Icon
Clear Icon
Search Icon
Clear Icon
Search Icon

Men's S-Works Tarmac Disc

Icon

2019 Men's S-Works Tarmac Disc

When we developed the new S-Works Tarmac Disc, we didn't just want it to be fast. No, 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. And now with disc brakes, we've managed to make it, well, even more complete.

For the construction, 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 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.

We also took major steps to 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. 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 us to develop a Performance Road Geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front-end and short wheelbase, which delivers 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 CLX 50 Disc wheel. 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. You'll thank us on your next long ride.

But why disc brakes? The real question is "why not?" They offer superior braking power and modulation, work exceptionally well in wet weather, and offer a very, very minor weight addition. All this means that you have more control and can go faster with more confidence.

We also know, however, that aerodynamic improvements are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Our Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors 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.

Next, we included the lightest (440g/172.5mm) and most accurate power meter available, because no matter your skill level or experience on the bike, there's no better way to enhance your training and racing performance than by riding with a power meter. Lucky for you, we've combined our incredibly light and stiff carbon fiber S-Works road cranks with dual-sided power measurement.

This S-Works Tarmac comes ready to race with Shimano's new Dura-Ace 9170 Di2 groupset with disc brakes and the lightweight, yet impressively aerodynamic, Roval CLX 50 Disc wheels with 26mm Turbo Cotton tires.

Technical Specifications

Add Icon

FRAMESET

FRAME

FACT 12r carbon fiber, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

COCKPIT

HANDLEBARS

S-Works Shallow Bend Carbon, 125mm drop x 75 mm reach

STEM

S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise

TAPE

S-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel

SADDLE

S-Works Toupé, Body Geometry shape, 143mm width, carbon rails

SEATPOST

S-Works FACT carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset

SEAT BINDER

Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly

BRAKES

REAR BRAKE

Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc

DRIVETRAIN

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc R9170

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, 11-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-speed, 11-30t

CRANKSET

S-Works Power Cranks, dual-sided power measurement, +/- 1.5% accuracy

CHAINRINGS

52/36T

BOTTOM BRACKET

OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings

CHAIN

Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-speed

WHEELS & TIRES

FRONT WHEEL

Roval CLX 50 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 50mm depth, CeramicSpeed bearings, 21h

REAR WHEEL

Roval CLX 50 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 50mm depth, DT Swiss 240 internals, CeramicSpeed bearings, 24h

FRONT TIRE

Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm

REAR TIRE

Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm

INNER TUBES

Turbo Ultralight, 60mm Presta valve

SUSPENSION

FORK

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

* 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

Add Icon
495254565861
Crank Length170mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width400mm420mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length320mm320mm380mm380mm380mm380mm
Stack514mm527mm544mm565mm591mm612mm
Reach375mm380mm384mm395mm402mm408mm
Head Tube Length115mm126mm143mm163mm190mm210mm
Head Tube Angle71.75°72.5°73°73.5°73.5°74°
BB Height266mm266mm268mm268mm268mm268mm
BB Drop74mm74mm72mm72mm72mm72mm
Trail63mm58mm58mm55mm55mm52mm
Fork Length, Full363mm363mm363mm363mm363mm363mm
Fork Rake/Offset47mm47mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center574mm577mm579mm591mm606mm613mm
Chainstay Length410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm
Wheelbase973mm975mm978mm990mm1005mm1012mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal508mm531mm540mm562mm577mm595mm
Bike Standover Height740mm755mm775mm795mm826mm850mm
Seat Tube Length431mm462mm481mm501mm522mm553mm
Seat Tube Angle75.5°74°74°73.5°73.5°73°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 4.4
  • 7 Reviews

Incredible bike

Everything about this bike is top notch except...the seat post clamp into the frame is not great


Name:
Kurt

Helpful?

Wow! Believe the hype!

I expected this bike to make me faster because it's light and aero. I thought that I wouldn't feel a difference after a few rides because faster would become the new normal. Faster has become the new normal, but what I didn't expect was the precision handling that is so superior to my old bike it makes me smile as I ride because it just feels fun (especially descending!). The way it dances up climbs and carves down descents is what biking should be. No ride will be dull with the Tarmac!


Name:
Kasey

Helpful?

Poor cranks .

I found the ride good the frame excellent the cranks were a poor design the spindle pitted after BB ,bearing cases rusted & caused pitted spindle axel. The bike is not finished off well ,for the cost . Cranks are rubbish . No pro team use them . Say no more . Poor after sales support . 6 month's to replace cranks. Not good enough.


Name:
Ablfield

Helpful?

Great Motivator

Bought my S-Works Tarmac Disc in April of 2018. It's a great bike and makes exploring the open road a lot of fun. It rides so smooth it motivates me to ride. While I like the Turbo Cotton tires the areas I ride have a lot of road debris and these tires are prone to puncture so I ride on the Turbo Pro 700-28.


Name:
Shannon S.

Helpful?

The Ultimate Road Bike

Crashed and broke my S Works Venge...decided on an all around road machine in the SW Tarmac Disc. The best bike ever. Ride for hours. No regrets. This is the ultimate in comfort and beauty. Not one issue or complaint. Fast...aero...it is a sick bike and worth every single penny.


Name:
Darren

Helpful?

Bike is great but I will have to sell...

I've had it 6 months and really like the ride. Unfortunately I have been trying to get the fit right. I need a zero offset seatpost and specialized doesn't sell one.


Name:
Kris

Helpful?

Absolutely love this bike!

After renting a new Sl6 Tarmac while on a business trip, I was surprised at how smooth and responsive it was. I road it through Red Rock Canyon in Nevada and realized it was nearly as smooth as my Roubaix Pro, but notably quicker and particularly when climbing. I bought one shortly thereafter and can't wait for the start of race season.


Name:
Virgil

Helpful?