Specialized Tarmac Elite Apex Road Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2100.00


Product Description

  • Frame: Specialized FACT 8r-carbon
  • Fork: Specialized FACT-carbon
  • Hubs: Aluminum
  • Spokes: 14g stainless-steel
  • Crankset: SRAM S100


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by D Man 74

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2012

Strengths:    Super Stiff
Lighter than my previous bike
Worth every penny
Great Finish and Graphic Scheme


Weaknesses:    I wish the wheel hubs were sealed, other than that, no complaints.

Bottom Line:   
I have been cycling for close to 18 months on this bike, and I must tell you, this bike is amazing. (In comparison to my previous "Rodie")
Personally, I didn't want to spend a lot of $$$ not knowing if, I was going to use the bike as much as I do now.
Using this bike, I have been able to keep up or out perform others on bikes 4 times more $$$.
In a nut shell, if you are looking for a entry level Carbon Bike, you have to try this bike. You will not be disappointed!



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2011 Tarmac Elite Apex Weight?

Does anybody know roughly the weight of the 2011 Tarmac Elite Apex? I bought it a few months ago and love it but have not weighed it. [url=http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/archive/2011/tarmac/tarmacsl2elitem2apex]Specialized Bicycle Components[/url]Read More »

2011 Tarmac Elite Apex vs 2012 TARMAC APEX MID COMPACT

Last week I bought a 2011 Tarmac Elite Apex at the LBS for $1599 and just saw a 2012 TARMAC APEX MID COMPACT at another LBS for $1699 on sale... There are a couple differences (brakes, wheelset) What do you guys think? Here are the links: [url=http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/archive/201 ... Read More »

New '12 Allez Apex vs '08 Tarmac Elite

Hey guys, looking for a little help. I am looking for my first real road bike. I ride a GT Hybrid for fitness and the occassional sprint triathlon. I am getting my first real road bike. The LBS is able to get me a '12 Allez Comp Apex for $1100 +tax. I found on Craigslist a '08 Tarmac Elite that I kn ... Read More »

Tarmac Elite Apex or Allez Comp Compact M2 Apex?

I am a mountain biker buying my first road bike. I test road some Felts and Specializes. I liked the geo on the specialized the best. They did not have the Tarmac in my size to ride. I did really like the Allez Comp Compact M2 Apex the best. Now after reading the Tarmac has the same geo as the Al ... Read More »

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