Tarmac Elite - 2018
Few bikes invoke podium dreams and longing like our Tarmac, and with the Tarmac Elite, you get your slice of the Tarmac performance lineage at a price that's more than favourable. You'll also find a Grand-Tour-winning geometry, plus a FACT 9r carbon fibre construction.
For the spec, we selected components that deliver reliable performance, like durable DT R460 wheels, a mix of Shimano Ultegra 8000 and Praxis, 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.
- Significantly lighter than comparable wheelsets in its class, these tough DT R460 wheels offer tremendous value in one smooth-rolling package.
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 BOTTOM BRACKET Included w/ crankset CHAIN KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™ CRANKSET Praxis Zayante, 7075-T6 alloy chainrings, alloy bolts, BB30 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28t SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed CHAINRINGS 50/34T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed SADDLE Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm TAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel 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 Shimano Ultegra 8000 REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra 8000 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