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Specialized Tarmac SL6 Comp Disc 2019 Road Bike

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Specialized Tarmac SL6 Comp Disc 2019

Specialized's classic carbon road bike with a aero shape to help you maximize your speed and an even lighter weight frame for easier hill climbs.

The frame and forks have thru axle fitments to offer greater stiffness throughout the whole bike from the road to the rider

Another great feature of the Specialized Tarmac SL6 Comp Disc is that it conforms to the current pleasing trend of coming equipped with a full Shimano Ultegra groupset including cranks, brakes, cassette and chain - components that manufacturers tended to substitute with sub-Shimano parts in previous years to save costs. We can assure you that full Shimano Ultegra is noticeably smoother than a diluted version.

Here's how Specialized describe the Tarmac SL6 Comp Disc

Ripping corners, sticking it to friends on the road, cruising down the highway—no matter how you ride, the Tarmac Disc Comp delivers in spades. It houses many of the features found in its S-Works siblings, so you'll have the ride of your life.

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 dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tyre clearance up to 30mm. 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.

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 tyre 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.

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 and dropped seatstays with aero tubes.

This Tarmac comes with a no-fuss spec that includes Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting, quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc 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 9r frame is the perfect blend of value and performance.
  • Shimano's no-fuss Ultegra shifting with hydraulic disc brakes provides precise shifting and plenty of stopping power.
  • DT R470 Disc wheels feature reliable, sealed cartridge hubs, and 24 front and rear spokes that keeps weight low and durability high.

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Technical Specifications

Specialized Tarmac SL6 Comp Disc 2019 
FrameTarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
ForkFACT 10r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
ShiftersShimano Ultegra Disc R8020
Rear DerailleurShimano Ultegra R8000-GS, medium cage
Front DerailleurShimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on
ChainsetShimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed 52/36T
Bottom BracketShimano threaded
ChainShimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Cassette / FreewheelShimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
WheelsDT R470 Disc, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
TyresTurbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
BrakesShimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
Brake leversShimano Ultegra Disc R8020
HandlebarsSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Grips / TapeS-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
StemSpecialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SaddleToupe Comp Gel, 143mm, hollow Cro-Mo rails, Adaptive Edge
SeatpostS-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset

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