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Specialized Men’s Tarmac Disc Expert – 2019

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$5,389.00 $6,199.00

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If you plan on racing a Grand Tour this summer, sure, go rock that S-Works. But if you’re on the hunt for a glorious ride that can smash both a local crit and your friends on the weekends, you’ll feel right at home on the Tarmac Disc Expert. In order cut some grams from the Tarmac, but to also ensure that it’s stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, Specialized took major steps to improving their Rider-First Engineered™ technology. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, Specialized scrutinized every single aspect of the Tarmac to ensure you’re getting the perfect ride. With this revamp, Specialized also updated the geometry, basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled Specialized 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 Specialized designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn’t happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. Specialized also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval C 38 Disc wheel. 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 Specialized 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. Specialized also know, however, that aerodynamic improvements are the most important thing Specialized can do to make you faster. Specialized 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 Specialized 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 Specialized could do this—a new fork shape, dropped seatstays with aero tubes, and a D-shaped seatpost and seat tube. The result? A bike that’s approximately 45 seconds faster over 40km compared to other lightweight bikes in the same category. The build spec on this Tarmac Disc is value-packed, featuring Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, a Roval C 38 Disc carbon fiber wheelset.

DRIVETRAIN
BOTTOM BRACKETPraxis, BB30 for Shimano
CHAINShimano Ultegra, 11-speed
CRANKSETShimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Ultegra Disc R8020
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on
CASSETTEShimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
CHAINRINGS52/36T
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Ultegra R8000-GS, medium cage
SUSPENSION
FORKFACT 10r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
COCKPIT
SADDLEToupe Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge
SEAT BINDERTarmac SL6 clamp assembly
TAPES-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
SEATPOSTS-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
STEMSpecialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
WHEELS & TIRES
REAR WHEELRoval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
INNER TUBESTurbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve
FRONT TIRES-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
REAR TIRES-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
FRONT WHEELRoval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKEShimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
REAR BRAKEShimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
ACCESSORIES
PEDALSNylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors
FRAMESET
FRAMETarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc