Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert

Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert

  • Frame: Tarmac SL8 FACT 10r Carbon

  • Weight: 7.77 kg (17 lb, 2.1 oz)

  • Drivetrain: SRAM Rival 12-speed

  • Brakes: SRAM Rival eTap AXS, hydraulic disc

  • Tires: S-Works Turbo, folding bead, 700x26mm

Our Verdict: The Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert is a race bike that combines superior aerodynamics, lightweight frame factor and high quality ride, positioning it as one of the fastest bikes in its class.

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The Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert: Precision Performance Engineering

If you desire a road bike merging race-ready lightweight construction with crisp electronic shifting, the Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert warrants your attention. Blending wind tunnel engineered aerodynamics with a feathery carbon frameset, this model delivers precise, reliable handling mile after mile. 

Aero-Sculpted FACT 10r Carbon Frameset

The Tarmac SL8 Expert is constructed around an impressively engineered FACT 10r carbon fiber frame, touting the ideal balance of low weight and tuned stiffness. Specialized's Rider First Engineered method maintains responsiveness across every frame size. 

Win Tunnel Engineered tube shapes slice through the wind while dropout profiling boosts airflow smoothness. A threaded bottom bracket and 12x142 thru-axle boost drivetrain stiffness and power transfer.

SRAM Rival eTap AXS: Crisp, Consistent Electronic Shifting

This Tarmac rolls out with SRAM's Rival eTap AXS 12-speed wireless electronic shifting, delivering crisp gear changes with the push of a button. Take advantage of close sequential gear ratios across the 10-36T cassette for optimum cadence in any scenario.

Hydraulic disc brakes provide exceptional stopping power and modulation to quickly shed speed before corners. This optimized drivetrain simply works to keep you in the right gear at the right time.

Wheels and Rubber Engineered for Speed

The bike cruises atop lightweight carbon Roval C38 rims wrapped in fast-rolling 26mm S-Works Turbo Tires. With their aerodynamic profile and low rolling resistance, these components work together to maintain momentum over changing terrain. 

Cockpit Promotes All-Day Comfort

The short-reach handlebars allow you to stretch into an aero tuck to reduce drag, then open up your chest for deep breaths on climbs. Meanwhile, the Body Geometry Power Sport saddle cradles you comfortably for hours in the saddle. 

For riders focused on podiums or PRs this season, the Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert delivers the aero advantage, crisp shifting, and confident handling needed to realize your goals.