When we developed the Tarmac Disc, we didn't just want it to be fast. We wanted it to be fast everywhere. Long climbs, windy flats, Grand Tour stages, local fondosâ€”we built a race bike to be the most complete out there. Howâ€™d we do it? We started with our Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ frame with a perfectly-tuned ride quality for every size, added in some serious aero tech that makes it 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometers than the Tarmac SL5, & then made it 20% lighter. Nothing is lighter, faster, & better handling. This Tarmac comes with a reliable spec that includes Shimano 105 mechanical shifting & quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels, & our fan-favorite Power saddle. For the construction of the Tarmac, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction & layup of our new FACT 9r carbon. 500 pieces creating 7 different sizes with the same tuned rideâ€“thatâ€™s Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢. We examine every ply of carbon on every frame size to ensure that all of our performance targets come through. To make sure you get the perfect ride, every frame gets a unique layup schedule with different ply arrangements, orientations, quantities of material in specific areas, & sometimes, even exclusive thicknesses & types of carbon itself. Aerodynamics is the most important thing we can do to make you faster, but with the Tarmac, we added aero features without any cost to weight. Through development, areas were discovered where we could add aero for freeâ€”a new fork shape & dropped seatstays with aero tubes. The result? A Tarmac thatâ€™s approximately 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometers. The updated the geometry is based on countless RetÃ¼l data points & professional rider input. This enabled us to develop a Performance Road Geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front-end & short wheelbase, which delivers instantaneous response & optimal power transfer.
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano threaded CHAIN KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Linkâ„¢ CRANKSET Shimano 105 R7000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed SHIFT LEVERS Shimano 105 R7020 hydraulic disc FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano 105 R7000, 11-speed, 11-30t CHAINRINGS 50/34t REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 R7000-GS, medium cage FORK FACT 10r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc SADDLE Body Geometry Power Sport SEAT BINDER Alloy 31.2mm TAPE Roubaix S-Wrap SEATPOST S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset HANDLEBARS Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp STEM Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise REAR WHEEL DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h INNER TUBES Presta, 48mm valve FRONT TIRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm REAR TIRE Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm FRONT WHEEL DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h FRONT BRAKE Shimano 105 R7070, hydraulic disc REAR BRAKE Shimano 105 R7070, hydraulic disc FRAME Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc