Do you have a playlist that always gets you excited? Or one song that makes you smile as soon as it pops in your head? Yeah, us too, and that’s what the Women’s Mixtape Collection is all about. Music isn't only something that shapes us throughout our lifetime, but it’s also the perfect catalyst to bring us together. As our head designer, Kayla Clarot, puts it, "Women are all so incredibly unique, but one thing that we all have in common is music. No matter how you like to ride, Mixtape calls on all women to make their most bad-ass mixtape ever, and to share it with all who’re willing to listen.” Let the design inspire you like your favorite mixtape, wrapping around you loudly, unapologetically, and full of energy.
In order cut some grams from the Tarmac, but to also ensure that it's stiff and compliant in exactly the right places, we took major steps to improving our Rider-First Engineered technology. From different layup schedules and materials, to visibly different forks, we scrutinized every single aspect of the Tarmac to ensure you're getting the perfect ride. With this revamp, we also updated the geometry, basing it on countless Retül data points and professional rider input. This enabled us to develop a Performance Road Geometry that perfects the combination of a responsive front-end and short wheelbase, which delivers instantaneous response and optimal power transfer.
And while stiffness aids in the aforementioned, compliance must also be utilized for an optimal ride quality. That's why we designed a seatpost that builds compliance into the upper 120mm where clamping doesn't happen, dropped the seatstays, and altered the seat tube shape. We also added tire clearance up to 30mm, which translates to a 28mm Turbo Cotton on a Roval C38 Disc wheel. This allows lower pressures for decreased rolling resistance, increased traction, and more comfort. Altogether, these additions still have the Tarmac riding like a true race-machine, but it also takes a bit of the sting out of road imperfections. You'll thank us on your next long ride.
But why disc brakes? The real question is "why not?" They offer superior braking power and modulation, work exceptionally well in wet weather, and offer a very, very minor weight addition. All this means that you have more control and can go faster with more confidence.
We also know, however, that aerodynamic improvements are the most important thing we can do to make you faster. Our Boels-Dolmans Pro Tour riders, after all, are demanding aero improvements on every bike. With this, the aero goal was to discover where we could essentially "add aero for free," by not taking anything away from the hallmarks of the Women's Tarmac design. During the six-month iterative process, three areas were discovered where we could do this—a new fork shape, dropped seatstays with aero tubes, and a D-shaped seatpost and seat tube. The result? A bike that's approximately 45 seconds faster over 40km compared to other lightweight bikes in the same category.
The build spec on this Women's Tarmac Disc is value-packed, featuring Shimano Ultegra mechanical shifting, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, a Roval C38 Disc carbon fiber wheelset, and a host of women's-specific pieces at every touchpoint on the bike, like a superlative Women's Power Saddle with Mimic technology.
- Featuring our Rider-First Engineered design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess you'd expect from a Tarmac. The FACT 10r frame is the perfect blend of value and performance.
- Shimano's no-fuss Ultegra shifting with hydraulic disc brakes provides precise shifting and plenty of stopping power.
- Yep, that's right—carbon wheels on an Expert-level bike. The Roval C38 Disc carbon wheels bring performance to the masses. They're lightweight, durable, and ready for just about anything.
|Frame||Tarmac SL6, FACT 10r carbon, Rider-First Engineered, OSBB, clean routing, internally integrated seat clamp, flat-mount disc|
|Fork||FACT 10r carbon, flat-mount disc|
Front: 100 x 12mm
Rear: 142 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h|
|Tires||S-Works Turbo, 120 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x26mm|
|Crankset||Shimano Ultegra R8000, HollowTech 2, 11-speed|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, BB30 for Shimano|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000-GS, medium cage|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-speed, 11-30t|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra Disc R8020|
|Handlebars||Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized S-Wrap HD Mixtape|
|Stem||Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt|
|Brakes||Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc|
|Pedals||Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose ball w/ reflectors|
|Saddle||Women's Power saddle, hollow titanium rails, 155mm|
|Seat Post||S-Works FACT Carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Mixtape Collection / 54cm||888818425242||97219-3054||TAR482972444|