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Tarmac SL7 Expert - Ultegra Di2

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2021 Tarmac SL7 Expert - Ultegra Di2

The new Tarmac is designed to go fast, there's no if's, and's, or but's about that—but it represents so much more than just aerodynamic prowess. With a light-weight, Rider-First Engineered™ frame, it delivers the best-possible ride characteristics, no matter the size. So no matter what you have planned for your new Tarmac, its ready to help you achieve your goals—PRs, KOMs, or podium top-steps. One bike to rule them all.

With a full Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset to keep shifts crisp and fast, and S-Works Turbo 700x26mm tires to keep you rolling fast, this new Tarmac delivers performance at a more palatable price point.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Suspension

Fork

FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Cockpit

Handlebars

Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert

Stem

Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree

Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

SeatPost

2021 S-Works Tarmac Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, Di2 Compatible, 20mm offset

Seat Binder

Tarmac integrated wedge

Brakes

Front Brake

Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic disc

Drivetrain

Shift Levers

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on

Chain

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage

Cassette

Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t

Crankset

Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Threaded BSA BB

Wheels & Tires

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

S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Rear Tire

S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Inner Tubes

Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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Crank Length165mm165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width360mm380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length300mm300mm300mm380mm380mm380mm380mm
Stack491mm504mm517mm534mm555mm581mm602mm
Reach369mm378mm383mm387mm398mm405mm411mm
Head Tube Length93mm102mm113mm131mm151mm178mm198mm
Head Tube Angle70.5°71.75°72.5°73°73.5°73.5°74°
BB Height266mm266mm266mm268mm268mm268mm268mm
BB Drop74mm74mm74mm72mm72mm72mm72mm
Trail71mm63mm58mm58mm55mm55mm52mm
Fork Length, Full366mm366mm366mm366mm366mm366mm366mm
Fork Rake/Offset47mm47mm47mm44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center572mm574mm577mm579mm592mm606mm613mm
Chainstay Length410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm410mm
Wheelbase970mm973mm975mm978mm991mm1006mm1013mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal496mm509mm531mm541mm563mm577mm595mm
Bike Standover Height723mm735mm746mm768mm786mm808mm834mm
Seat Tube Length435mm447mm458mm475mm496mm517mm547mm
Seat Tube Angle75.5°75.5°74°74°73.5°73.5°73°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

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  • 4 Reviews

Best bike I've ridden!

I'm absolutely loving my tarmac sl7, so pleased I waited for it. It's fast, aero, smooth and comfortable! Thanks


Name:
Yoni

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Yes, maybe even upgrade to the Pro

The bike is snappy in the greatest sense of the word. It's agile, fast and wants to go. It climbs like a goat and it was extremely compliant for such a stiff frame. Every line on this rig is just beautiful. I go in the garage more than several times a day just to look at it (when I cannot ride). This is the best road bike I've ever ridden. Overall, it's a rocket that does not beat up this old broken down body. Kudos to Specialized


Name:
Widow

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End of rest days

This bike is too enjoyable to not ride, and it's fast. As a long time Trek rider and racer, I almost bought the 2021 Emonda. Before doing so, I demo'd a SWorks SL6 Tarmac and I knew on the first ride that I'd buy a Tarmac next. When my local Specialized shop told me the SL7 was coming soon, I decided to wait to see it. I bought this SL7 the day it was announced, and upgraded wheels with a barely used set of tubeless Roval CLX50s. The SL6 had amazing ride quality; it seemed to absorb the road. The SL7 is more firm, but it feels faster than the SL6. What I can't get over is how quiet the ride is; the internal cables and aero frame make it silent and make the ride somehow more enjoyable. The disc brakes work much better than rim brakes; they're safer and I'm pushing it in to corners faster. I wasn't sure about electronic shifting, until I rode it. Bottom line, I'm worried I'll never take another rest day; this bike makes riding more fun. I can't wait to race it when that's a thing again. Thank you for an incredible machine Specialized.


Name:
Brian

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anything faster has a motor

Swapped on S-Works Aerofly II and Roval CL50s. Truly amazed - have been faster on everything from flats and rollers to climbs. Absorbs bumps while conveying the road, handles beautifully even in crosswinds. All around PR eater.


Name:
Ontipto

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