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 20-speed Shimano 105 component group with a mid-compact FSA crankset and quick, smooth-rolling Fulcrum wheels. Plus, you'll love the Specialized carbon and aluminum components throughout this fine road machine, while the super comfy Body Geometry saddle feels great from mile 1-100.
This frame utilizes Specialized’s advanced FACT IS (Integrated Structure) construction method. By separating the frame into four main parts — the front triangle, seat tube/bottom bracket, chainstays and seatstays — Specialized is able to optimize each carbon piece for its specific purpose and create a structure that’s incredibly light, impeccably stiff and impressively strong.
This frame’s head tube and fork are 1 3/8 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 without adding weight.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Specialized SL4 FACT 9r carbon|
|Fork||Specialized FACT carbon|
|Tires||Specialized Turbo Elite w/BlackBelt puncture protecton, 700 x 23c|
|Crankset||FSA Gossamer Pro|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 11-28|
|Handlebars||Specialized Tarmac Comp|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Classic Wrap|
|Stem||Specialized Expert Pro-Set|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Toupe Comp Gel, 143mm|
|Seatpost||Specialized Comp carbon, 27.2mm|