Specialized S-Works Tarmac Frameset 2017
The S-Works Tarmac Frameset 2017 is the latest, most advanced offering from the American cycling experts. Rider-First Engineered™, this frame has been tuned to perfection with real time, on the road data collection and close collaboration with McLaren Formula 1 to produce the best cornering, sprinting and climbing high performance frameset ever to wear the Specialized badge.
So what else is new? Well Specialized for the first time have developed a frameset which in each of the six sizes, provides unparalleled levels of performance. Specialized found the SL4, in smaller sizes when tested proved too responsive to steering inputs, making it twitchy. When testing larger frame sizes this proved the opposite. The engineers recognised they needed to address this issue and that ride characteristics and requirements differ depending on the frameset size. Using different manufacturing techniques they have been able to create a frameset that performs exceptionally in any size.
So whether you are riding a 49 centimetre or 61 centimetre size, the 2017 S-Works Tarmac Frameset provides sublime, precise and assured handling. This new process is called size optimisation, where two rather than one measurement is taken to achieve the optimum ride.
Other new additions include an integrated seat collar, which improves vertical stiffness and road dampening whilst adding to the frameset's organic and fast appearance.
Upfront and a new tapered headtube allows for direct, pin-sharp steering. This has been paired with a size specific, lower bearing sized headset, which further improves handling and steering response. At the rear, the seatstays have been specifically designed to the corresponding size, to add stiffness and enhance power delivery.
FACT 11r carbon has been used in the frame construction to make the frameset stiffer than it’s predecessor. This extra rigidity is provides improved, direct power transfer, a better handling and sharper ride. FACT monocoque technology has also been used in chainstays. Power transfer has been refined with a one-piece FACT seamless bottom bracket design, stiffer than ever before. All these features give the rider a good balance between a comfortable and aggressive ride.
Do not just take our word for it though. Grand Tour winner's Vincenzo Nibali and Alberto Contador have been putting the new S-Works Tarmac Frameset through it's paces and cannot praise it highly enough. The defending Giro d'Italia champion, Nibali when comparing it to it's predecessor described it as, "Smoother and easier to handle, especially when changing speed and overall has a better balance of stiffness and stability. It feels like the positive aspects of the SL4, responsiveness and stiffness, are enhanced."
Whether racing, riding a local sportive or just out for an epic, long ride on a summers day, three stunning colour options are available, keeping you looking stylish as you do so. Put in your favourite set of wheels, saddle up and get riding the Specialized S-Works Tarmac Frameset 2017, one of the most exciting framesets on the market.
- New and redesigned for 2017
- Rider-First Engineered™ for exceptional ride quality
- Individually developed frame sizes for a consistent high performance ride in every size
- Integrated seat collar
- One-piece bottom bracket design
- Tapered headtube improving handling and feedback
- Specific designed seatstays for individual sizes
- FACT 11r carbon
- FACT monocoque bottom bracket, chainstays and fork
- Specialized S-Works Tarmac Frameset 2017
- Specialized S-Works FACT carbon, full monocoque fork
- Specialized headset
- CeramicSpeed, ceramic bearing bottom bracket
- Specialized S-Works, FACT carbon seatpost
FRAME Specialized S-Works FACT 11r carbon, FACT construction, tapered/shaped 1-1/8" to size-specific lower headtube, compact race design, internal cable routing, Di2 ready
FORK Specialized S-Works FACT carbon, full monocoque, size-specific taper
HEADSET 1-1/8" upper, size-specific lower, hybrid cartridge lightweight bearings, 8mm carbon cone spacer, w/ 25mm of carbon spacers
BOTTOM BRACKET CeramicSpeed, ceramic bearings
SEATPOST Specialized S-Works FACT carbon, 20mm offset, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER Specialized, integrated wedge
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