Specailized's all new Tarmac SL7 has already made quite a name for itself in the world of elite sport with Vincent Luis claiming the Elite Triathlon ITU World title riding Specialized's S-Works version of the Tarmac SL7. Now while the SL7 Pro may not be the very top of the range S-Works version it's not far off and it features it's own impressive set up that the S-Works version doesn't provide, such as a one by system instead. Specialized's new Tarmac SL7 has been designed to dominate over any of it's previous model, with the Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon frame weighing just 920 grams in total, the SL7 is a whole 45 seconds faster than last year's SL6 over 40km. Specailized have create a true racing machine, the Tarmac SL7 Pro is incredibly light in weight, super aerodynamic in design and overall ready for speed. The Tarmac SL7 Pro is all set to make quick work of that nasty climb you know is coming up on race day as well as cut through the long stretch you know is going to have a strong head wind on your weekend long ride. In order to create this astonishing new Tarmac, Specailized took the UCI rule book and stretch each rule to the absolute limit so that the SL7 was born ready to race. The newest design feature of the Tarmac SL7 see's Specialized taking certain aspects from the Venge and integrating them into the Tarmac's design, creating more aggressive tube shaping and FreeFoil layups. This version of the Tarmac SL7 is particularly unique, featuring a SRAM Force eTap AXS 1x 12-speed groupset, allowing for a more aerodynamic performance as well as providing a lighter overall weight. With a 1x system you also have the sound of mind knowing there's no chance of dropping your chain when it comes to your most important race of the year. Finally, to finish off this pure breed racer, Specialized equipped the SL7 Pro with a Roval Rapide CL groupset to keep you moving as fast as possible.
Faster & More Aerodynamic
"Aero is everything”- Specailized has 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 Specilized has tested—45 seconds faster over 40km than the Tarmac SL6. No compromises, just pure speed.
Super Light In Weight
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, Specialized's 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.
Top Quality Components
The all-new Tarmac Pro delivers the perfect blend of performance and value. With a full SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset, and Roval's new Rapide CL - with their exceptional stability and aerodynamic prowess - the Tarmac Pro with SRAM Force eTap AXS is ready to race, smash the group ride, or pilot you to that next PR. 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. Specialized 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.
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 - Roval Rapide CL, 21mm internal width carbon rim, Win Tunnel Engineered, DT for Roval 350 hub, DT Swiss Revolution spokes
Rear Wheel - Roval Rapide CL, 21mm internal width carbon rim, Win Tunnel Engineered, DT for Roval 350 hub, DT Swiss Revolution spokes
Front & Rear Tyres - S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Inner Tubes - Turbo Ultralight, 60mm Presta valve
Crankset - SRAM Force 1 eTap AXS with Power meter, 46T
Chainring - 46T
Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB BSA 68
Rear Derailleur - SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12-speed
Cassette - SRAM Force, XG-1270, 12-speed, 10-36t
Chain - SRAM Force, 12-speed
Front & Rear Brake - SRAM Force eTAP, hydraulic disc
Handlebars - S-Works Aerofly II
Stem - Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree
Saddle - Body Geometry Power Pro, hollow titanium rails, carbon fiber base
Seatpost - 2021 S-Works Tarmac Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, Di2 Compatible, 20mm offset
Seat Binder - Tarmac integrated wedge