Specialized Women’s Tarmac Disc Comp review

Specialized Women’s Tarmac Disc Comp review

If you like your road riding towards the speed-focussed, racy end of the spectrum, then the carbon-framed, Ultegra-bedecked Tarmac Carbon Comp is one to take a seriously hard look at. The Specialized Women’s Tarmac Disc Comp is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub page . Best bike: our buyer's guide to which bicycle type you should buy in 2019 Road bike groupsets: everything you need to know Over the past couple of years, Specialized has shifted its approach when it comes to women’s specific design. Specialized counts Retul, a bike-fit system, as part of its portfolio. This means it has access to thousands of body measurements, sorted by gender as well as riding discipline and preferences. Based on this, Specialized has determined ...

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Specialized launch new Roubaix

The Specialized Roubaix S-Works Shimano Dura-Ace Di2

Specialized have launch a new Roubaix frameset system, featuring suspension at the front and rear of the bike through Future Shock 2.0 and the all-new, flexible S-Works Pavé seat post. The American brand say the new frameset is more aerodynamic than the Specialized Tarmac SL6, lighter than the latest Specialized Venge and is "the most technically advanced machine" the company has ever made. Eleven different framesets or full-build options are available from stores as of today, including a new Sagan Collection range. The original Specialized Roubaix was launched 15 years ago as a race-level endurance frameset and adopted the brand's strapline of 'smoother is faster' when Specialized first offered full suspension mountain bikes. Since the original Specialized Roubaix was launched, the frameset has been ridden to victory six times in Paris-Roubaix, more than any other brand, and will be used by all riders from Deceuninck-QuickStep and Bora-hansgrohe at Paris-Roubaix this ...

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Specialized’s new Roubaix first-ride review: Performance, soothed

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“Lighter than our Venge and more aero than our Tarmac.” That’s an attractive statement for anyone seeking a new race bike. In this case, it applies to Specialized’s all-new Roubaix, the company’s long-standing endurance platform. Announced just in time for its namesake race, the new Roubaix retains and improves on a number of the platform’s … The post Specialized’s new Roubaix first-ride review: Performance, soothed appeared first on CyclingTips .

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11spd: This week’s best new bikes and gear

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A titanium road bike, a folding workstand, some electric bike-approved tyres and more

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Your complete guide to Specialized's 2019 road bike range

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Including the all-new Tarmac Disc SL6, Venge, Roubaix, Ruby, Allez, Diverge and Sequoia

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Pro bikes of the 2019 men’s WorldTour

And just like that, the WorldTour season has restarted. Adelaide once again plays host to the Santos Tour Down Under, providing a great place to see all the new gear and team outfits in one sunny place. When it comes to equipment, the 2019 men’s WorldTour is a story of trading places. The BMC team … The post Pro bikes of the 2019 men’s WorldTour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Check out Julian Alaphilippe's 2019 Specialized S-Works Tarmac

Joe Robinson 9 Jan 2019 Cyclist got up close and personal with Alaphilippe's winning machine at a recent training camp Pocket rocket Julian Alaphilippe was one of 2018's most successful riders amassing 13 victories despite being neither a heavyweight sprinter or a featherweight mountain goat. Instead, the Frenchman used tenacity, an electric turn of pace and a band of talented teammates to take two stages and the polka dot jersey at the Tour de France , the overall win at the Tour of Britain and victory at Fleche Wallonne. Alaphilippe also used his Specialized S-Works Tarmac , the popular all-round race machine that was among the most winning bikes of the past 12 months. At Deceuninck-Quick Step's training camp in Calpe , Cyclist got up close and personal with the bike Alaphilippe rode so successfully in 2018 and hopes to again in the season to come. Image 3 of 11 ...

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Your complete guide to Specialized's 2019 road bike range

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Including the all-new Tarmac Disc SL6, Venge, Roubaix, Ruby, Allez, Diverge and Sequoia

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Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . If it was any more aero, it would have to be heavier. Any lighter, and it would be less aero. This is what Specialized says about the new Specialized S-Works Venge, an aero disc bike that will be raced at the Tour de France . Specialized S-Works Tarmac review Specialized Women's S-Works Tarmac SL6 review Weighing a claimed 7.1kg for a 56cm bike, with the lightest paint job Specialized offers, the S-Works Venge frame has been paired down to 960g with the fork coming in at 385g. Even the bar/stem has got lighter, down to 440g from 547g. Its predecessor the Venge ViAS weighed 1,200g with a 410g fork. The bike is a hydraulic/Di2-only machine that comes with a left/right power meter and aero cockpit that is easily adjustable by the rider, including changing stems lengths or even the handlebar. The Venge cockpit ...

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Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

Specialized S-Works Venge: lighter, faster and all-in on Shimano discs

If it was any more aero, it would have to be heavier. Any lighter, and it would be less aero. This is Specialized's line on the new Specialized S-Works Venge, an aero disc bike that will be raced at the Tour de France . Specialized S-Works Tarmac review Specialized Women's S-Works Tarmac SL6 review Weighing a claimed 7.1kg for a 56cm bike, with the lightest paint job Specialized offers, the S-Works Venge frame has been paired down to 960g with the fork coming in at 385g. Even the bar/stem has got lighter, down to 440g from 547g. Its predecessor the Venge ViAS weighed 1,200g with a 410g fork. The bike is a hydraulic/Di2-only machine that comes with a left/right power meter and aero cockpit that is easily adjustable by the rider, including changing stems lengths or even the handlebar. Built from an aero library The Venge ViAS was built for ...

