Specialized Tarmac Compact

Specialized Tarmac Compact


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2012 Specialized Tarmac Compact

Specialized's Tarmac Compact boasts a Tour de France-winning FACT-carbon frame and fork. It will only take one ride for you to appreciate the supreme combination of low weight and ripping power transfer that's evident whenever the road tilts skyward or your friends pick up the pace. Component-wise, the Tarmac is adorned with a compact Shimano 20-speed drivetrain for conquering any ride, and wind-cheating DT Swiss wheels for oodles of speed over any terrain. Plus, the Tarmac comes with grippy dual-pivot brakes for maximum control and a fine helping of Specialized's quality aluminum components.

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  • Specialized's FACT (Functional Advanced Composite Technology) carbon frames and components are made from the finest materials and utilize a unique manufacturing process that creates amazing durability, awesome efficiency and super-low weight.
  • This frame‚Äôs head tube is 1 1/2 inches in diameter at the bottom and 1 1/8 inches at the top. This maximizes front-end stiffness for awesome steering precision and control, while allowing the use of standard 1 1/8-inch stems and not adding much weight.
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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized FACT 8r-carbon
    Fork Specialized FACT-carbon
    Rims/Wheels DT Swiss Axis 2.0
    Hubs See Rims/Wheels
    Spokes See Rims/Wheels
    Tires Specialized Espoir Sport w/double BlackBelt puncture protecton, 700 x 23c
    Crankset Shimano Tiagra
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
    Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-28
    Shifters Shimano Tiagra
    Handlebars Specialized Tarmac Comp
    Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap w/gel padding
    Stem Specialized EliteSet
    Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
    Brakes Shimano Tiagra
    Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Romin Comp
    Seatpost Specialized Sport

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    58cm 00719676038797 9026-7158 TAR247654328
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    2012 Tarmac

    By BButler

    from Western Kentucky

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    I have been riding this bike for three years now. Is it comfortable? Yes. I often ride 70 miles or so at a stretch. Is it fast? It will go as fast as I can pedal it. That's all I can get out of it. Is it responsive? Quite. I have no complaints, and neither do the four other riders I ride with that are on Tarmacs.

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