S-Works Tarmac SL8 - SRAM RED AXS

10 days free insurance available

Take on the roads with speed on the elite S-Works Tarmac SL8 – SRAM RED AXS by Specialized. Experience top aerodynamics, reduced weight and premium ride quality. Reach your peak effortlessly with the fastest bike, optimized for speed and performance.

Hit the roads with sheer velocity on the professional-grade S-Works Tarmac SL8 – SRAM RED AXS by Specialized. Experience the fusion of aerodynamics, reduced weight, and supreme ride quality like never before; our Ride Science team has ensured that this bike is the fastest on the routes that matter, leaving you to hit your peak performance effortlessly.The Tarmac SL8 boasts numerous features that make it an optimized speed machine on the track:

  • Aero in Every Aspect: We've focussed aerodynamics where it truly matters. Thanks to a sharper head tube leading edge and the most aero seat post design, this bike shows exceptional performance even under high wind resistance.
  • Minimum Weight, Maximum Aero: Built easily at the UCI minimum with a full aero setup, the Tarmac SL8 is lighter than any other bike on the World Tour. As a result, we've made redundancies in areas such as additional carbon stiffness layers, focusing on a lean, mean, racing machine.
  • Rides Like Heaven: With an improvement of 33% in stiffness-to-weight over the SL7, the Tarmac SL8 offers improved handling, aggressive responsiveness and unmatched comfort. Regardless of rider size, everyone can experience the unique, supple feel as they glide over rough roads on this bike.
  • Beyond Gender: We recognize more difference between two cyclists than between genders. Hence, the Tarmac SL8 caters to all riders, regardless of gender. It's time to go Beyond Gender.
  • Elite Components: The bike comes equipped with the finest components - a complete SRAM RED AXS groupset with power meter and a Roval Rapide CLX II tubeless-ready wheelset complementing the world's fastest frame.

The S-Works Tarmac SL8 – SRAM RED AXS isn’t just a bike; it’s a testament to innovation and the relentless pursuit of speed. Step onto the saddle, and prepare to push your limits.

Frame S-Works Tarmac SL8 FACT 12r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork S-Works FACT 12r Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Crankset NEW SRAM RED AXS Power Meter
Chain NEW SRAM RED 12-speed
Cassette NEW SRAM RED XG-1290, 12-speed, 10-33t
Shift Levers NEW SRAM RED AXS, hydraulic disc
Front Derailleur NEW SRAM RED AXS, braze-on
Rear Derailleur NEW SRAM RED AXS, 12-speed
Front Brake NEW SRAM RED AXS, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake NEW SRAM RED AXS, hydraulic disc
Front Wheel Roval Rapide CLX II, Tubeless, 21mm internal width carbon rim, 51mm depth, Win Tunnel Engineered, Roval AFD hub, 18h, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
Rear Wheel Roval Rapide CLX II, Tubeless, 21mm internal width carbon rim, 60mm depth, Win Tunnel Engineered, Roval AFD hub, 24h, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes
Front Tyre S-works Turbo Rapidair 2BR, 700x26mm
Rear Tyre S-works Turbo Rapidair 2BR, 700x26mm
Handlebars Roval Rapide Cockpit, Integrated Bar/Stem
Saddle S-Works Power with Mirror
Seat Post S-Works Tarmac SL8 Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 15mm offset
Seat Binder Tarmac Integrated Wedge
Inner Tubes Turbo Ultralight, 60mm Front, 80mm Rear, Presta valve
Chain Rings 48/35
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA 68
Stem Roval Rapide Cockpit, Integrated Bar/Stem
Tape Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

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.