Specialized Tarmac Elite Compact Road Bike

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1950.00


Product Description

  • Specialized FACT 6r carbon frame, triple monocoque construction
  • Specialized FACT carbon fork; carbon legs and steerer
  • SRAM OG-1070 cassette, 10-speed 11-28t
  • Mavic CXP22 rim, alloy triple-wall
  • Specialized forged alloy, 24/28 hole hubs


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

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2011

Strengths:    Value, smooth ride, looks great, rides true

Weaknesses:    Rear hub randomly doesn't catch on the freewheel(Specialized hubs) brakes are a bit weak. And I a not a fan of the Shimano 105 group. Had nothing but trouble with the rear derailuer. And the seat is a bit uncomfortable after long rides (45-60 miles)Stock Specialized tires are good, however the front split in the middle @ 350ish miles.

Bottom Line:   
It's actually a 2008 model but for some reason the year only went up to '07. My first carbon bike, very comfortable to ride long distances. It's like riding in a lazy boy, little road vibrations.

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Favorite Ride:   Specialized Tarmac Elite

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Las Vegas Cyclery

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock. Speedplay pedals Continental tires (700x28c)



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