About the Specialized Tarmac Comp SL6If 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. The construction utilises advanced aerospace composite optimisation software to revolutionise the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It’s the most advanced material, and schedule, we’ve ever made and this 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. Improvements to the Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, all while shedding some serious weight. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, we scrutinized every single aspect of the new 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 the development of a Performance Road Geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front-end and short wheelbase, which delivers instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.Specialized designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn’t happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. Also added tyre clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a DT R460 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 it also takes a bit of the sting out of road imperfections. 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 this could be done—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.About SpecializedSpecialized, has ‘over 40 years’ experience in the bike trade and now produce one of the largest range of bikes available. Not only that, but the American brand have grown their range of Specialized clothing, shoes, helmets and accessories to match. Specialized have identified that many people enjoy cycling and have grown their range to meet this demand. Specialized are highly respected in the cycling world for producing high-quality bikes across all cycling disciplines and is favoured by the professional road cyclists and mountain bike cyclists alike, choose from a fantastic selection of bikes, like the Specialized Diverge range. Specialized also has a great range of Specialized full suspension mountain bikes to choose from, specialized electric bikes and much more.
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