Specialized 22' Tarmac SL7 Expert

Southland oats and molasses, synonymous with the kiwi pantry; that too the SL7 Expert with the shed out back. The perfect tool for flying kiwis out on the open road.

The SL7 Tarmac is designed to go fast, there’s no if’s, and’s, or but’s about that—but it represents so much more than just aerodynamic prowess. With a light-weight, 'Rider-First Engineered' frame, it delivers the best-possible ride characteristics, no matter the size. So no matter what you have planned for your new Tarmac, its ready to help you achieve your goals—personal bests and premium ride-quality alike. One bike to rule them all.

With a full, all-new, 12-speed, Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset to keep shifts crisp and fast, and S-Works Turbo 700x26mm tyres to keep you rolling fast, this new Tarmac delivers performance at a more palatable price point.

  • 'Aero is everything'—Specialized has been driving at this goal for years and it’s still the driving force for the new Tarmac. Their quest for tube shapes that deliver the fastest frame that the UCI rules allow, we took a page out of the Venge development book and utilised their FreeFoil Shape Library. Armed with a library of optimised shapes, and turning to their wind tunnel to plug these shapes into a modular test bike, for more testing and validation. The result? A new Tarmac Expert that’s faster than before—33 seconds faster over 40km than the Tarmac SL6. No compromises, just pure speed.

  • While aerodynamics were paramount to the Tarmac’s development, and to the development of all of our race bikes, weight was the co-pilot on this optimal race bike journey. Previously 'aero bikes' always compromised in the weight department—the more drag you reduced, the more weight you gained. With the new Tarmac, the design philosophy was to keep it at, or below, the UCI weight limit out of the box, with no sacrifices to aerodynamics. And with the help of the FreeFoil Shape Library, tools like isotopic FEA analysis, and some engineering wizardry by the best engineers in the industry, Specialized delivered a frame that weighs a mere 920 grams, without giving up a gram of aero, stiffness or ride quality.

  • Continuing their quest to develop the perfect race bike, Specialized used their Rider-First Engineered philosophy to ensure that the new Tarmac is the most balanced, best handling Tarmac yet—no matter the size. With an army of the world’s best test riders from Specialized backed World Tour Teams — SD Worx, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, TotalEnergies and Bora-Hansgrohe — made were changes to the Tarmac based on their thousands of kilometres on the road. Specialized balanced the ride quality between the front and rear end, so even the longest days in the saddle continue to be comfortable—all without giving up anything to the Tarmac’s legendary handling and race-winning snappiness.

  • Building on the learnings from the Venge, the new Tarmac utilises simple integration to create a clean, fast cockpit that’s easy to live with. Improved is the routing for any configuration — mechanical shifting, traditional stems, round bars, etc. — all while keeping its aerodynamic attributes. These same traits also make the new Tarmac easy to work on and easy to travel with. It’s a win-win.

Specifications:

Frame

Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Fork

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

Handlebars

Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach

Stem

Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree

Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

Seat Post

S-Works Tarmac SL7 Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 20mm offset

Front Brake

Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc

Seat Post Collar

Tarmac integrated wedge

Rear Brake

Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc

Shift Levers

Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc

Front Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra R8150, braze-on

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Ultegra R8150, 12-speed

Cassette

Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed, 11-30t

Crankset

Shimano Ultegra R8100

Chainrings

52/36T

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Threaded BSA BB

Chain

Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed

Front Wheel

Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim

Rear Wheel

Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim

Front Tyre

S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Rear Tyre

S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

Inner Tubes

Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve

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:

49

52

54

56

58

61

BB Drop

74

74

72

72

72

72

BB Height

266

266

268

268

268

268

Bike Standover Height

735

746

768

786

808

834

Chainstay Length

410

410

410

410

410

410

Crank Length

165

170

172.5

172.5

175

175

Fork Length, Full

366

366

366

366

366

366

Fork Rake/Offset

47

47

44

44

44

44

Front Center

574

577

579

592

606

613

Handlebar Width

380

400

420

420

440

440

Head Tube Angle

71.75°

72.5°

73°

73.5°

73.5°

74°

Head Tube Length

102

113

131

151

178

198

Reach

378

383

387

398

405

411

Saddle Width

155

155

143

143

143

143

Seat Tube Angle

75.5°

74°

74°

73.5°

73.5°

73°

Seat Tube Length

447

458

475

496

517

547

Seatpost Length

300

300

380

380

380

380

Stack

504

517

534

555

581

602

Stem Length

80

90

100

100

110

110

Top Tube Length, Horizontal

509

531

541

563

577

595

Trail

63

58

58

55

55

52

Wheelbase

973

975

978

991

1006

1013

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Detailed below are the 2022 Tarmac SL7 Expert's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

44cm - 142cm to 155cm (4'8" to 5'1")

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")

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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.

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