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SPECIALIZED TARMAC SL6 EXPERT - 2018

Specialized
£3,500.00 £2,450.00
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Our S-Works Tarmac may be the optimal bike for winning a Grand Tour, but chances are, you’re not going to be competing in Southern France this season. But when you need a bike that’s ready to annihilate the competition on your training rides and local races, the new Tarmac Expert is pretty damn hard to beat.

To get the weight around 950 grams, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced material and schedule we've ever made—the shape, schedule, and material optimization allowed us to shed nearly 200 grams. That's right, a 20% reduction in frame weight—the perfect recipe for your next hill climb PR.

We then further improved our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places. With this revamp, we also updated the geometry—basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled us to develop a performance road geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front end and short wheelbase, delivering instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.

And while stiffness aids in the aforementioned, compliance must also be utilized for an optimal ride quality. That's why we designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn’t happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval SLX 24 rim. This allows lower pressures for decreased rolling resistance, increased traction, and more comfort. Altogether, these additions still have the Tarmac riding like a true race-machine, but just takes a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You’ll thanks us on your next long ride.

And while this is all great, we know that aerodynamics are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Both our Bora-Hansgrohe and Team Quick Step Floors Pro Tour riders, after all, are demanding aero improvements on every bike. With this, the aero goal was to discover where we could essentially “add aero for free,” by not taking anything away from the hallmarks of the Tarmac design. During the six-month iterative process, three areas were discovered where we could do this—a new fork shape, dropped seatstays with aero tubes, and a d-shaped seatpost and seat tube. The result? A bike that’s approximately 45 seconds faster over 40km compared to other lightweight bikes in the same category. A speed savings that you'll feel when you're attacking off the front of the peloton.

This new Tarmac comes ready to race out of the box, featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, lightweight Roval Rapide CL 50 rims laced to DT Swiss hubs, our fastest S-Works Turbo 26mm tires, and a sublime Toupé Expert Gel saddle.

  • The FACT 10r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance of our top-end carbon production methods with our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac.
  • S-Works full FACT carbon fork with a tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.
  • The 11-speed Shimano Ultegra 8000 shifting is extremely reliable, lightweight, and precise.
 
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Our S-Works Tarmac may be the optimal bike for winning a Grand Tour, but chances are, you’re not going to be competing in Southern France this season. But when you need a bike that’s ready to annihilate the competition on your training rides and local races, the new Tarmac Expert is pretty damn hard to beat.

To get the weight around 950 grams, we utilized advanced aerospace composite optimization software to revolutionize the construction and layup of our new FACT 10r carbon. It's the most advanced material and schedule we've ever made—the shape, schedule, and material optimization allowed us to shed nearly 200 grams. That's right, a 20% reduction in frame weight—the perfect recipe for your next hill climb PR.

We then further improved our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure that the new Tarmac is stiff and compliant in exactly the right places. With this revamp, we also updated the geometry—basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled us to develop a performance road geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front end and short wheelbase, delivering instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.

And while stiffness aids in the aforementioned, compliance must also be utilized for an optimal ride quality. That's why we designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn’t happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval SLX 24 rim. This allows lower pressures for decreased rolling resistance, increased traction, and more comfort. Altogether, these additions still have the Tarmac riding like a true race-machine, but just takes a bit of the sting out of those road imperfections. You’ll thanks us on your next long ride.

And while this is all great, we know that aerodynamics are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Both our Bora-Hansgrohe and Team Quick Step Floors Pro Tour riders, after all, are demanding aero improvements on every bike. With this, the aero goal was to discover where we could essentially “add aero for free,” by not taking anything away from the hallmarks of the Tarmac design. During the six-month iterative process, three areas were discovered where we could do this—a new fork shape, dropped seatstays with aero tubes, and a d-shaped seatpost and seat tube. The result? A bike that’s approximately 45 seconds faster over 40km compared to other lightweight bikes in the same category. A speed savings that you'll feel when you're attacking off the front of the peloton.

This new Tarmac comes ready to race out of the box, featuring a crisp Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset, lightweight Roval Rapide CL 50 rims laced to DT Swiss hubs, our fastest S-Works Turbo 26mm tires, and a sublime Toupé Expert Gel saddle.

  • The FACT 10r carbon frame combines the lightweight performance and compliance of our top-end carbon production methods with our Rider-First Engineered™ design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac.
  • S-Works full FACT carbon fork with a tapered construction provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response for instantaneous accelerations and high-speed descents.
  • The 11-speed Shimano Ultegra 8000 shifting is extremely reliable, lightweight, and precise.
 
