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”.
Those are the key facts:
- 6.8 kilogram with DI2 equipped (S-WORKS frame set 800 grams)
- full integrated cable system
- 45 seconds faster than the SL6 @40KM
- Disc-Brake only
- 68mm BSA bottom bracket
- Tire clearance up to 30mm
As might be expected the SL7 is disc brake only. Sure it is faster and safer but rim brakes are still more aesthetic (for me). I’m proud of my SL6 and there is no time to think about any change.
After all, no question asked. The Tarmac SL7 is the new weapon in Specialized road section in all terrains of the pro peloton. The Venge is history.
Specialized website: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/tarmac