All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert

All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
All-New Tarmac SL7 Expert
Regular price $8,300.00

The new Tarmac is designed to go fast, there's no if's, and's, or but's about that—but it represents so much more than just aerodynamic prowess. With a light-weight, Rider-First Engineered™ frame, it delivers the best-possible ride characteristics, no matter the size. So no matter what you have planned for your new Tarmac, its ready to help you achieve your goals—PRs, KOMs, or podium top-steps. One bike to rule them all.

With a full Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset to keep shifts crisp and fast, and S-Works Turbo 700x26mm tires to keep you rolling fast, this new Tarmac delivers performance at a more palatable price point. 

  • Aero is everything”—we’ve been preaching it for years and it’s still the driving force for the new Tarmac. In our quest for tube shapes that deliver the fastest frame that the UCI rules allow, we took a page out of the Venge development book and utilized our FreeFoil Shape Library. Armed with a library of optimized shapes, we turned to the Win Tunnel to plug these shapes into a modular test bike, for more testing and validation. The result? A new Tarmac Expert that’s faster than before—33 seconds faster over 40km than the Tarmac SL6. No compromises, just pure speed.
  • While aerodynamics were paramount to the Tarmac’s development, and to the development of all of our race bikes, weight was the co-pilot on this optimal race bike journey. Previously “aero bikes” always compromised in the weight department—the more drag you reduced, the more weight you gained. With the new Tarmac, our design philosophy was to keep it at, or below, the UCI weight limit out of the box, with no sacrifices to aerodynamics. And with the help of the FreeFoil Shape Library, tools like isotopic FEA analysis, and some engineering wizardry by the best engineers in the industry, we delivered a frame that weighs a mere 920 grams, without giving up a gram of aero, stiffness or ride quality.
  • Continuing our quest to develop the perfect race bike, we used our Rider-First Engineered™ philosophy to ensure that the new Tarmac is the most balanced, best handling Tarmac yet—no matter the size. With an army of the world’s best test riders from our three World Tour Teams — Boels-Dolmans, Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and Bora-hansgrohe — we made changes to the Tarmac based on their thousands of kilometers on the road. We balanced the ride quality between the front and rear end, so even the longest days in the saddle continue to be comfortable—all without giving up anything to the Tarmac’s legendary handling and race-winning snappiness.
  • Building on the learnings from the Venge, the new Tarmac utilizes simple integration to create a clean, fast cockpit that’s easy to live with. We’ve improved the routing for any configuration — mechanical shifting, traditional stems, round bars, etc. — all while keeping its aerodynamic attributes. These same traits also make the new Tarmac easy to work on and easy to travel with. It’s a win-win.

    Specs

    • FRAME Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
    • FORK FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
    • FRONT WHEEL DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.
    • REAR WHEEL DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.
    • INNER TUBES Turbo Ultralight, 48mm 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, HollowTech 2, 11-speed
    • CHAINRINGS 52/36T
    • BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Threaded BSA BB
    • SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070
    • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on
    • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage
    • CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
    • CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
    • FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
    • REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
    • HANDLEBARS Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
    • TAPE Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
    • STEM Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree
    • SADDLE Body Geometry Power Expert, hollow titanium rails
    • SEATPOST 2021 S-Works Tarmac Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, Di2 Compatible, 20mm offset
    • SEAT BINDER Tarmac integrated wedge

    Geometry

    44 49 52 54 56 58 61
    BB Drop 74mm 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
    BB Height 266mm 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm 268mm 268mm
    Bike Standover Height 723mm 735mm 746mm 768mm 786mm 808mm 834mm
    Chainstay Length 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm
    Crank Length 165mm 165mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
    Fork Length, Full 366mm 366mm 366mm 366mm 366mm 366mm 366mm
    Fork Rake/Offset 47mm 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
    Front Center 572mm 574mm 577mm 579mm 592mm 606mm 613mm
    Handlebar Width 380mm 380mm 400mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
    Head Tube Angle 70.5° 71.75° 72.5° 73° 73.5° 73.5° 74°
    Head Tube Length 93mm 102mm 113mm 131mm 151mm 178mm 198mm
    Reach 369mm 378mm 383mm 387mm 398mm 405mm 411mm
    Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
    Seat Tube Angle 75.5° 75.5° 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73°
    Seat Tube Length 435mm 447mm 458mm 475mm 496mm 517mm 547mm
    Seatpost Length 300 300 300 380 380 380 380
    Stack 491mm 504mm 517mm 534mm 555mm 581mm 602mm
    Stem Length 70mm 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal 496mm 509mm 531mm 541mm 563mm 577mm 595mm
    Trail 71mm 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm 55mm 52mm
    Wheelbase 970mm 973mm 975mm 978mm 991mm 1006mm 1013mm

    Click here for a general sizing guide.

    Note that specifications can change without notice.

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    Why buy a Specialized?

    The frame is the single most important factor in a bike's ride quality. While there are many other components involved, the frame is what ties it all together and ultimately determines how well a bike rides. Specialized makes the highest quality, most sorted frame on the market. The fit and finish is excellent and they ride amazing.

    Why buy from us?

    We're your local Christchurch bike shop. When you buy from us you get the best support, fast. You don't have to email customer service and hope for a response, just come in and see us. We keep a ton of parts in stock and have mechanics that are trained up on all the latest tech in a modern workshop.

    Free General Service

    Bikes need regular maintenance but we're here to help. To guarantee that your new bike stays running sweet, we offer a free General Service on all bikes that we sell. Worth $89, we'll do your first one for free at 6 months of ownership. Note that while the General Service labour is free, additional labour or parts cost extra. Bookings are required.

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    Best Warranty

    Specialized is confident with their quality and has one of the bike industry's best warranties out there. Frames and Roval wheels have a lifetime warranty and are transferrable to a subsequent owner, who then get 2 years from the original retail purchase date. We have very few come back with problems and the ones that do are sorted quickly.

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