2021 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 eTap AXS

2021 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 eTap AXS

2021 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 eTap AXS

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To complement the world's fastest frame, only the best components will do—which is why you'll find the likes of SRAM's RED eTap AXS 12-speed group with power meter, and Roval's new CLX Rapide wheels, with their exceptional stability and aerodynamic prowess. The 2021 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 eTap AXS is a top-level, 6.8kg race machine, right out of the box.

  • Aero is everything”—Specialized have been preaching it for years and it’s still the driving force for the new Tarmac. In their quest for tube shapes that deliver the fastest frame that the UCI rules allow, Specialized took a page out of the Venge development book and utilized their FreeFoil Shape Library. Armed with a library of optimized shapes, they turned to the Win Tunnel to plug these shapes into a modular test bike, for more testing and validation. The result? A new Tarmac that’s the fastest Specialized have tested—45 seconds faster over 40km than the Tarmac SL6. No compromises, just pure speed.
  • While aerodynamics were paramount to the Tarmac’s development, and to the development of all of Specialized's race bikes, weight was the co-pilot on this optimal race bike journey. Previously “aero bikes” always compromised in the weight department—the more drag you reduced, the more weight you gained. With the new Tarmac, their design philosophy was to keep it at, or below, the UCI weight limit out of the box, with no sacrifices to aerodynamics. And with the help of the FreeFoil Shape Library, tools like isotopic FEA analysis, and some engineering wizardry by the best engineers in the industry, Specialized delivered a frame that weighs a mere 800 grams, without giving up a gram of aero, stiffness or ride quality.
  • Continuing their quest to develop the perfect race bike, Specialized used their Rider-First Engineered™ philosophy to ensure that the new Tarmac is the most balanced, best handling Tarmac yet—no matter the size. With an army of the world’s best test riders from their three World Tour Teams — Boels-Dolmans, Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and Bora-hansgrohe — Specialized made changes to the Tarmac based on their thousands of kilometers on the road. They balanced the ride quality between the front and rear end, so even the longest days in the saddle continue to be comfortable—all without giving up anything to the Tarmac’s legendary handling and race-winning snappiness.
  • Building on the learnings from the Venge, the new Tarmac utilizes simple integration to create a clean, fast cockpit that’s easy to live with. Specialized have improved the routing for any configuration — mechanical shifting, traditional stems, round bars, etc. — all while keeping its aerodynamic attributes. These same traits also make the new Tarmac easy to work on and easy to travel with. It’s a win-win.

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

FORK
S-Works FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

FRONT WHEEL
Roval Rapide CLX, 21mm internal width carbon rim, 51mm depth, Win Tunnel Engineered, Roval AFD hub, 18h, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes

REAR WHEEL
Roval Rapide CLX, 21mm internal width carbon rim, 60mm depth, Win Tunnel Engineered, Roval AFD hub, 24h, DT Swiss Aerolite spokes

INNER TUBES
Turbo Ultralight, 60mm Presta valve

FRONT TYRE
Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm

REAR TYRE
Turbo Cotton, 320 TPI, 700x26mm

CRANKSET
SRAM RED AXS Power Meter

CHAINRINGS
48/35T

BOTTOM BRACKET
SRAM DUB BSA 68

FRONT DERAILLEUR
SRAM RED eTap AXS, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM RED eTap AXS, 12-speed

CASSETTE
SRAM RED XG-1290, 12-speed, 10-33t

CHAIN
SRAM CN Red 12-speed

FRONT BRAKE
SRAM RED eTap AXS, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE
SRAM RED eTap AXS, hydraulic disc

HANDLEBARS
S-Works Aerofly II

TAPE
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

STEM
Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree

SADDLE
Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base

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

SEAT BINDER
Tarmac integrated wedge