Frame -  Specialized Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered™, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, 130mm rear spacing
Fork -  S-Works FACT carbon
Stem -  Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Handlebars -  Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 123x75mm
Tape -  S-Wrap w/ Sticky gel
Shifters -  Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
Front Derailleur -  Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on
Rear Derailleur -  Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11-speed
Cassette -  Shimano Ultegra 8000,11-speed, 11-30t
Crank -  Shimano Ultegra R8000
Chain -  Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Chainrings -  52/36T
Bottom Bracket -  Praxis BB30 w/ Shimano conversion adaptor
Pedals -  Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
Saddle -  Toupe Expert Gel, 143mm, hollow titanium rails, Adaptive Edge
Seatpost -  S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
Front Wheel -  Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 20h
Rear Wheel -  Roval SLX 24 Rims, DT Swiss 350 hubs, DT Swiss Competition spokes, 24h
Inner Tubes -  66mm alloy tubeless valve
Front Tyre -  S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Rear Tyre -  S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm
Front Brake -  Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
Rear Brake -  Shimano Ultegra 8010 direct mount
Product Code Option Availability Price Buy
90618-3156 56CM / BLACK/ACID PINK In Stock (2 - 5 Days) £2,450.00 Add to basket
90618-3254 EX-DEMO / 54CM / FLO RED/METALLIC WHITE SILVER/TARMAC BLACK In Stock (2 - 5 Days) £2,450.00 Add to basket
90618-3256 EX DEMO / 56CM / 1 / FLO RED/METALLIC WHITE SILVER/TARMAC BLACK In Stock (2 - 5 Days) £2,940.00 Add to basket
90618-3258 EX DEMO / 58CM / FLO RED/METALLIC WHITE SILVER/TARMAC BLACK In Stock (2 - 5 Days) £2,450.00 Add to basket

For bikes, spend over £749.00 for FREE DELIVERY.

For anything else, spend over £35.00 for FREE DELIVERY.

 

Items showing as 'In Stock' are available for immediate dispatch from The Bike Shed Head Office in Crediton. 

Items showing as 'In Stock (2 - 5 Days)' are in stock, but are stored at a warehouse or another of our shops. It can take us 2 - 5 days to get the stock back to head office before it can be dispatched. Any order that doesn't make it back to head office by the next working day is upgraded to 1st class delivery free of charge.

 

Delivery to Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands is available: Items that can be sent via Royal Mail will be charged at the standard rate, larger items may vary. Please contact us for a quote. 

Delivery outside of the United Kingdom is available on request. Please contact us for a quote. 

All in stock items ordered before 1pm will be dispatched the same day via Royal Mail. For Express delivery or larger items, we use Parcelforce.

 

Clothing/Accessories/Parts  
Royal Mail (Under £35) £3.00
Royal Mail (Over £35) Free
Express Delivery - Parcelforce 24 £5.00
   
Bikes (excluding Trek & current year Whyte)  
Designated Day Delivery (Under £749) £29.00 per order
Designated Day Delivery (Over £749) Free
   
Wheels  
Express Delivery (Under £99) £5.00 per order
Express Delivery (Over £99) Free
   
Children's Bikes  
Designated Day Delivery (Under £500) £15.00 per order
Designated Day Delivery (Over £500) Free

Bike Delivery

All bikes are delivered via Parcel Force 48 (2 day Service) and can only be delivered on a week day (Monday - Friday) between 8:30am - 5:30pm. Unfortunately we are unable to advise a specific time window (e.g Morning or Afternoon delivery) however tracking information will be provided. 

Our bikes are prepared 'Ready to Ride' with the exception of fitting the pedals and straightening the handlebars - instructions will be included. We dispatch our bikes in full size bike boxes so everything including the gears are setup prior for minimum effort. 

Designated Day: Once you have made your purchase, we will contact you to arrange a convienant delivery date. Please note - Bikes purchased using finance must be delivered to the address on the finance application. 

For orders to the Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland & Scottish Highlands please contact us to confirm we can arrange delivery.

Trek, Brompton & current year Whyte bikes can be purchased online, but must be collected in-store. This is to ensure the customer receives a personal level of service and that their new bike is built and fitted correctly for maximum enjoyment.

For orders placed before 3pm and shipped via Royal Mail, we advise a delivery time between 2 - 3 working days.

For more information on Royal Mail First Class delivery please see their website.

For orders placed before 3pm and shipped via Express Delivery (Parcelforce 24), we advise a delivery time between 1 - 2 working days*.

All orders sent via Express Delivery require a signature upon delivery. If you're not home, a card will be left and you'll need to rearrange delivery with your local Parcelforce depot. 

For more details please visit Parcelforce's website.

Tracking information will be automatically emailed upon dispatch.

*Working day is Monday - Friday and does not include weekends

If choosing collect in-store, please ensure a telephone number is provided and make a note of your preferred collection location in the 'Add Comments About Your Order' section, in 'Step 4' when placing your order. This will help to speed up the fulfillment process. We will then contact you once your order is in store ready for collection. 

To find your nearest store, click here.

