When they developed the Tarmac Disc, they didn't just want it to be fast. We wanted it to be fast everywhere. Long climbs, windy flats, Grand Tour stages, local fondos- they built a race bike to be the most complete out there. How'd they do it? We started with our Rider-First Engineered frame with a perfectly-tuned ride quality for every size, added in some serious aero tech that makes it 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometers than the Tarmac SL5, and then made it 20% lighter. Nothing is lighter, faster, and better handling. This Tarmac comes with a no-fuss spec that includes Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting and quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels, and our fan-favorite Power saddle.
For the construction of the Tarmac, they utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 9r carbon.
500 pieces creating 7 different sizes with the same tuned ride–that's Rider-First Engineered . We examine every ply of carbon on every frame size to ensure that all of our performance targets come through. To make sure you get the perfect ride, every frame gets a unique layup schedule with different ply arrangements, orientations, quantities of material in specific areas, and sometimes, even exclusive thicknesses and types of carbon itself.
Aerodynamics is the most important thing they can do to make you faster, but with the Tarmac, they added aero features without any cost to weight. Through development, areas were discovered where they could add aero for free-a new fork shape and dropped seatstays with aero tubes. The result? A Tarmac that's approximately 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometers.
The updated the geometry is based 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, which delivers instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.
|FRAME||Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|FORK||FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|FRONT WHEEL||DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.|
|REAR WHEEL||DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.|
|INNER TUBES||Presta, 48mm valve|
|FRONT TYRE||Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|REAR TYRE||Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|CRANKSET||Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed, 52/36T|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Shimano Threaded BSA BB|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t|
|CHAIN||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|STEM||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|SADDLE||Body Geometry Power Comp, Hollow Cr-Mo rails|
|SEATPOST||S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy 31.2mm|
|Colour||Gloss Cast Berry/Metallic Crimson/Dove Grey|
|Sizes||44, 49, 52, 54,|
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