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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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Frameset

Frame

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

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm

Suspension

Fork

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

Cockpit

Handlebars

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Stem

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

Tape

Roubaix S-Wrap

SeatPost

Carbon, single-bolt, 27.2mm

Brakes

Front Brake

Shimano Tiagra BR-4770, hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

Shimano Tiagra BR-4770, hydraulic disc

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

Chainrings

50/34T

Bottom Bracket

Shimano 68mm threaded

Chain

KMC X10, 10-Speed

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

* 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 (All Languages)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (English)
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Tarmac SL6 Disc User Manual
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SPECIALIZED STEM ACCESSORY MOUNT
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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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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Chinese Simplified)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Dutch)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Finnish)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (French)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (German)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Greek)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Hungarian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Italian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Japanese)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Korean)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Latvian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Norwegian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Polish)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Portuguese)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Romanian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Russian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Slovakian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Slovenian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Turkish)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)

Rider Reviews

  • 4.9
  • 8 Reviews

PERFECTLY

best bike i own

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
KIRK J.

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Wow

This SL6 is my first upgrade road bike, I have the Diverage E5 Gravel bike and man oh man, what a difference. Obviously two different bikes but the SL6 is soooooo light, fast, responsive, I don't think I will ride my gravel bike any more, lol (I will). But seriously, this bike is everything I hoped for without breaking the bank too bad. I look forward to upgrading it over time but wow! I'm super impressed with the SL6, very happy customer.

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Yes!

Name:
Tommy

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Comfy enough for the daily ride, fast enough for weekend racing.

A great and well made bike that I look forward to riding for years to come.

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Yes!

Name:
Ryan

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Just an all around fun

Just an all around fun and exciting bike to ride. Can’t wait to put some serious miles in it. Haven’t gotten to do any climbing with it yet but looking forward to it.

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Yes!

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Antonio S.

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Massive upgrade from entry level road bike

After getting “hooked” on road riding over the last year—on an entry level road bike—I made the jump to this Tarmac (SL6 2022). What an upgrade! The beginning and ending of my review, really, is that this bike is fast— in a way like no bike I’ve ridden. Presumably this is the point where cycling technology advances of the last few decades really kick in (ie at around this price point), but I’m no expert in the details. All I know is that this bike feels very fast, is fun to ride, and thus has led me to ride more, join a cycling club, and enter some races. What more could one ask for?

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Yes!

Name:
Henry

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great bike, buy it if

great bike, buy it if you can find one. excellent ride and a great price


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Name:
Resul K.

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Yes would recommended buying ,

Yes would recommended buying , the only thing is the groupset given is the lower end not up to the retail cost price . With this kind of high price should provide better groupset for consumer . Just because of the brand and advertisements shouldnt let the consumer suffer for the pricing .

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Yes!

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Name:
Guest G.

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Great Bike! My second Tarmac!

Great Bike! My second Tarmac! Smooth ride!

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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