New Specialized Tarmac 2020

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
111OCT111
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by 111OCT111

g32ecs wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Well, the discs havent stopped Allaphillppe and the Bora sprinters from winning this year. Specialized is ALL in on this.

I wonder what Durian rider has to say now. The dude is very vocal about not liking discs for road

Personally I'm fine with rim brakes, but I cant stop the industry. I don't have alpine climbs in my backyard, more like rolling hills
Please refrain from summoning this individual here, a great community, with great people.
Else soon enough we`ll have his girlfriend here, saying that her dad loves him, even tho DR uses
her semi naked body pictures as clickbait-thumbnails for totally unrelated yt videos. Scumbag.
On with 2020 bikes, please.

icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling


Hexsense wrote: -no hole on down tube for di2 junction box?
-new seatpost again?
Junction port looks like on the seatpost. Like the venge. Looks like same shape just the di2 junction under saddle.
Also just speculation.
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Hexsense
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by Hexsense

I personally don't like that placement of junction box behind seatpost because junction box also contain a mode button there.
Put a button behind seatpost:
-harder for rider to switch mode, can't see the blinking light.
-easier for your friend to mess up with your shifting mode from behind without your knowing, at stop light in casual group ride.
-higher center of gravity than placing it in down tube, and make seatpost less aero?

chiefspinninggear
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by chiefspinninggear

Looks promising. Scott addict over this though

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zappafile123
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by zappafile123

Jarett wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Tarmac 2021 prototype !!

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The headset cap kinda looks similar to the Time Alpe D'Huez. Looks like the seat-stays are also basically the same as the Venge?

So... more aero - tick

What else can they do to make it better? I reckon comfort over rough roads, especially through the front end, is a bit of a weakness of the SL6 - the high frequency buzz over cheap n' seal is exhusting. If they can make it as stiff/responsive whilst making it more comfy *and* aero... thats great!

Maybe they'll also go down the route of the Factor VAM? Shed some weight?
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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Jarett wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Tarmac 2021 prototype !!

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Cleaner front end! Yay!

...those twats. I feel like an iPhone user right now.

Hexsense wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 pm
-higher center of gravity than placing it in down tube
Did you really just say that? You realize the thing is like 15g, right?
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Hexsense
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by Hexsense

Imaking20 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:36 am
Hexsense wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 pm
-harder for rider to switch mode, can't see the blinking light.
-easier for your friend to mess up with your shifting mode from behind without your knowing, at stop light in casual group ride.
-higher center of gravity than placing it in down tube, and make seatpost less aero?
Did you really just say that? You realize the thing is like 15g, right?
yes, i hold one in hand a few days ago when i reconfig the cable routing of my bike.
Correct, the unit weight almost nothing. But it complicate seatpost structure, making it less aero? and add weight to top of the seatpost.
Does it matter? In theory it does make just a tiny, likely unnoticeable, difference. That's why it's the last of thee items in my list. I value first and second concern more than the last one.

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

So you also need new friends.
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Hexsense
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by Hexsense

At least my friends didn't try to sneaky remove Etap RD battery of someone else's bike at stop light (yet).
I should feel luckly enough with that. :lol:

xylar
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by xylar

Started appearing in UK retailers with 3 colourways at £5,249! :shock: That's an extra £1000 over last years model with no upgrades? https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Specia ... -2020/NVWU

robeambro
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by robeambro

xylar wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:48 am
Started appearing in UK retailers with 3 colourways at £5,249! :shock: That's an extra £1000 over last years model with no upgrades? https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Specia ... -2020/NVWU
The Expert did not have Di2 last year so not quite the same

K4m1k4z3
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by K4m1k4z3

2019 Expert was mechanical.
Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc '18

xylar
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by xylar

robeambro wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:08 pm
xylar wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:48 am
Started appearing in UK retailers with 3 colourways at £5,249! :shock: That's an extra £1000 over last years model with no upgrades? https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Specia ... -2020/NVWU
The Expert did not have Di2 last year so not quite the same
Opps, yeah didn't spot that :thumbup:

bespoke
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by bespoke

Any idea if the 2020/21 model will move to exteneral BB like the Roubaix or Shiv TT?
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Broady
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by Broady

xylar wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:48 am
Started appearing in UK retailers with 3 colourways at £5,249! :shock: That's an extra £1000 over last years model with no upgrades? https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Specia ... -2020/NVWU
Ha, that grey / yellow looks tempting - my current paint job : https://i.imgur.com/7ZwZvs9.jpg

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