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Women's Tarmac SL6 Expert


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It might be born to race but the Women's Tarmac Expert is also a bike that proves you don't need to sell the family silver for a luxurious ride. The Women's Tarmac hits the heights in every single area of road riding, whether it's grinding out climbs or putting the power through the pedals in the sprint so don't be surprised if you're grinning ear-to-ear every time you finish a ride.

We've brought the frame weight down to around 950 grams by using advanced aerospace composite optimisation software, completely rethinking the construction and layup of our FACT 10r carbon fibre. It's the most advanced material and schedule we've ever made. Optimising the material, shape and schedule means we can shave off 200 grams, or around 20% off the frame weight, making it perfect for smashing your hill climb PBs.

We've also dug in and found ways to improve our Rider-First Engineered technology, so we can ensure stiffness and compliance in all the right places. We've also revamped the geometry thanks to countless Retl data points as well as input from professional riders. All these inputs come together in what we think is the ultimate performance road geometry, combining a snappy front end and short wheelbase for incredibly responsive handling and optimal power transfer.

While stiffness might be all the rage, we didn't forget to build in a bit of compliance to ensure an enjoyable ride that won't leave you walking with a hunch for the two days after a long ride. We designed a seat post that has compliance built-in over the top 120mm (away from the seat post clamp, naturally). We also dropped the seat stays and gave the seat tube a new shape. Finally, in pursuit of a bit more comfort we upped the tyre clearance to 30mm so you can fit in a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval SLX 24 rim.

Those bigger tyres mean you can get decreased rolling resistance as well as increased traction and improved comfort, meaning the Tarmac remains a fearsome racing machine, but one that can take the sting out of rougher road surface something we're sure you'll thank us for at the end of your next long day in the saddle.

The last and most important piece of the puzzle when it comes to making you faster is aerodynamics. Our pro riders on Boels-Dolmans are always hassling us to give them aero improvements on every bike, and with this Tarmac we spent six months hunting for the best ways of getting free' aero advantages without taking away what makes a Tarmac a Tarmac.

We found three key ways to do this: coming up with a new fork shape, dropping the seat stays and giving them a new aero tube shape, and then using a D-shape for the seat post and seat tube. It all means we can give you a bike that's 45 seconds faster over 40km compared with other lightweight bikes, something we're sure you'll see the benefit of when you're putting the hurt on at the front of your next race.

And it's ready to do just that out of the box, with the Women's Tarmac Expert coming with a super-sharp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, lightweight wheels with Roval SLX 24 rims and DT Swiss hubs, a super-comfy Oura Expert Gel saddle and our quickest S-Works Turbo 26mm tyres.

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 TUBES700x18/25mm, 60mm Presta 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
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
SADDLEOura Pro, 155mm, carbon rails, carbon base
SEATPOSTS-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
SEAT BINDERTarmac SL6 clamp assembly
PEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

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Size 44.0 49.0 52.0 54.0 56.0
BB Drop 74mm 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm
BB Height 266mm 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm
Bike Standover Height 730mm 740mm 755mm 775mm 795mm
Chainstay Length 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm
Fork Length, Full 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm
Fork Rake/Offset 47mm 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm
Front Center 571mm 574mm 577mm 579mm 591mm
Head Tube Angle 70.5° 71.75° 72.5° 73° 73.5°
Head Tube Length 105mm 115mm 126mm 143mm 163mm
Reach 365mm 375mm 380mm 384mm 395mm
Seat Tube Angle 76° 75.5° 74° 74° 73.5°
Seat Tube Length 400mm 431mm 462mm 481mm 501mm
Stack 500mm 514mm 527mm 544mm 565mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 490mm 508mm 531mm 540mm 562mm
Trail 71mm 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm
Wheelbase 964mm 968mm 970mm 973mm 985mm