Specialized Tarmac SL5 Comp £2600

While there's a certain degree of truth in applying terms like "upgrade" or "value" to our Tarmac Comp, we prefer to refrain from doing so. Why? Because the Tarmac Comp stands on its own two wheels as a bike that's born to perform and able to take your riding and racing to the next level.

Like the S-Works Tarmac iterations, it features a Rider-First Engineered™ design that that applies specificity to every tube size and carbon layup for every frame size. This creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness, so every frame, regardless of its size, performs just as we intended. You'll also find an identical, Grand-Tour-winning geometry to past Tarmacs, plus a high-end FACT 10r carbon fibre construction.

For the spec, we selected components that deliver the best bang for your buck, like stiff, reliable DT Swiss R460 wheels, a mix of Shimano Ultegra 8000 and 105, and a bevy of Body Geometry components that maximize performance by providing the utmost in comfort.

 

  • The FACT 10r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance with our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac.
  • FACT carbon fork with a tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.
  • The Roval SLX 24 rims, laced to DT Swiss hubs, are lightweight and durable alloy wheels that work well for both training and racing.
FRAME
Specialized Tarmac SL5, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, compact race design, 1-3/8" lower bearing, threaded BB, 130mm spacing
FORK
S-Works FACT full carbon, size-specific taper
FRONT WHEEL
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 20h
REAR WHEEL
Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
INNER TUBES
700x20/28mm, 40mm Presta valve
FRONT TYRE
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm
REAR TYRE
S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm
CRANKSET
Shimano Ultegra R8000
CHAINRINGS
52/36T
BOTTOM BRACKET
Shimano Ultegra
SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
CASSETTE
Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28t
CHAIN
KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKE
Shimano Ultegra 8000
REAR BRAKE
Shimano Ultegra 8000
HANDLEBARS
Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp
TAPE
S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
STEM
Specialized, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise
SADDLE
Toupe Comp Gel, 143mm, hollow Cr-Mo, Adaptive Edge
SEATPOST
Specialized Comp carbon, single bolt
PEDALS
Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors