Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8

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mlosco
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by mlosco

NotYou wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:29 pm
znerken wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2024 4:30 pm
Is this the GLOSS CARBON / VIAVI MAGANTA GOLD / CHAOS RED PEARL / WHITE color color just in a better light?

Edit: noticed the no carbon layers in the paint, so I guess not.
Looks more like a custom build of the Gloss Solidity/Red to Black Pearl/Metallic White Silver they sell as a SRAM Red build in Germany

https://www.specialized.com/de/de/s-wor ... 80-4221539
Looks like the gloss red sky, which looks maroonish in indirect light. There are other photos of that frame in this chain (e.g., 311, 350, 354, 370).

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WillyTuring
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by WillyTuring

WillyTuring wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 12:14 pm
micmax wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 10:49 am
WillyTuring wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 1:20 am
Hi there, thanks for helping out,is this selling from an authorized dealer or someone on ebay? I am looking for one selled from autorized dealer or official website.
Looks like it's a shop. If it's an authorized speci dealer, don't know. You should contact the shop. English shouldn't be a prob.

https://herobikes.bikede.de/contact_us/new
Will try, thanks for the help.
I have contacted some Specialized dealers in Italy, they have the size and the exact colorway i want, but they can not ship it outside EU due to some commercial agreement with Specialized...

man1ac
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by man1ac

My girlfriend showed me some Roval Decals in the matching frame color of the powder indigo.
Does anyone know where I can buy the foil itself? Id like to make her matchin DTSwiss decals....

repoman
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by repoman

I thought this was interesting:

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r3m
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Location: Aix en Provence

by r3m

I have an issue with my thm clavicula se on my tarmac sl8. I mount him with the 2mm spacer on the drive side and the 1mm on the cone slevve (left) but when i finally tight the adjusting screw for finish the build, i cant turn the cranck, is to tight. My clamping screw is tight @ 10NM after the play adjusted.
Can anyone help me?

JMOS
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by JMOS

Am I correct assuming that the problem with most integrated cockpits (other than the Rapide) are the adapters (or the lack thereof) to make it sit flush? As far as I know, EXS and Avian work well, are there other options? Might there also be a problem concerning the routing of the cables? Cheers

nonamed
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by nonamed

Sharing some pics of frame weights I got from one of the sellers in Thailand:
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448315624_771073171874265_3481986374450043093_n.jpg
448264763_974017040881728_7075286489068460926_n.jpg
448150309_988374519435285_3026154106958769899_n.jpg
445356541_756376533062496_5668462355788853869_n.jpg
This GLOSS CQV REFLEX FINE GOLD PEARL OVER WHITE / SATIN CARBON in the end seems no to be as heavy as some suspected here I guess. Does anyone have any comparison or built the bike with that color scheme?

repoman
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by repoman

Legit lightweight!

justonwo
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by justonwo

Finalized the spec on my Tarmac:

- S-Works Tarmac frame, size 52 viavi blue
- Rapide CLX II Team wheels
- SRM PM9 Crankset, Look 170 mm crank arms
- Ceramicspeed BB
- 9250 Drivetrain, 50/34 chainrings, 11-34 cassette
- Rapide cockpit, 400/90
- S-Works Romin Evo with Mirror Saddle, 143 mm
- S-Works Turbo 2Bliss T2/T5 28 mm tires
- 2 Arundel Mandible cages
2020 F12 AXS Red (Zipp 353)
2021 S-Works Aethos Di2 9200 (Alpinist CLX II)
2006 Cervelo Soloist
2021 S-Works Epic
2024 Topstone Lab71 (Force/XX1, Terra CLX II)

Retired: 2014 and 2020 S-Works Roubaix
2020 Canyon Ultimate
2018 S-Works Camber

jeanjacques
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Location: France

by jeanjacques

repoman wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:59 pm
I thought this was interesting:

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People doesn't want to know that. They want to believe they're buying the best frame with a completely new modern geometry based on hundreds of hours of research. Imagine just one second if Specialized say "we took our work from 2012, from the Roubaix line, and it's now the best geometry for road racing we can offer".

In fact, the current price may not be used for R&D but for historical research ?

If the geometry is great, there is nothing wrong to use it again. But you need to be more careful with all the marketing wrap.

