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2018 Men's Tarmac Expert

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Flo Red/Metallic White Silver/Tarmac Black

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Part No. 90618-3261
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While the S-Works Tarmac might be the optimal bike for winning Grand Tours, we know the chances are you're not going to be launching it up Alpe d'Huez come July. Even so, if you need a bike that can set you up to blow the competition away on the weekly shakedown ride or at your local crit race, the Tarmac Expert always has its nose in front.

To bring the frame weight down to 950 grams, we revolutionised the construction and layup of the new FACT 10r carbon with advanced aerospace composite optimisation software, producing the most advanced material and schedule we've ever put together. This innovative means of construction helped us lop 200 grams off the frame weight that's nearly 20% making the Tarmac Expert ideal to help you hit your next hill climb PB.

We've improved our Rider-First Engineered technology so we can give you a new Tarmac that's both compliant and stiff exactly where you need it to be. Drawing on hundreds of Retl data points, as well as input from our professional riders, we've updated the geometry of the Tarmac. That means you get the ideal combination of a front end that's incredibly responsive plus a short wheelbase the two together makes for instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.

We haven't neglected the quality of the ride though, as it's no good a bike being stiff if it also leaves you unable to comfortably step off at the end of a ride. We've designed a seat post that includes compliance in the top 120mm. This allows a little bit of movement, without affecting the effectiveness of the seat post clamp. We've also dropped the seat stays and modified the shape of the seat tube. Improved tyre clearance means you can go all the way up to 30mm tyres, which translates to a Roval SLX 24 rim shod with 28mm Turbo Cotton tyres. This means you can run your tyres at lower pressures for reduced rolling resistance, increased traction and improved ride comfort.

All these characteristics combined mean this iteration of the Tarmac delivers an exhilarating and deadly-quick ride, while still taking some of the harshness and buzz out of the road. You can thank us after your next long ride.

Our WorldTour riders on both Bora-Hansgrohe and Team Quick-Step Floors never stop demanding aero improvements, and we're only too happy to pass the innovations we came up with for them down to you too. The name of the game is seeing what aero adjustments we can make to the frame, without hampering the bike's essential Tarmac-ness.

Through six months of development, we narrowed it down to three parts of the bike designing a new fork shape, a D-shaped seat post and seat tube, and lower seat stays with aero tubes. All this means we can bag you 45 seconds over 40 km compared to other same-category lightweight bikes something we're sure you'll notice when you're putting in the big hits at the front of the peloton.

The new Tarmac will be ready to race as soon as you get it out of the box, with lightweight Roval Rapide CL50 rims on DT Swiss hubs, a precise Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, a sublime Toup Expert Gel saddle and our quickest S-Works Turbo 26mm tyres.

  • The FACT 10r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance of our top-end carbon production methods with our Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac.
  • S-Works full FACT carbon fork with a tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.
  • The 11-speed Shimano Ultegra 8000 shifting is extremely reliable, lightweight, and precise.


FRAMESpecialized Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing
FORKS-Works FACT carbon
FRONT WHEELRoval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 20h
REAR WHEELRoval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
INNER TUBES66mm alloy tubeless valve 
FRONT TYRES-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
REAR TYRES-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
CRANKSETShimano Ultegra R8000
CHAINRINGS52/36T
BOTTOM BRACKETPraxis BB30 w/ Shimano conversion adaptor
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
CASSETTEShimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t
CHAINShimano Ultegra, 11-speed
FRONT BRAKEShimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
REAR BRAKEShimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 123x75mm
TAPES-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
STEMSpecialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
SADDLEToupe Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge
SEATPOSTS-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
SEAT BINDERTarmac SL6 clamp assembly
PEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.


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

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