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Men's Tarmac Elite

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2018 Men's Tarmac Elite

Few bikes invoke podium dreams and longing like our Tarmac, and with the Tarmac Elite, you get your slice of the Tarmac performance lineage at a price that's more than favorable. You'll also find a Grand-Tour-winning geometry, plus a FACT 9r carbon fiber construction.

For the spec, we selected components that deliver reliable performance, like durable DT R460 wheels, a mix of Shimano Ultegra 8000 and Praxis, 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 SL4, FACT 9r carbon, compact race design, 1-3/8" lower bearing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing

FORK

Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque

SEAT BINDER

Specialized, alloy, 27.2mm

WHEELS

FRONT WHEEL

DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 20h

REAR WHEEL

DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h

FRONT TIRE

Espoir Elite, 60 TPI, Kevlar® bead, 700x23mm

REAR TIRE

Espoir Elite, 60 TPI, Kevlar® bead, 700x23mm

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

Praxis Zayante, 7075-T6 alloy chainrings, alloy bolts, BB30

CHAINRINGS

50/34T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Included w/ crankset

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

Body Geometry Toupé Sport, steel rails, 143mm

SEATPOST

Specialized Comp carbon, single bolt

BRAKES

REAR BRAKE

Shimano Ultegra 8000

FRONT 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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495254565861
Crank Length170mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width400mm420mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length300mm300mm350mm350mm350mm350mm
Stack505mm526mm543mm564mm591mm612mm
Reach386mm386mm387mm395mm402mm408mm
Head Tube Length100mm120mm140mm160mm190mm210mm
Head Tube Angle72.25°73°73°73.5°73.5°74°
BB Height270mm270mm272.5mm272.5mm274mm274mm
BB Drop72mm72mm69mm69mm68mm68mm
Trail63mm58mm58mm55mm55mm52mm
Fork Length, Full368mm368mm368mm368mm368mm368mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center575mm576mm582mm591mm607mm614mm
Chainstay Length405mm405mm405mm405mm407mm410mm
Wheelbase970mm970mm977mm987mm1004mm1014mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal517mm537mm548mm565mm583mm601mm
Bike Standover Height730mm755mm775mm795mm826mm850mm
Seat Tube Length460mm490mm510mm530mm550mm580mm
Seat Tube Angle75.5°74°73.5°73.25°73°72.5°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 5
  • 2 Reviews

Best Carbon bike for the price

I got this bike on sale for 1900 as an upgrade from an old aluminum bike. Ive put over a 100 miles on it and it rides amazing. Every component of the bike is superb. The only let down is the 23mm tires but those are easily replaceable. Overall, the Tarmac Elite is a great road bike and it beats the competition in its price range.


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Iain

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