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Specialized Venge 2019: Launch and first ride review (gallery)

Jack Elton-Walters Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 06:50 Aero is still everything for the Specialized Venge, but now the bike is lighter and handles better too Another hotly anticipated product that fell into the strange world of embargoes, where those of us who'd seen it officially presented were left to keep quiet while the bike itself has been ridden by several teams for a few weeks. Now that the embargo has passed, we can finally discuss the new Specialized Venge, and what a bike it is. This bike is as much the product of a laboratory and wind tunnel as it is real world testing, and as such Specialized has developed modelling techniques that will be used to better bikes across its range. Image 5 of 37 Image 5 of 37 Venge-Tarmac Venn diagram What's immediately obvious is how much better the new Specialized Venge looks that the Vias model ...

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Criterium du Dauphine massive tech gallery

Criterium du Dauphine massive tech gallery

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews . The Criterium du Dauphine continues to be a final opportunity for GC specialists to hone their form before heading to the Tour de France a few weeks later, with most editions sharing or even replicating some of the Grand Tour's Alpine stages.As well as testing the legs, riders and teams also have a final race opportunity to test the latest and frequently unreleased components and bikes before taking them to the biggest stage in cycling. The 2017 edition of the race saw the Specialized Tarmac SL6 and updated Trek Emonda SL for the first time. At this year's race, the same two manufacturers had new and unreleased S-Works Venge and Trek Madone Disc bikes. Alongside the new bikes, Scott also unveiled custom-finished Foil Disc framesets for Daryl Impey and Alex Edmondson, who are the national road race champions for South Africa and Australia, ...

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Best women’s road bikes for 2018: 9 of the best

Best women’s road bikes for 2018: 9 of the best

If you’re after a new women’s road bike, we’ve picked the cream of the crop to help you choose. Each of these bikes has been extensively ridden and tested by our team of expert reviewers. BikeRadar's Bike of the Year Awards 2018 Women's cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women Do I need a women's bike? Whether you’re after a bike for commuting, for racing or for enjoying long rides, we’ve got some great recommendations. If you're not sure what to expect for your money or what type of road bike to go for, our women’s road bike buyer’s guide has all the info you need to make the right decision based on your needs and budget. Our buyer's guide to what type of bike you should be riding in 2018 Women’s road bike of the year — Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women's £3,000 / $3,499 / ...

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An endless FAQ to road disc brakes

Complete FAQ to road disc brakes

Love it or hate it, disc brakes on drop-bar bikes are here to stay. With all major drivetrain manufacturers now committed to the cause, and an increasing number of brands pushing the advanced braking system, there’s a high chance your next bike (or bike after that) will feature disc brakes. However, the number of advantages … The post An endless FAQ to road disc brakes appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Pro Bike: Elia Viviani’s Giro d’Italia Specialized Tarmac race bike. With disc brakes

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Italian sprinter’s disc-equipped Specialized Tarmac SL6

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The Trek Domane wins women’s road bike of the year 2018

The Trek Domane wins women’s road bike of the year 2018

After months of testing, many miles in various saddles, and back-to-back riding of the best women’s road bikes available on the market today, the results of the 2018 women’s road bike of the year are finally in! BikeRadar's Bike of the Year Awards Women's cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women Eight bikes were tested and three made it to the final shortlist, the Trek Domane SL 6 , Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Women's and Canyon Endurace WMN CF SL Disc 8.0 SL . Competition was extremely close among the finalists, and the BikeRadar test team would be happy riding any of the shortlisted bikes. But there can be only one winner, and the Trek Domane SL6 Women’s bike stole the show by providing the perfect blend of comfort, performance and versatility. The Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women’s road bike This hydraulic-disc-brake-equipped bike may be built towards ...

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JRA with the Angry Asian: Does frame compliance still matter?

I’ve long thought that carbon-fiber road frames have been on an asymptotic development path; even mid-range models these days are exceedingly good for the most part, and whatever gains engineers do make at the high end seem to require disproportionate amounts of work to get there. But nevertheless, manufacturers continue to insist that new bikes … The post JRA with the Angry Asian: Does frame compliance still matter? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Campagnolo goes 12-speed with Super Record and Record rim and disc groupsets

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Campagnolo is now the first major component company to add a 12-cog sprocket to its road drivetrains with its Super Record and Record mechanical groupsets, for rim-brake and disc-brake applications. The story of the Campagnolo’s new releases is bigger than just another gear, though. Both the Super … The post Campagnolo goes 12-speed with Super Record and Record rim and disc groupsets appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour of Flanders Tech: Pedersen sells his Madone & the bikes that survived Flanders

Supported by What a race! This year’s edition of the Tour of Flanders was as good as ever, with Quick-Step dominating as they have for pretty much the rest of the season so far, Sagan being marked out of the final contention, and Mads Pederson showing his future potential in only his first elite version of the … The post Tour of Flanders Tech: Pedersen sells his Madone & the bikes that survived Flanders appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Peter Sagan and Specialized launch 'Sagan Collection' - Gallery

This article first appeared on BikeRadar . On the eve of the Tour of Flanders , Peter Sagan , Specialized and Bora-Hansgrohe unveiled the 'Sagan Collection', which includes two bikes, a frameset, shoes and a helmet. Designed in conjunction with Sagan, the sparkly product is available for sale now. Peter Sagan's 'Sagan Collection' S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc Sagan will race aboard a 'Sagan Collection' Tarmac SL6 for the Tour of Flanders before switching to an S-Works Roubaix for next week's Paris-Roubaix. Peter Sagan’s S-Works Tarmac SL6 gallery Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc review Specialized revamps S-Works shoes and aero helmet Specialized Roubaix Comp review All of the products in the Sagan Collection line-up come with a glitter, matt and gloss finish, as well as quotes from Sagan and a nod to each of the Slovakian's three world championship titles. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com

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