Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert 2022 Road Bike

4.4 out of 5 Customer Rating

Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert 2022 Road Bike

4.4 out of 5 Customer Rating
£7,250.00
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The Details

The new Tarmac is designed to go fast, there's no if's, and's, or but's about that—but it represents so much more than just aerodynamic prowess. With a light-weight, Rider-First Engineered™ frame, it delivers the best-possible ride characteristics, no matter the size. So no matter what you have planned for your new Tarmac, its ready to help you achieve your goals—PRs, KOMs, or podium top-steps. One bike to rule them all.

With a full Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset to keep shifts crisp and fast, and S-Works Turbo 700x26mm tires to keep you rolling fast, this new Tarmac delivers performance at a more palatable price point.

  • While aerodynamics were paramount to the Tarmac’s development, and to the development of all Specialized race bikes, weight was the co-pilot on this optimal race bike journey. Previously “aero bikes” always compromised in the weight department—the more drag you reduced, the more weight you gained. With the new Tarmac, the design philosophy was to keep it at, or below, the UCI weight limit out of the box, with no sacrifices to aerodynamics. And with the help of the FreeFoil Shape Library, tools like isotopic FEA analysis, and some engineering wizardry by the best engineers in the industry, a frame that weighs a mere 920 grams, without giving up a gram of aero, stiffness or ride quality.
  • Continuing the quest to develop the perfect race bike, Specialized used Rider-First Engineered™ philosophy to ensure that the new Tarmac is the most balanced, best handling Tarmac yet—no matter the size. With an army of the world’s best test riders from our three World Tour Teams — Boels-Dolmans, Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and Bora-hansgrohe — changes to the Tarmac were made based on their thousands of kilometers on the road. Balancing the ride quality between the front and rear end, so even the longest days in the saddle continue to be comfortable—all without giving up anything to the Tarmac’s legendary handling and race-winning snappiness.
  • Building on the learnings from the Venge, the new Tarmac utilizes simple integration to create a clean, fast cockpit that’s easy to live with. Specialized improved the routing for any configuration — mechanical shifting, traditional stems, round bars, etc. — all while keeping its aerodynamic attributes. These same traits also make the new Tarmac easy to work on and easy to travel with. It’s a win-win.

Our Verdict

Aero, stiff and light. When it comes to choosing a road bike, youve always had to compromise - until now. The Tarmac SL7 is truly the one bike to rule them all.

Key Specifications

  • Frame - Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Fork - FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc
  • Chainset - Shimano Ultegra R8100
  • Chainrings - 52/36T
  • Cassette - Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed, 11-30t
  • Chain - Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed
  • Front Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra R8150, braze-on
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra R8150, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - Shimano Threaded BSA BB
  • Front Hub - Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim
  • Rear Hub - Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim
  • 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 R8170, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc
  • Handlebars - Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
  • Stem - Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails
  • Seatpost - 2021 S-Works Tarmac Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 20mm offset
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sizing Information

Specialized Performance Road Bike Size Guide

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes: Aethos, Allez, Roubaix, Tarmac


Inches Centimeters Size
4'8" - 5'1" 142 - 155 44
5'1" - 5'4" 155 - 163 49
5'4" - 5'7" 163 - 170 52
5'7" - 5'10" 170 - 178 54
5'9" - 5'11" 175 - 183 56
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 58
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 61
6'5" - 6'9" 196 - 205 54

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Your Questions Answered

The new Tarmac is designed to go fast, there's no if's, and's, or but's about that—but it represents so much more than just aerodynamic prowess. With a light-weight, Rider-First Engineered™ frame, it delivers the best-possible ride characteristics, no matter the size. So no matter what you have planned for your new Tarmac, its ready to help you achieve your goals—PRs, KOMs, or podium top-steps. One bike to rule them all.

With a full Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset to keep shifts crisp and fast, and S-Works Turbo 700x26mm tires to keep you rolling fast, this new Tarmac delivers performance at a more palatable price point.

