Tarmac SL4 Expert Mid-Compact

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  • Whether it’s winning the Tour de France or a local crit, Tarmac is made for racing, with its powerful acceleration and razor-sharp handling. The Expert boasts ultralight Tour- winning SL4 frame construction, plus Ultegra components, an FSA carbon crank, and DT Axis 4.0 wheels for race-ready performance.

    • Specialized SL4 FACT IS 10r carbon frame with uniquely shaped, tapered head tube and OSBB: now even stiffer and lighter for pure, unbridled speed and power
    • Full monocoque FACT carbon fork with a tapered carbon steerer is super light with great torsional rigidity for high-speed handling
    • Specialized Turbo Elite 100 TPI, offers BlackBelt protection for a tough tyre that still offers low rolling resistance, great traction, and light weight to allow for quick climbs and fast descents
    • Adjustable 4-position oversized alloy stem with carbon-clip front cone plus 31.8mm bar clamp for strength and versatile positioning
    • Shimano Ultegra 10-speed shifters are lightweight and laser-accurate for high-performance use
    • Minimalist, high-performance Body Geometry Toupe Comp RBX saddle with hollow Cr-Mo rails, flat profile, and generous padding for long rides and explosive efforts

  • FRAME  Specialized FACT 10r carbon, FACT IS construction, tapered/shaped HT, compact race design, 1-3/8″ lower bearing, OSBB
    FORK  Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque, OS race for 1-3/8″ bearing
    HEADSET  1-1/8 upper and 1-3/8″ lower stainless steel cartridge bearings integrated w/ headset, 8mm cone spacer with 20mm of spacers
    STEM  Specialized Comp-Set 6061 alloy, cone head bolt, 12-degree, 4-degree shim, 31.8mm
    HANDLEBARS  Specialized Tarmac Expert, 2014 alloy
    TAPE  Specialized Pro D2
    FRONT BRAKE  Shimano Ultegra
    REAR BRAKE  Shimano Ultegra
    BRAKE LEVERS  Shimano Ultegra STI, Flight Deck compatible
    FRONT DERAILLEUR  Shimano Ultegra
    REAR DERAILLEUR  Shimano Ultegra
    SHIFT LEVERS  Shimano Ultegra STI
    CASSETTE  Shimano 105, 10-speed, 11-28
    CHAIN  Shimano Tiagra 10-speed
    CRANKSET  FSA SL-K Light, carbon, BB30
    CHAINRINGS  52/36
    BOTTOM BRACKET  OS integrated, sealed bearings
    PEDALS  Nylon flat test ride, loose ball, w/ reflectors
    FRONT WHEEL  DT Axis 4.0
    REAR WHEEL  DT Axis 4.0
    FRONT TYRE  Specialized Turbo Elite, BlackBelt, 100TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c
    REAR TYRE  Specialized Turbo Elite, BlackBelt, 100TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c
    INNER TUBES  Lightweight, presta
    SADDLE  Body Geometry Toupé Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
    SEATPOST  Specialized Comp, FACT carbon, 27.2mm
    SEAT BINDER  Forged alloy, 32.6mm
    NOTES  Chainstay protector, chain catcher, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual

  • Geometry

    * *Not all sizes available in all markets

    Size 490.0 520.0 540.0 560.0 580.0 610.0
    Seat-Tube Length, B-B Center to Top 460mm 490mm 510mm 530mm 550mm 580mm
    Top-Tube Length, Horizontal 518mm 537mm 548mm 565mm 582mm 600mm
    B-B Drop 71.5mm 71.5mm 69mm 69mm 67.5mm 67.5mm
    Chain-Stay Length 405mm 405mm 405mm 405mm 407mm 410mm
    Seat-Tube Angle 75.5° 74° 73.5° 73.25° 73° 72.5°
    Head-Tube Angle 72.25° 73° 73° 73.5° 73.5° 74°
    Fork Rake 45mm 45mm 45mm 43mm 43mm 43mm
    Trail 62mm 57mm 57mm 56mm 56mm 53mm
    Front-Center 576mm 576mm 583mm 591mm 605mm 612mm
    Wheelbase 970mm 970mm 978mm 986mm 1003mm 1013mm
    Stand-Over Height 730mm 755mm 775mm 795mm 826mm 850mm
    Head-Tube Length 100mm 120mm 140mm 160mm 190mm 210mm
    Handle-Bar Width 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm 440mm 440mm
    Stem Length 75mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 110mm
    Crank Length 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm
    Seat-Post Length 300mm 300mm 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm
    Reach 386mm 386mm 387mm 395mm 402mm 408mm
    Stack 504mm 526mm 543mm 564mm 591mm 612mm