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S-Works Tarmac SL4
£6200

S-Works Tarmac SL4

Whether it’s winning the Tour de France or a local crit, the next generation of Tarmac—the SL4—was born to race, with head-snapping acceleration and razor-sharp handling. The S-Works model features our lightest and stiffest frame ever, plus super light Dura Ace components and Roval Fusée SLX wheels: no wonder it’s the go-to bike for pros on Saxo Bank-SunGard and Astana.


  • Brand new SL4 FACT IS 11r carbon frame has our highest stiffness-to-weight ratio ever, with tapered head tube, carbon OSBB, and internal cable routing
  • Full carbon monocoque fork with tapered steerer offers the ultimate in precision handling and acceleration
  • Roval Fusee SLX is our lightest wheelset, with DT-Swiss internals and an asymmetrical rear rim for outstanding combination of performance and strength
  • Specialized S-Works FACT carbon crankset with OSBB, removable carbon spider, and ceramic bearings, plus legendary Shimano Dura-Ace 10-speed shifters ultralight, smooth performance
  • Adjustable 4-position oversized alloy stem with carbon-clip front cone plus 31.8mm bar clamp for strength and versatile positioning
  • Body Geometry Romin Pro saddle with carbon rails is built for racing fast with a contoured profile that keeps the rider in an optimal power-transfer position
  • S-Works FACT carbon seatpost and cradle is super light and stiff for optimal power transfer, fully adjustable, and accommodates carbon-rails

FRAME S-Works SL4 FACT 11r, FACT IS construction, compact race design, 1-3/8″ lower bearing, carbon OSBB
FORK S-Works FACT carbon, full monocoque, OS race for 1-3/8″ bearing
HEADSET 1-1/8″ upper and 1-3/8″ lower Cr-Mo cartridge bearings, w/ 8mm carbon cone spacer and 20mm of carbon spacers
STEM New S-Works ProSet Stem, 7050 3D forged with carbon-clip front cap/cone, 4-degree shim, CNC head bolts
HANDLEBARS S-Works Tarmac carbon, short drop
TAPE Specialized S-Works wrap
FRONT BRAKE Shimano Dura-Ace
REAR BRAKE Shimano Dura-Ace
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano Dura-Ace STI, Flight Deck compatible
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Dura-Ace
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Dura-Ace STI, Flight Deck compatible, 10-speed
CASSETTE Shimano Dura-Ace, 10-speed, 11-25t
CHAIN Shimano Dura-Ace
CRANKSET S-Works FACT carbon
CHAINRINGS 53/39
BOTTOM BRACKET OS integrated, ceramic bearings
PEDALS Nylon flat test ride, loose ball, w/ reflectors
FRONT WHEEL Roval Fusee SLX
REAR WHEEL Roval Fusee SLX
FRONT TYRE S-Works Turbo w/ BlackBelt protection, 220 TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c
REAR TYRE S-Works Turbo w/ BlackBelt protection, 220 TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c
INNER TUBES Super Light Turbo, 60mm, presta
SADDLE Body Geometry Romin Pro, carbon rails
SEATPOST S-Works FACT carbon, 27.2mm
SEAT BINDER Forged alloy,Ti bolt and nut, 32.6mm
NOTES Carbon chainstay protector, derailleur hanger, clear coat, owners manual
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WHY TARMAC?

Driven by speed and the thrill of competition, these diehard riders and racers won’t settle for anything less than the lightest, stiffest, and fastest bikes on the road—whatever it takes to secure the win. Whether it’s winning the Tour de France or a city-limit sprint, these athletes ride hard and fast, enjoying every minute they can make the competition (or their friends) suffer.


WHAT:
High modulus carbon frame made from our most advanced carbon construction method.

WHY:
Gives our Tarmac the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio ever—19% greater than last year’s S-Works—which makes for an insanely light and fast bike.

HOW:
Divides frame into four monocoque sections (plus dropouts)—with carbon fibres running continuously from tube to tube within each section—for more precise optimization of tubes shapes, sizes, and joints.


WHAT:
Entyre Tarmac family borrows technologies from the top-end, Pro Tour-winning S-Works models

WHY:
Increases performance and overall value in every Tarmac we make. Allows all riders to enjoy technology exclusively found on pro team-level bikes a year or two prior.

HOW:
Each year advancements from previous S-Works models trickle down to lower level bikes. For instance all frames use FACT IS construction—our most advanced carbon construction method—featuring triangulated seatstays, tapered head tube assemblies, and oversized tube sets for torsional stiffness and light weight.


WHAT:
FACT IS construction with bottom bracket and chainstays constructed as one piece on SL3 and SL4 frame levels.

WHY:
optimises weight and stiffness in one of the most critical and highest-stress areas of the frame for superior acceleration, efficiency, and handling.

HOW:
The BB and chainstays are moulded together creating a single unit, rather than bonded together after moulding, along with the carbon BB shell. This results in a super strong and stiff unit: seamless from the BB to the dropouts, eliminating potentially weak junctions. This design resists deflection under extreme pedal loads for improved power transfer.


WHAT:
Strategically designed head tube on SL4 frames tapers from 1-1/8” at the top to 1-3/8” at the crown and facilitates massive top and down tube junctions.

WHY:
Increases strength and stiffness for greater steering precision and responsiveness during out-of-the-saddle efforts.

HOW:
The wider base creates a stiffer, stronger junction, and the gradual transition of carbon fibre from top to bottom eliminates the potential for weak spots due to sharp angles—carbon is at its best when it keeps a smooth line. Uber-oversized top and down tubes “wrap” around the front of the head tube, creating the ultra-stiff uniquely shaped “bulges” at the junctions. The design requires a smaller lower bearing (compared to last year’s 1-1/2″) which saves weight.

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Specifications subject to change without notice.

London

Shorter Rochford

65-67 Woodhouse Road

Finchley

London

N12 9ET

020 8445 9182

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