These 54cm S-Works Tarmac SL7 Ultegra complete bikes are frameset-up, Excel Sports builds, and while the spec may share some common items with a Specialized build, there are differences in some components and pricing. If you have any questions about this complete bike, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Sales team during business hours at 800.627.6664.
If you want the pure, reliable, and ruthless effectiveness of Shimano's 12-speed Di2 shifting system in a frame design that can be raced and ridden hard every day of the week, this Excel-built S-Works Tarmac SL7 Ultegra Di2 12-Speed Bicycle is built to satisfy. The incredible competitive balance between weight, handling, aerodynamics and overall performance of the frameset design is perfectly matched in the this complete bike with the Ultegra Di2 groupset. Add-in the proven and improved road hydraulic brake and a great Specialized/cockpit spec, Ultegra R8170 C36 carbon wheelset and you can pilot and control with precision, making this a great choice for any cyclist who seeks an unmatched riding experience at a reachable price.
Decades of experience building racing bikes. Countless examples of rider feedback, desires, and impressions. Millions upon millions of calculations in Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Every frame, regardless of size getting specific fiber schedules and lay-up. One design that comes in right at the UCI weight limit with zero compromise between light weight and aerodynamics. This is the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 frameset, perhaps the most efficient and perfectly balanced race machine ever developed. The stories and accolades just keep rolling in, as do podiums and stage wins. This is the focus and commitment of a company whose motto is "Innovate or Die", and you, the cyclist will be thrilled to experience the benefits of this approach.
Specialized utilized their most advanced technologies and learned knowledge, such as their FreeFoil Shape Library to an all-new Rider-First Engineered™ frame, in delivering a race bike that is truly without compromise. The days of making sacrifices between "aero" and "lightweight" bikes are over. While it ins't really wrong to suggest the Tarmac SL7 is a combination of the Venge and the SL6, it isn't actually true or that simple either. Aero road has been a driving force behind Specialized's recent bike development and their design engineers have developed and tested many shapes and combinations to build their library of in-house resources. In their quest for tube shapes that deliver the fastest frame that the UCI rules allow, they took a page out of the Venge development book and utilized the FreeFoil Shape Library. Armed with a core book of optimized shapes, they turned to the Win Tunnel to plug these shapes into a modular test bike for more testing and validation. The result? A Tarmac that’s the fastest they've tested- 45 seconds faster over 40km than the Tarmac SL6 (with Aerofly handlebar in test).
While aerodynamics were paramount to the Tarmac’s development, and to the development of all of Specialized race bikes, weight was the co-pilot on this optimal race bike journey. Previously “aero bikes” always compromised in the weight department, the more drag you reduced, the more weight you gained. With the new Tarmac, the design philosophy was to keep it at, or below, the UCI weight limit out of the box as a complete build, with no sacrifices to aerodynamics. Tools like isotopic FEA analysis, used in conjunction with the tubes shapes and some engineering wizardry by the best engineers in the industry, enabled Specialized to deliver a frame that weighs a mere 800 grams, consistently across sizes, without giving up a gram of aero, stiffness or ride quality while allowing for 700x32 tires. The primary ingredient in all this has been their FACT 12r Carbon, which was developed in house to provide the lightest, and ideal combination of fiber properties that are the foundation of the lay-up schedule and designs that make the SL7 unique.
Continuing the quest to develop the perfect race bike, the internal team used Rider-First Engineered™ philosophy to ensure that the new Tarmac is the most balanced, best handling Tarmac yet, no matter the size. With an army of the world’s best test riders from Specialized's they made changes to the Tarmac based on thousands of rider kilometers on the road. In response, a more balanced the ride quality between the front and rear end was targeted and achieved, so even the longest days in the saddle continue to be comfortable, without giving up anything to the Tarmac’s legendary handling and race-winning snappiness.
Excel Sports has built these framesets with and Ultegra package to offer the incredible S-Works Tarmac SL7 frameset to a wider audience. With semi-wireless Di2 shifting, exceptional battery capability, impeccably precise shifting and impressive control and feel with updated disc braking, the Ultegra R8170 specifications are still a great complement to the S-Works frameset.Return to Top
- Ultegra R8170 12-Speed equipped, Excel Sports built, S-Works Tarmac SL7 complete bike optimal for racing for fast, efficient daily riding for serious enthusiasts who prize efficiency
- S-Works Tarmac SL7 FACT 12r Carbon Frame, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered
- S-Works FACT Carbon Fork, tapered, specific headset assembly included
- Rider First Engineering means specific requirements of each size were developed to ensure the same resulting rider experiences and characteristics in an 800 gram frame
- Proven Tarmac geometry and frameset development ensure incredible handling, control and stability
- Detailed tube shapes and FEA-calculated carbon lay-up were also integrated into the complete design to provide optimal aero and stiffness characteristics
- Simple, fully integrated cable/wiring system for electronic/mechanical shift set-ups, hydraulic disc braking
- Max tire size: 700x32mm, with 4mm on either side
- Frameset requirements: BSC 68mm threaded bottom bracket, braze-on front derailleur, Flat Mount disc calipers for 140-160mm rotor use
- Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2 12spd R8170/R8150/R8100 (Semi-wireless shifting/hydraulic disc braking)
- Shift/Brake Levers: R8170 Di2 w/hydraulic disc braking
- Di2 Derailleurs: FD-R8150 Di2, Braze-on / RD-R8150 Di2 (Shadow, Integrated D-Fly/Junction), max 34T large cog)
- Di2: Integrated wireless cockpit, New e-Tube wiring from seatpost battery to FD, RD (RD has LED/adjust, comms, charging port
- Brakes/Rotors: R8170 Flat Mount Calipers / RT-MT800 CL 160mm F, 140mm R disc rotors
- Crankset/BB: R8100 52-36T, 172.5mm / SM-BBR60 BSC
- Cassette/Chain: CS-R8100a 11-30T / CN-M8100 12spd
- Wheelset: Ultegra WH-R8170-C36-TL, HG11r; 36mm depth, 21mm IRW, 28mm ERW, Hooked clincher/tubeless interface
- Tires/Tubes: Vittoria Corsa G2.0 Tubeless; Black 700x28mm / Vittoria tubes
- Specialized Cockpit:
- Handlebar: S-Works Shallow Bend Carbon, 42cm width, 31.8mm clamp, 123mm drop, 75mm reach
- Stem: S-Works Tarmac Stem, alloy; 100mm, +/- 6 deg, 31.8mm
- Seatpost: S-Works Tarmac carbon, 20mm offset, 380mm length
- Saddle: S-Works Power; carbon shell & carbon rail; 130mm width
- Tape: Fizik Vento Solocush Tacky 2.7mm Bar Tape Black
- Color: Carbon/Lagoon Blue/Limestone/Gloss Abalone
- Weight: 16.14 lbs (actual weight, as built)
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