2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

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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 2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert delivers performance at a more palatable price point.

  • 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, Specialized turned to the Win Tunnel to plug these shapes into a modular test bike, for more testing and validation. The result? A new Tarmac Expert that’s faster than before—33 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 920 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
Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

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

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.

INNER TUBES
Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve

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

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

CRANKSET
Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed

CHAINRINGS
52/36T

BOTTOM BRACKET
Shimano Threaded BSA BB

SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070

FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on

REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage

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

CHAIN
Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

FRONT BRAKE
Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc

REAR BRAKE
Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc

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

TAPE
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

STEM
Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree

SADDLE
Body Geometry Power Expert, hollow titanium rails

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

SEAT BINDER
Tarmac integrated wedge