Tarmac: Bar Tape

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

Tarmac: Brake Fitting

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 […]

Tarmac: Wheelset and Cassette

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?! […]

Tarmac: Custom Cabling

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 🙂

Tarmac: Front Derailleur and Chain Catcher

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. […]

Tarmac: Rear Derailleur and OSPW

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 […]

Tarmac: SRM Powermeter Crank

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. […]

Tarmac: Stem and Handlebar

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 […]