Specialized 22 Tarmac SL6 Sport

And here we find ourselves in a far corner of the internet with the epitome of trickle-down technology. A far cry from the watery five-figure super bikes for your wallet, but tucked in close behind in regards to performance.

Full-carbon fibre legendary Tarmac frame, fork & SW seat post 

Hydraulic disc-brakes & thru-axles 

Crisp, reliable performance Shimano shifting ✅

When Specialized developed the Tarmac Disc, they didn't just want it to be fast. They wanted it to be fast everywhere. Long climbs, windy flats, Grand Tour stages, local fondos—they built a race bike to be the most complete out there. How’d we do it? Starting with a 'Rider-First Engineered' frame with a perfectly-tuned ride quality for every size, added in some serious aero tech that makes it 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometres than the Tarmac SL5, and then made it 20% lighter.

This Tarmac comes with a reliable spec that includes Shimano 105 mechanical shifting and quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes, durable DT R470 Disc wheels, and our shop favourite Power saddle.

  • Construction of the Tarmac utilises advanced aerospace composite optimisation software to revolutionise the construction and layup of Specialized's new FACT 8r carbon.

  • 500 pieces creating 7 different sizes with the same tuned ride–that’s Rider-First Engineered™. Specialized examine every ply of carbon on every frame size to ensure that all performance targets come through. To make sure you get the perfect ride, every frame gets a unique layup schedule with different ply arrangements, orientations, quantities of material in specific areas, and sometimes, even exclusive thicknesses and types of carbon itself.

  • Aerodynamics is the most important thing we can do to make you faster, but with the Tarmac, added are aero features without any cost to weight. Through development, areas were discovered where we could add aero for free—a new fork shape and dropped seatstays with aero tubes. The result? A Tarmac that’s approximately 30 seconds faster over 40 kilometres.

  • The updated the geometry is based 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.

Specifications:

Frame

Tarmac SL6, FACT 9r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, threaded BB, clean routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Fork

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

Handlebars

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

Stem

Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt

Tape

Roubaix S-Wrap

Seat Post

S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset

Front Brake

Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc

Shift Levers

Shimano 105 R7020, hydraulic disc

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 R7000-GS, medium cage

Cassette

Shimano 105 R7000, 11-speed, 11-30t

Crankset

Shimano 105 R7000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed

Chainrings

50/34T

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Threaded BSA BB

Chain

KMC X11 Extra Lightweight, 11-speed

Front Wheel

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 Wheel

DT Swiss R470 rim, 20mm internal width, tubeless ready, 24h, Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub, centerlock disc, alloy freehub body, DT Swiss Champion 14G stainless steel spokes, DT Swiss brass nipples.

Front Tyre

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails

Rear Tyre

Turbo Pro, 60 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Inner Tubes

Presta, 48mm valve

Seat Post Collar

Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm

Test Pedals

Not included on performance Specialized bikes such as this for environmental reasons. Pedals are an additional purchase, based on preference and riding style.

 

Geometry & Sizing:


44

49

52

54

56

58

61

BB Drop

74

74

74

72

72

72

72

BB Height

266

266

266

268

268

268

268

Bike Standover Height

730

740

755

775

795

826

850

Chainstay Length

410

410

410

410

410

410

410

Crank Length

165mm

165mm

170mm

172.5mm

172.5mm

175mm

175mm

Fork Length, Full

363

363

363

363

363

363

363

Fork Rake/Offset

47

47

47

44

44

44

44

Front Center

571

574

577

579

591

606

613

Handlebar Width

360mm

380mm

400mm

420mm

420mm

440mm

440mm

Head Tube Angle

70.5°

71.75°

72.5°

73°

73.5°

73.5°

74°

Head Tube Length

105

115

126

143

163

190

210

Reach

365

375

380

384

395

402

408

Saddle Width

155mm

155mm

155mm

143mm

143mm

143mm

143mm

Seat Tube Angle

76°

75.5°

74°

74°

73.5°

73.5°

73°

Seat Tube Length

435

451

481

499

519

540

570

Seat Post Length

300mm

300mm

350mm

350mm

350mm

400mm

400mm

Stack

500

514

527

544

565

591

612

Stem Length

70mm

80mm

90mm

100mm

100mm

110mm

110mm

Top Tube Length, Horizontal

493

511

535

544

566

581

599

Trail

71

63

58

58

55

55

52

Wheelbase

969

973

975

978

990

1005

1012


Detailed below are the 2022 Tarmac SL6 Sport's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit: 

  • 49cm: 155cm to 163cm (5'1" to 5'4").

  • 52cm: 163cm to 170cm (5'4" to 5'7").

  • 54cm: 170cm to 175cm (5'7" to 5'9").

  • 56cm: 175cm to 180cm (5'9" to 5'11").

  • 58cm: 180cm to 188cm (5'11" to 6'2").

  • 61cm: 188cm to 196cm (6'2" to 6'5").

WHY BUY FROM US?

With over 17 years experience offering quality bikes and service, you can rest assured we have deeply considered the quality of the products we sell and have the technical skills to assist if any possible problems arise.

Along with being the ‘local’ bike store to many riders in Auckland, we also have an extensive customer base of riders nationwide. Believe it or not we even have riders from overseas come to us for our quality products and expertise!

Lastly, we are riders ourselves. We are in this business because we are genuinely passionate about riding all types of bikes and are here to share our knowledge to help enhance your riding experience.

Why buy from us