Specialized - Men's Tarmac Disc Expert - 2019
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If you plan on racing a Grand Tour this summer, sure, go rock that S-Works. But if you're on the hunt for a glorious ride that can smash both a local crit and your friends on the weekends, you'll feel right at home on the Tarmac Disc Expert.
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 designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn't happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval C 38 Disc wheel. 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, dropped seatstays with aero tubes, and a D-shaped seatpost and seat tube. The result? A bike that's approximately 45 seconds faster over 40km compared to other lightweight bikes in the same category.
The build spec on this Tarmac Disc is value-packed, featuring Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, a Roval C 38 Disc carbon fiber wheelset.
- 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 10r 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.
- Yep, that's right—carbon wheels on an Expert-level bike. The Roval C38 Disc carbon wheels bring performance to the masses. They're lightweight, durable, and ready for just about anything.
DRIVETRAIN BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis, BB30 for Shimano 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 Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge SEAT BINDER Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly TAPE S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel SEATPOST S-Works FACT carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset HANDLEBARS Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach STEM Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt WHEELS & TIRES REAR WHEEL Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h INNER TUBES Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve FRONT TIRE S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm REAR TIRE S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm FRONT WHEEL Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 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 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
All bikes purchased from iRIDE will have been pre-assembled by our mechanics and test ridden. You will also receive a multi point checklist of all the safety checks and bike build elements we work through to ensure your bike is correctly assembled, and then tested so that it runs as it should. Bikes being sent to a customer who is unable to collect it from iRIDE, will be boxed, with wheels, saddle and bars generally off and re-packaged.
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Assembly should take no longer than 10-20 minutes. It is recommended that a skilled mechanic assemble or check the bike. If possible your local bike shop is likely the best place to do this from a safety perspective to ensure all is as it should be. If a rider is having any issues we can hook up an online video chat, or talk over the phone. If this service is required email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a time that suits all parties.