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Specialized Secteur Sport Compact

Specialized

Secteur Sport Compact
2011

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5.0 stars
 (6 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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5.0 stars

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable  (6)
  • Handles well  (6)
  • Fast  (5)
  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Responsive  (5)

Cons

  • Brakes could be better  (2)
  • Poor components 

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (6)
  • Casual riding  (5)
  • Commuting  (2)
  • Serious training  (2)
  • 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

  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Handles Well
  • Responsive
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Exercising
    • Serious Training
    • Casual Riding
    • Commuting

    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

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising
      • Climbing

      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

      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable
      • Responsive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Brakes Could Be Better

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      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
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Poor Components

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding

      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

      Great Bike for the Money

      By CVGJR

      from Coventry RI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      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

        great starter bike

        By Spceialized One

        from Doylestown, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        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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