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Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert

Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert
  • Color: Gloss Metallic Dark Navy/Astral Blue Pearl
  • Color: Gloss Smoke/Obsidian
  • Color: Satin Powder Indigo Tint Over Silver Dust
$6,500.00
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Details

Nothing is faster than the Tarmac SL8 thanks to a combination of aerodynamics, light weight, and ride quality previously thought impossible. After eight generations and over two decades of development, it's more than the fastest Tarmac ever—it's the world's fastest race bike. Your legs up for it?

AERO IN EVERYTHING
We're putting aero where it matters—the leading edge—not just where it looks good. In the process we've created our most aerodynamic road bike ever. Yes, it's more aero than the Venge. Clean air is optimized for maximum advantage with the Tarmac's new nose cone—the Speed Sniffer. By moving the steer tube back—the tube that determines head tube width—the leading edge of the head tube can be much sharper, delivering a much lower drag shape. Utilizing new UCI rules, the Tarmac SL8 has the narrowest, most aero seat post we've ever made ensuring fast-moving, dirty air around the legs can flow back more cleanly. Doesn't victory smell sweet?

GOES LIKE HELL, RIDES LIKE HEAVEN
With massive gains in stiffness-to-weight—an improvement of 33% over the SL7—the Tarmac SL8 takes legendary handling, aggressive responsiveness, and World Championship proven geometry to the next level. The bike is stiffer at the pedals, more precise at the bars, and combines it with a compliant ride in the saddle that sets a new benchmark for race bike comfort. Thanks to our Rider-First Engineering, every rider, regardless of size, gets the same unprecedented ride quality and handling. In the saddle the Tarmac SL8 delivers 6% more compliance, floating over rough roads with a supple feel unique in the high-strung world of race bikes. Tarmac's proven geometry and 32mm tire clearance are identical to the SL7, ensuring easy adaptation and the versatility to run higher volume tires when needed.

BEYOND GENDER
There can be more differences between two male cyclists than between a male and female. Gender alone doesn't provide nearly enough data to specialize and that means creating male or female bikes is arbitrary and outdated. Every rider can get the next-level advantage of Tarmac SL8. It's time to go Beyond Gender.

The Tarmac SL8 Expert delivers exceptional performance with a full SRAM Rival eTap AXS groupset with a power meter, C38 carbon tubeless-ready wheelset and an SL7 stem with Specialized Expert Shallow Drop alloy handlebars makes for an accessible performance-packed bike.

Sizes:
Tarmac SL8 Expert44495254565861
Stack to Stem (mm) 509 522 535 552 573 599 620
Reach to Stem (mm) 363 372 377 381 393 400 406
Frame Stack (mm) 501 514 527 544 565 591 612
Frame Reach (mm) 366 375 380 384 395 402 408
Head Tube Length (mm) 99 109 120 137 157 184 204
Head Tube Angle (degrees) 70.5 71.75 72.5 73 73.5 73.5 74
BB Height (mm) 266 266 266 268 268 268 268
BB Drop (mm) 74 74 74 72 72 72 72
Trail (mm) 71 63 58 58 55 55 52
Fork Length, Full (mm) 370 370 370 370 370 370 370
Fork Rake/Offset (mm) 47 47 47 44 44 44 44
Front Center (mm) 572 574 577 579 592 606 613
Chainstay Length (mm) 410 410 410 410 410 410 410
Wheelbase (mm) 970 973 975 978 991 1006 1013
Top Tube Length, Horizontal (mm) 496 509 531 541 563 577 595
Bike Standover Height (mm) 723 735 746 768 786 808 834
Seat Tube Length (mm) 433 445 456 473 494 515 545
Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 75.5 75.5 74 74 73.5 73.5 73
Stem Length (mm) 70 80 100 110 90 100 110
Seatpost Length (mm) 300 300 380 380 300 380 380
Saddle Width (mm) 155 143 143 143 143 155 155
Handlebar Width (mm) 360 380 420 440 400 420 440
Crank Length (mm) 165 165 172.5 175 170 172.5 175

Specs

Frame Tarmac SL8 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First EngineeredTM, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Fork Tarmac SL8 FACT 10r Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Wheels Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim
Tires S-Works Turbo, folding bead, 700x26mm
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA 68
Crankset SRAM Rival with Power Meter
Chainrings 48/35T
Shifters SRAM Rival eTap AXS
Front Derailleur SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, braze-on
Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12-speed
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM Rival, 12-speed, 10-36t
Chain SRAM Rival 12-speed
Brakes SRAM Rival eTap AXS, hydraulic disc
Handlebars Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
Tape/Grips Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
Stem Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree
Seatpost S-Works Tarmac SL8 Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 15mm offset
Saddle Body Geometry Power Expert
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Gloss Metallic Dark Navy/Astral Blue Pearl / 54cm 888818889372 94924-3154
Gloss Metallic Dark Navy/Astral Blue Pearl / 56cm 888818889037 94924-3156
Gloss Metallic Dark Navy/Astral Blue Pearl / 58cm 888818889402 94924-3158
Gloss Metallic Dark Navy/Astral Blue Pearl / 61cm 888818889280 94924-3161
Gloss Smoke/Obsidian / 49cm 888818888832 94924-3049
Gloss Smoke/Obsidian / 52cm 888818888696 94924-3052
Gloss Smoke/Obsidian / 54cm 888818889860 94924-3054
Gloss Smoke/Obsidian / 56cm 888818889211 94924-3056
Gloss Smoke/Obsidian / 58cm 888818889938 94924-3058
Gloss Smoke/Obsidian / 61cm 888818889778 94924-3061
Satin Powder Indigo Tint Over Silver Dust / 54cm 888818914449 94924-3254
Satin Powder Indigo Tint Over Silver Dust / 56cm 888818914494 94924-3256
Satin Powder Indigo Tint Over Silver Dust / 58cm 888818914456 94924-3258
Satin Powder Indigo Tint Over Silver Dust / 61cm 888818914432 94924-3261

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