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Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert 2018 Road Bike

£3,500.00

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.

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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, Specialized 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.

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. 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.

Frame
Specialized Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, full internal, electronic-specific routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing
Fork
S-Works FACT carbon
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
Number of Gears
22
Shifters
Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
Chain set
Shimano Ultegra R8000 52/36T
Bottom Bracket
Shimano Dura-Ace BB
Cassette
Shimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t
Chain
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Pedals
Supplied
Brakeset
Shimano Dura-Ace 9100
Handlebars
Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 123x75mm
Stem
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Bar Tape
S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
Front Wheel
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 20h
Rear Wheel
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
Tyres
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm
Saddle
Toupe Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge
Seatpost
S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset

Additional Information

Frame size

49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61