Specialized 2019 MEN'S TARMAC EXPERT Road Bike
Specialized 2019 MEN'S TARMAC EXPERT Road Bike

£4,250.00

From £159.38 P/M

Our S-Works Tarmac might be the perfect 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.

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£4,250.00

From £159.38 P/M

 

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Our S-Works Tarmac might be the perfect 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.

For the construction, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced layup 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 PR.

We started by further improving our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, all while shedding some serious weight. 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 tyre 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 they just take a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You'll thank 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 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.

This Tarmac comes ready to race out of the box, featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, resplendent Roval CL 50 carbon wheelset, and a sublime Toupé Expert Gel saddle.

 

  • 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 FACT 10r frame is the perfect blend of value and performance.
  • The 11-speed Shimano Ultegra 8000 shifting is extremely reliable, lightweight, and precise.
  • The Roval CL 50 wheelset utilizes the same rim as its older sibling the CLX 50, but pairs it with traditional bearings and round spokes to keep value at an all-time high.
Tech Specs
Frame Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing, direct-mount rim brake
Fork FACT 10r carbon, direct-mount rim brake
Stem Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Handlebars Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
Tape S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
Front Brake Shimano Ultegra R8010-F, direct-mount
Rear Brake Shimano Ultegra R8010-RS, direct-mount
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra R8000-GS, medium cage
Shifters Shimano Ultegra R8000
Bottom Bracket Praxis, BB30 for Shimano
Cassette Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
Chain Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Crankset Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed
Front Wheel Roval CL 50, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 50mm depth,16h
Rear Wheel Roval CL 50, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 50mm depth, DT Swiss 350 internals, 21h
Front Tyre S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Rear Tyre S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Saddle Toupe Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge
Seatpost S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
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Delivery
This item is available for delivery within the EU only. 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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