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2024 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8 Frameset - Satin Carbon / Viavi Cynan Blue / Viavi Silver-Blue Pearl Edge Fade / Gloss Metallic White Silver

Specialized

Regular price $5,499.99

Nothing is faster than the Tarmac SL8 thanks to a combination of aerodynamics, lightweight, and ride quality previously thought impossible. After eight generations and over two decades of development, it’s more than the fastest Tarmac ever - it’s the world’s fastest race bike. Your legs up for it?

Please note: this is an early release pre-order/special order item - we expect to see greater supply in October. 

Aerodynamics or lightweight alone don’t win races - speed is what matters. Delivering that speed requires creating an uncompromising combination of aerodynamics, lightweight, stiffness, and compliance. Through race simulations using real world data our Ride Science team knows the Tarmac SL8 is the fastest race bike ever made on the routes that matter - 16.6 seconds faster over 40km, 128 seconds faster over Milan San Remo, 20 seconds faster over the legendary Tourmalet climb.

  • AERO IN EVERYTHING: We’re putting aero where it matters - the leading edge - not just where it looks good. In the process we’ve created our most aerodynamic road bike ever. Yes, it’s more aero than the Venge. Clean air is optimized for maximum advantage with the Tarmac’s new nose cone - the Speed Sniffer. By moving the steer tube back - the tube that determines head tube width - the leading edge of the head tube can be much sharper, delivering a much lower drag shape. Utilizing new UCI rules, the Tarmac SL8 has the narrowest, most aero seat post we’ve ever made ensuring fast moving, dirty air around the legs can flow back more cleanly. Doesn’t victory smell sweet?
  • MINIMUM WEIGHT, MAXIMUM AERO: Tarmac SL8 took learnings from Aethos to be easily built at the UCI minimum with a full aero set up. The team delivered a mind bending, scale tickling 685 gram frame - 15% lighter than the Tarmac SL7 and lighter than anything on else on the World Tour*. With the ability to make lightweight a top priority in the down tube, seat tube, and rear of the bike lessons from Aethos were applied. The frame’s shape carries load so efficiently that extra carbon stiffness layers become redundant. *Unless of course you count the time Kasper Asgreen raced our 585 gram Aethos frame during a Tour stage.
  • GOES LIKE HELL, RIDES LIKE HEAVEN: With massive gains in stiffness-to-weight - an improvement of 33% over the SL7 - the Tarmac SL8 takes legendary handling, aggressive responsiveness and World Championship proven geometry to the next level. The bike is stiffer at the pedals, more precise at the bars, and combines it with a compliant ride in the saddle that sets a new benchmark for race bike comfort. 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.
  • BEYOND GENDER: 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 creating male or female bikes is arbitrary and outdated. Every rider can get the next level advantage of Tarmac SL8. It’s time to go Beyond Gender.
  • 68mm threaded bottom bracket, flat mount disc brakes, and no-hassle seamless integration — the S-Works Tarmac SL8 Frameset is the ultimate starting point for your dream build.

Technical Specifications

WEIGHT

Weight

1.41 kg (3 lb, 1.7 oz)

Weight Size

56cm, as pictured

SUSPENSION

Fork

S-Works FACT 12r Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

FRAMESET

Frame

S-Works Tarmac SL8 FACT 12r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc. 685g frame.

COCKPIT

SeatPost

S-Works Tarmac SL8 Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 15mm offset

Seat Binder

Tarmac integrated wedge

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

44 49 52 54 56 58 61
Seatpost Length 300mm 300mm 300mm 380mm 380mm 380mm 380mm
Frame Stack 501mm 514mm 527mm 544mm 565mm 591mm 612mm
Frame Reach 366mm 375mm 380mm 384mm 395mm 402mm 408mm
Stack to Stem 509mm 522mm 535mm 552mm 573mm 599mm 620mm
Reach to Stem 363mm 372mm 377mm 381mm 393mm 400mm 406mm
Head Tube Length 99mm 109mm 120mm 137mm 157mm 184mm 204mm
Head Tube Angle 70.5° 71.75° 72.5° 73° 73.5° 73.5° 74°
BB Height 266mm 266mm 266mm 268mm 268mm 268mm 268mm
BB Drop 74mm 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
Trail 71mm 63mm 58mm 58mm 55mm 55mm 52mm
Fork Length, Full 370mm 370mm 370mm 370mm 370mm 370mm 370mm
Fork Rake/Offset 47mm 47mm 47mm 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Front Center 572mm 574mm 577mm 579mm 592mm 606mm 613mm
Chainstay Length 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm
Wheelbase 970mm 973mm 975mm 978mm 991mm 1006mm 1013mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal 496mm 509mm 531mm 541mm 563mm 577mm 595mm
Bike Standover Height 723mm 735mm 746mm 768mm 786mm 808mm 834mm
Seat Tube Length 433mm 445mm 456mm 473mm 494mm 515mm 545mm
Seat Tube Angle 75.5° 75.5° 74° 74° 73.5° 73.5° 73°