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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:22 pm 
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I test rode a 2013 Tarmac Expert SL4 the other day and now I'm planning to pick up a new 2015 Tarmac, but now I'm deciding between the Comp or Expert (the Expert will cost me an extra $700). They both come with Ultegra and the Fulcrum S4, and based on the reviews I've read the "Rider-First Engineered" doesn't offer much over the SL4. So my question is, is the Expert worth the extra $700? ..or should I save that money and upgrade the wheelset?

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/ ... mac-expert

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/ ... comp#specs

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:52 pm 
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I would go for Expert to be honest.

Okay $700 is not nothing, but while you are paying that much, why get the old one?

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Totally agree, go for the expert. The higher end carbon frame will ride better, be lighter, etc.


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I'm confused - are you getting a SL4 or "new" tarmac. The 2015 comp is essentially a SL4 mold. The expert is a "new" tarmac mold PLUS higher grade carbon.

I would go for the expert or just look for an older tarmac SL4 pro on closeout.

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