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Men's Tarmac SL5 Expert DA

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2018 Men's Tarmac SL5 Expert DA

The Tarmac Expert with Shimano Dura-Ace finds the optimal blend of value and performance and ups the ante.

Like the S-Works Tarmac iterations, it features a Rider-First Engineered™ design 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.

To top off this legendary frame, the Expert features a full Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 groupset, Roval SLX 24 rims laced to DT Swiss hubs, and a bevy of Body Geometry components that maximize performance by providing the utmost in comfort. It's everything you need to take your racing to the next level, and more than enough to bag some PRs along the way.

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, 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, 700x24mm

REAR TIRE

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

INNER TUBES

700x20/28mm, 48mm Presta valve

DRIVETRAIN

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed

FRONT DERAILLEUR

Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28t

CRANKSET

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100

CHAINRINGS

52/36T

BOTTOM BRACKET

Shimano Dura-Ace BB

CHAIN

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

COCKPIT

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 123x75mm

STEM

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

TAPE

S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel

SADDLE

Toupe Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge

SEATPOST

Specialized Comp carbon, single bolt

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano Dura-Ace 9100

REAR BRAKE

Shimano Dura-Ace 9100

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 Length80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm400mm400mm400mm
Stack504mm526mm543mm564mm591mm612mm
Reach386mm386mm387mm395mm402mm408mm
Head Tube Length100mm120mm140mm160mm190mm210mm
Head Tube Angle72.25°73°73°73.5°73.5°74°
BB Height270mm270mm272.5mm272.5mm274mm274mm
BB Drop71.5mm71.5mm69mm69mm67.5mm67.5mm
Trail62mm57mm57mm56mm56mm53mm
Fork Length, Full368mm368mm368mm368mm368mm368mm
Fork Rake/Offset45mm45mm45mm43mm43mm43mm
Front Center576mm576mm583mm591mm605mm612mm
Chainstay Length405mm405mm405mm405mm407mm410mm
Wheelbase970mm970mm978mm986mm1003mm1013mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal518mm537mm548mm565mm582mm600mm
Bike Standover Height730mm755mm775mm795mm826mm850mm
Seat Tube Length431mm462mm481mm501mm522mm553mm
Seat Tube Angle75.5°74°73.5°73.25°73°72.5°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

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  • 2 Reviews

2nd Time Around

This bike is/will become a legend. I had an SL5 Expert 58 and sold it bc it was a bit long. Also was poised to move into a gravel- all rounder and had been test riding all sorts of stuff. Alas, I just couldn't get my head around a do it all bike, disc brakes or relaxed geo and in the process ran across this in a 56 at my LBS. I had previously considered the smaller size on my prior SL5. Took it for a test ride and side-by-side compared it to the new SL6 with Ultegra mech. The smaller frame/reach coupled with the DA made it a no brainer. The do-it-all bike with disc brakes will have to wait. Nothing I've ridden compares to the efficiency, smooth stiffness and sharp handling of the 56 for me. Cosmic paint scheme is far out!


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Jayhawkin N.

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