Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8

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K4m1k4z3
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by K4m1k4z3

Mitsubishimoe wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 10:24 am
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! ✌️
[S201900002]
der my21 tarmac sl7 front derailleur block off plate

Any Specialized dealer should be able to order it for you.
'24 S-Works Tarmac SL8 RTP|Ultegra R8100|Alpinist CL / Custom Rapide CLX 2x60
'19 Diverge E5 Comp
'18 Epic HT Comp Carbon WMN
'18 TCR Adv Pro 1 Disc

JMOS
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by JMOS

I finally got hold of an SL8 frame, now I have to figure out whether to opt for (current) Sram Force or Ultegra Di2 12s. Are there any compelling reasons (other than personal preference) to get one groupset over another with regard to the frameset?

I'd have to pay roughly 200 € more for Sram. I had 11s Ulterga DI2 on my old bike (if that is of any relevance).

Mitsubishimoe
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by Mitsubishimoe

ome rodriguez wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 11:50 am
Where are you located? I have 2 extras and no use.
Would be awesome! Im from south germany. Im a new member on ww forum, is it possible you can pm me ?

gbrnole
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by gbrnole

JMOS wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 1:22 pm
I finally got hold of an SL8 frame, now I have to figure out whether to opt for (current) Sram Force or Ultegra Di2 12s. Are there any compelling reasons (other than personal preference) to get one groupset over another with regard to the frameset?

I'd have to pay roughly 200 € more for Sram. I had 11s Ulterga DI2 on my old bike (if that is of any relevance).
the Force AXS is a more simple install simply due to not having to fiddle with the Di2 cable at the front mech location (the retaining clip for the front deraillleur hanger is a more awkward design than it needs to be), but otherwise the groupsets perform about equally and the Ultegra is about half a pound lighter.

brake lever ergonomics might play a role in your decision too.

Mitsubishimoe
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by Mitsubishimoe

K4m1k4z3 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 11:59 am
Mitsubishimoe wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 10:24 am
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! ✌️
[S201900002]
der my21 tarmac sl7 front derailleur block off plate

Any Specialized dealer should be able to order it for you.

THANKS!! Are you sure it fits for SL8 too? Found one for about 3pounds 😬

gurk700
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by gurk700

nonamed wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 3:10 pm
Sharing some pics of frame weights I got from one of the sellers in Thailand:
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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?
I should've noted the frame weight but I usually just build the bike up and weigh the final thing these days.
I faintly remember 742, 744 something in that range for my 52cm white gloss.

Full bike is 6.72kg but I don't think that will mean much since it's not stock. Non stock parts are
EXS Aerover,
Farsports 50mm carbon spoke (30mm width) no spoke holes,
DA 11-34 cassette,
Conti GP5000 28mm,
100mL sealant total,
Alpitude Gardena saddle
Elite Superleggero bottle cages
Ceramicspeed OSPW
Ceramicspeed BB
Favero Assioma pedals

Mitsubishimoe
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by Mitsubishimoe

Sorry, double post.

JMOS
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by JMOS

gbrnole wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:41 pm
JMOS wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 1:22 pm
I finally got hold of an SL8 frame, now I have to figure out whether to opt for (current) Sram Force or Ultegra Di2 12s. Are there any compelling reasons (other than personal preference) to get one groupset over another with regard to the frameset?

I'd have to pay roughly 200 € more for Sram. I had 11s Ulterga DI2 on my old bike (if that is of any relevance).
the Force AXS is a more simple install simply due to not having to fiddle with the Di2 cable at the front mech location (the retaining clip for the front deraillleur hanger is a more awkward design than it needs to be), but otherwise the groupsets perform about equally and the Ultegra is about half a pound lighter.

brake lever ergonomics might play a role in your decision too.
Thanks. Going Shimano again then.

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by pdlpsher1

JMOS wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 10:01 pm
gbrnole wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:41 pm
JMOS wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 1:22 pm
I finally got hold of an SL8 frame, now I have to figure out whether to opt for (current) Sram Force or Ultegra Di2 12s. Are there any compelling reasons (other than personal preference) to get one groupset over another with regard to the frameset?

I'd have to pay roughly 200 € more for Sram. I had 11s Ulterga DI2 on my old bike (if that is of any relevance).
the Force AXS is a more simple install simply due to not having to fiddle with the Di2 cable at the front mech location (the retaining clip for the front deraillleur hanger is a more awkward design than it needs to be), but otherwise the groupsets perform about equally and the Ultegra is about half a pound lighter.

brake lever ergonomics might play a role in your decision too.
Thanks. Going Shimano again then.
I watched a video on the Shimano install and the builder only loosened one of the two screws for the FD hanger to fish the Di2 wire. I'll be doing my build soon and I will start with just one screw out.

JMOS
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by JMOS

pdlpsher1 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 10:30 pm
JMOS wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 10:01 pm
gbrnole wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:41 pm
JMOS wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2024 1:22 pm
I finally got hold of an SL8 frame, now I have to figure out whether to opt for (current) Sram Force or Ultegra Di2 12s. Are there any compelling reasons (other than personal preference) to get one groupset over another with regard to the frameset?

I'd have to pay roughly 200 € more for Sram. I had 11s Ulterga DI2 on my old bike (if that is of any relevance).
the Force AXS is a more simple install simply due to not having to fiddle with the Di2 cable at the front mech location (the retaining clip for the front deraillleur hanger is a more awkward design than it needs to be), but otherwise the groupsets perform about equally and the Ultegra is about half a pound lighter.

brake lever ergonomics might play a role in your decision too.
Thanks. Going Shimano again then.
I watched a video on the Shimano install and the builder only loosened one of the two screws for the FD hanger to fish the Di2 wire. I'll be doing my build soon and I will start with just one screw out.
Thanks for the advice!

gurk700
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by gurk700

Anybody running CLX 50 set on their SL8? Photos?

mikehhhhhhh
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by mikehhhhhhh

Anyone else have an absolutely miserable time aligning the rear caliper on their SL8?

Mines always been awkward, pulling the caliper I think to a slight tilt with the ds pad closer to the disc just as you hit the spec torque for the caliper bolts.

But it's evident with a new set of pads it's not quite right.

Is it common for the rear mounts to need facing and will warranty cover it?

Nickldn
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by Nickldn

mikehhhhhhh wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:22 pm
Anyone else have an absolutely miserable time aligning the rear caliper on their SL8?

Mines always been awkward, pulling the caliper I think to a slight tilt with the ds pad closer to the disc just as you hit the spec torque for the caliper bolts.

But it's evident with a new set of pads it's not quite right.

Is it common for the rear mounts to need facing and will warranty cover it?
Mine rear was a real b*****d to align. I put it down to a slightly lazy piston in the Red caliper. Front was a breeze in comparison. Both disks are fully straight.

In the end I put a thin piece of metal on the side which rubbed to move the caliper before tightening down and it's been fine since. I miss the wider pad clearance of Campy.

Torbjorn
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by Torbjorn

mikehhhhhhh wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:22 pm
Is it common for the rear mounts to need facing and will warranty cover it?
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