Today Specialized revealed the new Tarmac. The bike is a mixture of the Tarmac SL6 and the Venge – the essence of both is the new Tarmac SL7. The slogan: “One Bike to Rule them All”.
The final result of the S-WORKS Tarmac in one picture… All stats are listed in the ROAD section. Detailed pictures are coming soon.
In the last post it’s time for the accessories on the Tarmac. That means attachment parts like bottle cages, speed pod and the head unit.
Finally the bar tape which will perfectly fit the all-over-theme of the Tarmac. Lizard Skins and Supacaz are one of the fancy tape manufactures which also performs best. On the Tarmac I will go for Supacaz because of the *BLING* style =D
The finish line is near, the “flamme rouge” is in sight… Today will be the installation of the SRM/LOOK Tri-Lobe inside the Origin Powermeter and the Dura Ace pedals. Then only a few little things to go.
This one goes BLING*BLING. The Tarmac will be geared up with a golden chain whichd will be perfectly match the whole “German setup”.
Because this is a “ReBuild” I have some experience with the ZIPP 404 NSW and the original “Tangente Platinum Pro EVO” brake pads. Those pads are good in stop quality but the durability is like a rubber… I remember my first pair run out after 800 kilometers… not acceptable in the FLATS! So I called […]
In the original build the Mavic Kysrium SLRs were the product of choice – light, high end and with the Exalith Finish outstanding. But it was always planed to go with deep section wheels… But which one? Some DT SWISS? No… but maybe ROVAL because of the Specialized-Family? No… You said high-end right? Then Lightweight?! […]
This time cabling… But not with standard housings or something. The Tarmac gets an individual routing with the Jagwire Elite-Link which features internal liners. The main color of the links is, of course black but with some nice “GERMAN” accents 🙂
About time for the Shimano Total Integrated Levers, also known as STI. This post will be a short one. Just the installation of the Dura Ace Levers and the leveling. The cabling will be separated.
Now for the Front Derailleur paired with a Chain Catcher design for a SRM Powermeter. I grown to like a Chain Catcher, especially in climbing situations – no more inside chain drops during a downshift! My choice on this is the K-Edge SRM Pro. Nice, slim design and adjustable apart from the derailleur mounting screw. […]
After the SRM Power-Crank now for another new gadget. An OSPW manufactured by Ceramicspeed paired with the Dura Ace R9100 Rear Derailleur. The Scholars contend about the advantages and necessity of oversized pulley wheels but I think… why not?! The watt saving aspect is more a mental thing. Of course there is a lower friction because […]
In the first iteration of the Tarmac was the Quarq DFour91 GXP the powermeter of choice. Solid and very accurate. But a few months later I had the choice get THE POWERMETER – the SRM Origin Carbon. The price was good, the money worth it… and there is a difference! The Origin comes in different flavors. […]
The SL6 is maybe the last S-WORKS version of the Tarmac with rim brakes. This is really important for me because appearance is one of the things that matters for me all the same as performance.
At first I was thinking about an aluminum stem and handlebar because of the impact of forces during a sprint. But a few milliseconds later I bought a carbon stem and handlebar from Ritchey. My choice: The Superlogic EvoCurve and the C260, paired with costume made titanium bolts… of course black anodized. These tools are […]