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Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert Disc 2019 Road Bike

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Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert Disc 2019

If you plan on racing a Grand Tour this summer, sure, go rock that S-Works. But if you're on the hunt for a glorious ride that can smash both a local crit and your friends on the weekends, you'll feel right at home on the Tarmac Disc Expert.

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 Expert 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.

Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready wheelset along with S-Works Turbo offering light, stiff and grippy performance.

Here's how Specialized describe the Tarmac SL6 Expert Disc

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 tyre clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval C 38 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 build spec on this Tarmac Disc is value-packed, featuring Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, a Roval C 38 Disc carbon fibre wheelset.

  • 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.
  • Shimano's no-fuss Ultegra shifting with hydraulic disc brakes provides precise shifting and plenty of stopping power.
  • Yep, that's right—carbon wheels on an Expert-level bike. The Roval C38 Disc carbon wheels bring performance to the masses. They're lightweight, durable, and ready for just about anything.

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Technical Specifications

Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert Disc 2019 
FrameTarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 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 BracketPraxis, BB30 for Shimano
ChainShimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Cassette / FreewheelShimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t
WheelsRoval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
TyresS-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
BrakesShimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc
Brake leversShimano Ultegra Disc R8020
HandlebarsSpecialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
Grips / TapeS-Wrap Roubaix w/ sticky gel
StemSpecialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
SaddleToupe Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge
SeatpostS-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset

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