Description
The previous Tarmac had an exceptional palmarès—a win in every Grand Tour, plus two World Championships—so you might ask yourself, “why a new Tarmac?” Well, we’ve never been one to rest on our laurels, which is why we’re constantly hunting for even the smallest of improvements. In other words, we innovate or die. And for this exact reason, the new S-Works Tarmac breaks all the traditions of race bike design to create the fastest bike for all conditions.
  • For the construction of the Tarmac Disc, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 12r carbon. It’s the most advanced material, and schedule, we’ve ever made, and this allowed us to shed nearly 200 grams—that’s right, a 20% reduction in frame weight.
  • 500 pieces creating 7 different sizes with the same tuned ride–that’s Rider-First Engineered™. We examine every ply of carbon on every frame size to ensure that all of our performance targets come through. To make sure you get the perfect ride, every frame gets a unique layup schedule with different ply arrangements, orientations, quantities of material in specific areas, and sometimes, even exclusive thicknesses and types of carbon itself.
  • Aerodynamics is the most important thing we can do to make you faster, but with the Tarmac, we added aero features without any cost to weight. Through development, three areas were discovered where we could add aero for free—a new fork shape, dropped seatstays with aero tubes, and a D-shaped seatpost and seat tube. The result? A Tarmac that’s approximately 45 seconds faster over 40 kilometers.
  • The updated the geometry is based on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled us 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.
  • For additional compliance, the seatpost has flex built-into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn’t happen. We also dropped the seatstays, altered the seat tube shape, and added tire clearance up to 30mm.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

FORK S-Works FACT 12r carbon, direct-mount rim brake
BOTTOM BRACKET OSBB, CeramicSpeed bearings
SEAT BINDER Tarmac SL6 clamp assembly
SEATPOST S-Works FACT carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
FRAME S-Works Tarmac SL6, FACT 12r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing, direct-mount rim brake

GEOMETRY

Geometry Chart

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SEATPOST LENGTH 320mm 320mm 320mm 380mm 380mm 380mm 380mm
REACH 365mm 375mm 380mm 384mm 395mm 402mm 408mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH, HORIZONTAL 490mm 508mm 531mm 540mm 562mm 577mm 595mm
STACK 500mm 514mm 527mm 544mm 565mm 591mm 612mm
WHEELBASE 964mm 968mm 970mm 973mm 985mm 1002mm 1012mm
CHAINSTAY LENGTH 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 407mm 410mm
FRONT CENTER 571mm 574mm 577mm 579mm 591mm 606mm 613mm
BB DROP 74mm 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
BB HEIGHT 266mm 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm 268mm 268mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 76° 75.5° 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73°
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70.5° 71.75° 72.5° 73° 73.5° 73.5° 74°
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 400mm 431mm 462mm 481mm 501mm 522mm 553mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 105mm 115mm 126mm 143mm 163mm 190mm 210mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 730mm 740mm 755mm 775mm 795mm 826mm 850mm
FORK RAKE/OFFSET 47mm 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
FORK LENGTH, FULL 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm 363mm
TRAIL 71mm 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm 55mm 52mm