One bike to rule them all
Morph Sagan’s superhuman speed with Alaphilippe’s climbing power and you’ve got the Tarmac SL7. The bike that knows no compromise. Climb on the lightest bike the rules allow, sprint on the fastest – all with legendary Tarmac handling. The only choice you need to make is when to attack.
Aero, stiff, light.
Forget the days of choosing between a climbing bike and an aero bike. This is 2020, and compromising is a thing of the past. After 45 years of innovation, we’ve dropped a Tarmac that wins by any measure – race at the legal weight limit, on the fastest bike in the peloton.
The winner's ride
No bike is more influenced by our racers than the Tarmac. A two-decade long collaboration with the best riders in the world has pushed our engineering team farther than we ever thought possible, so far in fact, that the new Tarmac SL7 redefines the modern race bike. By making compromise a thing of the past, the Tarmac obliterates all competition.
One bike, 45 years of innovation
Innovation never stops at Specialized. When the SL6 was released, work had already begun on the SL7. Our engineers were committed to ensuring our riders would never have to choose between aero and weight again. Thanks to the best R&D resources in the world and a team of obsessed engineers, the Tarmac SL7 achieves a marriage of light weight, aerodynamics, and ride quality previously thought impossible. Brass Ring? Holy Grail? We just call it the Tarmac SL7.
With extensive data acquisition of forces through every conceivable part of the frame during real world testing, our Rider-First Engineered™ process delivers the optimal balance of stiffness, weight and ride quality from size 44cm to 61cm, ensuring every rider gets the same legendary Tarmac ride quality.
New shape of speed
The New Shape of Speed is our doctrine that aero advantage does not need to come at the expense of weight or ride quality and the Tarmac SL7 is the ultimate expression of this. Endless refining of shapes from our FreeFoil Shape Library allowed us to create the lightest, fastest bike ever.
Integration of speed
As fast and light as the new Tarmac SL7 frame is, we couldn't have achieved our goals without the fastest components in the world. From the slippery Aerofly II bar to the all-new Roval Rapide CLX wheels and even a new SL7 stem that hides cables and saves 45 grams, all while ensuring you can find your fastest fit.
There can be more difference between two male cyclists than between a male and female. gender alone doesn't provide nearly enough data to specialize and that means separating the new Tarmac SL7 into male or female bikes is arbitrary and outdated. It means that it's time to go beyond gender.
Meet the team
It takes a team of hundreds to deliver a bike like the new Tarmac, but that team is led by engineers and designers absolutely obsessed with innovation.