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Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

The new Tarmac is designed to go fast, there's no if's, and's, or but's about that
R95,000.00

Aero is everything”—we’ve been preaching it for years and it’s still the driving force for the new Tarmac. In our quest for tube shapes that deliver the fastest frame that the UCI rules allow, we took a page out of the Venge development book and utilized our FreeFoil Shape Library. Armed with a library of optimized shapes, we turned to the Win Tunnel to plug these shapes into a modular test bike, for more testing and validation. The result? A new Tarmac Expert that’s faster than before—33 seconds faster over 40km than the Tarmac SL6. No compromises, just pure speed.

While aerodynamics were paramount to the Tarmac’s development, and to the development of all of our race bikes, weight was the co-pilot on this optimal race bike journey. Previously “aero bikes” always compromised in the weight department—the more drag you reduced, the more weight you gained. With the new Tarmac, our design philosophy was to keep it at, or below, the UCI weight limit out of the box, with no sacrifices to aerodynamics. And with the help of the FreeFoil Shape Library, tools like isotopic FEA analysis, and some engineering wizardry by the best engineers in the industry, we delivered a frame that weighs a mere 920 grams, without giving up a gram of aero, stiffness or ride quality.

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SPECIFICATIONS


Chain
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Crankset
Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed
Shift Levers
Shimano Ultegra Disc R8020
Cassette
Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
Chainring
52/36T
Rear Derailer
Shimano Ultegra R8000, Shadow Design, 11-speed
Tyres
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Saddle
Body Geometry Power Expert, hollow titanium rails
Seatpost
2021 S-Works Tarmac Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, Di2 Compatible, 20mm offset
Stem
Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree
Handlebars
Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
Brakes
Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
Fork
FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Frame
Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Front Derailer
Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on
Seat Binder
Tarmac integrated wedge
Front Wheel
Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
Rear Wheel
Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h