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.
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FRAME Specialized Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing
FORK S-Works FACT carbon
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
INNER TUBES 66mm alloy tubeless valve
FRONT TYRE S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
REAR TYRE S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra R8000
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t
CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
HANDLEBARS Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 123x75mm
TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
SADDLE Toupe Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge
SEATPOST S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
SEAT BINDER Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly
PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors