Ripping corners, sticking it to friends on the road, cruising down the highway—no matter how you ride, the Tarmac Disc Comp delivers in spades. It houses many of the features found in its S-Works siblings, so you'll have the ride of your life.
In order cut some grams from the Tarmac, but to also ensure that it's stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, we took major steps to improving our Rider-First Engineered™ technology. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, we scrutinized every single aspect of the Tarmac to ensure you're getting the perfect ride. 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, which delivers 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 dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm. 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 it also takes a bit of the sting out of road imperfections. You'll thank us on your next long ride.
But why disc brakes? The real question is "why not?" They offer superior braking power and modulation, work exceptionally well in wet weather, and offer a very, very minor weight addition. All this means that you have more control and can go faster with more confidence.
- Frame- Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
- Fork - FACT 10r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
- Stem - Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
- Handlebars - Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
- Bar Tape - S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
- Brakes - Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
- Front Wheel - DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
- Rear Wheel - DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
- Front Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on
- Rear Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra R8000-GS, medium cage
- Bottom Bracket - Shimano threaded
- Crankset - Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed
- Chainrings - 52/36T
- Cassette - Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
- Front Tyre - Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
- Rear Tyre - Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
- Saddle - Toupe Comp Gel, 143mm, hollow Cro-Mo rails, Adaptive Edge
- Seatpost - S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset
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