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NEW-2019 Specialized Tarmac SL6 & Tarmac SL6 Disc!

   Words by Ben Mercer

   on 27/06/2018 10:30:00

The new Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc has just launched! Designed to conquer long climbs, windy flats, Grand Tour stages, and local fondos, the new Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc is the most complete race bike out there. The new S-Works Tarmac Disc incorporates disc brakes into the highly aero-dynamic Rider First Engineered frame, delivering superior braking power and modulation regardless of the weather.

The S-Works Tarmac Disc also comes equipped with the lightest and most accurate power meter available, delivering flawless performance tracking that can be used to enhance your training and race results.

Tarmac SL6 Disc – All the Stopping Power

Specialized want riders to have options open to them. That’s why they’ve created a rim brake Tarmac and a disc version, so that no matter your preference, you can ride the perfect race bike. The two versions are evenly matched on aero-performance, speed, and handling, so your choice is really left to what you like, and not what you’re willing sacrifice.


2019 Specialized Tarmac SL6 Disc Models

2019 Specialized Men’s Tarmac SL6 Disc Models:

2019 Specialized Women’s Tarmac SL6 Disc Models:

2019 Specialized Tarmac SL6 Disc Framesets:

  • 2019 Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc Frameset - £3,250 (Available in two colours; Gloss Acid Mint/Mint/Light Turq/Satin/Black OR Team Boels Dolmans)

Shop All Tarmac SL6 Disc Models

S-Works Power Crank

No matter your skill level or experience, there’s no better way to enhance your training and racing performance than by riding with a power metre. Lucky for you, Specialized have combined their incredibly light and stiff carbon fibre S-Works road cranks with dual-sided power measurement, making it the lightest (440g/172.5mm) and most accurate power meter available.

  • Developed and tested for maximum accuracy in real-world conditions
  • 1.5% Accuracy or better at every power level, cadence, gear, pedal offset, and riding position
  • 100 grams lighter than any other power meter (total bike weight)
  • “Set it and forget it” temperature compensation firmware
  • Sold as complete carbon cranksets with dual or single sided power measurement


Specialized Tarmac SL6 Disc Availability

The 2018 Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc is expected to come into stock over summer 2018, with framesets arriving as early as May. To secure your model be sure to pre-order today!

Interested? Guarantee that you’re one of the first to own the Tarmac SL6 Disc by pre-ordering today. FREE UK delivery or Click+Collect is available on all models, as well as 0% Finance options!

Contact us via Live Chat or call 0900 083 0888 for more information.


Just in time for the 2017 Tour de France, the new Specialized Tarmac SL6 has launched. So, what’s new with the do-it-all racing machine? – Here’s a deeper look into what the likes of Bora-Hansgrohe & Etixx-Quick Step will be riding over the coming Grand Tours.


With the help of the top pros, the 2018 Specialized Tarmac incorporates Rider-First Engineered handling into a lighter, faster, more aero, and smoother package. Shedding off precious grams and reshaping tubes for aero-dynamics weren’t the only significant changes for the new Tarmac - This iteration also sees the removal of gender specific geometries.

Yes, that’s right – the Specialized Amira is no more. But don’t fret! Specialized have instead focused on creating a shared geometry platform for the Tarmac that caters to the demands of a cyclist, rather than gender.

Rider First, Gender Second.

With access to over 40,000 rider’s digital fit data, Specialized have changed how they tackle their approach to fit and frame geometry of the Specialized Tarmac for 2018. Reimagining frame geometry by analysing data, not by gender, but simply by experience. For competitive road riders, the collective of all riders’ stack and reach of the handlebar positions led to the conclusion that there was no statistical difference in position correlating to gender. There was, however, the need to accommodate for handlebar width, crankarm length, and saddle preferences, which lead to the creation of separate Men’s and Women’s Specialized Tarmacs bikes built on shared frame geometries.


Faster, Lighter & Sharper. Rider-First Engineered.

The Rider-First Engineered design philosophy provides a uniform experience for all riders, regardless of their frame size, so everyone receives the exact performance the 2018 Tarmac was intended for – fast & predictable. This includes the fork, which now has a unique carbon lay-up that’s tailored to the frame size.

Aero-dynamics were another major principle for the 2018 Specialized Tarmac SL6. Without impacting on weight or stiffness, Specialized improved on three areas directly – fork shape, dropped seatstays with aero-tubes, and a d-shaped seatpost and seat tube. It ends in an improvement of about 45 seconds over 40 kilometres when compared to its competitors.The result is a frame weight of just 733g.


The new Tarmac's advanced materials and aerodynamic design add a modern edge to the lively character of a classic race bike, while its Rider-First Engineered design ensures that the Tarmac SL6 sprints, corners, and descends with uniform excellence across every size.

Specialized Tarmac 2018 Models

Specialized Men’s Tarmac 2018 Models:

Specialized Women’s Tarmac 2018 Models:

Specialized Tarmac 2018 Framesets:

  • 2018 Specialized Men’s S-Works Tarmac Ultralight Frameset - £3,450
  • 2018 Specialized Men’s S-Works Tarmac Sagan Superstar Frameset - £3,350
  • 2018 Specialized Men’s S-Works Tarmac Frameset - £3,250
  • 2018 Specialized Women’s S-Works Tarmac SL6 Frameset - £3,250

2018 Specialized Tarmac Availability

The all new Specialized Tarmac 2018 is in stock and available for order now!

Interested? You can order the Specialized Tarmac SL6 online today & get FREE UK delivery + 0% Finance!

Contact us via Live Chat or Call 0800 083 0888 for more information.


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