The all-new 2018 Specialized Tarmac Pro

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

The 2018 Specialized Tarmac SL6 is an all-new bike, and while the top-of-the-range S-Works is the one you’re probably fantasising about, the (slightly) more affordable Pro is the one you’re likely to buy.

Sitting at the very top of the non-S-Works range, Specialized pitches the Tarmac Pro to riders “obsessed with phenomenal performance but [with] a racer’s budget.”


Specialized Tarmac Pro specs

  • Weight: 7.2kg (54cm)
  • Frame: Specialized Tarmac SL6 FACT 10r carbon
  • Fork: Specialized FACT carbon
  • Wheels: Roval CL 50 carbon clincher
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo 700×26mm
  • Crankset: S-Works carbon w/alloy spider, 52/36
  • Bottom bracket: Praxis 6806 bearings
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8150 Di2
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8150 Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8150 Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-30t
  • Chain: Shimano Ultegra
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8010 direct mount
  • Handlebars: Specialized Expert Shallow Drop alloy, 123×75mm
  • Bar tape: Specialized S-Wrap w/Sticky gel
  • Stem: Specialized Pro SL alloy 100mm
  • Saddle: Toupe Expert Gel 143mm
  • Seatpost: S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac, 20mm offset

The frame — a glittering prize


It’s hard to do the paintjob justice with a photo

There is universal agreement in the BikeRadar office that the Tarmac Pro is one handsome machine.

The build — aero and electronics

Tarmac Pro vs. S-Works Tarmac

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