The Big Red S has bikes under three WorldTour teams this year, Tinkoff (pictured), Astana and Etixx‐Quick‐Step.

The Big Red S has bikes under three WorldTour teams this year, Tinkoff (pictured), Astana and Etixx‐Quick‐Step.​

With the 2016 pro bike racing season about to kick-off with Australia's Tour Down Under, it's time to take a look at some of the machines that will be taking to start lines this year. Here then is a tip-to-toe gallery of Michael Rogers Specialized S-Works Tarmac, the bike of choice when speed and uphill efficiency are second to none.

The Tarmac is known as a supremely deft handling bike thanks to stiff front end.

The Tarmac is known as a supremely deft handling bike thanks to stiff front end.​

Complete bike specs

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Tarmac
  • Fork: Specialized S-Works Tarmac
  • Headset: CeramicSpeed
  • Stem: FSA OS-99 CSI 130mm
  • Handlebar: FSA Energy Traditional 42cm
  • Grips: Specialized Roubaix Bartape
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura Ace
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura Ace
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Levers: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11 speed
  • Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 11 speed
  • Cranks: Shimano Dura Ace (175mm)
  • Power Meter: SRM
  • Bottom bracket: Ceramic Speed
  • Pedals: Look Keo Blade2
  • Wheels: Roval CLX60 // Roval CLX40
  • Front tire: Specialized Turbo AllAround tubular
  • Rear tire: Specialized Turbo AllAround tubular
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch2
  • Seatpost: FSA K Force

For more info visit www.tinkoffteam.com and www.specialized.com, and check out the expansive photo gallery below.