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The Women's Tarmac Expert isn't just a bike that's born to race—it's a bike that proves you don't need to take out a second mortgage to have a luxurious ride. This Women's Tarmac will excel dutifully at every discipline of road riding, from climbs to sprints—put it through its paces, and don't be surprised that you're smiling at the top of the climb.

To get the weight around 950 grams, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced material and schedule we've ever made—the shape, schedule, and material optimization 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 then further improved our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places. 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, delivering 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 SLX 24 rim. 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 just takes a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You’ll thanks us on your next long ride.

And while this is all great, we know that aerodynamics are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Our Boels-Dolmans 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. A speed savings that you'll feel when you're attacking off the front of the peloton.

This Women's Tarmac Expert comes ready to race out of the box, featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, lightweight Roval SLX 24 rims laced to DT Swiss hubs, our fastest S-Works Turbo 26mm tires, and a sublime Oura Expert Gel saddle.

  • The FACT 10r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance of our top-end carbon production methods with our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac.
  • S-Works FACT full carbon fork with tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.
  • The Roval SLX 24 Disc wheelset features a sub-1600-gram weight, a 20-millimeter internal width, and an alloy construction that makes it a solid road performer.
Frame
Specialized Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing
Front Fork
S-Works FACT carbon
Stem
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Handlebars
Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 123x75mm
Tape / Grips
S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
Front Brake
Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
Rear Brake
Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
Shift Levers
Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
Cassette
Shimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t
Chain
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Crank Set
Shimano Ultegra R8000
Chainrings
52/36T
Bottom Bracket
Praxis BB30 w/ Shimano conversion adaptor
Pedals
Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
Front Rim
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 20h
Front Hub
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 20h
Rear Rim
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
Rear Hub
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
Front Tyre
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Rear Tyre
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Inner Tubes
700x18/25mm, 60mm Presta valve
Saddle
Oura Pro, 155mm, carbon rails, carbon base
Seat Post
S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
Seat Clamp
Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly

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Hargroves Cycles have been working in partnership with Specialized Bikes since the formation of the company 25 years ago. Since then we have consistantly sold a broad range of mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes, clothing and accessories. Die hard fans of the brand will be familiar with the names Stumpjumper, Rockhopper, Hardrock, Allez and Tarmac. There arent many dealers who can claim a 25 year relationship with any brand, so if you need to know about Specialized bikes you need to talk to us.

Specialized Bikes was formed in 1974 by Mike Sinyard. In 1981 Specialized introduced the worlds first major production mountain bike - the Stumpjumper. Since then the brand has gone from strength to strength with the Rockhopper, Hardrock, FSR range, Enduro, Pitch, Tarmac, Allez, Roubaix, Transition and Langster to name but a few.