Tarmac SL7

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2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7

Expert
$7500

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The new Tarmac is designed to go fast, there's no if's, and's, or but's about that—but it represents so much more than just aerodynamic prowess. With a light-weight, Rider-First Engineered™ frame, it delivers the best-possible ride characteristics, no matter the size. So no matter what you have planned for your new Tarmac, its ready to help you achieve your goals—PRs, KOMs, or podium top-steps. One bike to rule them all.

With a full Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset to keep shifts crisp and fast, and S-Works Turbo 700x26mm tires to keep you rolling fast, this new Tarmac delivers performance at a more palatable price point.

  • 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.
  • Continuing our quest to develop the perfect race bike, we used our Rider-First Engineered™ philosophy to ensure that the new Tarmac is the most balanced, best handling Tarmac yet—no matter the size. With an army of the world’s best test riders from our three World Tour Teams — Boels-Dolmans, Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and Bora-hansgrohe — we made changes to the Tarmac based on their thousands of kilometers on the road. We balanced the ride quality between the front and rear end, so even the longest days in the saddle continue to be comfortable—all without giving up anything to the Tarmac’s legendary handling and race-winning snappiness.
  • Building on the learnings from the Venge, the new Tarmac utilizes simple integration to create a clean, fast cockpit that’s easy to live with. We’ve improved the routing for any configuration — mechanical shifting, traditional stems, round bars, etc. — all while keeping its aerodynamic attributes. These same traits also make the new Tarmac easy to work on and easy to travel with. It’s a win-win.

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Technical Specifications

FRAME Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
FORK FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
HANDLEBARS Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
STEM Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree
TAPE Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
SADDLE Body Geometry Power Expert, hollow titanium rails
SEATPOST 2021 S-Works Tarmac Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, Di2 Compatible, 20mm offset
SEAT BINDER Tarmac integrated wedge
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKE Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on
REAR DERAILLER Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage
CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
CRANKSET Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed
CHAINRINGS 52/36T
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Threaded BSA BB
CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
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, 48mm Presta valve

Geometry

  44 49 52 54 56 58 61
STEM LENGTH 70mm 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 100mm 110mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 300mm 300mm 300mm 380mm 380mm 380mm 380mm
REACH 369mm 378mm 383mm 387mm 398mm 405mm 411mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL 496mm 509mm 531mm 541mm 563mm 577mm 595mm
STACK 491mm 504mm 517mm 534mm 555mm 581mm 602mm
WHEELBASE 970mm 973mm 975mm 978mm 991mm 1006mm 1013mm
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm
FRONT CENTRE 572mm 574mm 577mm 579mm 592mm 606mm 613mm
BB DROP 74mm 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
BB HEIGHT 266mm 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm 268mm 268mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75.5 75.5 74 74 73.5 73.5 73
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70.5 71.75 72.5 73 73.5 73.5 74
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 435mm 447mm 458mm 475mm 496mm 517mm 547mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 93mm 102mm 113mm 131mm 151mm 178mm 198mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 723mm 735mm 746mm 768mm 786mm 808mm 834mm
FORK RAKE / OFFSET 47mm 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
FORK LENGTH, FULL 366mm 366mm 366mm 366mm 366mm 366mm 366mm
TRAIL 71mm 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm 55mm 52mm

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