S-Works SL 2018

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kgt
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by kgt

How big? IMHO no hi-end road bike needs anything bigger than 25mm. Unless you ride on cobbles or something...

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The current Tarmac already clears large tires. The rear brake pads are close to the bottom of the slots. My 25mm tires are a little over 27mm on wide rims and there's room for more.

If you need more tire you are on the wrong bike.

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by ProfessorChaos

My friend runs 28mm tires on his 17 Tarmac. I'd say that's plenty.

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In fact I have more clearance than my friend's Domane with rim brakes!

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by TonyM

The perfect Tarmac Disc for me: 25mm tires and some room for fenders

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Isn't that like putting winter tires on a Corvette?

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by CrimsonKarter21

TonyM wrote:I would love to have a S-works Tarmac disc but the current version doesn't seem to very convenient when it is coming to change wheels :-(

from the Bike Radar review (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... isc-48977/)
"The downside, however, is that you can’t switch the rear wheel without 30 minutes of work and the loss of a couple of gears. Changing wheels requires changing derailleur hangers and adjusting the brake caliper. In our experience, it also meant that you couldn’t cross-chain in the 36/11 or 22 without the chain snagging on the backside of the big ring."

and thru-axles would be nice
or Mavic Speed Release thru-axle system which has been also adopted by Enve now (same company)

That review is a little outdated. Specialized got rid of their SCS system, now it's standard wheel spacing. Any 135QR wheel will work now.

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ergott wrote:Isn't that like putting winter tires on a Corvette?

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Yes!
Life is too short to ride crappy bikes in the winter!

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CrimsonKarter21 wrote:That review is a little outdated. Specialized got rid of their SCS system, now it's standard wheel spacing. Any 135QR wheel will work now.


Good to know!! So no update on this for the 2018 models? That will stay like this? Or thru-axle for 2018?

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An STI or BMW with X drive would be a hell of a lot more fun on the winter. Horses for courses.

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TonyM wrote:
CrimsonKarter21 wrote:That review is a little outdated. Specialized got rid of their SCS system, now it's standard wheel spacing. Any 135QR wheel will work now.


Good to know!! So no update on this for the 2018 models? That will stay like this? Or thru-axle for 2018?


Manufacturers have been moving away from QR's in last 2 seasons. I doubt we will see disc frames with QR's on 2018 frames. Same goes for post-mount (4 year old technology).
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TonyM wrote:The perfect Tarmac Disc for me: 25mm tires and some room for fenders


2016 Tarmac disc clear 30mm Schwalbe Pro One tire. Trek Domane disc comes with Bontrager R3 32mm tire with room to spare.
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mpulsiv wrote:Manufacturers have been moving away from QR's in last 2 seasons. I doubt we will see disc frames with QR's on 2018 frames. Same goes for post-mount (4 year old technology).


Ok that's what I was thinking also. Will wait for the 2018 models.
When does Specialized inform the dealers?

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by AW84

On a related topic, I'd like to see them spec a rim brake Venge again, in a configuration that the average cyclist can actually afford. With disc-only and high-end builds, I bet they sold tens of Venge's this year.

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