The all new Specialized Tarmac SL4 is here!
In 2005 the ﬁrst full-carbon Tarmac was born and raced by Team Gerolsteiner to victory in Stage 14 of the Tour de France and the San Francisco Grand Prix. I worked on that bike, and I’ve worked on every Tarmac since: the Tarmac SL, SL2, SL3, and now the all-new Tarmac SL4–our lightest and stiffest Tarmac ever. During these years, the Tarmac has collected an astonishing number of wins, including the Tour of Flanders four straight times, a World Championship, a dominant 1-2 ﬁnish at last year’s Tour de France… and now the Giro d’Italia. I’ve personally worked with riders, ridden with them, and incorporated their feedback into each new iteration of the Tarmac.
Our new Tarmac SL4 is truly remarkable in its stiffness-to-weight ratio—a critical factor in racing performance—with a 19% improvement over last year’s industry-leading frame. With features like the King Cobra tapered head tube, one-piece BB/chainstay, and internal cable routing, we’ve distilled this machine down to the purest expression of racing performance.
The SL4 is the ﬂagship of our road racing program. Alongside the Tarmac SL3, Roubaix, Shiv, and Venge, we offer the most dominant and complete race collection in the industry. While we know we’re still not always welcomed by traditionalists, we stopped listening to them a long time ago. Over 10 years ago, to be exact. We’re only interested in listening to the riders, so we can keep making the best and fastest bikes.
Please contact Sugar Cycles Missouri City for more information on the all new Tarmac SL4.