Tarmac - 2018
The Tarmac Sport combines all of the complete performance that the Tarmac is known the world over for, with the reliable shifting of Shimano’s Tiagra. Consider it the perfect bike to grow along with you as you explore the open roads ahead. And along the way, you'll also find a Grand-Tour-winning geometry, plus a FACT 9r carbon fibre construction.
For the spec, we selected components that deliver surefooted performance, like durable DT R460 wheels, crisp Shimano 105 shifting, and a bevy of Body Geometry components that maximize performance by providing the utmost in comfort.
- The FACT 9r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance of our top-end carbon production methods with 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 difference being, in comparison to our highest carbon offering, are some added grams—a small price to pay at this value.
- FACT carbon fork with a tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.
- A stiff, lightweight alloy Praxis Alba 2D crankset is there to punch well above its weight class, minimizing energy loss while you're hammering away on the pedals.
SEAT BINDER Specialized, alloy, 27.2mm FORK Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque FRAME Specialized Tarmac SL4, FACT 9r carbon, compact race design, 1-3/8" lower bearing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing CHAIN KMC X10EL, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™ CRANKSET Praxis Alba M30, solid forged arms, 6061 chainrings, 110 BCD, 11-speed FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed, 12-28t SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Tiagra CHAINRINGS 50/34T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tiagra, long cage, 10-speed SADDLE Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm TAPE Specialized S-Wrap SEATPOST Specialized Comp carbon, single bolt HANDLEBARS Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp STEM Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise FRONT BRAKE Tektro Axis caliper REAR BRAKE Tektro Axis caliper PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors REAR WHEEL DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h INNER TUBES 700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve FRONT TYRE Espoir Elite, 60 TPI, Kevlar® bead, 700x23mm REAR TYRE Espoir Elite, 60 TPI, Kevlar® bead, 700x23mm FRONT WHEEL DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h