2018 S-Works Tarmac Disc

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Ghost234
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by Ghost234

dcorn wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:17 pm
TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:16 am

I’ve been saying forever that they missed their summer release window and that it wouldn’t make sense to launch it in the middle of the northern hemisphere’s winter. Hopefully it makes an appearance in March ahead of the spring classics, but it might in fact be the Giro where it gets unveiled officially.
What doesn't make sense is releasing the rim brake model at the TdF and not getting customers their bikes until late fall, early winter. If you can't get bikes to customers until months after release, I'd think it'd be better to release at the beginning of the season and have bikes out in stores and in customer hands by early spring.

I decided to quit waiting on a vaporware and bought a Canyon Aeroad Disc.
I do like what Trek did with the Emonda (back in 2015?) or Cervelo with the R5 rim brake this year. They showcased it at the tour and were able to have it in stores within a week. I entirely agree with you, that it does not make sense to release a bike and not be able to get people riding until late fall/early winter. More businesses would benefit from having realistic release windows when customers are interested in their products.

dcorn
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by dcorn

I'm not sure what's worse: Seeing the bike in the pro peleton and Spesh not telling us about it, or telling us about it, then not having it available for 6 months.

Ford does the same BS with new vehicles. They'll show something awesome at a car show and not have it in showrooms for another 15 months when all the hype is gone.

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by TobinHatesYou

At least with cars, they are dealing with massive volume, a lot more assembly, more suppliers, hundreds of thousands of cars per year for their most popular models. They also have to set up fleet sales and other major purchase orders. The bike industry has a lot less overhead to deal with.
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TonyM
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by TonyM

Really crazy to see that all manufacturers have their disc version available for purchase (BMC, Canyon, etc...) except Specialized (and Bianchi)

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by downhill1234

Just got word that there will be limited S-Works bike and frame availability come April, and that they will fit 32c tires on wide rims.

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by stoney

downhill1234 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:34 am
Just got word that there will be limited S-Works bike and frame availability come April, and that they will fit 32c tires on wide rims.
32c tires on an S-Works Tarmac...really?

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stoney wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:10 pm
downhill1234 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:34 am
Just got word that there will be limited S-Works bike and frame availability come April, and that they will fit 32c tires on wide rims.
32c tires on an S-Works Tarmac...really?
A 28mm Conti GP4000 is not far away on a wide rim :wink:

morganb
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by morganb

I've 28mm Open Corsa G+ on 21mm internal rims on my SL5 with no issues, measuring 30.9mm.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

stoney wrote:
downhill1234 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:34 am
Just got word that there will be limited S-Works bike and frame availability come April, and that they will fit 32c tires on wide rims.
32c tires on an S-Works Tarmac...really?

Like the SL6 UL with 730g weight....

More likely 32mm measured, not 32c

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32c is great, can run from 25-32c depending in course and road conditions. Makes sense.

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downhill1234
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by downhill1234

This is what I heard from our rep, who saw the bike recently and is rarely wrong on the details. Maybe 32c measured. 32 Roubaix tires on 20mm internal rims grazes the fork on the Roubaix with a little dirt on the tire, but they clear the rear no problem and measure 34mm.

We'll hopefully find out sooner than later.

morganb
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Looks like there are some out in the wild

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TonyM
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by TonyM

I suppose the Marketing of Specialized wants everybody to get exited about the Tarmac disc!

Maybe they did not figure out that many just want to buy one now...

morganb
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by morganb

I just realized that the cable routing on that bike doesn't match up with the rim brake bike. I wonder if its preproduction or if the cable stops are going to be similar to the SL5.

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by brassnautilus

moyboy wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Color changing orange? you mean the torch edition from the olympics a couple years back?
Sorry I had to double check, it's not orange. It's listed as "chameleon cyan"
There was a SL5 frame color that went by that name, should be similar.

The ultralight paint job will also be available for the disc version, and a regular weight matte black with white lettering.

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