When we developed the new S-Works Tarmac Disc, we didn't just want it to be fast. No, we wanted it to be fast everywhere. Long climbs, windy flats, Grand Tour stages, local fondos—we built a race bike to be the most complete out there. And now with SRAM RED eTAP, you’re looking at an unstoppable race machine.
For the construction, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 12r carbon. It's the most advanced material, and schedule, we've ever made and this allowed us to shed nearly 200 grams. That's right, a 20% reduction in frame weight—the perfect recipe for your next hill climb PR.
We also took major steps to improving our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, all while shedding some serious weight. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, we scrutinized every single aspect of the new Tarmac to ensure you're getting the perfect ride. With this revamp, we also updated the geometry, basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled us to develop a Performance Road Geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front-end and short wheelbase, which delivers instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.
And while stiffness aids in the aforementioned, compliance must also be utilized for an optimal ride quality. That's why we designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn't happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval CLX 50 Disc wheel. This allows lower pressures for decreased rolling resistance, increased traction, and more comfort. Altogether, these additions still have the Tarmac riding like a true race-machine, but it also takes a bit of the sting out of road imperfections. You'll thank us on your next long ride.
But why disc brakes? The real question is "why not?" They offer superior braking power and modulation, work exceptionally well in wet weather, and offer a very, very minor weight addition. All this means that you have more control and can go faster with more confidence.
FACT 12r Carbon
SRAM Red AXS 12 Speed Drivetrain
Roval CLX50 Wheelset
Power Meter Crankset
48/35T Chainrings 10-33T Cassette
|Frame||Specialized FACT 12r Carbon|
|Tires||Turbo Cotton 26c|
|Crankset||SRAM Red AXS|
|Chainwheel||SRAM RED AXS 48/35T 12 Speed|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM Dub|
|Chain||SRAM RED AXS Flat Top 12 Speed|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM RED eTAP AXS Wireless|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM RED eTAP AXS Wireless|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM RED AXS 10-33T 12 Speed|
|Shifters||SRAM RED AXS eTAP Wireless|
|Brake Levers||SRAM RED AXS eTAP Wireless|
|Brakes||SRAM RED Hydraulic|
|Saddle||Specialized S-Works Power 143mm|
|Seat Post||Specialized S-Works|
* Subject to change without notice.