Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 Road Bike

5/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $3300.00

Product Description

Frame with crankset, fork, headset, seatpost.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Teifke

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2012

Strengths:    It's all strengths. I really enjoy the handling, it's stiff, light, does it all. Just a really great all around bike, no downsides.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is a truly great bike. Specialized nailed it on all counts. It's not as expensive as some other super bikes and every bit as good. Highest recommendation.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SB a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2011

Strengths:    Handling, ride, quickness, weight, looks.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
IGreat bike. Love the stiffness, handling, weight and acceleration. I don't find the ride to be too harsh at all. I find it to be as comfortable as my "comfort" carbon road bike. I have Reynolds MV32 UL and Easton EA90 SLX wheel sets that I use and both work great with the bike (obviously on the hills especially). Like the looks of the bike too, as someone else said, that "industrial" look.

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Favorite Ride:   Any

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Fuji

Bike Setup:   2011 S-Works, full Dura Ace 7900 (including crank) group. Reynolds MV32 UL C and Easton EA90 SLX Wheel sets. S-Works bars, stem. Ritchey ProLogic Carbon seat post, Selle Italia SLR Flow carbon saddle, Look carbon TI pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mr__scott a Commuter

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2011

Strengths:    Very Stiff, fast, efficient climber, sprinting, better times

Weaknesses:    Painfully Stiff, somewhat scary on descents

Bottom Line:   
Very stiff and fast. Replaced 10 year old carbon framed bike used for climbing and commuting to work. Got mine with Zipp 404 carbon clinchers instead of the stock aero wheels. Great climber, scary on descents and in cross winds. This could be the wheels fault though. Very stiff ride, get extra padding on bar tape. It is what it is - if you want a fast ride it's great, you want a daily commuter look else ware. I also think a little pricey for Taiwan frame.

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Favorite Ride:   Mountains

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Purchased At:   Local shop

Similar Products Used:   Sci 300 carbon with mavic wheels, trek aluminum (never again)

Bike Setup:   Zipp 404 wheels, time peddles, sram red

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jbaker30 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2011

Strengths:    Superb power transfer. sharp handling, super light. Ultimate sprint weapon.

Weaknesses:    Ride is nice, at bit harsh on rough roads but no way around that with a bike of this stiffness level.

Bottom Line:   
Had a 09 s-works sl2 previously, the sl3 is better handling and slightly stiffer front end when crit racing. BB stiffness is about the same (super stiff).

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Favorite Ride:   any ride

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Purchased At:   Big Wheel Cycles, Mi

Similar Products Used:   09 s-works sl2, orbea orca 09,cannondale supersix high mod 09,05 pinarello dogma fp magnisium, fondriest carb level plus 05.

Bike Setup:   Campagnolo record group,Cannondale BB30 SiSL crankset with hawk bearings (the best)easton ec90 sl bar, and deda zero stem,easton ec90zero post, romin saddle, fulcrum racing zero wheels, and zipp 404's (race only)speedplay pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gshea50@msn.com a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2010

Strengths:    Lighter, Stiffer, with great handling and responsiveness on climbs and sprints.
Preferred the SW ride to Wilier Cento Uno and Pinarello Prince which were also both excellent bikes.

Weaknesses:    Paint scheme.

Bottom Line:   
S Works Tarmac SL3 2010 Saxo Bank 56 cm

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Favorite Ride:   SW Works Tarmac SL3 2010

Price Paid:    $7000.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Medici Custom w Durace, Pinarello Prince Campy Super Record and Willier Cento Uno w Campy Record

Bike Setup:   S Works Module ( Frame, Fork,SW Crank and BB)Shimano Durace Groupo, Mavic Carbonne SL Wheelset.

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