geometry
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Exercising
                • Commuting
                • Casual Riding

                Comments:

                The specialized Sectuer Sport is an excellent overall road bike for the money. Because it response will at high speeds. The components are very good quality at this price range. I had the bike up to 31.3 miles per hour and it handles well as far as braking, cornering and going fast down a steep hill. Due to the fact that it is back and hamstring friendly, because the bike does not make you stretch your back as much as other road bikes do. I highly recommend this bike if you want to ride long distance because it gives you a comfortable ride.

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