2018 S-Works Tarmac Disc

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Torbjorn
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by Torbjorn

Very bizarre. At the launch a week ago it was definitely listed. Online, and on a fact sheet (which I am looking at right now). Seems very messy; what went wrong for Specialized..?

sychen
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by sychen

Just want to chime in on this tread.

For the longest time i didnt like Tarmacs. Just didnt like the look of them.
As i considered this new purchase (first new new bike since 1998) was tossing up the BMC SLR01 Disc and Canyon Aeroad/Ultimates discs this new Tarmac Disc dropped.

Fully expecting to ignore it i went into a shop that deals both (not Canyon obviously). Once i saw it in person,, i was sold.

For the same groupset.. the Tarmac Sl6 disc is lighter/got powermeter / got non integrated bar/stem in the shape I already use (not that the 3Ts are bad).

The finish looks so much better in person than online... pictures really doesn't do it justice. For me 52s look the best.. bigger sizes looks weird to me.

BMC is probably a bit stiffer and zipps more as you crank the power.. but i'm not going to notice really day to day.

Shop also had an Ultralight on the floor, really looked boring to me. EEbrakes are cool and all but bike overall is not that much lighter. Flat black paint and all grey logos had nothing on the SL6 Disc carbon clear coat and holo graphics.

come next week.. i'll should have mine fitted and finished for photos.

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Cemicar
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by Cemicar

I know Specialized claims otherwise (Rim is 733g and Disc is 800g), but don't the two reports posted so far indicate the disc frames are actually much lighter?

And for that matter, even they are likely to be heavier versions...

dcorn
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by dcorn

Can't believe you guys are giving up on this bike because you can't get a frame that is maybe a few grams lighter. The rim brake guys have showed that even the UL's aren't meeting the claimed weight. The paint jobs on the disc frame are just as awesome as the rim brake frames, love the mint and blue camo bikes. The bland black and silver is the last color combo I'd pick.

But to each his own.

Aneestariq93
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by Aneestariq93

I’m having mine built right now by bespoke cycling which is due to be delivered on Friday. Honestly guys it’s a complete different beast in real life, pics really don’t do it justice. I initially ordered an ultra light variant and as has been discussed previously, it turned out to be the one with silver outline on the black frame. After seeing it in person, I decided that I’ll Stick to it!
Will post a few pics of the build so far.
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Aneestariq93
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by Aneestariq93

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queloque67
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by queloque67

dcorn wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:07 pm
Can't believe you guys are giving up on this bike because you can't get a frame that is maybe a few grams lighter. The rim brake guys have showed that even the UL's aren't meeting the claimed weight. The paint jobs on the disc frame are just as awesome as the rim brake frames, love the mint and blue camo bikes. The bland black and silver is the last color combo I'd pick.

But to each his own.
appearance is 100% subjective. You won't be able to convince people to buy paisley color bikes that prefer a stealth looking blacked out bike. Totally 2 different perspectives that are important to people.

If one is paying the price that these bikes cost you definitely don't want to settle you want what you were willing to pay for.....even if you wanted something that is 50 grams less in weight.

CrankAddictsRich
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by CrankAddictsRich

I really like the black with holgram outline. I've seen both for the complete bikes in person and I'd say that neither of them look as good in pictures as they do in person. I'd be heard pressed to make a decision.

To be honest, even the non S-Works models are pretty impressive. A few weeks ago, my local shop had a kit launch party and they had a couple of the Pro and Expert modles on display in addition to the S-Works bikes. The oil slick pro model is really nice and we were all debating what the expert model weighed with the mechanical ultegra groupset. They pulled the bike down and weighed it and it was only 16.5 pounds, full built. Everyone was betting 17+ pounds with those stock, boat anchor wheels. with some decent carbon rims, that bike is sub 16 pounds with an Ultegra groupset.
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yftoad
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by yftoad

Aneestariq93 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:21 pm
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The pics may not do it justice as you say, but it looks awesome!!! I didn't like the holographic outline logo at first but it's starting to grow on me.

queloque67
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by queloque67

So how light can one go with the current disc model now?

spazmaster
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by spazmaster

Aneestariq93 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:21 pm
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Looks awesome! Are those the 3.4 Disc wheels by Enve? Exactly the same wheels and frame I ordered. Have the wheels but need to wait till mid April for the frame.
Was debating swapping the Enve stem for the S-Works one, but decided against it. These pictures have changed my mind :)

The handle bars are the Aerofly?

I also have an Absolute Black elliptic small chain ring (34), wonder if that will be compatible with the S-works crank/powermeter setup. Does anybody know?

survivor
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by survivor

spazmaster wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:31 pm
Looks awesome! Are those the 3.4 Disc wheels by Enve? Exactly the same wheels and frame I ordered. Have the wheels but need to wait till mid April for the frame.
Was debating swapping the Enve stem for the S-Works one, but decided against it. These pictures have changed my mind :)

The handle bars are the Aerofly?

I also have an Absolute Black elliptic small chain ring (34), wonder if that will be compatible with the S-works crank/powermeter setup. Does anybody know?
Those looks like ENVE SES 5.6 Disc. Too deep to be a 3.4 Disc.

Interested to know about the Absolute Black oval chain ring compatibility to spider base powermeter as well.

trikobe
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by trikobe

I have been told there will be no S works UL disc this year

trikobe
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by trikobe

Weighed a complete build red/white 52 sworks disc wo pedals at the specialized shop and it came in at 14lbs 7oz

queloque67
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by queloque67

trikobe wrote:Weighed a complete build red/white 52 sworks disc wo pedals at the specialized shop and it came in at 14lbs 7oz
So sounds like it would be hard to get to UCI minimum with bike sizes most men ride.
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