Specialized Tarmac Expert Road Bike

4.8/5 (41 Reviews)
MSRP : $2800.00


Product Description

  • Specialized FACT 6r carbon frame with compact race geometry and Zertz seatstay inserts
  • Lightweight full FACT carbon fork with vibration damping Speed Zertz
  • Specialized Pro lightweight handlebar and Specialized Pro-Set stem
  • Smoother shifting, lighter weight Shimano Ultegra 20-speed drivetrain
  • Lighter Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheelset
  • Light weight yet resilient 120TPI Mondo Pro tyres


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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tom

    Date Reviewed: May 31, 2012

    Strengths:    Just picked up a cherry '06 Golsteiner just like the picture on this thread. Totally stock. New condition. Been riding a '10 Allez Elite. Love the Tarmac. I live in hill country and this bike surges up hill. Very smooth ride over chip seal. I find myself riding harder and subsequently faster. Its a keeper.

    Weaknesses:    Don't like the saddle.....

    Bottom Line:   
    Looked for one for a while, found it, keeping it......


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Keith Easo

    Date Reviewed: May 30, 2012

    Strengths:    Very good and respon
    Very good bike for the price!sive bike.
    I upgraded the wheels, tires, and saddle.
    Very good bike for the cost!


    Weaknesses:    Stock Mavic wheelset a little heay.

    Bottom Line:   
    After the upgrades a very quick and responsive bike.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eddie G a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2011

    Strengths:    Climbing

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Can't find a better overall bike for climbing and the flats. Precise shifting and limited flex.

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    Favorite Ride:   Specialized Tarmac Expert 2007

    Price Paid:    $1900.00

    Purchased At:   Generation Bicycle F

    Bike Setup:   Look Carbon pedals, FSA Wing handlbar, Kysrium SL Wheelset


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

    Date Reviewed: March 7, 2011

    Strengths:    Nice paint
    Very Stiff and light
    Quiet frame and the seat post helps(a bit) kill bumps.


    Weaknesses:    Wheels are a bit heavy but very strong.

    Bottom Line:   
    I love the bike. I was concerned about the stiff frame just leaving behind a Roubaix but I have had no problems with it yet. Its fast up hills, good over pavement and not too bad on the back. All in all it's a quiet bike that likes to go fast. The toupe seat might have to get replaced with the wheels but other than that...It's a long keeper.

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    Favorite Ride:   Livestrong Philly

    Price Paid:    $3000.00

    Purchased At:   Bicycles West

    Similar Products Used:   Allez(2), Roubaix and Bianchi.



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

    Date Reviewed: September 20, 2010

    Strengths:    Stiffness, COmfort

    Weaknesses:    Wheels

    Bottom Line:   
    2010 Tarmac Expert Sl. Put 150 miles on it over the weekend to much delight. It was smooth, comfortable and compliant. Power transfer is good and it goes exactly where you want it too go. Pu the hammer down and hold on.

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    Favorite Ride:   ANywhere

    Price Paid:    $2300.00

    Purchased At:   Friend

    Similar Products Used:   Trek 1.5, Felt B-16 Tri

    Bike Setup:   Ultegra 6700, Mavic Carbones, Fizik Arione saddle



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    *new* 2012 Tarmac Expert Red cost

    Hey guys... I was hoping to get a consensus on what you might pay for a new 2012 Specialized Tarmac SL4 Expert w/SRAM Red... a LBS has one and the sticker on it is currently $4400. I was thinking about picking up a 2015 Tarmac Sport (which is still SL4) that comes with the new 105 and ditching th ... Read More »

    Specialized Tarmac Comp Ultegra vs Specialized Tarmac Expert

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    Specialized Tarmac Comp Ultegra vs Specialized Tarmac Expert

    So I been looking into getting a new bike upgrade. I'm 5'9 and weigh around 154-156 pounds. My first road bike was a 2013 cannondale caad8 tiagra 54 cm and I have over 4500 miles on it. With that said, I'm looking for a new bike upgrade since I feel a lot stronger and my physical fitness has drastic ... Read More »

    2013 Tarmac Pro SL4 Dura Ace vs. 2014 Tarmac SL4 Expert (ultegra)

    After riding several bikes, I decided on the Tarmac SL4. My question is color/cost benefit. Ultimately, I like the looks of this, but I don't have $8500: [ATTACH=CONFIG]297849[/ATTACH] I can get the 2013 Tarmac Pro SL4 for $4,000 USD from my local bike shop with Dura-Ace 11 speed derailleur, ... Read More »

    Spec tarmac expert ultegra and the comp ultegra

    So there is an $850 difference between the two bikes. The major differences are that the expert ultegra has 10r carbon, and all ultegra components vs. the comp ultegra has Axis brakes and 9r carbon. is there really a big difference between the two? [url=http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/c ... Read More »

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