2022 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Comp - Rival eTap AXS

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

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2022 Specialized Tarmac SL7 Comp - Rival eTap AXS
MSRP$5,000
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Drivetrain2 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetRival eTAP
BrakesHydraulic Disc

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Gearing

2 × 12 — 24 speed

Tarmac SL7 Comp - Rival eTap AXS

41 mph

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September 2021

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July 2021

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Mark Cavendish's 4x Tour de France stage winning Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7

Super sprinter Mark Cavendish is having a renaissance at this year's Tour de France on this 3x stage-winning Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7!

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October 2020

Cyclist
Specialized Tarmac SL7 review

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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August 2020

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Eye-watering price but an exceptional performance

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August 2020

Cycling Weekly
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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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July 2020

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The best race bike is now even better.

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July 2020

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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 review

The S-Works Tarmac is a stunning race bike that will reward the strongest riders, but it’s arguably overkill for most of us

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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

Fork

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

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA 68

Stem

Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree

Handlebar

Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Seatpost

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

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12-speed

Front Derailleur

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, braze-on

Crank

SRAM Rival, 48/35T

Shifters

SRAM Rival eTap AXS, hydraulic

Cassette

SRAM Rival, 12-speed, 10-36t

Chain

SRAM Rival 12-speed

Brakes

SRAM Rival, 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, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.

Tires

Front: Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm, Rear: Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

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