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nulldreiundreissig
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by nulldreiundreissig

nonamed wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 3:10 pm
Sharing some pics of frame weights I got from one of the sellers in Thailand:
448433627_365778219460623_386383650039039379_n.jpg
448315624_771073171874265_3481986374450043093_n.jpg
448264763_974017040881728_7075286489068460926_n.jpg
448150309_988374519435285_3026154106958769899_n.jpg
445356541_756376533062496_5668462355788853869_n.jpg
This GLOSS CQV REFLEX FINE GOLD PEARL OVER WHITE / SATIN CARBON in the end seems no to be as heavy as some suspected here I guess. Does anyone have any comparison or built the bike with that color scheme?
Are there any more pictures on the GLOSS CQV REFLEX FINE GOLD PEARL OVER WHITE / Satin Carbon?

CrankAddictsRich
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by CrankAddictsRich

jeanjacques wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2024 10:49 am
repoman wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:59 pm
I thought this was interesting:

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People doesn't want to know that. They want to believe they're buying the best frame with a completely new modern geometry based on hundreds of hours of research. Imagine just one second if Specialized say "we took our work from 2012, from the Roubaix line, and it's now the best geometry for road racing we can offer".

In fact, the current price may not be used for R&D but for historical research ?

If the geometry is great, there is nothing wrong to use it again. But you need to be more careful with all the marketing wrap.

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there's only one issue with the argument here.... that Specialized has never claimed that they've spent hundreds of hours of research to come up with a new modern geometry. In fact, they usually point out that the Tarmac geoemtery has remained the same for the last 3-4 generations. Have they advertsied r&d into carbon layup and aero tube shapes? Yes, absolutely, but they've never claimed geometery changes and if you're mistaking those claims for geometry changes, maybe that says something.

That diagram does do a great job at illustrating the finite details of geometery changes though... but if you're someone that's ever researched bike geometry, then it isn't ground breaking news... very minor differences in angles and make some pretty dramatic effects in how a bike feels and handles and that diagram doesn't even show the aspect of the Roubaix geometry that is probably most pronounced and that is the head tube height, which ultimately puts the rider in a more upright position.

Jaisen
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by Jaisen

The diagram is very misleading and it is probably because of the scale. The 2012 Roubaix is still closer in geometry to the current Roubaix then it ever was to the Tarmac.

Tarmac SL8 in 54cm

Stack: 544
Reach: 384
Wheelbase: 978
Chainstay: 410
Rake: 44
HTA: 73
STA: 74

2012 Roubaix Apex Compact in 54cm

Stack: 560
Reach: 380
Wheelbase: 1000
Chainstay: 415
Rake: 49
HTA: 72
STA: 73.5

Roubaix SL8 in 54cm

Stack: 585
Reach: 381
Wheelbase: 1005
Chainstay: 420
Rake: 47
HTA: 72.3
STA: 74
(The extra stack on the current Roubaix likely is related to the future shock stem)

boyce89976
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by boyce89976

jeanjacques wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2024 10:49 am
repoman wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:59 pm
I thought this was interesting:

Image
People doesn't want to know that. They want to believe they're buying the best frame with a completely new modern geometry based on hundreds of hours of research. Imagine just one second if Specialized say "we took our work from 2012, from the Roubaix line, and it's now the best geometry for road racing we can offer".

In fact, the current price may not be used for R&D but for historical research ?

If the geometry is great, there is nothing wrong to use it again. But you need to be more careful with all the marketing wrap.

Image
Exactly. It's really a dumb comparison. The visual looks close, but when you look at the numbers (as shown above) it's really not close at all. Here's what Spesh says regarding geometry (nothing here about groundbreaking new geometry, in fact they say "Tarmac's proven geometry"):

Thanks to our Rider-First Engineering, every rider, regardless of size, gets the same unprecedented ride quality and handling. In the saddle the Tarmac SL8 delivers 6% more compliance, floating over rough road with a supple feel unique in the high strung world of race bikes. Tarmac’s proven geometry and 32mm tire clearance are identical to the SL7, ensuring easy adaptation and the versatility to run higher volume tires when needed.

Mitsubishimoe
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by Mitsubishimoe

Hi friends, can somebody tell me how this thing is called and where i can get one ? My frame came without one and i want to use 1x setup with a clean optic. Thanks in advance for any help! ✌️
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