SPECIALIZED Tarmac Comp 2019
If you're looking to get your feet wet in the road racing scene or merely want a bike that does it all for your weekend rides look no further than the Tarmac Comp.
For the construction we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced layup schedule we've ever made - the shape schedule and material optimization allowed us to shed nearly 20% of the frame weight - the perfect recipe for your next hill climb PR.
We started by further improving our Rider-First EngineeredTM technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places all while shedding some serious weight. With this revamp we also updated the geometry - basing it on countless RetÃ¼l 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 tyre 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 they just take a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You'll thank 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 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.
This Tarmac comes ready to race out of the box featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 mechanical groupset resplendent DT R460 wheels and smooth-as-silk 26mm Turbo Pro tyres.
|Frame||Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First EngineeredTM, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing, direct-mount rim brake|
|Forks/ Rear Shock||FACT 10r carbon, direct-mount rim brake|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000-GS, medium cage|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Chainset||Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed 52/36T|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, BB30 for Shimano|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t|
|Stem||Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise|
|Handlebars||Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Front Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8010-F, direct-mount|
|Rear Brake||Shimano Ultegra R8010-RS, direct-mount|
|Rims||WheelsetF: DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h
R: DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
|Tyres||F: Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
R: Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Tubes: Presta, 48mm valve
|Saddle||Toupe Comp Gel, 143mm, hollow Cro-Mo rails, Adaptive Edge|
|Seatpost||S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Grips||S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel|