Specialized S-works Tarmac Sl6 Disc Womens Road Bike 2018 – Gloss Chameleon Flake/Satin Acid Red/Clean


'When we developed the new Women's S-Works Tarmac Disc we didn't just want it to be fast.

No we wanted it to be fast everywhere.

Long climbs windy flats Grand Tour stages and local fondos—we built a women's race bike to be the most complete out there.

And now with disc brakes we've managed to make it well even more complete.

For the construction we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 12r carbon.

It's the most advanced material and schedule we've ever made and this allowed us to shed nearly 200 grams.

That's right a 20% reduction in frame weight—the perfect recipe for your next hill climb PR.

We also took major steps to improving our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places all while shedding some serious weight.

From different layup schedules and materials to visibly different forks we scrutinized every single aspect of the new 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 tire clearance up to 30mm which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval CLX 50 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 Boels-Dolmans 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.

Next we included the lightest 440g/172.5mm and most accurate power meter available because no matter your skill level or experience on the bike there's no better way to enhance your training and racing performance than by riding with a power meter.

Lucky for you we've combined our incredibly light and stiff carbon fiber S-Works road cranks with dual-sided power measurement.

This S-Works Tarmac comes ready to race with Shimano's new Dura-Ace 9170 Di2 groupset with disc brakes light and aero Roval CLX 50 Disc wheels with 26mm Turbo Cotton tires and a host of women's-specific pieces at every touchpoint on the bike like a superlative Oura Pro saddle.'SPECS All specs are subject to change without notice.FRAME S-Works FACT 12r carbon OSBB clean routing internally integratedseat clamp 12x142mm thru-axle flat-mount disc brakeFORK S-Works FACT carbon 12x100mm thru-axleSTEM S-Works SL alloy titanium bolts 6-degree riseHANDLEBARS S-Works SL Carbon Shallow Drop 125x75mmTAPE S-Wrap w/ Sticky gelFRONT BRAKE Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9170 hydraulic discREAR BRAKE Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9170 hydraulic discFRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150 braze-onREAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9150 11-speedSHIFT LEVERS Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc 9170CASSETTE Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 11-speed 11-30tCHAIN Shimano Dura-Ace11-speedCRANKSET S-Works Power Cranks dual-sided power measurement +/- 1%accuracyCHAINRINGS 52/36TBOTTOM BRACKET OSBB CeramicSpeed bearingsFRONT WHEEL Roval CLX 50 Disc carbon tubeless-ready Win Tunnel Engineered50mm depth CeramicSpeed bearings 21hREAR WHEEL Roval CLX 50 Disc carbon tubeless-ready Win Tunnel Engineered50mm depth DT Swiss 240 internals CeramicSpeed bearings 24hFRONT TIRE Turbo Cotton 700x26mm 320 TPIREAR TIRE Turbo Cotton 700x26mm 320 TPISADDLE Oura Pro 155mm carbon rails carbon baseSEATPOST S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost 20mm offset

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