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Women's S-Works Tarmac Frameset

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2018 Women's S-Works Tarmac Frameset

It's simple—when someone attacks on a climb, you want to respond quickly and with confident assurance. And when it's you who's breaking away, you need to accelerate with snappy intensity and leave everyone in your wake. The Women's S-Works Tarmac frameset is born to race to any strategy, and it's at the absolute top of the women's race bike heap in terms of performance, quality, technology, and handling. It's a true competitor's dream—now able to be built up with the spec of your choice.

We started by improving our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the Tarmac SL6 is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places. With this revamp, we also updated the geometry—basing it on countless Retül 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, drops the seatstays, and alters the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Specialized tire on a Roval CLX 50 wheel. This allows lower pressures for decreased rolling resistance, increased traction, and more comfort.

To get the weight of the SL6 as low as possible, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 12r carbon. It's the most advanced material and schedule we've ever made—incorporating 500 pieces over the 300-piece design of past models.

And while this is all great, we know that aerodynamics are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Our pro 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 frameset includes an S-Works FACT carbon seatpost with a 20mm offset, electronic-specific cable routing, 130mm rear spacing, and superlative OSBB CeramicSpeed bearings.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

S-Works Tarmac SL6, FACT 12r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing

SUSPENSION

FORK

S-Works FACT carbon

DRIVETRAIN

BOTTOM BRACKET

OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings

COCKPIT

SEATPOST

S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset

SEAT BINDER

Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly

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

Geometry

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Seatpost Length320mm320mm320mm380mm380mm320mm320mm
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 Length405mm405mm405mm405mm405mm407mm410mm
Wheelbase964mm968mm970mm973mm985mm1002mm1012mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal490mm508mm531mm540mm562mm577mm595mm
Bike Standover Height730mm740mm755mm775mm795mm826mm850mm
Seat Tube Length400mm431mm462mm481mm501mm522mm553mm
Seat Tube Angle76°75.5°74°74°73.5°73.5°73°
Geometry

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