S-Works SL 2018

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
NYCPrynne
Posts: 74
Joined: Sat May 27, 2006 6:39 pm

by NYCPrynne

flafonta wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:33 pm
Here is mine. Still a work in progress, dialing the fit and need to cut steerer tube. The Zipp logo on the stem is also screaming and the Power saddle is great for my a$$ but does not look great.
Maiden voyage this morning. Felt good, lighter, easier to toss around. Out of the saddle effort felt great, Feels lower than my 1st gen Venge. And dead silent.

Now with picture, hopefully it will work this time.

Image
Very nice! Can I ask where you got the tapered spacer?

by Weenie


flafonta
Posts: 36
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:25 pm

by flafonta

I thought it came with the bike, but not sure, the shop assembled it. BTW, I am still loving the bike. Only change I have made is to black out the Zipp logo on the Stem.

cycleboyco
Posts: 45
Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:19 am

by cycleboyco

flafonta wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:21 pm
I thought it came with the bike, but not sure, the shop assembled it. BTW, I am still loving the bike. Only change I have made is to black out the Zipp logo on the Stem.

NYCPrynne wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:00 pm


Very nice! Can I ask where you got the tapered spacer?
Just got mine built up-the taller cone spacer does come with the bike-it's about 20mm and the bike also comes with an alternative 10mm base spacer. Not sure if the tall spacer is available to purchase on its own.

Nice move blacking out the Zipp logo-how Sagan of you!

exweenie
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:30 pm

by exweenie

58 cm Ultralight Frame out the box (with bolts, chain guard etc) 880g. Fork 390 g.

AlexTas
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:23 am

by AlexTas

exweenie wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:33 pm
58 cm Ultralight Frame out the box (with bolts, chain guard etc) 880g. Fork 390 g.
im interested to hear what other componentry you will be using in the build and weights as im about to pull the trigger on a 58cm Sworks tarmac if they dont hurry up and release the disc version in aus soon.

robgwest
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:21 pm

by robgwest

Here is my 56cm ultralight fully built up, coming in at 6.37kg including bottle cages and Garmin mount (not in picture):

Image

Frame: 820g
Fork (uncut): 330g
Seatpost: 175g

Built with EE brakes, Extralite Hyperstem, Specialized Power saddle and shallow bar, Enve Gen 1 3.4s with Conti GP4000s for the moment until the weather and roads improve here in the UK.

Only done an hour on it so far but loved the ride. Very impressed with the EE brakes. Much better than Sram Red brakes.

liam7020
Posts: 817
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:04 am

by liam7020

When installing the Tarmac bb is it the red or black side of the Ceramicspeed bearings face outwards or does it not matter? Ta
Belgian Flag S-Works Tarmac viewtopic.php?f=10&t=144553

"Sometimes you don't need a plan. You just need big balls." Tom Boonen

Swannie
Posts: 254
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:48 pm
Location: Belgium
Contact:

by Swannie

To other SL6 riders coming from SL5 or SL4: do you run same stem lengths?
I came from SL4 size 54 with stemlength 11, now on my SL6 size 54 i use stemlength 12 to become same position, and it seems to long, but not sure.
Just printed the 2 geometries to find out, but still not sure.
I made an appoitment to get the bike fitted properly but have to wait a few days... so any input here is welcome!
thanks!

robgwest
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:21 pm

by robgwest

Swannie wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:54 am
To other SL6 riders coming from SL5 or SL4: do you run same stem lengths?
I came from SL4 size 54 with stemlength 11, now on my SL6 size 54 i use stemlength 12 to become same position, and it seems to long, but not sure.
Just printed the 2 geometries to find out, but still not sure.
I made an appoitment to get the bike fitted properly but have to wait a few days... so any input here is welcome!
thanks!
Just look at the stack and reach values on the geometry charts. The 54cm SL4 is 543 stack and 387 reach and the SL6 has 544 and 384 so the SL6 is only 3mm shorter.

User avatar
ProfessorChaos
in the industry
Posts: 743
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:10 am

by ProfessorChaos

So I finally got myself a new Tarmac. It's a women's Tarmac, and I removed the 9150 with the exception of the brakes, and installed the Red22, Aerofly handlebars, Zipp stem, Carbon Rib Cages with Swat tool, Fetha Garmin mount, S-works Toupe 130mm, KCNC Skewers, and Speedplay Zeros with Ti Spindles off of my 2015 Venge build. Plus it has the new Specialized Power cranks that will be released tomorrow. The result is pretty damn awesome! 6440g as pictured included the swat tool, and garmin, but no bottles. I love it. Climbs great, handles great, the ViAS is only faster on flat sections.

Image

moyboy
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:19 am

by moyboy

The tapered piece comes with the frameset, and it comes in two heights. The shop probably just slapped on a regular spacer instead. If they did just go back and ask them.
flafonta wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:21 pm
I thought it came with the bike, but not sure, the shop assembled it. BTW, I am still loving the bike. Only change I have made is to black out the Zipp logo on the Stem.

NYCPrynne wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:00 pm
flafonta wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:33 pm
Here is mine. Still a work in progress, dialing the fit and need to cut steerer tube. The Zipp logo on the stem is also screaming and the Power saddle is great for my a$$ but does not look great.
Maiden voyage this morning. Felt good, lighter, easier to toss around. Out of the saddle effort felt great, Feels lower than my 1st gen Venge. And dead silent.

Now with picture, hopefully it will work this time.
Very nice! Can I ask where you got the tapered spacer?

moyboy
Posts: 168
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:19 am

by moyboy

Great frameset, that colorway is one of my favorites. Glad they do rider first geometry so you aren't stuck with WSD sizing.
ProfessorChaos wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:15 am
So I finally got myself a new Tarmac. It's a women's Tarmac, and I removed the 9150 with the exception of the brakes, and installed the Red22, Aerofly handlebars, Zipp stem, Carbon Rib Cages with Swat tool, Fetha Garmin mount, S-works Toupe 130mm, KCNC Skewers, and Speedplay Zeros with Ti Spindles off of my 2015 Venge build. Plus it has the new Specialized Power cranks that will be released tomorrow. The result is pretty damn awesome! 6440g as pictured included the swat tool, and garmin, but no bottles. I love it. Climbs great, handles great, the ViAS is only faster on flat sections.

Image

CrankAddictsRich
Posts: 1148
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:39 pm
Contact:

by CrankAddictsRich

RobGWest and ProfessorChaos.... both are beautiful bikes. Sick!
2016 Pactimo Brand Ambassador
http://www.Crankaddicts.cc
http://www.skratchlabs.com
2015 Specialized S-Works Allez
2015 Specialized Venge Pro
2014 Specialized S-Works Shiv TT

User avatar
ProfessorChaos
in the industry
Posts: 743
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:10 am

by ProfessorChaos

moyboy wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Great frameset, that colorway is one of my favorites. Glad they do rider first geometry so you aren't stuck with WSD sizing.
Those are the reasons I had them send me the women's bike.

1. The colorway is rad
2. So I can tell the story of how we decided to do away with women's specific sizing through all of our data gathered through Retul.
3. This bike was just sitting at the office, and I knew I could put it to good use.

by Weenie


User avatar
mcw
Posts: 58
Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:11 pm

by mcw

Size 56, with DA R9100, Power2Max NGEco, Zipp 303

Image

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post