2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert - Ultegra Di2

A carbon frame race bike with ultra high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced near the middle of the Tarmac model range. Compare the full range

2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert - Ultegra Di2
MSRP$5,500
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
DrivetrainElectronic
GroupsetUltegra Di2

BrakesHydraulic Disc
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  • Highest efficiency on the flats and fast everywhere else
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  • Not just for professionals and good-natured enough for less experienced riders
  • Coherent overall package
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Specialized just announced the Tarmac SL7. Scheduled to be released at the Tour de France, Specialized opted to unveil their new road bike, the Tarmac SL7.

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Going fast on a bike you’d be happy to ride all day has never felt so good as it does on the Specialized Tarmac SL7. Photos: Mike Massaro

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  • Wheels aren't tubeless compatible
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The Specialized Tarmac is an iconic bike, and the latest update from the American brand has futureproofed it

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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, threaded

ColorsLight Silver / Smoke Fade/black; Blush / Abalone; Ultra Turquoise / Red Gold Pearl/black

Fork

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

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Threaded BSA BB

Stem

Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree

Handlebar

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

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert, Ti rails, 143mm/155mm

Seatpost

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

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, GS medium cage

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050, braze-on

Crank

Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed

Shifters

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070

Cassette

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

Chain

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

Brakes

Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: 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: 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.

Tires

Front: S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm, Rear: S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

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