The Specialized Tarmac Disc Sport is the perfect entry-level high-performance road bike. With a full carbon fibre frame a list of reliable components and many of the features found in more expensive models it’s sure to get you out on the road riding. And you’ll be riding with an ear-to-ear smile.
In order cut some grams from the Tarmac but to also ensure that it’s stiff and compliant in exactly the right places Specialized took major steps to improving their Rider-First Engineered technology. From different layup schedules and materials to visibly different forks they scrutinized every single aspect of the Tarmac. With this revamp Specialized also updated the geometry basing it on countless Retul data points and professional rider input. This enabled them to develop a Performance Road Geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front-end and short wheelbase which delivers instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.
And while stiffness aids in the aformentioned compliance must also be utilized for an optimal ride quality. That’s why we dropped the seatstays and altered the seat tube shape. Specialized also added tyre clearance up to 30mm. This allows lower pressures for decreased rolling resistance increased traction and more comfort. Altogether these additions still have the Tarmac riding like a true race-machine. But it also takes a bit of the sting out of road imperfections. You’ll thank them on your next long ride.
But why disc brakes? The real question is “why not?” They offer superior braking power and modulation work exceptionally well in wet weather and offer a very very minor weight addition. All this means that you have more control and can go faster with more confidence.
Specialized also know however that aerodynamic improvements are the most important thing they can do to make you faster. The Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors Pro Tour riders after all are demanding aero improvements on every bike. With this the aero goal was to discover where they could essentially “add aero for free” by not taking anything away from the hallmarks of the Tarmac design. Three areas were discovered where they could do this – a new fork shape and dropped seatstays with aero tubes.
This Tarmac comes with a reliable spec that includes Shimano 105 mechanical shifting quick-stopping hydraulic disc brakes durable DT R470 Disc wheels.
Free Six Week Bike Check
During the early weeks of riding, your bike will be going through a settling in period. It may well need a few adjustments, particularly to the gears and brakes. To keep your bike running efficiently we offer a free check at six weeks, or about 100 miles. This service can be done by our qualified technicians while you wait if you give us a call beforehand to book it in. You can find us at our store on Kenilworth High Street.