Specialized S-Works Tarmac review

Specialized S-Works Tarmac review

The Tarmac has been incredibly successful for Specialized both in terms of race wins and sales. The new Tarmac replaces the curvy SL5 with a more angular design, with slimmer tube profiles and dropped seatstays, which follow on from lessons learnt on the Venge Vias and Roubaix . Peter Sagan’s S-Works Tarmac SL6 gallery The all-new Specialized Women's S-Works Tarmac is a bike with speed at its heart The new frame has lost weight over the last generation, now weighing 733g, over 200g lighter than the SL5. An all-new sub-300g fork is designed to be size specific, so the steerer tube profile changes across the size range to ensure consistent handling. On the road, the Tarmac feels very familiar, the supersonic speed of the SL5’s handling impressed me hugely, and the new Tarmac feels just as sharp. Where it betters its forefathers is in the hills with its 6.35kg weight, ...

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