S-Works Tarmac

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by donham1

Hello everyone, Donald here. Long time reader, short time commenter, first time introduction! Up for your review is my 2010 S-Works Tarmac. I have had the bike for about 1.5 years, and just now have gotten it to where I am mostly satisfied. The frame is a Team Geometry, with a shorter headtube(170 mm vs 205 for a standard 58). I was able to find a 2010 Tarmac Superlight in Asheville NC that unfortunately had the superlight pricetag of $9,200.

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBC ... spid=45892" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Well, I certainly didn't need all of the parts or the price, so I offered them $2,500 cash for just the module. I built up with mostly Sram Red parts and a set of Ksyrium SL's.

I was fine with the bike, and loved my Ksyrium wheelset, but I wanted that stealthy all-black look. I didn't want to go carbon b/c I don't race or stay on flat surfaces for very long(hilly in TN) + being near 200# and carbon's diminished breaking abilities scared me.

Long story short- I found a great deal on the Ksyrium SLR's last week and mounted this weekend.

Please be gentle!

Here is the before pic with "regular" Ksyrium SL's:

Ksyrium SL's.jpg
Before the new wheelset

Here is the after with the new SLR's:

Ksyrium SLR's.jpg
With the new Ksyrium SLR's

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by RC856

I like both pics! :D
Even though there are a lot about, I'm always happy to see an all/mostly black bike 8)

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by miltmaster3

nice tarmac better with the SLR's
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by cezinho

love tarmacs.
this one is great!

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by kregg

Great looking frameset ;)

Best of luck with yours!

Been loving mine!
Tarmac SL3 S-Works 13.75lbs 6.24kg
Jamis Xenith Pro 16.1lbs 7.31kg

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by crohnsy

Tarmac's looking good!

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