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Tarmac SL6

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Tarmac SL6

When we developed the Tarmac, 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 than the Tarmac SL5 over 40 kilometers, and then made it 20% lighter. Nothing is lighter, faster, and better handling.

This Tarmac comes with a reliable spec that includes 10-speed Shimano Tiagra mechanical shifting, quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable Axis Sport Disc wheels, and our fan-favorite Power saddle.

Technical Specifications

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Drivetrain

Shift Levers

Shimano Tiagra Disc 4720, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano Tiagra, braze-on

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed

Cassette

Shimano, 10-speed, 11-32t

Crankset

Shimano Tiagra 4700, 10-speed

Bottom Bracket

Shimano 68mm threaded

Chain

KMC X10, 10-Speed

Cockpit

Handlebars

Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Stem

Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

Tape

Roubaix S-Wrap

SeatPost

Carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

Seat Binder

Collar for carbon frames

Wheels & Tires

Front Wheel

Axis Sport Disc

Rear Wheel

Axis Sport Disc

Front Tire

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Rear Tire

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Inner Tubes

Presta, 48mm valve

Frameset

Frame

Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Suspension

Fork

FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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Crank Length165mm165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width360mm380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length300mm300mm350mm350mm350mm400mm400mm
Stack500mm514mm527mm544mm565mm591mm612mm
Reach365mm375mm380mm384mm395mm402mm408mm
Head Tube Length105mm115mm126mm143mm163mm190mm210mm
Head Tube Angle70.5°71.75°72.5°73°73.5°73.5°74°
BB Height266mm266mm266mm268mm268mm268mm268mm
BB Drop74mm74mm74mm72mm72mm72mm72mm
Trail71mm63mm58mm58mm55mm55mm52mm
Fork Length, Full363mm363mm363mm363mm363mm363mm363mm
Fork Rake/Offset47mm47mm47mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center571mm574mm577mm579mm591mm606mm613mm
Chainstay Length410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm
Wheelbase969mm973mm975mm978mm990mm1005mm1012mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal493mm511mm535mm544mm566mm581mm599mm
Bike Standover Height730mm740mm755mm775mm795mm826mm850mm
Seat Tube Length435mm451mm481mm499mm519mm540mm570mm
Seat Tube Angle76°75.5°74°74°73.5°73.5°73°
Geometry

Manual Downloads

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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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Trainer Usage Addendum to the Bicycle Owner's Manual
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Dodatek - POUŽITÍ TRENAŽÉRU
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (World)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Chinese Simplified)
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SPECIALIZED STEM ACCESSORY MOUNT
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Tarmac SL6 Disc User Manual

Rider Reviews

  • 5
  • 6 Reviews

Could not recommend this enough!

This is my second Specialized road bike (first being an Allez Elite). This bike us super quick. I cannot stay off of it. I"ve put about 200 miles on her and my split times just surprise me. Great value for the money. I was very hesitant to purchase since the groupset is Tiagra and prefer 105, but I am absolutely not disappointed. Shifts smooth as butter and has all the gears I'll need in Easter North Carolina. This bike easily out-performs by wife's Trek Domaine 5.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Rob

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First Racing Road Bike

This bike does exactly what I need. Super lightweight right off the shelf, and the round tubing gives excellent balance and comfort. The mechanical Tiagra groupset works smoother than any other shifting I've used. Shifting on both the cassette and the chainrings is incredibly smooth. Having internal routing with the cables still exposed at the handlebar is preferred for me to keep maintenance costs down. The hydraulic disc brakes work flawlessly and I have complete control over my stopping power which is a gamechanger when riding in urban areas. Not to mention that this bike is FAST! Well worth the price for an extremely competitive bike at an introductory cost. The only thing I can see adding to my bike in the future is a nice set of carbon wheels.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Isaac

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Tarmac sl6

…a quantum leap from all other bikes I’ve ever owned…light, and fast!

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
S.Rice

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awesome bike, flat out great

Comfortable, light, this is a beast. I've put 200 miles on it, and love it. It's quick and light enough I've yet to shift off the large chainring. Smooth shifting, great brakes, I really can't see needing more bike for the average recreational rider. Highly recommend.


Name:
Rp

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Great Road Bike

I put about 300 miles on this bike so far. The Tiagra groupset does works well and performed better than I thought it would. Very quick on climbs and descents.


Name:
Ihaterunning

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Best Bike ever !!!

Love this bike!!! Super light and super fast. One year using it and loving it… only problems I had was a flat tire when I transferred from the road to the sidewalk. Otherwise is a 10/10


Name:
Rampim

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