Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

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The Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert is a top-of-the-line bike designed for speed, with an aerodynamic shape and a lightweight, carbon frame that delivers the best ride characteristics. It features Shimano Ultegra R8170 hydraulic disc brakes and a Di2 Shimano Ultegra R8150, 12-speed rear derailleur, along with S-Works Turbo tires with BlackBelt protection. The bike has garnered top reviews from bike magazines and has a high resale value. With its threaded BB and flat-mount disc wheels, the Tarmac SL7 Expert is one of the best bikes available for serious riders.

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Description

srp7000 €
categoryRace
wheels28 Carbon
frame_materialCarbon
groupsetShimano ULTEGRA DI2
brakesShimano ULTEGRA DI2

Reviews

Gran Fondo Magazine

Tobias Hörsch

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 road bike in review. How does it fare in a direct comparison with the 4 fastest race bikes of the 2021 season?

Pros
  1. highest efficiency on the flats and fast everywhere else
  2. best handling in the test
  3. not just for professionals and good-natured enough for less experienced riders
  4. coherent overall package
Cons
  1. rattling SRAM shift levers
  2. highest susceptibility to crosswinds in the test
  3. less comfortable than the competitors and than the Tarmac SL6

Cycling Weekly

The Tarmac SL7 is a great frame, even when made from lower-grade carbon and specced with Ultegra rather than Dura-Ace, but the budget aluminium wheels could be a cut too far for customers paying £5,250 for this bike.

Pros
  1. Handling
  2. Ride quality
  3. Threaded BB
  4. Cockpit integration
Cons
  1. Budget wheels

Cyclist

Cyclist magazine

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road.cc

Stu Kerton

Eye-watering price but an exceptional performance

Cycling News

Josh Croxton

The Tarmac SL7 is a thoroughbred race bike with a dedicated focus on being fast, perhaps better described as a lightweight Venge, but it's let down by lack of tubeless wheels

Pros
  1. +Aerodynamics and power transfer on par with Venge
  2. +Weight (6.89kg tested, size 58cm)
Cons
  1. -Non-tubeless wheels
  2. -Harsher ride than Tarmac SL6
  3. -Huge price

BikeRadar

Matthew Loveridge

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

Pros
  1. Racy, exciting ride, supremely efficient-feeling frame, gorgeous finish, huge spec
Cons
  1. Mind-bending price tag, non-tubeless wheels, ride will be too focused for some

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Specifications

Frame

Frame
Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Frame Sizes
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Frame Colors
Tropical Teal / Chameleon EyrisMaroon / Black / Light SilverGloss Carbon/Oil Tint/Forest Green

Suspension

Fork
FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
Rear Shock

Cockpit

Stem
Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree
Handlebars
Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
Tape/Grips
Supacaz Super Sticky Kush
Saddle
Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur
Di2 Shimano Ultegra R8150, 12-speed
Shift Levers
Di2 Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc
Cassette
Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed, 11-30t
Chain
Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed
Crankset
Shimano Ultegra R8100
Chainrings
52/36T
Bottom Bracket
Shimano Threaded BSA BB

Brakes

Front Brake
Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc
Shift Levers
Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc

Wheels

Front Rim
Rear Rim
Inner Tubes
Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve

Geometry Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

size444952545658
seat_tube_length (mm)435mm447mm458mm475mm496mm517mm
seat_tube_angle75.5°75.5°74°74°73.5°73.5°
head_tube_length (mm)93102113131151178
head_tube_angle70.5°71.75°72.5°73°73.5°73.5°
top_tube_length (mm)496mm509mm531mm541mm563mm577mm
chainstay_length (mm)410410410410410410
wheel_base (mm)9709739759789911006
standover (mm)723mm735mm746mm768mm786mm808mm
stack (mm)491mm504mm517mm534mm555mm581mm
reach (mm)369mm378mm383mm387mm398mm405mm
bb_offset (mm)74mm74mm74mm72mm72mm72mm
trail (mm)71mm63mm58mm58mm55mm55mm
fork_rake_offset (mm)47mm47mm47mm44mm44mm44mm
handelbar_width (mm)360mm380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm
stem_length (mm)70mm80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm
crank_length (mm)165mm165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm

Customer questions & answers

FAQ Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert

What material is the frame of the Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert?

The Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert ist crafted with Carbon. The wheels of this bike are made of carbon!

What is the recommended price given by the manufacturer Specialized?

The SRP Price is our information at 7000 EUR