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2019 Specialized S-Works Tarmac

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, Specialized have never been ones to rest on their laurels, which is why they’re constantly hunting for even the smallest of improvements. In other words, they 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.

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Product Info

For the construction of the S-Works Tarmac, Specialized utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of their new FACT 12r carbon. It’s the most advanced material, and schedule, they’ve ever made and this 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 also took major steps to improving their 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. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, Specialized scrutinized every single aspect of the new Tarmac to ensure you’re getting the perfect ride. 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, 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 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 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 it also takes a bit of the sting out of road imperfections. You’ll thank them on your next long ride.

Specialized also know, however, that aerodynamic improvements are the most important thing they can do to make you faster. Their 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 they 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 they 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.

Next, Specialized included the lightest (440g/172.5mm) and most accurate power meter available, because no matter your skill level or experience on the bike, there’s no better way to enhance your training and racing performance than by riding with a power meter. Lucky for you, they’ve combined their incredibly light and stiff carbon fiber S-Works road cranks with dual-sided power measurement.

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 oSpecialized 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 frame is their highest quality carbon frame, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness.
  • The Win Tunnel Engineered Roval CLX 50 Disc carbon wheelset offers superior aerodynamics, a svelte 1415-gram weight, and plenty of durability to be both a perfect training and race wheelset.
  • Shimano’s Dura-Ace Di2 group offers exceptionally crisp shifts and keeps the overall weight of the Tarmac at an absolute minimum.

Options

Colour

Black/Silver Holo/Clean

Size

52, 54, 56, 58

FRAME
S-Works Tarmac SL6, FACT 12r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing, direct-mount rim brake
FORK
S-Works FACT 12r carbon, direct-mount rim brake
FRONT WHEEL
Roval CLX 50, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 50mm depth, CeramicSpeed bearings, 16h
REAR WHEEL
Roval CLX 50, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 50mm depth, DT Swiss 240 internals, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h
INNER TUBES
Turbo Ultralight, 60mm Presta valve
FRONT TYRE
Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm
REAR TYRE
Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm
CRANKSET
S-Works Power Cranks, dual-sided power measurement, +/- 1.5% accuracy
CHAINRINGS
52/36T
BOTTOM BRACKET
OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings
SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, 11-speed
CASSETTE
Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-speed, 11-30t
CHAIN
Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKE
Shimano Dura-Ace R9110-F, direct-mount
REAR BRAKE
Shimano Dura-Ace R9110-RS, direct-mount
HANDLEBARS
S-Works Shallow Bend Carbon, 125mm drop x 75 mm reach
TAPE
S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
STEM
S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
SADDLE
S-Works Toupé, Body Geometry shape, 143mm width, carbon rails
SEATPOST
S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
SEAT BINDER
Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly
PEDALS
Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors