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Tarmac SL6 Comp

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2021 Tarmac SL6 Comp

When we developed the Tarmac Disc, we didn't just want it to be fast. 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. How'd we do it? We started with our Rider-First Engineered™ frame with a perfectly-tuned ride quality for every size, added in some serious aero tech that makes it 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometers than the Tarmac SL5, and then made it 20% lighter. Nothing is lighter, faster, and better handling.

This Tarmac comes with a no-fuss spec that includes Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting and quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels, and our fan-favorite Power saddle.

Technical Specifications

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BRAKES

Front Brake

Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic disc

COCKPIT

Handlebars

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

Stem

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

Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

SeatPost

S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset

Seat Binder

Collar for carbon frames

DRIVETRAIN

Shift Levers

Shimano Ultegra Disc R8020

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra R8000, Shadow Design, 11-speed

Chain

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

Cassette

Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t

Crankset

Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Threaded BSA BB

WHEELS & TIRES

Front Wheel

DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.

Rear Wheel

DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.

Front Tire

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Rear Tire

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Inner Tubes

Presta, 48mm valve

Suspension

Fork

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

FRAMESET

Frame

Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm 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

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Crank Length165mm165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width360mm380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length300mm300mm350mm350mm350mm400mm400mm
Stack500mm514mm527mm544mm565mm591mm612mm
Reach365mm375mm380mm384mm395mm402mm408mm
Head Tube Length105mm115mm126mm143mm163mm190mm210mm
Head Tube Angle70.5°71.75°72.5°73°73.5°73.5°74°
BB Height266mm266mm266mm268mm268mm268mm268mm
BB Drop74mm74mm74mm72mm72mm72mm72mm
Trail71mm63mm58mm58mm55mm55mm52mm
Fork Length, Full363mm363mm363mm363mm363mm363mm363mm
Fork Rake/Offset47mm47mm47mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center571mm574mm577mm579mm591mm606mm613mm
Chainstay Length410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm
Wheelbase969mm973mm975mm978mm990mm1005mm1012mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal493mm511mm535mm544mm566mm581mm599mm
Bike Standover Height730mm740mm755mm775mm795mm826mm850mm
Seat Tube Length435mm451mm481mm499mm519mm540mm570mm
Seat Tube Angle76°75.5°74°74°73.5°73.5°73°
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.5
  • 2 Reviews

Several Steps Up!

I upgraded to this from a 17 year old Specialized Allay Pro hybrid . On my first ride into work, (10 miles), I noticed a smoother ride, better shifting and a decrease in overall travel time of 90 seconds! The roads here in Humboldt County can be quite rough, and the new frame geometry of the seat tube, combined with the seat post design definitely absorbs this better than my old frame. It feels stiffer and more responsive on the steep hills. The previous owner of this bike upgraded the wheels to Bontrager Aeolus Carbon, with a 29c profile tubeless tire (SES) on 80lb pressure. The wider tires should do better on the gravel sections in the mountains here.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Daniel

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Stomp and Go!!

Love the bike! It accelerates rapidly, descends like on rails! A genuine high performance bike, a joy to ride and a quality build by S. The stock tires are a real surprise, they are good tires that will last a good while. The saddle is a revelation, after fighting with saddles for the past 30 years - this one fits and is comfortable. The front end is really rigid, the Super-Caz tape is a great tape but doesn't have enough cushioning when on this small diameter handlebar - that's my one complaint. So hard on the front end you could lose grip on a pothole, perhaps that's a bit harsh, but it is pretty unforgiving - next expense is a carbon handlebar. Love the Red to Black fade, it's an awesome shade of red. There are way too many black bikes out there - c'mon man! We all know they are carbon fibre!! It's an expensive bike, particularly in Covid times, but your buying a lot with Specialized and I'm happy to be in the club.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Patrick

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