Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport Road Bike 2018
Sharing the frame design and FACT 9r carbon that has propelled pro teams to victory across the world, the Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport Road Bike is a high performance machine, equally comfortable lining up on the grid as it is spinning up a grueling alpine climb.
The Tarmacs geometry carefully balances speed with comfort, ensuring efficient longer days in the saddle, whilst the carbon fibre frameset helps to absorb unwanted road feedback, whilst keeping the overall weight to a minimum. Similarly, the addition of a Specialized Comp carbon seatpost helps ensure all-day comfort, whilst being lightweight and very aesthetically pleasing.
Complementing the frame is the Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque fork. This also helps dampen road buzz before it's transferred to the riders wrist, whilst the tapered carbon steerer ensures the responsive handling necessary to thrive in a race environment.
Shimano's 105 11-speed groupset offers the crisp, effortless shifting it is renowned for, whilst the Axis calipers ensure sharp, controlled braking, paramount when navigating mountainous descents at speed. Combining Praxis Work's 50/34T chainrings with an 11-28t cassette, the gearing range is wide enough for flat-out sprints and long, steep climbs alike.
The DT Swiss R460 wheelset is an excellent choice, utilising low profile rims for maximum crosswind control and sealed bearings for all-year-round durability, this is a wheelset built to perform and last. Additionally, the collection of Specialized components that make up the remainder of the bike's specification provide a perfect balance of value, comfort, and efficiency. The Espoir Elite Kevlar® bead tyres ensure punctures are kept at bay, without affecting their fantastic levels of grip and low rolling resistance.
Overall, the Tarmac SL4 Sport is a high performing, versatile option, at a competitive price point, equally comfortable commuting, racing and club riding alike.
- FACT 9r carbon fibre offers unrivalled levels of comfort, performance, and efficiency
- FACT carbon fork soaks up road vibrations for a more efficient and comfortable ride
- Tektro Axis caliper rim brakes provide confidence-inspiring performance
- Shimano 105, 11-speed gearing provides efficient performance across all gradients
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