2018 Specialized S-Works Tarmac Sagan Superstar *completed*

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HaroldC
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by HaroldC

Completed the SS and have a couple of rides so far. Swapped all the parts from the SL5 Sagan except the brakes, used EE direct mounts for the build. Mounting the EE direct mount brakes required a bit of learning curve, also trying to get the alignment of the cables was tricky with the rear seatstay and the "rear" brake.

Ride: More comfortable than my SL5 Sagan. The front and rear soak up more of the rough stuff, impressive given the fact that the BB feels stiffer. The power transfer is so direct, it really accelerates with every watt in the pedals. Really impressed with the frame!

Weight: 14.5 lbs or 6.577 kg - fully loaded and ready to ride with cages, pedals, Barfly Garmin mount, P2M Powermeter and Garmin speed sensor.

Photos: Just like the SL5 Sagan, the paint looks stunning and better in person than the photos. The decals are reflective and change with light conditions and angles, just like the paint.

Build:
Frame: 56cm S-Works Tarmac Sagan Superstar Edition
Drivetrain: Sram Red eTap
Cassette: Sram Red 11-26
Crankset: S-Works Cranks, Power2Max powermeter with Praxis 52-36 chainrings
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless
Brakes: EE Direct Mount Brakes
Cables: Jagwire Elite Link
Handlebar: 3T Ergonova Team Stealth carbon 40cm
Stem: 3T Team Stealth 100mm
Tape: Specialized Roubaix tape
Garmin mount: Barfly
Saddle: S-Works Toupe
Wheels: Zipp 303 NSW
Tires: S-Works Turbo 26c
Cages: S-Works carbon
Topcap: Chameleon - Made Rad by Tony (Bauman)

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And some weights of the frame with cable guides (but no BB, headset, or seat binder hardware), uncut fork and seat post with clamp hardware:

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Last edited by HaroldC on Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:23 pm, edited 11 times in total.

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stockae92
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by stockae92

wow! that's a pretty looking paint job!

AZR3
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by AZR3

This is almost spot on how I'd build up that frame...so jealous!

Ghost234
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by Ghost234

That frame looks so much better close up. I look forward to a complete build.

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themidge
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by themidge

Looks beautiful! :thumbup: sounds like a really nice build too.
I'm very impressed by the frame weight. With so much glossy paintwork you'd expect it to be heavier.
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Mtek
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by Mtek

Looks fantastic, paint is incredible. Personally, I would be calling in to work sick and start building it asap lol.

Delorre
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by Delorre

What a color, wow ! Looking forward to the build. Is that still an OSBB in the same dimensions as before in the sl5 ? Looks like 2 alu inserts we're inserted in an sl5 BB shell, resulting in a smaller diameter, just like the alu OSBB frames

Geoff
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by Geoff

Ok, that's nice. Really great paint!

robertg
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by robertg

Harold! That looks amazing! I can't wait to see the final build in person.

mile2424
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by mile2424

That definitely looks awesome! Can't wait to see her all built up! Love that paint job and don't forget the logo's are reflective :)

asiantrick
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by asiantrick

du ma, that's fckin' nice yo

MRM
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by MRM

Beauty! Can't wait!

bikemaniack
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by bikemaniack

To make it lighter,you have to strip this paint off :)

Neddysmith
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by Neddysmith

Thats a piece of art.

dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: That is some sick paint! Nice

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