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Specialized Tarmac Disc Sport Womens 2019 - Road Bike

Specialized Tarmac Disc Sport Womens 2019 - Road Bike

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Product Description

The Women's Tarmac Disc Sport is the perfect entry-level, high-performance road bike. With a full carbon fibre 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 to 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 improve 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 seat stays and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tyre 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 Boels-Dolmans 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 seat stays with aero tubes.

This Women's Tarmac comes with a reliable spec that includes Shimano 105 mechanical shifting, quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels, and a host of women's specific pieces at every touch point on the bike, like a superlative Oura Pro saddle.

Key Features:
  • 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 8r 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.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork:FACT 10r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Stem:Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
Bars:Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Front Brake:Shimano 105 R7070, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake:Shimano 105 R7070, hydraulic disc
Front Mech:Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on
Rear Mech:Shimano 105 R7000-GS, medium cage
Shifters:Shimano 105 Disc R7025
Speed:22
Rims:DT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
Front Tyre:Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Rear Tyre:Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Chainset:Shimano 105 R7000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed
Bottom Bracket:Shimano threaded
Chain:KMC X11 EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Cassette:Shimano 105 R7000, 11-speed, 11-30t
Pedals:Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors

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