Specialized – Tarmac SL6 Sport
“When we developed the Tarmac Disc, we didn’t just want it to be fast. We wanted it to be fast everywhere. Long climbs, windy flats, Grand Tour stages, local fondos—we built a race bike to be the most complete out there. How’d we do it? We started with our Rider-First Engineered™ frame with a perfectly-tuned ride quality for every size, added in some serious aero tech that makes it 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometers than the Tarmac SL5, and then made it 20% lighter. Nothing is lighter, faster, and better handling.
This Tarmac comes with a reliable spec that includes Shimano 105 mechanical shifting and quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels, and our fan-favorite Power saddle.
For the construction of the Tarmac, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 9r carbon.
500 pieces creating 7 different sizes with the same tuned ride–that’s Rider-First Engineered™. We examine every ply of carbon on every frame size to ensure that all of our performance targets come through. To make sure you get the perfect ride, every frame gets a unique layup schedule with different ply arrangements, orientations, quantities of material in specific areas, and sometimes, even exclusive thicknesses and types of carbon itself.
Aerodynamics is the most important thing we can do to make you faster, but with the Tarmac, we added aero features without any cost to weight. Through development, areas were discovered where we could add aero for free—a new fork shape and dropped seatstays with aero tubes. The result? A Tarmac that’s approximately 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometers.
The updated the geometry is based 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.”
Frame Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork FACT carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount discHandlebarsSpecialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
Stem Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Tape Roubaix S-Wrap
Front Brake Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc
SeatPost S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset
Rear Brake Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc
Shift Levers Shimano 105 R7020, hydraulic disc
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 R7000-GS, medium cage
Cassette Shimano 105 R7000, 11-speed, 11-30t
Crankset Shimano 105 R7000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed
Bottom Bracket Shimano Threaded BSA BB
Chain KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed
Front Wheel DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.
Rear Wheel DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.
Front Tire Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mmSaddleBody Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
Rear Tire Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Inner Tubes Presta, 48mm valve
Seat Binder Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm