2020 Specialized Tarmac SL7

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keno190
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by keno190

Got my SL7 frame off the specialized website and moved over my parts from an allez sprint disc.
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jmomentum
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by jmomentum

Visus wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:20 am
get a proper hardcase. Otherwise it's just a question of time until your frame gets smashed by airline packers

I have one of these, outstanding quality: https://buxumbox.com/
Which size did you get? I'm finding I don't have enough slack in my hoses to get any benefit from removing and twisting the handlebars. This leaves only the bigger box which allows for the handlebars to stay on. It seems like such a big box though. I think my trips would have to be well planned to manage this box.

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ryanw
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by ryanw

You need to remove the cable guide bolt from beneath the stem to allow for cable slack, then not an issue at all with twisting / manoeuvring the bars.
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treyxt
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by treyxt

front/rear light recommendations for the sl7? prefer something for the front that mounts under the bike computer

mgrl
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by mgrl

Rear I use a varia, front I have a Ravemen PR1200 on to the gopro mount attachment, ravemen sell an adaptor.

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by Bb13

Bontrager flare for both

Nick38
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by Nick38

treyxt wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:39 pm
front/rear light recommendations for the sl7? prefer something for the front that mounts under the bike computer
I use the See.sense Beam+ up front (it's like day light on unlit roads :up: ) on the rear I use their ICON2 light :thumbup:

K4m1k4z3
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by K4m1k4z3

treyxt wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:39 pm
front/rear light recommendations for the sl7? prefer something for the front that mounts under the bike computer
The Specialized Stix Elite can be coupled with a SWAT mount that goes in the saddle threads. I've mounted it backwards and angled a bit (it's an alloy piece) so that I can still fit a micro saddle bag underneath the saddle.
For the front one the Stix Elite comes with a GoPro mount - it's then mounted vertically underneath the GPS on the integrated mount. But it's just 100 lumens IIRC.
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MRM
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by MRM

Lupine Rotlicht with saddle rail mount is great as a rear light.

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by survivor

jmomentum wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:02 am
Visus wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:20 am
get a proper hardcase. Otherwise it's just a question of time until your frame gets smashed by airline packers

I have one of these, outstanding quality: https://buxumbox.com/
Which size did you get? I'm finding I don't have enough slack in my hoses to get any benefit from removing and twisting the handlebars. This leaves only the bigger box which allows for the handlebars to stay on. It seems like such a big box though. I think my trips would have to be well planned to manage this box.
I have the Buxum Ventoux box. It is nice in a way that I only need to remove both wheels and seat post then the whole bike can fit into the box. The protection it gives the bike during air travel is top notch. Given how much abuse is on the case, I highly suspect the bike will still be in one piece if I were to travel with soft case. But it is also true that the box is huge and you have to plan your travel around it. I imagine typical 5 seater SUV would have difficulties fitting it in even with second row seat folded down. It barely fits my 3 rows SUV with all seats folded down.

jadedaid
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by jadedaid

jmomentum wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:02 am

Which size did you get? I'm finding I don't have enough slack in my hoses to get any benefit from removing and twisting the handlebars. This leaves only the bigger box which allows for the handlebars to stay on. It seems like such a big box though. I think my trips would have to be well planned to manage this box.
I have an H2 and it fits in the back of a Skoda Fabia/VW Polo with the seats down.
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HaroldC
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by HaroldC

treyxt wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:39 pm
front/rear light recommendations for the sl7? prefer something for the front that mounts under the bike computer
I'm using Garmin Varia light up front and rear Varia radar attached to the saddle with a 3D printed SWAT mount. The front light uses the Go Pro mount that comes with the OEM out-front mount.

jadedaid
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by jadedaid

I have a question on the BB on the Tarmac SL7. I ordered a 2021 Pro (1x Etap) which comes with the SRAM Dub BB and Dub Force crankset. I want to change this BB to something better and am looking at Chris King. Would the Threadfit 30 be the right BB for this frame and crankset combination?

Thank you in advance, appreciate it.
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1llum4
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by 1llum4

Yeah you would just need the correct fit kit for DUB 28.99 axle diameter. So you would need Fit Kit 2 DUB B.

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ryanw
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by ryanw

Third 9270 build in as many days.
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SL7 S-Works - 6.59kg
OPEN U.P.P.E.R. - 6.69kg
www.rhinosworkshop.co.uk
IG: RhinosWorkshop

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