Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert Womens Road Bike 2018
Ready to race straight out the box, the Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert Womens Road Bike has been created with compliance, aerodynamics and stiffness at the forefront of the design.
Completely redesigned from the ground up using advanced aerospace composite optimisation software, the new Tarmac has achieved an astonishing 20% weight reduction over its predecessor, whilst simultaneously increasing stiffness and aerodynamics. The result, a bike that performs to levels that will see you smashing personal bests and stepping onto podiums in no time.
The FACT 10r carbon fibre construction ensures stiffness in the right areas, without compromising comfort, meaning this is a bike that can be ridden flat out, all day long. Complementing the frame perfectly is the S-Works, tapered, full-carbon fork, offering impressive front end stiffness and steering response, for a confidence inspiring ride no matter the route ahead.
Shifting is taken care of by the highly regarded Ultegra R8000 11-speed groupset, providing the crisp, precise performance expected from Shimano's second-best mechanical option. Braking is equally impressive, ensuring high levels of control when approaching hairpin corners at maximum velocity, ideal for making up those valuable seconds in a race environment.
The bike is completed with a host of Specialized components, including their Roval SLX 24 rims, laced on DT Swiss 350 hubs. This wheelset is a versatile choice, excelling in crosswinds thanks to the rims low profile, whilst the DT hubs utilise sealed bearings for low rolling resistance and high levels of durability all year round. Similarly, the S-Works Turbo tyres are a fantastic option, with their 26mm width greatly increasing comfort and grip levels, whilst the BlackBelt protection helps reduce punctures, ensuring you spend less time repairing your new bike, and more time enjoying it.
- FACT 10r carbon construction offers unrivalled stiffness, compliance and speed
- S-Works FACT monocoque tapered carbon fork ensures responsive, stiff handling
- Shimano Ultegra rim brakes provide confidence and reliability on the descents
- Shimano Ulterga, 11-speed gearing keeps you spinning efficiently across all gradients
- S-Works Turbo tyres provide high levels of grip and additional comfort thanks to their 26mm width
- Roval SLX 24/DT Swiss 350 wheels utilise a low profile for confident descending in the most blustery of conditions
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Built, Checked, Tuned and Tested
All our bikes are fully built, checked, tuned and tested by our Cytech qualified mechanics and then securely packaged, ready for delivery. All you have to do is add the pedals (if included), attach the handlebars to the stem and tighten them following the included detailed instructions or by watching our video and using the provided FREE tools.
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Please note all bikes collected from our shop, are built, tested and ready to ride.
Please note, occasionally, manufacturers may change the specification without notice. Bicycles do not come with pedals unless otherwise specified.