We are happy to offer a 60 day returns policy for any item purchased from The Bike Shed website. All we ask is that the item(s) are returned unused and in the original packaging.

Unless we have incorrectly fulfilled an order, or your item(s) were damaged during transit, we will not refund any associated delivery charges or cover any delivery costs when posting the item(s) back to us. However item(s) can be returned to any Bike Shed store free of charge.

When your refund is processed, the funds will be returned to the original payment method. This may take up to 10 working days to appear as cleared funds.

 

Free delivery is offered when spending over £749 on bikes, and £35 on everything else. 

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Bike finance, a quick and easy way to fund your new road, hybrid, mountain or electric bike with Bike Shed. 

Finance is available on a large range of bikes, clothing and accessories in all our stores and via mail order (via email or telephone) with a minimum transaction value of £350bike finance. A minimum of a 10% deposit is required for all purchases on finance.

0% Finance is available on all full priced items, as well as a hand picked selection of discounted models. If you are interested in a discounted bike, but are unsure whether or not it can be purchased with 0% finance, just ask. 

For the remainder of the discounted models, we can still provide finance, but there will be an interest charged. For further details on our bike finance charges, see below.

For full priced items, finance options are available in 6, 10, 12, 18, 24, 36 or 48 month payment periods.

  • 0% interest finance is available on terms up to 12 months.
  • 4.9% interest finance is available on terms of 18 or 24 months.
  • 9.9% interest finance is available on terms of 36 months.
  • 15.9% interest finance is available on terms of 48 months.

You can include as many parts, accessories, clothing etc as you wish as part of the purchase. The finance application will simply be calculated on the total purchase price for all items. 

Once the finance agreement has been accepted by V12 Retail Finance, we cannot modify the value of the loan without re-applying for finance. 

 

Application Examples

Available for transactions totalling over £350 where items are sold at original RRP.

Example:

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

12 Repayments of £142.43 @ 0%

Total Paid £1899.00

Available for transactions totalling over £350 where items are sold at original RRP.

Example:

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

24 Repayments of £98.60 @ 4.9%

Total Paid £1964.66

Available for ALL transactions totalling over £350.

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

36 Repayments of £59.11 @ 15.9%

Total Paid £2317.86

Available for ALL transactions totalling over £350.

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

36 Repayments of £47.43 @ 15.9%

Total Paid £2466.54

 

 

As a general rule, 0% Finance over 12 months, and 4.9% finance over 24 months is not available on sale and discounted models items, nor can it be used to top up a Cyclescheme voucher. However, we are happy to review each request on a case-by-case basis. If we're unable, we will calculate the best alternative rate that we can offer. 

 

To enquire about financing your next purchase, please contact us today!

 

To apply for finance you must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A permanent UK resident
  • In regular employment (minimum of 16 hours per week) including self employment, or in permanent residence with your spouse/partner who is in regular employment
  • In receipt of pension if you are retired
  • If registered disabled confirmation of sufficient income will be required
  • Loans subject to status. Available to UK residents 18 years and over. Full terms and conditions are available in store or by writing/emailing to The Bike Shed, Union Road, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3AW. Written details on request.

 

Cyclescheme is the UK's number one provider of tax-free bikes for the Government's Cycle to Work initiative. It's a brilliant programme where everyone wins - employees make big savings on new bikes, employers get a healthier workforce and save money too! Cyclescheme has a great track record in helping businesses of all sizes to set up and run successful Cycle to Work schemes.

How Much Can I Save Via Cyclescheme

Check out our personalised savings calculator!

Cyclescheme Savings Calculator

The cycle to work scheme is a government initiative which allows employees to hire bicycles tax free from their employers using salary sacrifice. As the payments into the scheme are made before tax and national insurance are calculated this leads to potential savings of up to 42%

Typical example for an employee earning £18,000 pa

Please Note: Savings will differ for each individual

If your employer is a member of a cycle to work scheme (Cyclescheme, Bike2Work etc) all you need to do is visit one of our stores, or contact us to ask us for a quotation. Quotes can be provided for bicycles and bicycle accessories only. Once we have issued you a quotation, simply forward it to your employer for approval. Once you have been approved, you'll soon receive a certificate which can be redeemed for your new bike. The process usually takes between 2 - 3 weeks

Cyclescheme is available for mail order however a delivery charge of £29 will apply. This charge cannot be include in your quotation and must be paid for prior delivery. 

Please note: Unless your employer has a consumer credit licence the maximum spend limit for a bicycle & accessories is £1000. You can purchase bikes over £1000 and pay the difference, however legal ownership of the bike will remain the employers regardless of how much extra has been paid.

For any questions regarding Cyclescheme please contact us

For more detailed information regarding the scheme please visit www.cyclescheme.co.uk

 

Please Note: Cyclescheme is not available on discounted items.

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