Tarmac SL6 disc 9r frame weight

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whyamihere
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by whyamihere

I'm looking for a new disc road frame for next summer. The criteria are light, slightly aero and no proprietary parts like seatposts. I had been pretty much decided on a Canyon Ultimate SL, but then noticed a discounted Tarmac SL6 Sport. This appeals for a few reasons - It's cheap, especially as I can sell off the 105 kit and wheels it comes with, it has a threaded BB and a 27.2mm seatpost, which is ideal. The problem is that I can't find a frame weight for it. I believe the Canyon to be around the 850-900g mark for a medium frame in the SL model, so if the Tarmac was in the same ball park I would strongly consider it.

Anyone seen a weight for this frame?

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

850-900g is a pipe dream for the "Sport" level frame. The S-Works frames are >800g painted. 1100g is a more realistic estimate.
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whyamihere
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by whyamihere

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:55 pm
850-900g is a pipe dream for the "Sport" level frame. The S-Works frames are >800g painted. 1100g is a more realistic estimate.
Thanks, I thought that would be the likely answer. Back to the Canyon being in prime spot.

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

No joke, I'd consider a Viathon R.1 (""Walmart"" brand) given your criteria for a round seatpost on a semi-aero frame. No threaded BB though. Plus, if you're ready to buy now, the Black Friday prices are still valid...and really good.

e: Hmm...maybe they don't ship outside the US for now...

whyamihere
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by whyamihere

I have just checked the Viathon. It looks great and they do actually offer international shipping, but to the UK it would be an extra $1100...

rides4beer
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by rides4beer

My 56cm Comp frame (same as the Sport), was 1150g, with the Ultegra BB, thru axles and rear hanger. Fork was 440g.

Bike came out to 8.0kg on the nose with r8020 groupset and Zipp cockpit (SL-70 aero bars, Service Course SL stem), that's with DT Swiss ER1600 wheels w/28mm GP5Ks, Ultegra pedals, bottle cages and Wahoo mount.

Lieblingsleguan
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by Lieblingsleguan

Does anyone know if the Tarmac Disc Sport can be easily upgraded with Di2? There is a Di2 Version of this frame (the Ultegra Di2 Comp), but it's obscenely expensive, so I'd much rather convert a Disc Sport 9r bike to Di2.
Edit: From the pictures it looks like all the holes are there, I just need to find the Di2 frame plugs...

audioblazer
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by audioblazer

Size 49- 873g. Another friend size 52 team bora colour . Abt the same weight
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whyamihere
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by whyamihere

audioblazer wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Size 49- 873g. Another friend size 52 team bora colour . Abt the same weight
Is that definitely the 9r level frame? It looks like it's for a D shaped post, which would be on the 10r Expert/Pro level, or maybe an S-Works with a heavy paint job from what has been said above.

audioblazer
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by audioblazer

Oh Swork tarmac sl6 disc

Campervan
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by Campervan

Recently bought the GF a SL6 disc (di2 comp). changed the wheels to the tubeless hunt 30's and with pedals it's 7.5kg's. Size matters...it's a 44cm
BMC Granfondo 02 105
Btwin 540
Specialized Venge Pro Disc

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

873g for a 49cm S-Works SL6 lmao. Jesus Christ, Specialized.

Alexandrumarian
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by Alexandrumarian

Paint can be super heavy... I chipped a light blue canyon and there are like 4 layers there.

Other than this my plain black 56 rim sworks sl6 is 845g as it came from the box, with hanger and without seat clamp. That is about 20-25g.

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Alexandrumarian wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:39 am
Paint can be super heavy... I chipped a light blue canyon and there are like 4 layers there.

Other than this my plain black 56 rim sworks sl6 is 845g as it came from the box, with hanger and without seat clamp. That is about 20-25g.

My 54cm Project One Emonda SLR with fancy paint weighed 760g. 873g for a 49cm S-Works frame is ridiculous no matter how lavish the paint job.

Your 56cm is more in line with expectations.

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StellarPatellar
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by StellarPatellar

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:16 pm
No joke, I'd consider a Viathon R.1 (""Walmart"" brand) given your criteria for a round seatpost on a semi-aero frame. No threaded BB though. Plus, if you're ready to buy now, the Black Friday prices are still valid...and really good.

e: Hmm...maybe they don't ship outside the US for now...
Also maybe look at a Rose X-Lite 6. The geometry and bike dimensions are identical to the Tarmac (e.g, X-Lite size 59 matches Tarmac size 58). Non-proprietary parts and unbeatable price.

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