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Men's Tarmac Comp

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2018 Men's Tarmac Comp

While there's a certain degree of truth in applying terms like "upgrade" or "value" to our Tarmac Comp, we prefer to refrain from doing so. Why? Because the Tarmac Comp stands on its own two wheels as a bike that's born to perform and able to take your riding and racing to the next level.

Like the S-Works Tarmac iterations, it features a Rider-First Engineered™ design that that applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of its size, performs just as we intended. You'll also find an identical, Grand-Tour-winning geometry to past Tarmacs, plus a high-end FACT 10r carbon fiber construction.

For the spec, we selected components that deliver the best bang for your buck, like resplendent Roval SLX 24 alloy wheels, a mix of Shimano Ultegra 8000 and 105, and a bevy of Body Geometry components that maximize performance by providing the utmost in comfort.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

Specialized Tarmac SL5, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, compact race design, 1-3/8" lower bearing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing

FORK

S-Works FACT full carbon, size-specific taper

WHEELS

FRONT WHEEL

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

REAR WHEEL

Roval SLX 24 Rims, sealed cartridge hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h

FRONT TIRE

S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm

REAR TIRE

S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm

INNER TUBES

700x20/28mm, 40mm 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 105, 11-speed, 11-28t

CRANKSET

Shimano Ultegra R8000

CHAINRINGS

52/36T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Shimano Ultegra

CHAIN

KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

COCKPIT

HANDLEBARS

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

STEM

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

TAPE

S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel

SADDLE

Toupe Comp Gel, 143mm, hollow Cr-Mo, Adaptive Edge

SEATPOST

Specialized Comp Carbon, Single Bolt

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano Ultegra 8000

REAR BRAKE

Shimano Ultegra 8000

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 Length170mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width400mm420mm420mm420mm440mm440mm440mm
Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm120mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
Stack504mm526mm543mm564mm591mm612mm636mm
Reach386mm386mm387mm395mm402mm408mm415mm
Head Tube Length100mm120mm140mm160mm190mm210mm235mm
Head Tube Angle72.25°73°73°73.5°73.5°74°74°
BB Height270mm270mm272.5mm272.5mm274mm274mm274.5mm
BB Drop71.5mm71.5mm69mm69mm67.5mm67.5mm67.5mm
Trail62mm57mm57mm56mm56mm53mm50mm
Fork Length, Full368mm368mm368mm368mm368mm368mm368mm
Fork Rake/Offset45mm45mm45mm43mm43mm43mm43mm
Front Center576mm576mm583mm591mm605mm612mm645mm
Chainstay Length405mm405mm405mm405mm407mm410mm410mm
Wheelbase970mm970mm978mm986mm1003mm1013mm1016mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal518mm537mm548mm565mm582mm600mm621mm
Bike Standover Height730mm755mm775mm795mm826mm850mm850mm
Seat Tube Length431mm462mm481mm501mm522mm553mm584mm
Seat Tube Angle75.5°74°73.5°73.25°73°72.5°72.5°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

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  • 5 Reviews
 

Love it (own it since 2017 SEPT)

Got 16000+ miles on it, love every mile I have ridden on it. the only thing I have missed on it is electronic shifting and nice wheels, this bike is a beast. I would buy it again.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Kushan

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Owned for 18 months. Brilliant Bike

This bike is fantastic. I researched a lot before buying the Tarmac and I've been really happy with my choice. I bought the SL5 Comp a year and a half ago, upgrading from a cheaper entry level bike. I am 180 cm tall and the 56cm bike was a perfect fit. I did pay for a professional bike fit at circa £100 but I feel this was definitely money well spent. The bike has been a joy to ride. It climbs really well, power tranfer is very good. I was training for the UK Ironman which I completed in 2019 and so I've done many many miles on it. The bike proved to be a good measure for the task and I had complete confidence in it leading up to the event and on the day. The Ultegra breaking is excellent (I'm on rim brakes) and Ultegra gear shifting is still faultless 18 months on. The only thing I would reconsider is the colour. The white looks great but it can be harder to keep clean. I would recommend this bike to anyone looking to buy and I would definitely look to replace with the same in the future.


Name:
Mark

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Almost 3 years and 10k miles later: still love it.

Have owned it now for almost three years, I ride 100miles a week. This bike is great. Transfers power immediately, love taking it on mountains as well, Recently just moved to 28mm tires (continental GP 5000), feels so much better. Love tarmac, would buy next level if I am upgrading next time.


Name:
Kushan P.

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I would buy it again

It took me along time to decide on my new Bike but i did decide on the Comp And after 4 yrs and 2000 plus miles it only gets better every year. Its stood the test of time and it rides as solid as it was new. Fast and Quick and very predictable solid confident bike. No need to upgrade for it has it all for long fast rides with experienced riders at 15 plus miles per hour on average.


Name:
Robbie C.

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My first Specialized ... and I would go back!

Have had my new Specialized Tarmac Comp for 3mths now and absolutely love it! Consistently beating PBs, climbing better than I have before, and the responsiveness of the frame is incredible! Just wants to take off! My last bike wasn't a cheap one, and I was very sad to lose it when the time came, but this has turned out to be a very worthy replacement! Think I'll be looking at Specialized again! Thanks.


Name:
Azza

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