In order cut some grams from the Tarmac, but to also ensure that it’s stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, we took major steps to improving our Rider-First Engineered™ technology. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, we scrutinized every single aspect of the Tarmac to ensure you’re getting the perfect ride. 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, which delivers 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 CL 50 Disc wheel. 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 it also takes a bit of the sting out of road imperfections. You’ll thank us on your next long ride.
But why disc brakes? The real question is “why not?” They offer superior braking power and modulation, work exceptionally well in wet weather, and offer a very, very minor weight addition. All this means that you have more control and can go faster with more confidence.
We also know, however, that aerodynamic improvements are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Our Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors 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.
The spec on this Tarmac means business, with Shimano Ultegra Di2 handling shifting duties, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, and lightweight and aerodynamic Roval CL 50 Disc carbon wheels.
- Featuring 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. The FACT 10r frame is the perfect blend of value and performance.
- The Roval CL 50 Disc wheelset utilizes the same rim as its older sibling the CLX 50 Disc, but pairs it with traditional bearings and round spokes to keep value at an all-time high.
- Shimano’s new Ultegra Di2 with hydraulic disc brakes not only offers exceptionally smooth and crisp shifts, but it also provides incredible stopping power and modulation.
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Praxis, BB30 for Shimano|
|CHAIN||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|CRANKSET||Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on|
|CASSETTE||Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage|
|FORK||FACT 10r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|SADDLE||Toupé Pro, Body Geometry shape, 143mm width, carbon rails|
|SEAT BINDER||Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly|
|TAPE||S-Wrap HD Tape – Reflective|
|SEATPOST||S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach|
|REAR WHEEL||Roval CL50 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 50mm depth, DT Swiss 350 internals, 24h|
|INNER TUBES||Turbo Ultralight, 60mm Presta valve|
|FRONT TIRE||S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|REAR TIRE||S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|FRONT WHEEL||Roval CL50 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, Win Tunnel Engineered, 50mm depth, 21h|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc|
|PEDALS||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|FRAME||Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL||508mm||531mm||540mm||562mm||577mm||595mm|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE||75.5°||74°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73°|
|HEAD TUBE ANGLE||71.75°||72.5°||73°||73.5°||73.5°||74°|
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