Specialized - Tarmac SL8 - 2024 - 5.35 kg (11.8 lbs) by Le Baron Noir

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idinfo68
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by idinfo68

Assembly complete! Tests as soon as the opportunity arises...

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Video >>> https://youtu.be/4-K1d7LovCM

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With higher wheels...

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Video >>> https://youtu.be/S-ZDapHhLZk
Last edited by idinfo68 on Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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by OtterSpace

Absolutely amazing build as always. Every build you post is well documented and a fine benchmark. I frequently reference your SL6 and Aethos builds as I planned my SL6 rim build.

Some minor items to consider for such a tuned top of the line build:
Silca RD hanger for better shifting and lower weight.
Shifter clamp tuning using titanium nuts and Schmolke, or SQUICCHI band clamps.
Bolt tuning the brakes and shifters
vinyl covers

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by mike

incredible weight! superb

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OtterSpace wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:47 am
Absolutely amazing build as always. Every build you post is well documented and a fine benchmark. I frequently reference your SL6 and Aethos builds as I planned my SL6 rim build.
Thanks, glad to be useful :)
Some minor items to consider for such a tuned top of the line build:
Silca RD hanger for better shifting and lower weight.
Order placed today
Shifter clamp tuning using titanium nuts and Schmolke, or SQUICCHI band clamps.
Bolt tuning the brakes and shifters
I replaced quite a few screws with titanium
Not useful because there is no passage to hide on this frame :D
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Specialized Aethos SUB5
Specialized Tarmac SL8 - 5.35 kgs
Specialized Tarmac SL6 - 5.16 kgs
Scott SPARK RC 900 SL SUB 8
Specialized Epic HT - 6.18 kgs

mike
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by mike

how is the silca rd hangar? it looks pretty ugly from the pics on silca's website compared to the stock hangar. is it the #105 silica hangar to buy? what was actual weight savings as silica gives a range.

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mike wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:13 pm
how is the silca rd hangar? it looks pretty ugly from the pics on silca's website compared to the stock hangar. i ended up buying the silca hangar anyway and there is no weight savings at all over the stock sl8 hangar plus the dura ace pivot/bolt that ul you won't use because of the direct mount

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by powerangah

I don't understand how you shaved 1.2kg, that's mind blowing! are roval wheels and dura ace cranksets that heavy? does changing to titanium bolts make that big of a difference?

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mike wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:13 pm
how is the silca rd hangar? it looks pretty ugly from the pics on silca's website compared to the stock hangar. is it the #105 silica hangar to buy? what was actual weight savings as silica gives a range.
SILCA 105 = 19 grs
Specialized original + Dura-Ace cam = 21 grs

So 2 grs saved and better shifting...
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Specialized Aethos SUB5
Specialized Tarmac SL8 - 5.35 kgs
Specialized Tarmac SL6 - 5.16 kgs
Scott SPARK RC 900 SL SUB 8
Specialized Epic HT - 6.18 kgs

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mike
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idinfo68 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:37 pm
mike wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:13 pm
how is the silca rd hangar? it looks pretty ugly from the pics on silca's website compared to the stock hangar. is it the #105 silica hangar to buy? what was actual weight savings as silica gives a range.
SILCA 105 = 19 grs
Specialized original + Dura-Ace cam = 21 grs

So 2 grs saved and better shifting...
thx my scale is accurate to within 5 grams!!!!

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