The S Works Tarmac may be the optimal bike for winning a Grand Tour but chances are you�re not going to be competing in Southern France this season. But when you need a bike that�s ready to annihilate the competition on your training rides and local races the new Tarmac Expert is hard to beat.
To get the weight around 950 grams Specialized utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced material and schedule ever made the shape schedule and material optimization shed nearly 200 grams. That's right a 20% reduction in frame weight the perfect recipe for your next hill climb PR.
Specialized then further improved their Rider-First Engineered technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places. With this revamp they also updated the geometry basing it on countless Ret�l data points and professional rider input. This enabled them 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 it's designed with a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn�t happen dropped the seatstays and altered the seat tube shape. Specialized also added tire clearance up to 30mm which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval SLX 24 rim.