Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8

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SimonWang
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by SimonWang

Does anyone know of any rumors about the 2023 Tarmac SL8? :D

mod edit: Removing rumor from title because it's real
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Rumors say it will be presented at this years Tour de France, so we can expect to see some pros on it latest at the Dauphine I guess?

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Some quotes fro the 2023 rumors thread:
hoosierdaddy wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2023 6:17 am
Tarmac SL8 confirmed for TdF launch! The one-piece bar will be launched with it, no info on if customers can select width/stem length unfortunately.
hoosierdaddy wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2023 4:48 pm
Slightly lighter, slightly more aero (one-piece bar), and still holding true to the "one bike to rule them all" idea. Basically a refined SL7 and nothing drastically changing. I'd be surprised if new wheels drop with the SL8.
StiffWeenies wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2023 11:04 am
SL8 Roval cockpit
This is a stolen sample according to Specialized China.
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My local Spesh dealer also confirmed me it's being announced at the Tour this year.

Availability will be something else i think :D

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I can imagine new wheels dropping with the venge whenever that comes out

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Ive seen some pics of SL8. Yes not much changes.

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gravity wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2023 9:27 am
Ive seen some pics of SL8. Yes not much changes.
More like an evolution of the SL7 instead of revolution?

does it look more lightweight focused or more aero focused?

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Why do people always seem to want revolution?? Does anyone expect things to change in a way that an amateur will suddenly be able to ride with a pro (not riding that revolutionary frame)?? I don't get it. Sorry.

Ok... a revolution for me would be: are they now willing to swap seatpost setback prior to purchase? Adjust cockpit prior to purchase also? That for me would be the minimum a manufacturer has to offer in terms of adjustability. I'm not buying from wallmart or decatlhon. I'm buying very expensive, luxury product.

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pmprego wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2023 10:16 am
Why do people always seem to want revolution?? Does anyone expect things to change in a way that an amateur will suddenly be able to ride with a pro (not riding that revolutionary frame)?? I don't get it. Sorry.
Because marketing departments have sold them evolutions as revolutions for years now. "See that Cyclocross frame there? We added some tyre clearance, it is the best gravel race bike ever build now."

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Photoshop, no? :twisted:

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jayjay wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2023 8:25 am
Some quotes fro the 2023 rumors thread:
hoosierdaddy wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2023 6:17 am
Tarmac SL8 confirmed for TdF launch! The one-piece bar will be launched with it, no info on if customers can select width/stem length unfortunately.
hoosierdaddy wrote:
Mon Apr 10, 2023 4:48 pm
Slightly lighter, slightly more aero (one-piece bar), and still holding true to the "one bike to rule them all" idea. Basically a refined SL7 and nothing drastically changing. I'd be surprised if new wheels drop with the SL8.
StiffWeenies wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2023 11:04 am
SL8 Roval cockpit
This is a stolen sample according to Specialized China.
Image
Image
Bars look nice, but not sure about that width....

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Kurt1980 wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2023 10:50 am
Bars look nice, but not sure about that width....
What could be wrong with a 420mm width?

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The trend is for narrower bars for aero gains - say 40 or 38cm bars. I think they ought to go down 2cm on the stock bar they send with every size so while the larger sizes now come with 44cm they should go to 42cm, the middle sizes which now come with 42cm should be 40cm, and the smaller sizes that come with 40cm to come with 38cm.

Of course since you can order a bike direct from specialized or order from a dealer you should be able to pick you bar and stem length, crankset length, chainring sizes, and casssette size, IMO.
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Ritxis wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2023 10:47 am
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Photoshop, no? :twisted:
That was my initial thought. Austrailia seems like a strange place for the first image to show up. Why would it be in Austrailia, instead of Europe where it will likely launch? It's not like they would already be distributing for retail so this really makes no sense. I would imagine the first leaks are Remco or Fabio (e.g. the one piece bar) or one of the women from SD Works (same with the one piece again).
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pmprego wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2023 10:16 am
Why do people always seem to want revolution?? Does anyone expect things to change in a way that an amateur will suddenly be able to ride with a pro (not riding that revolutionary frame)?? I don't get it. Sorry.

Ok... a revolution for me would be: are they now willing to swap seatpost setback prior to purchase? Adjust cockpit prior to purchase also? That for me would be the minimum a manufacturer has to offer in terms of adjustability. I'm not buying from wallmart or decatlhon. I'm buying very expensive, luxury product.
Nobody on here said he wanted a revolution I think?
I just wanted to know if the main look of the bike would be similar to the SL7 or not. :noidea:

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