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2018 Specialized Women’s Tarmac SL6 Expert

The Women’s Tarmac Expert isn’t just a bike that’s born to race—it’s a bike that proves you don’t need to take out a second mortgage to have a luxurious ride. This Women’s Tarmac will excel dutifully at every discipline of road riding, from climbs to sprints—put it through its paces, and don’t be surprised that you’re smiling at the top of the climb.

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Product Info

To get the weight of the Women’s Tarmac SL6 Expert around 950 grams, Specialized utilised advanced aerospace composite optimisation software to revolutionise the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It’s the most advanced material and schedule they have ever made—the shape, schedule, and material optimisation allowed them to shed nearly 200 grams. That’s right, a 20% reduction in frame weight—the perfect recipe for your next hill climb PR.

Specialized then further improved their Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places. With this revamp, they also updated the geometry—basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled them 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 utilised for an optimal ride quality. That’s why Specialized designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn’t happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. They 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 just takes a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You’ll thanks them on your next long ride.

And while this is all great, Specialized know that aerodynamics are the most important thing they can do to make you faster. Their Boels-Dolmans 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 Specialized 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 Women’s Tarmac Expert comes ready to race out of the box, featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, lightweight Roval SLX 24 rims laced to DT Swiss hubs, our fastest S-Works Turbo 26mm tyres, and a sublime Oura Expert Gel saddle.

  • The FACT 10r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance of Specialized top-end carbon production methods with their Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you’d expect from a Tarmac.
  • S-Works FACT full carbon fork with tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.
  • The Roval SLX 24 Disc wheelset features a sub-1600-gram weight, a 20-millimeter internal width, and an alloy construction that makes it a solid road performer.

Options

Colour

Cool Gray/Acid Pink/Black

Size

44, 49, 52, 54, 56

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
700×18/25mm, 60mm Presta 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
CHAINRINGS
52/36T
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
Oura Pro, 155mm, carbon rails, carbon base
SEATPOST
S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
SEAT BINDER
Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly
PEDALS
Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors