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Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert 2018 - Road Bike

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    Push your competitive edge to the next level with the Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert. This carbon road race bike has been tried and tested at the very highest level and will help you to fly up the climbs and descend with confidence.

    Key Features:

    • FACT 10r Carbon SL6 frame for top-flight performance on the road
    • S-Works full monocoque FACT Carbon fork for precise steering control
    • Shimano Ultegra 2x11 speed drivetrain for slick shifting accuracy
    • Roval SLX 24 wheels with DT Swiss 350 hubs for lightweight rolling
    • Sizes: 49cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 61cm
    • Colours: Black/Gloss Acid Pink Clean, Red/White/Silver/Black
    • The Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert is available with 0% APR Finance
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    Our S-Works Tarmac may be the optimal bike for winning a Grand Tour, but chances are, you’re not going to be competing in Southern France this season. But when you need a bike that’s ready to annihilate the competition on your training rides and local races, the new Tarmac Expert is pretty damn hard to beat.

    To get the weight around 950 grams, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced material and schedule we've ever made—the shape, schedule, and material optimization allowed us to shed nearly 200 grams. That's right, a 20% reduction in frame weight—the perfect recipe for your next hill climb PR.

    We then further improved our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places. 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, delivering 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 designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn’t happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval SLX 24 rim. 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 just takes a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You’ll thanks us on your next long ride.

    And while this is all great, we know that aerodynamics are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Both our Bora-Hansgrohe and Team 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, 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. A speed savings that you'll feel when you're attacking off the front of the peloton.

    This new Tarmac comes ready to race out of the box, featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, lightweight Roval Rapide CL 50 rims laced to DT Swiss hubs, our fastest S-Works Turbo 26mm tires, and a sublime Toupé Expert Gel saddle.

    The FACT 10r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance of our top-end carbon production methods with 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.

    S-Works full FACT carbon fork with a tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.

    The 11-speed Shimano Ultegra 8000 shifting is extremely reliable, lightweight, and precise.

    All Tredz bikes are:

    • Fully built & ready to ride
    • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
    • Available with 0% APR finance (up to 48 months) on any basket over £99
    • UK price match guarantee
    • 365 day no hassle returns
    • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

    In the box with every Tredz bike is:

    • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
    • Free Tredz pedal spanner
    • Free basic pedals
    • Tredz drawstring kit bag
    • 16 point quality control check sheet
    • Basic bike setup instructions
    • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

    Specification

    Frame: Specialized Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing
    Fork: S-Works FACT carbon
    Stem: Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
    Bars: Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 123x75mm
    Front Brake: Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
    Rear Brake: Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
    Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
    Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
    Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 8000
    Speed: 22
    Rims: Roval SLX 24
    Front Hub: DT Swiss 350
    Rear Hub: DT Swiss 350
    Spokes: DT Swiss Competition
    Front Tyre: S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
    Rear Tyre: S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
    Seat Post: S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
    Chainset: Shimano Ultegra R8000, 52/36T
    Bottom Bracket: Praxis BB30 w/ Shimano conversion adaptor
    Chain: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
    Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t
    Pedals: Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

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