2020 Specialized Tarmac SL7

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KebabKillah
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by KebabKillah

zik wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:08 am
I would like to do some gravel riding on my tarmac sl7 comp, do you think that gravel tire like e.g. panaracer gravelking 700x32c (I don't know how many mm it has after inflation) will fit this bike, or better to search 700x31c gravel tire?
The Gravelking 700x32c fit easy on the Tarmac
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smeady
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by smeady

Does anyone know a rough estimate for when the Tarmac SL7 will come back in stock? Was looking to pick up a new SL7 with the new 12-speed Ultegra Di2 once that's available but I have no idea when that will be. I heard from someone with connections to a bike shop it could be Fall 2022, hoping there's a way to pick it up sooner.

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by tylermenard

smeady wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:56 pm
Does anyone know a rough estimate for when the Tarmac SL7 will come back in stock? Was looking to pick up a new SL7 with the new 12-speed Ultegra Di2 once that's available but I have no idea when that will be. I heard from someone with connections to a bike shop it could be Fall 2022, hoping there's a way to pick it up sooner.
I placed an order for a 2022 Expert on September 4th. The bike shop has no idea when they are coming in :noidea:. They were told beginning of 2022 but they don't want to commit on anything.

This website posted the specs for the new Expert. With the new colors also.
https://www.4bikes.be/webshop/tarmac-sl7-expert-2

uppis
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by uppis

KebabKillah wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:22 pm
zik wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:08 am
I would like to do some gravel riding on my tarmac sl7 comp, do you think that gravel tire like e.g. panaracer gravelking 700x32c (I don't know how many mm it has after inflation) will fit this bike, or better to search 700x31c gravel tire?
The Gravelking 700x32c fit easy on the Tarmac
Which one have you tried, the SS? Or would the SK fit as well?

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by IchDien

smeady wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:56 pm
could be Fall 2022, hoping there's a way to pick it up sooner.
Is getting into the queue to buy a bike design that would already be 2 1/2 years old the new norm :cry: ? Isn't Specialized's release cycle roughly every 3-4 years?

Conradsleight
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by Conradsleight

Had the same thought. Seems kinda dumb to buy something you won't get for another year and that will potentially be outdated almost as soon as you finally get it. At that point it almost feels like you'd be better off just waiting for the market craziness to calm down - personally. I don't need a new bike, I want one yes, but can ultimately wait.

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by Maddie

Going by that logic, you will always be riding “outdated” bikes. Rest assured, engineers are already working on a new frame design when a bike is launched.
And what would that even mean? Let’s say you receive your bike in a year, Oct 2022 (that's pessimistic). The SL8 will be presented in summer 2023 earliest and immediately available (and that’s both very very optimistic). So during this year you think you’re riding an outdated frame design? If you think like that, I guess it will be also very difficult for you to buy a new TV?

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by KebabKillah

uppis wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:07 pm
KebabKillah wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:22 pm
zik wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:08 am
I would like to do some gravel riding on my tarmac sl7 comp, do you think that gravel tire like e.g. panaracer gravelking 700x32c (I don't know how many mm it has after inflation) will fit this bike, or better to search 700x31c gravel tire?
The Gravelking 700x32c fit easy on the Tarmac
Which one have you tried, the SS? Or would the SK fit as well?
The SS
S-Works Tarmac sl7
Ricca Modelo Uno custom Ultegra di2
Look AL 246 Ultegra 6600
BMC Speedfox Sram NX

uppis
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by uppis

KebabKillah wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:27 am
uppis wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:07 pm
KebabKillah wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:22 pm
zik wrote:
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:08 am
I would like to do some gravel riding on my tarmac sl7 comp, do you think that gravel tire like e.g. panaracer gravelking 700x32c (I don't know how many mm it has after inflation) will fit this bike, or better to search 700x31c gravel tire?
The Gravelking 700x32c fit easy on the Tarmac
Which one have you tried, the SS? Or would the SK fit as well?
The SS
Alright, would be interesting to try SK, if the SS was easy fit.

IchDien
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by IchDien

Maddie wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:42 am
Going by that logic, you will always be riding “outdated” bikes. Rest assured, engineers are already working on a new frame design when a bike is launched.
And what would that even mean? Let’s say you receive your bike in a year, Oct 2022 (that's pessimistic). The SL8 will be presented in summer 2023 earliest and immediately available (and that’s both very very optimistic). So during this year you think you’re riding an outdated frame design? If you think like that, I guess it will be also very difficult for you to buy a new TV?
I don't know...I remember the good old days where you'd recieve a new bike within weeks of them announcing it. I also buy apple products the moment they are released instead of mid to late product cycle... :noidea: Imagine putting down €10k on a bike then seeing Alaphillipe or whoever test riding the new model at the Dauphiné literally months later.

Anyway, didn't mean to get off track it just seems silly to me to join a queue to buy a bike almost 2 1/2 years into a product cycle when Specialized are one of the, if not the, most consistent brands to update their products on a 3 or so year basis. However, I'm not stopping anyone from doing that if they love the bike / need a new one for whatever reason.

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Ok, 3rd attempt does it for me! Love this colourway.
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Road // 2021 S-Works Tarmac SL7 | Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 | Roval Rapide CLX
TT // 2022 S-Works Shiv TT | SRAM Red etap AXS | Roval Disc - Rapide CLX
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by FlatlandClimber

Ritsuke wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:14 am
Ok, 3rd attempt does it for me! Love this colourway.
Love it!
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Specialized SW Crux (2022) 7.9kg
Specialized SW Tarmac (2022)
Cervelo P5 Disc (2021) 9.1kg

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by LanceLegstrong

Ritsuke wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:14 am
Ok, 3rd attempt does it for me! Love this colourway.
Better than the first attempt, but still think the 2nd was the best. Can't beat the classic all white frame with the WC rainbow bands.
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by tortor

LanceLegstrong wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:12 am
Ritsuke wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:14 am
Ok, 3rd attempt does it for me! Love this colourway.
Better than the first attempt, but still think the 2nd was the best. Can't beat the classic all white frame with the WC rainbow bands.
Second version was much better and with UCI colors. The reason is, it was not planned for limited production. No property fees to pay to UCI with 1st and 3rd versions painted by Lumar colors in Italy. But if you want to make a custom color to your specialized in Europe,Lumar is not registered as paint company to keep waranty.
For next season 100% Julian will continue to use the white one :-)

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treyxt
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by treyxt

got an offer for $9000 for my sl7 pro, I am considering taking it and buying a used s works sl6 with rim brakes...

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