Specialized Tarmac Elite Mid-Compact - 2013

Specialized's Tarmac has Tour de France and Giro d' Italia wins to its credit. One ride on its FACT-carbon frame and fork and you'll know why! The Tarmac boasts an awesome combo of feathery weight and maximum stiffness for ripping power tra ...(Read More)

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Specialized's Tarmac has Tour de France and Giro d' Italia wins to its credit. One ride on its FACT-carbon frame and fork and you'll know why! The Tarmac boasts an awesome combo of feathery weight and maximum stiffness for ripping power transfer that you'll appreciate whenever the road tilts skyward or your friends pick up the pace. It's equipped with a 10-speed Shimano 105 component group with a mid-compact 52/36 crankset and quick DT Swiss wheels. Plus, you'll love the Specialized carbon and aluminum components sprinkled throughout this fine road machine, while the super comfy Body Geometry saddle feels great from mile 1-100.

Specs

Frame Specialized FACT 8r-carbon
Fork Specialized FACT-carbon
Rims/Wheels DT Axis 3.0
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Specialized Turbo Elite w/BlackBelt puncture protecton, 700 x 23c
Crankset FSA Gossamer Pro
Chainrings 52/36
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Specialized Tarmac Comp
Tape/Grips Specialized S-Wrap w/gel padding
Stem Specialized Comp-Set
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Shimano 105
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Toupe Sport
Seatpost Specialized Comp, carbon

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4.5

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Excellent power transfer 
  • The best 

Cons

  • Oem saddle is terrible 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (2)

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4

makes riding fun

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from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Excellent power transfer
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Oem Saddle Is Terrible

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments:

I am using this bike for very long distance rides. It is more aggressive than it is comfortable, but the guys at the shop have helped tremendously with that. When I push the pedal, there is IMMEDIATE power transfer. Getting this thing moving takes very little effort. It's light and fast. The shimano 105 group (sans crankset) is more than adequate for recreational riding. The saddle that comes with this bike is like plywood. That really is my only complaint. For the price, I figure Specialized could have provided something just a little nicer. I love my Tarmac!

5

super fast bike going up hill

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from San DIEgo CA

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • The best

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    the best bike ever super fast going up hill up palomar mountain

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