Specialized Tarmac SL5 Comp 2018 Road Bike


A bike that’s born to perform and able to take your riding and racing to the next level.

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While there’s a certain degree of truth in applying terms like “upgrade” or “value” to our Tarmac Comp, we prefer to refrain from doing so. Why? Because the Tarmac Comp stands on its own two wheels as a bike that’s born to perform and able to take your riding and racing to the next level. Like the S-Works Tarmac iterations, it features a Rider-First Engineered™ design that that applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of its size, performs just as we intended.

You’ll also find an identical, Grand-Tour-winning geometry to past Tarmacs, plus a high-end FACT 10r carbon fibre construction. For the spec, we selected components that deliver the best bang for your buck, like stiff, reliable DT Swiss R460 wheels, a mix of Shimano Ultegra 8000 and 105, and a bevy of Body Geometry components that maximize performance by providing the utmost in comfort.

Specialized Tarmac SL5, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, compact race design, 1-3/8″ lower bearing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing
S-Works FACT full carbon, size-specific taper
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
Number of Gears
Chain set
Shimano Ultegra R8000 52/36T
Bottom Bracket
Shimano Ultegra
Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28t
KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Shimano Ultegra 8000
Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise 110mm, 31.8mm clamp
S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 20h
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm
Toupe Comp Gel, 143mm, hollow Cr-Mo, Adaptive Edge
Specialized Comp carbon, single bolt

Additional Information

Frame size

49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61