Specialized Tarmac SL7
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  • Great for all-around use
  • Lightweight construction
  • Good handling and braking
  • Threaded BB
  • High average speeds

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Review: Specialized Tarmac S-Works SL7 is a fairly well mannered road rocket
Overall, the new Tarmac SL7 S-Works was a bike that proved fun to ride, pushed me to go faster, and rewarded it with sharp handling and ego-boosting results. Specialized.com
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3 months ago
bikerumor.com
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New bike day, after 20 years riding the same bike.
4) The Tarmac SL7 Comp: the one I bought. I also loved this bike, it was smooth riding but a little stiffer, you lean forward a little more than with the Aethos so you are in a more aggressive position. The response in acceleration is great.
Might I also add that the tarmac was taken to a specialized workshop when the recall was announced, checked over and fitted with the updated steerer plug. My previous bike was a giant propel pro 1. TLDR: do I buy a tarmac sl7 in a couple days or risk waiting until late 2022 to buy a madone?.
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Jxule
9 months ago
reddit.com/r/whichbike
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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 in review
All bikes in test: BMC Teammachine SLR01 ONE (Click for review) | SCOTT Addict RC Pro (Click for review) | Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 | Trek Émonda SLR 9 eTap (Click for review) | Wilier Filante SLR Astana-Premier Tech Team Edition (Click for review).
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3 months ago
granfondo-cycling.com
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Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert review - Swiss Cycles
The Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert felt beautifully balanced for both climbing and descending. On the Surrey Hills loop I used to test all four bikes it was fastest up the longest, most sustained uphill section and was a second slower than the TCR on the fast descent off Leith Hill and joint fastest with the Scott on the entire Coldharbour Lane section, which has punchy little climbs as well as the downhills. The Tarmac just handles so well – it feels fast, comfortable and lightweight despite the wheels, it’s at home on climbs, descents and on the flat and would be perfect for any type of road riding, whether racing, chaingangs, club runs or just riding fast for fun
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3 months ago
swisscycles.com
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Trek Emonda or Canyon Ultimate?
I spent all winter with my TT bike on the trainer as a result. This is the only serious negative thing I can say about the bike. \- every once in a while I wonder what it would be like to ride the Aeroad or another aero bike like the Tarmac SL7 or Madone.
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reddit.com/r/cycling
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Aethos vs Tarmac SL7 Framesets
I own a Tarmac SL7 and I've demo'd the Aethos. If you spend a lot of climbing, you'll absolutely notice the lightness in the Aethos. It's kind of magical.
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tceeha
8 months ago
reddit.com/r/whichbike
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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Review | Cycling Weekly
So my final verdict on this bike is that in many ways it is a dramatic improvement on the outgoing sl6. It is definitely faster, but it does yield a different ride. Quality
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Cycling Weekly
3 months ago
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Buying a bike…any thoughts are welcome! Madone v Aethos
Couldn’t shake the fact it just looks a bit dull. I have a Cannondale Topstone as a gravel bike already and that’s as dull as they come aetheticallly. If I was spending decent cash, I wanted something that looked awesome and made me want to go out every time I saw it. So I started looking at the SL7, think I’ve ready every ‘Aethos vs Tarmac’ hit google has.
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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Review
So, with the new tarmac, sl7 specializes, proving you can have it all in terms of ride, feel in terms of compliance in terms of aerodynamic advantage. However, you have to have it all in terms of finances to afford such a machine. The bike also comes in a few different iterations down to a five thousand dollar tarmac expert di2, which is still in my book, quite a pricey machine, but a little a little more attainable than this twelve thousand dollar super bike to check out all the details on This and other bikes be sure to visit [ Music ] villanews
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VeloNews
3 months ago
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Specs

Tires

RoadSport, 700x26

Chain

KMC X9, 9-speed w/ Missing Link

Brakes

Axis 1.0 caliper