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Women's Tarmac Expert

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2018 Women's Tarmac Expert

The Women's Tarmac Expert isn't just a bike that's born to race—it's a bike that proves you don't need to take out a second mortgage to have a luxurious ride. This Women's Tarmac will excel dutifully at every discipline of road riding, from climbs to sprints—put it through its paces, and don't be surprised that you're smiling at the top of the climb.

For the construction, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced material and schedule we've ever made—the shape, schedule, and material optimization 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.

We started by further improving our 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. 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, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval SLX 24 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 just takes a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You'll thanks us on your next long ride.

And while this is all great, we know that aerodynamics are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Our Boels-Dolmans Pro Tour 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. A speed savings that you'll feel when you're attacking off the front of the peloton.

This Women's Tarmac Expert comes ready to race out of the box, featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, lightweight Roval SLX 24 rims laced to DT Swiss hubs, our fastest S-Works Turbo 26mm tires, and a sublime Oura Expert Gel saddle.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

Specialized Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing

FORK

S-Works FACT carbon

SEAT BINDER

Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly

WHEELS

FRONT WHEEL

Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 20h

REAR WHEEL

Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h

FRONT TIRE

S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

REAR TIRE

S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

INNER TUBES

700x18/25mm, 60mm Presta valve

DRIVETRAIN

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t

CRANKSET

Shimano Ultegra R8000

BOTTOM BRACKET

Praxis BB30 w/ Shimano conversion adaptor

CHAINRINGS

52/36T

CHAIN

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

COCKPIT

SADDLE

Oura Pro, 155mm, carbon rails, carbon base

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 123x75mm

STEM

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

TAPE

S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel

SEATPOST

S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset

BRAKES

REAR BRAKE

Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors

* 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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Crank Length165mm170mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm
Handlebar Width360mm380mm400mm400mm420mm
Stem Length80mm80mm90mm100mm100mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm155mm
Seatpost Length320mm320mm320mm380mm380mm
Stack500mm514mm527mm544mm565mm
Reach365mm375mm380mm384mm395mm
Head Tube Length105mm115mm126mm143mm163mm
Head Tube Angle70.5°71.75°72.5°73°73.5°
BB Height266mm266mm266mm268mm268mm
BB Drop74mm74mm74mm72mm72mm
Trail71mm63mm58mm58mm55mm
Fork Length, Full363mm363mm363mm363mm363mm
Fork Rake/Offset47mm47mm47mm44mm44mm
Front Center571mm574mm577mm579mm591mm
Chainstay Length405mm405mm405mm405mm405mm
Wheelbase964mm968mm970mm973mm985mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal490mm508mm531mm540mm562mm
Bike Standover Height730mm740mm755mm775mm795mm
Seat Tube Length400mm431mm462mm481mm501mm
Seat Tube Angle76°75.5°74°74°73.5°
Geometry

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