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49 Black/Gloss Acid Pink Clean
GTIN: 888818313365
MPN: 90618-3149

Stock due at suppliers on 04/12/2017

£3,500.00

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56 Flo Red/Metallic White Silver/Tarmac Black
GTIN: 888818313457
MPN: 90618-3256

Stock due at suppliers on 06/02/2018

£3,500.00

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58 Flo Red/Metallic White Silver/Tarmac Black
GTIN: 888818314362
MPN: 90618-3258

Stock due at suppliers on 31/12/2017

£3,500.00

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61 Flo Red/Metallic White Silver/Tarmac Black
GTIN: 888818314386
MPN: 90618-3261

Stock due at suppliers on 31/12/2017

£3,500.00

Manufacturer’s Description

Our S-Works Tarmac may be the optimal bike for winning a Grand Tour, but chances are, you’re not going to be competing in Southern France this season. But when you need a bike that’s ready to annihilate the competition on your training rides and local races, the new Tarmac Expert is pretty damn hard to beat.

To get the weight around 950 grams, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced material and schedule we've ever made—the shape, schedule, and material optimization allowed us to shed nearly 200 grams. That's right, a 20% reduction in frame weight—the perfect recipe for your next hill climb PR.

We then further improved our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places. With this revamp, we also updated the geometry—basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled us to develop a performance road geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front end and short wheelbase, delivering instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.

And while stiffness aids in the aforementioned, compliance must also be utilized for an optimal ride quality. That's why we designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn’t happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval SLX 24 rim. This allows lower pressures for decreased rolling resistance, increased traction, and more comfort. Altogether, these additions still have the Tarmac riding like a true race-machine, but just takes a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You’ll thanks us on your next long ride.

And while this is all great, we know that aerodynamics are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Both our Bora-Hansgrohe and Team Quick Step Floors Pro Tour riders, after all, are demanding aero improvements on every bike. With this, the aero goal was to discover where we could essentially “add aero for free,” by not taking anything away from the hallmarks of the Tarmac design. During the six-month iterative process, three areas were discovered where we could do this—a new fork shape, dropped seatstays with aero tubes, and a d-shaped seatpost and seat tube. The result? A bike that’s approximately 45 seconds faster over 40km compared to other lightweight bikes in the same category. A speed savings that you'll feel when you're attacking off the front of the peloton.

This new Tarmac comes ready to race out of the box, featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, lightweight Roval Rapide CL 50 rims laced to DT Swiss hubs, our fastest S-Works Turbo 26mm tires, and a sublime Toupé Expert Gel saddle.

  • The FACT 10r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance of our top-end carbon production methods with our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac.
  • S-Works full FACT carbon fork with a tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.
  • The 11-speed Shimano Ultegra 8000 shifting is extremely reliable, lightweight, and precise.

Specification

Frameset
Frame
Frame
Specialized Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing
Fork
Fork
S-Works FACT carbon
Wheels
Wheels
Wheels
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 20h
Front Tyre
Front Tyre
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Rear Tyre
Rear Tyre
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Drivetrain
Shift Levers
Shift Levers
Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
Front Derailleur
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
Chainset
Chainset
Shimano Ultegra R8000
Pedals
Pedals
Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
Bottom Bracket
Bottom Bracket
Praxis BB30 w/ Shimano conversion adaptor
Cassette
Cassette
Shimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t
Chain
Chain
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Components
Saddle
Saddle
Toupe Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge
Seatpost
Seatpost
S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
Handlebars
Handlebars
Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 123x75mm
Tape / Grips
Tape / Grips
S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
Stem
Stem
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Brakes
Brakes
Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
Miscellaneous
Model Year
Model Year
2018