  • While aerodynamics were paramount to the Tarmac’s development, and to the development of all Specialized race bikes, weight was the co-pilot on this optimal race bike journey. Previously “aero bikes” always compromised in the weight department—the more drag you reduced, the more weight you gained. With the new Tarmac, the design philosophy was to keep it at, or below, the UCI weight limit out of the box, with no sacrifices to aerodynamics. And with the help of the FreeFoil Shape Library, tools like isotopic FEA analysis, and some engineering wizardry by the best engineers in the industry, a frame that weighs a mere 920 grams, without giving up a gram of aero, stiffness or ride quality.
  • Continuing the quest to develop the perfect race bike, Specialized used Rider-First Engineered™ philosophy to ensure that the new Tarmac is the most balanced, best handling Tarmac yet—no matter the size. With an army of the world’s best test riders from our three World Tour Teams — Boels-Dolmans, Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and Bora-hansgrohe — changes to the Tarmac were made based on their thousands of kilometers on the road. Balancing the ride quality between the front and rear end, so even the longest days in the saddle continue to be comfortable—all without giving up anything to the Tarmac’s legendary handling and race-winning snappiness.
  • Building on the learnings from the Venge, the new Tarmac utilizes simple integration to create a clean, fast cockpit that’s easy to live with. Specialized improved the routing for any configuration — mechanical shifting, traditional stems, round bars, etc. — all while keeping its aerodynamic attributes. These same traits also make the new Tarmac easy to work on and easy to travel with. It’s a win-win.
  • Frame - Tarmac SL7 FACT 10r Carbon, Rider First Engineered™, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Fork - FACT Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc
  • Chainset - Shimano Ultegra R8100
  • Chainrings - 52/36T
  • Cassette - Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed, 11-30t
  • Chain - Shimano Ultegra, 12-speed
  • Front Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra R8150, braze-on
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Ultegra R8150, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - Shimano Threaded BSA BB
  • Front Hub - Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim
  • Rear Hub - Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim
  • 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 R8170, hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - Shimano Ultegra R8170, hydraulic disc
  • Handlebars - Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach
  • Stem - Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails
  • Seatpost - 2021 S-Works Tarmac Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 20mm offset
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Aero, stiff and light. When it comes to choosing a road bike, youve always had to compromise - until now. The Tarmac SL7 is truly the one bike to rule them all.

Sizing Information

Specialized Performance Road Bike Size Guide

The below Size Guide is relevant for the following Specialized Bikes: Aethos, Allez, Roubaix, Tarmac


Inches Centimeters Size
4'8" - 5'1" 142 - 155 44
5'1" - 5'4" 155 - 163 49
5'4" - 5'7" 163 - 170 52
5'7" - 5'10" 170 - 178 54
5'9" - 5'11" 175 - 183 56
5'11" - 6'2" 180 - 188 58
6'2" - 6'5" 188 - 196 61
6'5" - 6'9" 196 - 205 54

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Purchase Price £7,250.00
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All of our finance options are available online with no deposit, however if you would like to pay a deposit then you can speak to our helpful sales team who will arrange this and process your application for you.


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In conjunction with Novuna, we have recently implemented additional security checks as part of our online finance process. These additional checks may require you to submit photo ID when placing a finance order, so remember to watch out for emails from Novuna which may request this additional information.

Available Finance Options
Duration (months) Interest Rate (p.a. fixed) Monthly Payments Amount of Credit Total Repayable Deferral period
6 months 0 % APR £1,208.33 £7,250.00 £7,249.98 0.0
12 months 0 % APR £604.16 £7,250.00 £7,249.92 0.0
24 months 0 % APR £302.08 £7,250.00 £7,249.92 0.0
36 months 0 % APR £201.38 £7,250.00 £7,249.68 0.0
48 months 0 % APR £151.04 £7,250.00 £7,249.92 0.0
24 months 15.9 % APR £351.00 £7,250.00 £8,424.00 0.0
36 months 15.9 % APR £250.78 £7,250.00 £9,028.08 0.0
48 months 15.9 % APR £201.21 £7,250.00 £9,658.08 0.0
36 months 16.9 % APR £270.96 £7,250.00 £9,754.56 6

Rutland Water Cycling LTD (Reference number: 800269) trading as Rutland Cycling are an appointed representative of Specialized (UK) Retail Limited (Reference number: 976130) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for credit broking. Credit is subject to status and affordability, and is provided by Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC. Terms & Conditions Apply.