2015 Tarmac Expert - Rocket Red

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BigRed
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by BigRed

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Frame:
Specialized Tarmac Expert (Fact 10r) in "Rocket Red", size 54

Final weight:
7425g (just installed the S-works crankset over DA9000 (172mm, 52/36)...thought it would be lighter!)

Cockpit:
Dura Ace 9000 Shifters
Zipp Service Course SL80 handlebar, 42cm
Zipp Service Course SL stem, 110m, -6 deg
S-works Seatpost
Specialized Power Saddle (143mm, Pro, w/ hollow ti rails)
K-Edge Garmin combo mount


Drivetrain:
S-works Crankset (170mm) w/ 2017 carbon spider (combo looks a little odd up close)
Praxis for Specialized Chainrings (52/36)
DA9000 FD & RD
DA9000 Cassette (11-28)
DA9000 Chain
Kogel BB30 bottom bracket bearings
DA9000 pedals
K-Edge Chain Catcher

Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
Zipp Firecrest 303 Clinchers
S-Works Turbo Tires (26) w/ Zipp tubes
DA9000 brakes w/ zipp pads

Other:
Specialized Rib Cage Carbon bottle cages (not pictured)
Climbing wheelset - DA 9000 C24 tubular, Veloflex Carbon Tires (not pictured)

Rider Measurements
Rider height: 5'8" (1.72m)...realistically I'd like to find a 52cm frame
Rider weight: 139lb (63kg)
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gsindela
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by gsindela

Nice bike. Well done.
2015 Storck Scenero G3, Force 22, Ultegra wheels, Zipp AL bars, stem, post

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alastairb
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by alastairb

Second that; it's not black ;-)

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DaReef
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by DaReef

I really like the red. I think 303s are aesthetically the perfect pairing with the Tarmac.

sib
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by sib

Great color, that.
Do you happen to have a weight for the frameset?

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kgt
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by kgt

IMHO it needs one Specialized logo, somewhere, at least.

evan326
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by evan326

Looks like the logo is ghosted on the dt.
What brakes are those?

BigRed
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by BigRed

Thanks for the comments everyone!

kgt wrote:IMHO it needs one Specialized logo, somewhere, at least.


This was my first bike before selling it last year. A few too many logos... maybe I'm over compensating?

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evan326 wrote:Looks like the logo is ghosted on the dt.
What brakes are those?


Correct - the logo is translucent, so difficult to catch. The brakes are DA9000 with zipp pads. Missed that, and have updated the original post.

BigRed
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by BigRed

sib wrote:Great color, that.
Do you happen to have a weight for the frameset?


Sorry - no weight on the frameset alone. I built it up before I started caring about weight. But now I really wish I had! There is weight somewhere on this frame that I can't find...

Does 7.4kg seem high to anyone else given the parts? I suppose the 303s are not too terribly light - weighing in at about 2.625kg with a 200g cassette. Over 600g more than the tubular C24s...

DaReef
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by DaReef

7.4 is about right.

DA isn't the lightest, same with Zipp. That said, a comfortable 7.4 is a lot better than an uncomfortable 6.9.

evan326
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by evan326

DaReef wrote:That said, a comfortable 7.4 is a lot better than an uncomfortable 6.9.

That's where I am now. How much lighter is practical? I want as light as possible, without being unreliable or uncomfortable.

I do really like the ghosted decals though, nice touch

merlinxlm
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by merlinxlm

Nice bike, the picture doesn't show the true colour. Best colour in my opinion.

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BigRed
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by BigRed

evan326 wrote:
DaReef wrote:That said, a comfortable 7.4 is a lot better than an uncomfortable 6.9.

That's where I am now. How much lighter is practical? I want as light as possible, without being unreliable or uncomfortable.

I do really like the ghosted decals though, nice touch


DaReef wrote:7.4 is about right.

DA isn't the lightest, same with Zipp. That said, a comfortable 7.4 is a lot better than an uncomfortable 6.9.


Both very good points. The bike is very comfortable and a joy to ride. I was hoping for lighter, but not disappointed in any way.

merlinxlm wrote:Nice bike, the picture doesn't show the true colour. Best colour in my opinion.


Yes - definitely hard to capture in photos. I read a statement on a dealer website that described how the paint is supposed to "change" over time to a darker, richer red. Should be interesting to see what happens. I've had the frame since May.

Thanks all for the comments!

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