S-Works Tarmac SL8 Frameset

10 days free insurance available

Introducing the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8 Frameset. Designed for speed and performance, this bike offers unbeatable aerodynamics, lightweight construction, and exceptional ride quality. Experience the future of race biking with the advantage of 16.6 seconds over 40km.

Introducing the S-Works Tarmac SL8 Frameset from Specialized, the culmination of more than two decades of development, designed for speed and performance in any race. With aerodynamics, lightweight, and ride quality combined like never before, the Tarmac SL8 offers unbeatable speed that shaves valuable seconds off your time and outclasses other competitive race bikes.

Our specialized Ride Science team has ensured that the Tarmac SL8 doesn't just win on paper, but on the road too. Rigorous race simulations covering a range of challenging terrains and demanding weather conditions have resulted in a race bike that doesn’t compromise on speed or handling. Experience the difference with an advantage of 16.6 seconds over 40km, 128 seconds faster over Milan San Remo, and 20 seconds faster over the legendary Tourmalet climb.

  • Aero in Everything: This bike redefines aerodynamics with features that truly push the boundaries. The new Speed Sniffer nose cone optimizes clean air, and the narrow, aero seat post ensures seamless air flow for superior speed.
  • Minimum Weight, Maximum Aero: At an impressively lean 685g, the Tarmac SL8 benefits from lessons learned from the Aethos to offer the ultimate in lightweight construction. The reduced carbon load enables lightweight priority in critical areas such as the down tube and rear of the bike.
  • Goes like Hell, Rides Like Heaven: With a 33% improvement in stiffness-to-weight over the SL7, the Tarmac SL8 balances unprecedented responsiveness with a nuanced, compliant ride. Regardless of the rider’s size, the S-Works Tarmac SL8 offers unparalleled ride quality and handling.
  • Beyond Gender: The Tarmac SL8 challenges traditional notions of gender in cycling, ensuring every rider can experience the next level of advantage imposed by the SL8. It’s time to go Beyond Gender.
  • Unbeatable features: The 68mm threaded bottom bracket, flat mount disc brakes, and seamless integration offer an irresistible starting point for your dream build.

With the S-Works Tarmac SL8 Frameset, you're not just investing in a bike; you're investing in speed, performance, and craft. Experience the future of race biking today.

FrameS-Works Tarmac SL8 FACT 12r Carbon, Rider First Engineeredâ„¢, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc. 685g frame.
ForkS-Works FACT 12r Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
SeatPostS-Works Tarmac SL8 Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 15mm offset
Seat BinderTarmac integrated wedge
Weight1.41 kg (3 lb, 1.7 oz)
Weight Size56cm, as pictured

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.

Lifetime warranty* to the original owner against structural defects in material or workmanship on ALL models of Specialized-branded frames and forks

  • Includes seatstays and chainstays on full-suspension bikes
  • Does not include suspension forks and suspension parts
  • Does not include paint and graphics (these are covered below)

* Register your bike, frameset, or Roval wheels within the first 90 days of purchase for a lifetime warranty to the original owner.

Read the full warranty here

When you purchase a bike from Specialized Concept Stores, you'll receive a complimentary tune-up service at your nearest store within 6 weeks of bike delivery.

This free service is designed to ensure that the bike you've chosen is operating optimally and to make any necessary adjustments, such as cable stretching, common with new bikes.

However, if you encounter any issues with your bike at any point, we strongly advise you to cease riding and promptly book your bike in for its complimentary service to ensure your safety and riding pleasure.

When you receive your bike, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how effortless it is to get it road-ready. We've designed the assembly process to be as straightforward as possible, so you can start enjoying your new ride without delays.

All you need to do is install the handlebars, pedals, and wheels. It's a quick and hassle-free process that requires no advanced technical skills. Our user-friendly instructions and included tools will guide you through each step, ensuring a smooth and secure assembly.

Whether you're an experienced cyclist or new to bike assembly, you can trust that the process will be a breeze. Within no time, your bike will be fully assembled, and you'll be ready to hit the road, trail, or bike path with confidence.

We offer 10 days free cover with all new bikes purchased, provided by our insurance partner VeloLife. You will be covered for the first 10 days of ownership against theft and accidental damage, so you can purchase with confidence.

Give yourself the comfort of no obligation free insurance, make sure you have peace of mind from the moment you leave the store. If anything happens to the bike in the first 10 days of ownership, know you are covered!

Cycle to Work Scheme: Affordable Riding for UK Employees

Unlock a cost-effective way to own the bike of your dreams through the Cycle to Work Scheme. This initiative, available to employees in the UK, lets you enjoy the benefits of cycling while saving on your bike purchase.

With the Cycle to Work Scheme, you can use your pre-tax salary to acquire a brand-new bicycle and essential cycling accessories. This means significant savings for you, as your salary sacrifice reduces both your income tax and National Insurance contributions.

The process is seamless: Choose the bike that suits your needs and budget from our extensive range. Your employer will then set up a salary sacrifice arrangement, spreading the cost of your bike over a specified period, typically 12 to 18 months.

Once the salary sacrifice period ends, you have the option to own the bike outright for a nominal fee, ensuring you get to keep and enjoy your trusted two-wheeled companion for years to come.

Experience the freedom of cycling, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint with the Cycle to Work Scheme. Join countless UK employees who have already embraced this eco-friendly and wallet-friendly way of commuting.