Tarmac SL6

Satin Cast Battleship / Hyper / Clean

2019 Specialized Tarmac Disc

Sport
$3500

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The Tarmac Disc Sport is the perfect entry-level, high-performance road bike. With a full carbon fiber frame, a list of reliable components, and many of the features found in way more expensive models, it's sure to get you out on the road riding with an ear-to-ear smile.

In order cut some grams from the Tarmac, but to also ensure that it's stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, we took major steps to improving our Rider-First Engineered™ technology. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, we scrutinized every single aspect of the Tarmac to ensure you're getting the perfect ride. With this revamp, we also updated the geometry, basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled us to develop a Performance Road Geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front-end and short wheelbase, which delivers instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.

And while stiffness aids in the aforementioned, compliance must also be utilized for an optimal ride quality. That's why we dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm. This allows lower pressures for decreased rolling resistance, increased traction, and more comfort. Altogether, these additions still have the Tarmac riding like a true race-machine, but it also takes a bit of the sting out of road imperfections. You'll thank us on your next long ride.

But why disc brakes? The real question is "why not?" They offer superior braking power and modulation, work exceptionally well in wet weather, and offer a very, very minor weight addition. All this means that you have more control and can go faster with more confidence.

We also know, however, that aerodynamic improvements are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Our Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors Pro Tour riders, after all, are demanding aero improvements on every bike. With this, the aero goal was to discover where we could essentially "add aero for free," by not taking anything away from the hallmarks of the Tarmac design. During the six-month iterative process, three areas were discovered where we could do this—a new fork shape and dropped seatstays with aero tubes.

This Tarmac comes with a reliable spec that includes Shimano 105 mechanical shifting, quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels.

  • Featuring our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac. The FACT 9r frame is the perfect blend of value and performance.
  • The 11-speed Shimano 105 shifting is extremely reliable and precise, while the hydraulic disc brakes offer exceptional modulation and stopping power..
  • DT R470 Disc wheels feature reliable, sealed cartridge hubs, and 24 front and rear spokes that keeps weight low and durability high.

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Technical Specifications

FRAME Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
FORK FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
HANDLEBARS Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
STEM Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
TAPE S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
SADDLE Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SEAT BINDER Alloy, 30.6mm
FRONT BRAKE Shimano 105 R7070, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE Shimano 105 R7070, hydraulic disc
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano 105 Disc R7020
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on
REAR DERAILLER Shimano 105 R7000-GS, medium cage
CASSETTE Shimano 105 R7000, 11-speed, 11-30t
CRANKSET Shimano 105 R7000
CHAINRINGS 50/34
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano threaded
CHAIN KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT WHEEL DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.
REAR WHEEL DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.
FRONT TYRE S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
REAR TYRE S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
INNER TUBES Turbo Ultralight, 60mm Presta valve

Geometry

  49 52 54 56 58 61
CRANK LENGTH 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
STEM LENGTH 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 300mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 400mm 400mm
SADDLE WIDTH 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
HANDLEBAR WIDTH 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
REACH 375mm 380mm 384mm 395mm 402mm 408mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL 511mm 535mm 544mm 565mm 591mm 612mm
STACK 514mm 527mm 544mm 565mm 591mm 612mm
WHEELBASE 968mm 970mm 973mm 985mm 1002mm 1012mm
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 407mm 410mm
FRONT CENTRE 574mm 577mm 579mm 591mm 606mm 613mm
BB DROP 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
BB HEIGHT 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm 268mm 268mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75.5 74 74 73.5 73.5 73
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 71.75 72.5 73 73.5 73.5 74
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 451mm 481mm 498mm 519mm 540mm 570mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 115mm 126mm 143mm 163mm 190mm 210mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 740mm 755mm 775mm 795mm 826mm 850mm
FORK RAKE / OFFSET 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
FORK LENGTH, FULL 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm
TRAIL 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm 55mm 52mm

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