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Specialized Tarmac Expert

The Tarmac Expert is a purpose-built race machine, equipped with the expert performance of the Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain. When you are travelling to Adelaide to ride, why would you ride any other rental bike?

The FACT 10r carbon frame featuring Specialized's Rider-First Engineered™ design ensures uniform performance metrics across the entire size run.  

Rider-First Engineered™ is a totally new way to approach bicycle development that grew out of our partnership with the leaders in Formula 1 development, McLaren. Rider-First Engineered™ begins and ends with the Rider; each of the seven frame sizes was developed independently, based exclusively on the real-world stresses introduced by the corresponding rider.

TAPERED, SHAPED HEAD TUBE
Strategically designed head tube on SL4 frames tapers from 1-1/8” at the top to 1-3/8” at the crown and facilitates massive top and down tube junctions.
ONE-PIECE BB/CHAINSTAY
FACT construction with bottom bracket and chainstays constructed as one piece on most frame levels.

SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME - Specialized SL4 FACT 10r carbon, FACT construction, tapered/shaped headtube, compact race design, 1-3/8" lower bearing, OSBB SWAT
FORK - Specialized FACT carbon full monocoque, OS race for 1-3/8" bearing, hollow carbon dropouts
HEADSET - 1-1/8" upper and 1-3/8" lower, stainless steel cartridge bearings, 8mm carbon cone spacer, w/ 20mm of carbon spacers
STEM - Specialized Pro SL, 3D forged 7050 aluminum, 4-bolt, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS - Specialized Tarmac Expert, alloy, 140mm drop, 85mm reach
FRONT BRAKE - Shimano Ultegra
REAR BRAKE - Shimano Ultegra
BRAKE LEVERS - Shimano Ultegra
FRONT DERAILLEUR - Shimano Ultegra, braze-on, 11-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
SHIFT LEVERS - Shimano Ultegra STI, 11-speed
CASSETTE - Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-28
CHAIN - Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
CRANKSET - FSA SL-K Light, carbon, BB30
CHAINRINGS - 52/36
BOTTOM BRACKET - OS integrated, sealed bearings

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