Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8 - SRAM Red eTap AXS

Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8 - SRAM Red eTap AXS

  • Frame: S-Works Tarmac SL8 FACT 12r Carbon
  • Weight: 6.85 kg (15 lb, 1.6 oz)
  • Drivetrain: SRAM Red eTap AXS 12-speed
  • Wheels and Tires: Roval Rapide CLX II, S-Works Turbo Rapidair 2BR, 700x26mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Red eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Our Verdict: The Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8 - SRAM Red eTap AXS combines aerodynamics, lightweight, and amazing ride quality to make a bike that isn’t just the fastest Tarmac ever - it’s the world’s fastest race bike.

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The Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8: The Pinnacle of Performance Engineering

Searching for the ultimate integration of aerodynamic efficiency, featherweight construction, and tuned compliance? Look no further than the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8 with SRAM RED eTap AXS. Representing the cumulation of continuous refinement over two decades, this eighth-generation model sits at the apex of advanced road bike engineering. 

Cutting-Edge Aerodynamic Frameset

The SL8's aerodynamically honed frameset boasts a 16.6-second advantage over 40km compared to its SL7 predecessor in Specialized's own wind tunnel testing. The integrated 'Speed Sniffer' nose cone slices through the air, followed by deep airfoil tubing that achieves unprecedented airflow smoothness.

Expertly Constructed FACT 12r Carbon Frame

At the core lies an expertly engineered FACT 12r carbon frame, achieving the ideal balance of low weight and rock-solid stiffness. On a size 56cm frame, the weight tips the scales at an astonishingly light 685g. Specialized's Rider First Engineered design maintains responsiveness across every frame size. 

SRAM RED eTap AXS: Precision Wireless Electronic Shifting

This bike comes loaded with SRAM's top-tier RED eTap AXS 12-speed wireless electronic shifting, delivering instantaneous, accurate gear changes with the push of a button. Take advantage of close sequential gear ratios across the 10-33T cassette for optimum pacing strategies.

Technical Specs - Components and Wheelset

Roval Rapide CLX II wheelset, tubeless ready 
S-Works Turbo Rapidair tires, 700x26mm
SRAM RED eTap AXS hydraulic disc brakes
SRAM RED AXS power meter crankset, 48/35T  
Body Geometry S-Works Power saddle
Integrated alloy cockpit system

Rolling Stock to Maintain Speed 

It rides on Roval's Rapide CLX II tubeless-ready carbon wheelset, with a 60mm depth rear wheel to devour the wind. S-Works Turbo cotton tires supply minimum rolling resistance to maintain momentum over varied terrain. 

Cockpit and Saddle Support Long Rides

The one-piece alloy cockpit offers integrated cable routing and a short reach to get aero during paceline pulls or solo breakaways. The Body Geometry S-Works Power saddle with carbon rails offers unrivaled support for long days chasing epic climbs.

See for yourself how the S-Works Tarmac SL8 redefines speed, efficiency, and capability. This featherweight carbon rocket will propel your performance into the next dimension.


The Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8 - SRAM Red eTap AXS makes a lasting impression on the road biking landscape by delivering unmatched speed, excellent control, and unparalleled riding comfort. From the crowning rave reviews of countless riders, the highlight is its agile and nimble performance. It holds speed impressively and leaves no room for regrets - a quintessential ride for those seeking racing thrills and agile manoeuvrability. A perfect blend of innovative design and uncompromised build quality makes it the most desirable riding companion.