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TARMAC MEN SL6 EXPERT

TARMAC MEN SL6 EXPERT

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90619-3049 49 CMLN/CSTBLU/TARBLK 0 R 72,000.00 Enquire Now
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Our S-Works Tarmac might be the perfect bike for winning a Grand Tour, but chances are, you're not going to be competing in Southern France this season. But when you need a bike that's ready to annihilate the competition on your training rides and local races, the new Tarmac Expert is pretty damn hard to beat.

For the construction, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced layup schedule we've ever made—the shape, schedule, and material optimization allowed us to shed nearly 200 grams. That's right, a 20% reduction in frame weight—the perfect recipe for your next PR.

We started by further improving our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, all while shedding some serious weight. 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, delivering 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 SLX 24 rim. 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 they just take a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You'll thank us on your next long ride.

And while this is all great, we know that aerodynamics are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Both 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.

This Tarmac comes ready to race out of the box, featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, resplendent Roval CL 50 carbon wheelset, and a sublime Toupé Expert Gel saddle.

  • 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.
  • The Roval CL 50 wheelset utilizes the same rim as its older sibling the CLX 50, but pairs it with traditional bearings and round spokes to keep value at an all-time high.
  • The 11-speed Shimano Ultegra 8000 shifting is extremely reliable, lightweight, and precise.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis, BB30 for Shimano
CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra R8000
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, direct-mount rim brake
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
WHEELS & TIRES
REAR WHEEL Roval CL 50, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 50mm depth, DT Swiss 350 internals, 21h
INNER TUBES Turbo Ultralight, 60mm 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 CL 50, Win Tunnel Engineered, carbon rim, 50mm depth,16h
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra R8010-F, direct-mount
REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra R8010-RS, direct-mount
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, 130mm rear spacing, direct-mount rim brake

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Tarmac - Geometry

  49 52 54 56 58 61
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
Seatpost Length 320mm 320mm 380mm 380mm 380mm 380mm
Saddle Width 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Handlebar Width 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
Reach 375mm 380mm 384mm 395mm 402mm 408mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 508mm 531mm 540mm 562mm 577mm 595mm
Stack 514mm 527mm 544mm 565mm 591mm 612mm
Wheelbase 968mm 970mm 973mm 985mm 1002mm 1012mm
Chainstay Length 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 407mm 410mm
Front Center 574mm 577mm 579mm 591mm 606mm 613mm
BB Drop 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
BB Height 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm 268mm 268mm
Seat Tube Angle 76° 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73°
Head Tube Angle 71.75° 72.5° 73° 73.5° 73.5° 74°
Seat Tube Length 431mm 462mm 481mm 501mm 522mm 553mm
Head Tube Length 115mm 126mm 143mm 163mm 190mm 210mm
Bike Standover Height 740mm 755mm 775mm 795mm 826mm 850mm
Fork Rake/Offset 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Fork Length, Full 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm
Trail 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm 55mm 52mm

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