Specialized 2018 S-Works Tarmac Road Bike
Specialized 2018 S-Works Tarmac Road Bike

£6,800.00

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£8,500.00

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The previous Tarmac had an exceptional palmarès—a win in every Grand Tour, plus two World Championships—so you might ask yourself, "why a new Tarmac?" Well, we've never been one to rest on our laurels, which is why we're constantly hunting for even the smallest of improvements.

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£6,800.00

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PRIMERA TEAM VERDICT:

One of the most exciting announcements for us was when Specialized let us in on the secret of the new Tarmac! We were unsure how much they could really improve their existing version by but once riding the new Tarmac SL6 frame we were blown away. The weight difference is phenominal and immediately noticeable - 200 grams less than the previous incarnation. The bike just goes as soon as you put your foot down, even with very little effort. The moment you ride it in anger then it flies! 

The most impressive thing is how well it climbs. The weight reduction paired up with the super stiff carbon lay up of the frame means you get everything you put into the bike straight back out of it. I'm always looking forward to the next race where I can push this bike to its limits! 

The Ultralight version is another step above, reducing the frame weight by another 10% for those serious about how light their bikes are. If you fancy some cool colours, check out the S-WORKS Framesets available with their funky new designs and limited edition runs. The Tarmac for us might just be the best performance bike of 2018! 

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The previous Tarmac had an exceptional palmarès—a win in every Grand Tour, plus two World Championships—so you might ask yourself, "why a new Tarmac?" Well, we've never been one to rest on our laurels, which is why we're constantly hunting for even the smallest of improvements. In other words, we innovate or die. And for this exact reason, the new S-Works Tarmac breaks all the traditions of race bike design to create the fastest bike for all conditions.

To get the weight below 800 grams, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 12r 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.

In our 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 our improved preparation process, it achieves a paint job that has the same weight as nine gummy bears, or 10 grams.

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 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. You'll thanks us on your next long ride.

And while this is all great, we know that aerodynamics are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. 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. 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 new Dura-Ace 9150 Di2 groupset with direct mount brakes, and the lightweight, yet impressively aerodynamic, Roval CLX 50s with 26mm Turbo Cotton tires.

 

Featuring our 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 our 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 fibre 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.
Tech Specs
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
Stem S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
Handlebars S-Works SL Carbon Shallow Drop, 125x75mm
Tape S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
Front Brake Shimano Dura-Ace 9110F direct mount
Rear Brake Shimano Dura-Ace 9110RS direct mount
Front Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150, 11-speed
Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150
Bottom Bracket OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings
Cassette Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed, 11-30t
Chain Shimano Dura-Ace,11-speed
Crankset S-Works carbon fiber, 52/36T
Front Wheel Roval CLX 50, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 50mm depth, Roval AF1 Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings,16h
Rear Wheel Roval CLX 50, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 50mm depth, Roval AF1 Hub, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h
Front Tyre Turbo Cotton, 700x26mm, 320 TPI
Rear Tyre Turbo Cotton, 700x26mm, 320 TPI
Inner Tubes 66mm alloy tubeless valve
Saddle S-Works Toupé, Body Geometry shape, 143mm width, carbon rails
Seatpost S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
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This item is available for International delivery. For orders outside the UK, please contact us for a quote. Read more.

UK orders are sent using Royal Mail Tracked 48, Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail letter post for small, light orders and Parcelforce for heavier, bulky orders. Please allow approx 2-3 days for delivery after the order has been despatched. Large and heavy items, e.g turbo trainers and work stands, will be sent by Parcelforce (UK Mainland only). Overseas orders are sent using Royal Mail International Signed For service and Royal Mail Airsure service (where permitting). Heavier items e.g. bicycles are sent using Parcelforce Worldwide. Delivery times will vary depending on destination, customs clearance, local postal service etc. Please allow up to 14 working days for delivery. Postage costs include Insurance for the value of the order. Bicycles sent within the UK are sent by Parcelforce 48 Hour Service.

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