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Men's S-Works Tarmac Ultralight Frameset


Ultralight Monocoat Black/Silver Reflective Clean



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Exceptionally low weight, supreme stiffness and plenty of victories; improving our S-Works Tarmac was never going to be easy. However, we found a way and that way is called Ultralight; a super-fast and frighteningly-light machine that delivers the ultimate road experience and dispenses with a lot of the traditional wisdom in road bike design.

We've revolutionised the construction of the frameset to shave an impressive 20% off the weight of our previous model. Made from our brand new FACT 12r carbon, it troubles the scales at a mere 800 grams. It's by far the most advanced material we have ever used and that's thanks to our aerospace composite optimisation software. In building this lightweight beast, we never took the easy way out and even the paint job plays its part with a brand new process allowing a finish that weighs just 10 grams that's the same as nine gummy bears!

We further improved our brilliant Rider-First Engineered technology to give the 2018 Ultralight Frameset stiffness and compliance fit for a Grand Tour racer.

Even the geometry has been tweaked thanks to professional rider feedback and plenty of performance data from our Retl database. The Ultralight's geometry feels brilliant with a responsive front end paired with a short wheelbase, to give that sublime blend of superb handling and optimal power transfer.

Stiffness aids the aforementioned characteristics, but we also understand the importance of a smooth ride and that's why we designed a seat post that builds compliance into the upper 120mm (away from the clamp). Other changes we made to improve ride feel include dropping the seat stays and altering the seat tube shape. Lastly we added tyre clearance of 30mm, which translates to 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval CLX 32. This Tarmac is a true racer but it won't leave you broken when you occasionally ride it over awkward rougher roads.

We know aerodynamics remain the marker of performance and this year's lightweight Tarmac proved capable of saving 45 seconds over a 40km test. We understand the goals of our riders at Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors and set about searching for improvements that wouldn't detract from the features that made the Tarmac so beloved. The result of an iterative process was a new fork shape, dropped seat stays and a d-shaped seat post and seat tube. The bike came to life in our tests and it was then that we were finally satisfied. This is our best Tarmac to date.

FRAMES-Works Tarmac SL6, FACT 12r carbon, Rider-First Engineeredâ„¢, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing
FORKS-Works FACT carbon
BOTTOM BRACKETOSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings
SHIFT LEVERSC-clips for bottom bracket shell 
SEATPOSTS-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
SEAT BINDERTarmac SL6 clamp assembly

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Size 44.0 49.0 52.0 54.0 56 58.0 61.0
BB Drop 74mm 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
BB Height 266mm 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm 268mm 268mm
Bike Standover Height 730mm 740mm 755mm 775mm 795mm 826mm 850mm
Chainstay Length 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 407mm 410mm
Fork Length, Full 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm
Fork Rake/Offset 47mm 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Front Center 571mm 574mm 577mm 579mm 591mm 606mm 613mm
Head Tube Angle 70.5° 71.75° 72.5° 73° 73.5° 73.5° 74°
Head Tube Length 105mm 115mm 126mm 143mm 163mm 190mm 210mm
Reach 365mm 375mm 380mm 384mm 395mm 402mm 408mm
Seat Tube Angle 76° 75.5° 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 431mm 462mm 481mm 501mm 522mm 553mm
Stack 500mm 514mm 527mm 544mm 565mm 591mm 612mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 490mm 508mm 531mm 540mm 562mm 577mm 595mm
Trail 71mm 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm 55mm 52mm
Wheelbase 964mm 968mm 970mm 973mm 985mm 1002mm 1012mm