Specialized - Men's Tarmac Disc Comp - 2019
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Ripping corners, sticking it to friends on the road, cruising down the highway—no matter how you ride, the Tarmac Disc Comp delivers in spades. It houses many of the features found in its S-Works siblings, so you'll have the ride of your life.
In order cut some grams from the Tarmac, but to also ensure that it's stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, we took major steps to improving our Rider-First Engineered™ technology. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, we scrutinized every single aspect of the Tarmac to ensure you're getting the perfect ride. With this revamp, we also updated the geometry, basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled us 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 we dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm. 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 us on your next long ride.
But why disc brakes? The real question is "why not?" They offer superior braking power and modulation, work exceptionally well in wet weather, and offer a very, very minor weight addition. All this means that you have more control and can go faster with more confidence.
We also know, however, that aerodynamic improvements are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Our 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 we 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 we could do this—a new fork shape and dropped seatstays with aero tubes.
This Tarmac comes with a no-fuss spec that includes Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting, quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels.
- Featuring 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 FACT 9r frame is the perfect blend of value and performance.
- Shimano's no-fuss Ultegra shifting with hydraulic disc brakes provides precise shifting and plenty of stopping power.
- DT R470 Disc wheels feature reliable, sealed cartridge hubs, and 24 front and rear spokes that keeps weight low and durability high.
DRIVETRAIN BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano threaded CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed, 52/36T SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra Disc R8020 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t CHAINRINGS 52/36T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra R8000-GS, medium cage SUSPENSION FORK FACT 10r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc COCKPIT SADDLE Toupe Comp Gel, 143mm, hollow Cro-Mo rails, Adaptive Edge SEAT BINDER Alloy 31.2mm TAPE S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel 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 WHEELS & TIRES 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 BRAKES FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc ACCESSORIES PEDALS Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/reflectors FRAMESET FRAME Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
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