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Specialized Tarmac SL6 Comp 2021 - Road Bike

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When we developed the Tarmac Disc, we didn't just want it to be fast. We wanted it to be fast everywhere. Long climbs, windy flats, Grand Tour stages, local fondos—we built a race bike to be the most complete out there. How’d we do it? We started with our Rider First Engineered™ frame with a perfectly-tuned ride quality for every size, added in some serious aero tech that makes it 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometers than the Tarmac SL5, and then made it 20% lighter. Nothing is lighter, faster, and better handling. This Tarmac comes with a no-fuss spec that includes Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting and quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels, and our fan-favorite Power saddle.

• For the construction of the Tarmac, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 8r carbon.

• 500 pieces creating 7 different sizes with the same tuned ride–that’s Rider-First Engineered™. We examine every ply of carbon on every frame size to ensure that all of our performance targets come through. To make sure you get the perfect ride, every frame gets a unique layup schedule with different ply arrangements, orientations, quantities of material in specific areas, and sometimes, even exclusive thicknesses and types of carbon itself.

• Aerodynamics is the most important thing we can do to make you faster, but with the Tarmac, we added aero features without any cost to weight. Through development, areas were discovered where we could add aero for free—a new fork shape and dropped seatstays with aero tubes. The result? A Tarmac that’s approximately 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometers.

• The updated the geometry is based 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.

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 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 Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
Rear Brake: Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
Brake Lever: Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
Front Mech:Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on
Rear Mech:Shimano Ultegra R8000, Shadow Design, 11-speed
Shifters:Shimano Ultegra Disc R8020
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
Seat Post:S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset
Saddle:Body Geometry Power Comp, hollow Cro-Mo rails
Chainset: Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed, 52/36T
Bottom Bracket:Shimano Threaded BSA BB
Chain:Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Cassette:Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
Pedals:Basic Resin Flats

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Specialized tarmac sl6
by Anonymous user on 28/07/2020

Fantastic road bike,it is very quick and smooth.very light and well balanced. The 26 tyres are great.

Fantastic road bike,it is very quick and smooth.very light and well balanced. The 26 tyres are great.

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Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Tarmac Sizing & Geometry

Specialized Tarmac Sizing & Geometry

 

 

44

49

52

54

56

58

61

Rider Height (Inch)

4’8 – 5’1”

5’1 – 5’4”

5’4 – 5’7”

5’7 – 5’9”

5’9 – 5’11”

5’11 – 6’2”

6’2 – 6’5”

Ride Height (cm)

142 - 155

155 - 163

163 - 170

170 - 175

175 - 180

180 - 188

188 - 196

 

Specialized Tarmac SL6 Geometry

 

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CRANK LENGTH 165mm 165mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
STEM LENGTH 70mm 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 320mm 320mm 320mm 380mm 380mm 380mm 380mm
SADDLE WIDTH 155mm 155mm 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
HANDLEBAR WIDTH 360mm 380mm 400mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
REACH 365mm 375mm 380mm 384mm 395mm 402mm 408mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL 490mm 508mm 531mm 540mm 562mm 577mm 595mm
STACK 500mm 514mm 527mm 544mm 565mm 591mm 612mm
WHEELBASE 969mm 973mm 975mm 978mm 990mm 1005mm 1012mm
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm
FRONT CENTER 571mm 574mm 577mm 579mm 591mm 606mm 613mm
BB DROP 74mm 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
BB HEIGHT 266mm 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm 268mm 268mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 76° 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 400mm 431mm 462mm 481mm 501mm 522mm 553mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 105mm 115mm 126mm 143mm 163mm 190mm 210mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 730mm 740mm 755mm 775mm 795mm 826mm 850mm
FORK RAKE/OFFSET 47mm 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
FORK LENGTH, FULL 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm
TRAIL 71mm 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm 55mm 52mm

 

Specialized Tarmac SL7 Geometry

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CRANK LENGTH 165mm 165mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
STEM LENGTH 70mm 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 300 300 300 380 380 380 380
SADDLE WIDTH 155mm 155mm 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
HANDLEBAR WIDTH 360mm 380mm 400mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
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 CENTER 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Road Bike Guide

 

Road Bike Guide

Is a Road Bike Right for Me?

If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our road bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a road bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Usage

What road bike is right for you? There are a few different kinds of road bike, and they all have their specialities. We break down their strengths and usage in an easy to read table below.

Type of Road Bike

Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.

Type of Road Bike / Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.


Frame Material

The vast majority of road bikes are made from either aluminium alloy or carbon fibre. Alloy bikes can offer higher tier groupsets for a lower price, whereas carbon frames come at a significant premium, but are lighter and give that extra performance advantage.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames
Alloy frames have come a long way recently, using hydroforming and butting to keep the weight low, while keeping stiffness high.

Carbon fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames
Carbon frames have a lighter weight and greater stiffness, while maintaining excellent comfort.


Fork

Road bike forks are made to be lightweight and stiff, giving accurate steering, as well as a comfortable ride. Budget road bikes will have alloy forks, whereas mid-range forks often have mix-material forks, with alloy steerer tubes and carbon fork blades. Carbon bladed forks deliver a more comfortable ride, absorbing road vibrations and flexing slightly in rough roads. Full carbon forks are found on high end road bikes. They are especially lightweight and offer even greater stiffness.


Groupset

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette

Road groupsets are supplied by Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo. Having reliable and fast shifting can make all the difference when pushing hard. The majority of road bikes have double chainring drivetrains, while triple chainring setups are usually only found on low end bikes and touring bikes. Road bikes will have 7-11 speeds in the rear, with higher gears meaning more options for smoother riding.

Road Groupsets

Brakes

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes
Disc brakes offer greater stopping power and modulation. They work as well in wet as dry weather, and don’t require the rims to be replaced periodically. They come at a weight penalty, however.

Calliper Rim Brakes

Calliper rim brakes
Rim brakes are lightweight and easy to maintain. They allow greater aerodynamics for aero road bikes and


Wheels & Tyres

Types of tyres

Road bikes tyres don’t vary as much as mountain bike or even hybrid, but they still make a huge difference to how the bike rides. For a detailed look into road bike tyres, see our guide.

Road tyres have long been offered as either clincher or tubular. Clincher tyres are the standard tyres that fit onto standard rims with a tube holding the air. Tubular tyres are glued to a special tubular rim and are fully encased, doing without a tube.

Tubeless tyres are now a feature of road bikes, delivering a compromise between tubular and clincher tyres. They look the same as clincher tyres, but pair up with special rims to offer a proper seal within the tyres, also doing away with tubes.

Tyre Size

Road tyres are traditionally quite narrow. Nowadays the accepted standard is 25c, but 23c and 28c tyres are very common too. The larger the size tyre, the more comfortable they will be, but they will also be heavier and potentially slower rolling. Sportive and flat bar road bikes will commonly have wider tyres, whereas race and aero road bike will tend towards narrower tyres.

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Delivery & Guarantee

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Please Note: Due to the current circumstances we are experiencing high demand so we may take a little longer than usual to despatch your order. Our Warehouse and Bike Build team are up and running as normal and we are taking active measures to ensure that we are following the government guidance with social distancing and additional health & safety measures have been put in place throughout the business. Please rest assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

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We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box
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All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

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