New Specialized Tarmac 2020

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calleking
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by calleking

I'm riding a SL6 now. Had an Aeroad before that. Both DM brakes. The Tarmac is just as fast and more comfy. Feels extremely snappy hammering up climbs. I love the bike. The Aeroad was also great and considering it was almost half the money...
2018 S-Works Tarmac SL6 Sagan Superstar DA 9150
2016 Focus Mares CX 8050

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rides4beer
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by rides4beer

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Yes for tarmacs. I built up an S-Works Roubaix last week and it most certainly had a threaded bb. All of the new roubaix's have threaded bbs iirc. The Roubaix is not the same "comfort" or "endurance" bike it was in the last generation, its a completely different machine now.
Good to know, the Roubaix was never on my radar so I wasn't sure. I know they do it on the higher end Tarmacs for weight savings, but with the mileage I'm doing, I'll take the threaded bb for ease of maintenance. :thumbup:

TLN
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by TLN

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Yes for tarmacs. I built up an S-Works Roubaix last week and it most certainly had a threaded bb. All of the new roubaix's have threaded bbs iirc. The Roubaix is not the same "comfort" or "endurance" bike it was in the last generation, its a completely different machine now.
Threaded BB is cool, but doesn't it feel more comfy with new form mechanism and rear decoupler(whatever it's called)?
His: Specialiez S-Works Tarmac SL5 Disc.
Hers: Cannondale Synapse HM Disc

NordicSal
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by NordicSal

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Yes for tarmacs. I built up an S-Works Roubaix last week and it most certainly had a threaded bb. All of the new roubaix's have threaded bbs iirc. The Roubaix is not the same "comfort" or "endurance" bike it was in the last generation, its a completely different machine now.
Exactly! Looking from the geo it looks very nimble, but with more clearance.

athletic91
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by athletic91

My lbs are clearing s works rim sl6 framesets at usd 2000 . Wonder if it’s the right time to buy

AMGRoadster
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by AMGRoadster

athletic91 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:26 pm
My lbs are clearing s works rim sl6 framesets at usd 2000 . Wonder if it’s the right time to buy
Mind sharing location & lbs?

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colagreek
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by colagreek

AMGRoadster wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:03 pm
athletic91 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:26 pm
My lbs are clearing s works rim sl6 framesets at usd 2000 . Wonder if it’s the right time to buy
Mind sharing location & lbs?
What he said!

heliuscc
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by heliuscc

https://road.cc/content/tech-news/26781 ... tarmac-sl7

Looks like the SL7 is on it's way...

packetloss
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by packetloss

That sucks big time SL7 is disc only.

icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

packetloss wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:05 pm
That sucks big time SL7 is disc only.
I can count the number of rim brake SL6s we sold at the LBS we work at with 0 hands. Small data set but the point still stands.

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C36
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by C36

packetloss wrote:That sucks big time SL7 is disc only.
Like few months ago with the caad13, bike-news-web do their articles based on what they read on forums ImageImage
They know nothing even if it’s likely the bike will be brake only, Spe logic...

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M4lukz
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by M4lukz

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:35 pm
packetloss wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:05 pm
That sucks big time SL7 is disc only.
I can count the number of rim brake SL6s we sold at the LBS we work at with 0 hands. Small data set but the point still stands.
Most people I know, if they're going to upgrade their bike (and are riding rim brakes) will go for a disc frameset. People with discs won't go back to rims(usually)... So yeah... Call it market trends, or whatever you want but the "high end" of a lot of brands is more focused in discs ATM

robeambro
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by robeambro

icantaffordcycling wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:35 pm
packetloss wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:05 pm
That sucks big time SL7 is disc only.
I can count the number of rim brake SL6s we sold at the LBS we work at with 0 hands. Small data set but the point still stands.
Ok but exactly how many did you sell?! Don't leave us hanging! :lol:

gurk700
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by gurk700

packetloss wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:05 pm
That sucks big time SL7 is disc only.
Why? What do you think SL6 is missing? :)

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zappafile123
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by zappafile123

People, its not a foregone conclusion that the SL7 will only be offered in disc. Yes it seems likely, but there is no official word anywhere.
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