April 2017 BOM: Specialized Tarmac

There’s no better vantage point than from the top step of a podium. No bike in recent years has studied the race landscape from this height more than the Specialized S-Works Tarmac.

The Tarmac has been engineered with one – and only one – goal in mind: to be the fastest all-around bike on the planet. It sounds hyperbolic, but if you need proof, just look at the Tarmac’s trophy case. With wins in every Grand Tour and the last two World Championships, the Tarmac has proven itself on the world’s stage.


Specialized Tarmac Peter Sagan 2016 Amgen Tour of California Morro Bay Sherrick


The Tarmac’s advanced materials add a modern edge to the lively character of a classic race bike, while its Rider-First Engineered design ensures that the Tarmac sprints, corners and descends with uniform excellence across every size. Add top-end components – and you’re ready to compete with the best!

2017 Specialized SWorks Tarmac DuraAce Shimano SL4 Higher Gear Wilmette road bike race racing cyclingThe S-Works Tarmac features an impeccable S-Works FACT 11r carbon fiber construction that’s unbelievably light, stiff and reactive. This comes as a result of Specialized’s Rider-First Engineered design that applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight and responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of size, performs just as intended.

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

Of course, a frame of this pedigree only deserves the utmost in dressings, which is why Specialized outfitted it with components that share an equally impressive history. The Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 and Roval CLX 32 wheels are primed to make mincemeat out of the world’s toughest climbs and descents. The Roval CLX 32 wheelset merges aero with an astonishingly low climbing weight, making them the first choice for anyone whose rides see plenty of gains and long bouts in the wind.


2017 Specialized SWorks Tarmac DuraAce Shimano SL4 Higher Gear Wilmette road bike race racing cycling



2017 Specialized Tarmac Comp

2017 Specialized SWorks Tarmac DuraAce Shimano SL4 Higher Gear Wilmette road bike race racing cyclingWant to tone it down a bit? Specialized’s Tarmac Comp has what it takes to get you over the line first or flying off the front when Saturday’s group ride rolls around. Its Specialized FACT carbon frame and fork boast the awesome combo of low weight and high stiffness for ripping power transfer that you’ll appreciate whenever the road tilts skyward or your friends pick up the pace.

The incredibly smooth-shifting Shimano Ultegra 22-speed drivetrain offers crisp shifts every time, while the mid-compact Shimano Ultegra crankset makes sure you have the perfect gear for the road’s ups and downs. The smooth-rolling DT Swiss wheels, wrapped in grippy S-Works Turbo tires give you superior traction through corners, deliver road-blistering speed. This is one incredible road machine – whether you’re looking to race criteriums or to race the cars on Sheridan Road.

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