52cm Specialized Tarmac SL8 Pro Blue Onyx - 5.945kg

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Aryeh
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by Aryeh

I decided to start a thread for my 2 month old non S-Works Tarmac which replaced my Cervelo R5.
Using mostly the same components, so far the Tarmac is over 150g lighter.
I have a full part list but I did not weigh everything.
The groupset and the wheels moved over from my R5.
I wanted a light bike, but I did not want to spend an extra $2000 to save 100g with an S-WORKS frame.
The weight is 5945g including the pedals, computer mount, radar mount and bottle cages.

Frame: 52cm Specialized Tarmac SL8 - Blue Onyx
Wheels: Farsports Hyper 50mm with RD270 Hub
Axles: Overfast Carbon
Tires: ENVE SES Raceday 27mm Front and rear (set up tubeless with 40ml of sealant per tire)
Levers: SRAM Red AXS E1 with carbon clamps and Ti clamp mounting hardware.
Brake Calipers: SRAM Red AXS E1 with Alloy backed pads.
Front Rotor: Galfer Wave CL 160mm
Rear Rotor: Galfer Wave CL 140mm
Crankset: SRAM Red AXS E1 Quarq 50-37T 165mm
Pedals: Speedplay Titanium
Bottom Bracket: BBInifinite BSA Ceramitech
Chain: SRAM Red E1
Cassette: SRAM Red AXS 10-33T
Saddle: Gelu E1
Seatpost: Darimo 250mm 3k
FD+RD: SRAM Red AXS E1 with HiCycle Carbon batteries
Barstem: Avian Canary 360x120mm
Expander: Cane Creek eeNut
Top cap: 2.5g integrated cap with bolt from AliExpress
Bar tape: Deda perforated
Computer mount: Alpitude Stelvio Correto
Radar mount: 3D printed
Bottle Cages: AliExpress 7g
Hardware: Bolts replaced for FD Hanger (Alloy), RD Hanger (Alloy), Seatpost clamp (Ti), FD Mount (Ti)




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by spokenwords

Looks great. Looking forward to a ride report and comparison. I think we all appreciate a good comparison between superbikes.
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Aryeh
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by Aryeh

spokenwords wrote:Looks great. Looking forward to a ride report and comparison. I think we all appreciate a good comparison between superbikes.
I already have nearly 1000 miles on it. I cannot tell the difference between the 2 bikes in any way. I thought the specialized would feel faster due to it being somewhat Aero focused but they feel the same to me.
I'm still really happy with the switch. I put over 20k miles on my r5 over 3.5 years and I wanted to try something new. I really like the way the bike looks and it rides beautifully just like my R5 did while also being a bit lighter.
I did my first ever 200k ride a few weeks ago on the new bike and it was really comfortable.

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Down to 6265g with the XX SL T-Type MTB chain. SRAM are claiming it's not compatible with road AXS but the dimensions look identical to me and my digital caliper tells the same story.
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by mike

great looking bike and great weight savings . it will be lighter than a standard s works complete bike with your upgrades and you still have a $1k in savings

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by Aryeh

mike wrote:great looking bike and great weight savings . it will be lighter than a standard s works complete bike with your upgrades and you still have a $1k in savings
The bulid cost for this bike is almost equal to what the Tarmac SL8 Pro complete bike costs which leaves me with over $5k in savings compared to the S-Works complete build.

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by gurk700

Not exactly in love with SL8 but this one's hot AF. Really tastefully built!

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by spokenwords

whats your saddle height? i think i would also ride a 52, but i like a lot of saddle to bar drop, so just getting ideas.
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by Aryeh

spokenwords wrote:whats your saddle height? i think i would also ride a 52, but i like a lot of saddle to bar drop, so just getting ideas.
My saddle is set 66cm from the BB. I'm 5' 7" or 170cm and I'm on 170mm cranks.

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by spokenwords

thanks
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by mike

welll done!!!! love all the thought and weight and money savings on this.

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by Aryeh

New carbon clamps from @SQUICCHI
18g saved.
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by Aryeh

New Gelu E3 saddle arrived today.
It is 61g instead of the quoted 55g.
I will be testing it to potentially replace my 80g Berk Lupina that I've ridden for the last few years.Image

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by da123

Aryeh wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2024 2:18 am
New Gelu E3 saddle arrived today.
It is 61g instead of the quoted 55g.
I will be testing it to potentially replace my 80g Berk Lupina that I've ridden for the last few years.Image
I have the E3 saddle on two bikes. I've also had, and broken, quite a lot of Berk Lupinas. Comfort is personal of course, but there is no comparison between the two in terms of quality IMO. The Gelu is streets ahead of the Berk. I find the Gelu very comfortable, but it has noticeably less flex than the Lupina.

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I had one Gelu crack on me. I was offered a crash replacement with a reinforced section where the previous one crack. Anghel is great to deal with and replies fairly quick.
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