Specialized Tarmac Sl4 Sport Road Bike 2018 – Rocket Red/Black
Grand-Tour-winning geometry plus a FACT 9r carbon fibre construction.
The Tarmac Sport combines all of the complete performance that the Tarmac is known the world over for with the durable shifting of Shimano’s 105.
Consider it the perfect bike to grow along with you as you explore the open roads ahead.
Along the way you'll also find a Grand-Tour-winning geometry plus a FACT 9r carbon fibre construction.For the spec we selected components that deliver surefooted performance like durable DT R460 wheels crisp Shimano 105 shifting and a bevy of Body Geometry components that maximize performance by providing the utmost in comfort.
The FACT 9r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance of our top-end carbon production methods with 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 difference being in comparison to our highest carbon offering are some added grams—a small price to pay at this value.
FACT carbon fork with a tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.
Significantly lighter than comparable wheelsets in its class these tough DT R460 wheels offer tremendous value in one smooth-rolling package.Featuring 2017 shared geometries:Specialized have created a shared geometry that expands the fit range of the Tarmac platform and accommodates a greater percentage of competitive road fits.
Their research into this model began in 2014 by analyzing the Retül database of over 40 000 professionally performed fits.
By removing gender information and plotting a single chart they’re able to create frame sizes that can accommodate all rider’s individual needs on the bike.
Based on the research they concluded there was no statistical difference for stack/reach and grip position correlating to gender.
There was need to accommodate handlebar width crank length and saddle preference which has lead to women’s builds.- Max tire clearance has increased to a measured 30mm – Stiffer more reliable derailleur hanger: offers increased shifting precision because hanger stays precisely in place when a wheel is installed/removed and is less prone to bending.
– Universal cable routing removes external housing bullets and allows any frame to be a visually clean bike with electronic groups and also allows mechanical shifting to easily be used.- Direct mount brakes have improved tire clearance and an improved crisp feel at the brake lever.- Integrated BB30 bottom bracket standard with CNC alloy cups.
This offers the best combination of precision compatibility and low weight of all BB standards.FRAMESpecialized Tarmac SL4 FACT 9r carbon compact race design 1-3/8' lower bearing threaded BB 130mm spacingFORKSpecialized FACT carbon full monocoqueFRONT WHEELDT R460 sealed cartridge hubs 14g spokes 20hREAR WHEELDT R460 sealed cartridge hubs 14g spokes 24hINNER TUBES700x20/28mm 40mm Presta valveFRONT TYREEspoir Elite 60 TPI Kevlar® bead 700x23mmREAR TYREEspoir Elite 60 TPI Kevlar® bead 700x23mmCRANKSETPraxis Alba M30 solid forged arms 6061 chainrings 110 BCD 11-speedCHAINRINGS50/34TSHIFT LEVERSShimano 105FRONT DERAILLEURShimano 105 Ez braze-onREAR DERAILLEURShimano 105 11-speedCASSETTEShimano 105 11-speed 11-28tCHAINKMC X11EL 11-speed w/ Missing Link™FRONT BRAKEAxisREAR BRAKEAxisHANDLEBARSSpecialized Shallow Drop 6061 70x125mm 31.8mm clampTAPESpecialized S-WrapSTEMSpecialized 3D forged alloy 4-bolt 7-degree riseSADDLEBody Geometry Toupé Sport steel rails 143mmSEATPOSTSpecialized Comp carbon single boltSEAT BINDERSpecialized alloy 27.2mmPEDALSNylon 105x78x28mm loose balls w/ reflectors