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Specialized S-Works Men's Tarmac

Specialized S-Works Men's Tarmac

2018

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2018 Specialized S-Works Men's Tarmac

The Specialized S-Works Tarmac has picked up multiple Grand Tour victories and two World Championships since its debut, proving its illustrious pedigree. To get the weight below 800 grams for the latest iteration, Specialized utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of their new FACT 12r carbon. The material optimization has allowed them to shed nearly 200 grams.

In their search to save every last gram, the S-Works Tarmac Ultralight also uses a newly developed paint finish that further reduces weight. In combination with their improved preparation process, it achieves a paint job that has the same weight as nine gummy bears, or 10 grams.

And while stiffness aids in the aforementioned, compliance must also be utilized for an optimal ride quality. That's why they designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn't happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. They also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval CLX 50 wheel. 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.

Specialized knows that aerodynamics are the most important thing they can do to make you faster. Both 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 they 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 they 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 S-Works Tarmac comes ready to race with Shimano's Dura-Ace 9150 Di2 groupset with direct mount brakes, and the lightweight, yet impressively aerodynamic, Roval CLX 50s with 26mm Turbo Cotton tires.

- Featuring Rider-First Engineered design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac. The S-Works FACT 12r frameset is their highest quality carbon frame, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness.

- 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.

- A 52/36T S-Works carbon fiber crankset delivers the ultimate in power delivery, with a chainring grouping that's equally suited to big alpine climbs as it is to throwing down the gauntlet on the flats.

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    Specification Description
    Frame S-Works Tarmac SL6, FACT 12r carbon, Rider-First Engineered, OSBB, full internal, electronic-specific routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing
    Fork S-Works FACT carbon
    Rims/Wheels Roval CLX 50, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 50mm depth, Roval AF1 Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings
    Tires Turbo Cotton, 700x26mm, 320 TPI
    Crankset S-Works carbon fiber
    Chainrings 52/36T
    Bottom Bracket OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings
    Chain Shimano Dura-Ace,11-speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, braze-on
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, 11-speed
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed, 11-30t
    Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150
    Handlebars S-Works SL Carbon Shallow Drop, 125x75mm
    Tape/Grips S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
    Stem S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
    Brake Levers Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150
    Brakes Front: Shimano Dura-Ace 9110F direct mount
    Rear: Shimano Dura-Ace 9110RS direct mount
    Saddle S-Works Toupé, Body Geometry shape, 143mm width, carbon rails
    Seat Post S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Light White/Rocket Red/Satin Black / 54cm 888818312924 90618-0154 SWT511357144
    Light White/Rocket Red/Satin Black / 56cm 888818312214 90618-0156 SWT511551996
    Mono Black/White Reflective/Clean / 56cm 888818313402 90618-0256 SWT522297846
    Mono Black/White Reflective/Clean / 61cm 888818313440 90618-0261 SWT521201801
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