The all-new Tarmac SL7

One bike to rule them all

Morph Sagan’s superhuman speed with Alaphilippe’s climbing power and you’ve got the Tarmac SL7. The bike that knows no compromise. Climb on the lightest bike the rules allow, sprint on the fastest – all with legendary Tarmac handling. The only choice you need to make is when to attack.


Aero, stiff, light.
Pick three

Forget the days of choosing between a climbing bike and an aero bike. This is 2020, and compromising is a thing of the past. After 45 years of innovation, we’ve dropped a Tarmac that wins by any measure – race at the legal weight limit, on the fastest bike in the peloton. 

Anything lighter is illegal

If you want a lighter bike, you better hand in your racing license. Because at under 6.8kg out of the box, the Tarmac SL7 is legal and ready to race. By limiting the frame’s surface area and strategically reducing wall thickness, our painted FACT 12r frames are just 800 grams – all without giving up an ounce of aero, stiffness or ride quality.

Faster – by 45 seconds

After two decades of Tarmac development, we found a way to go 45 seconds faster over 40k than the Tarmac SL6, without adding a gram of weight. How? By targeting the tubes that truly impact aero – seat tube, seatstays, head tube, fork blades – with shapes from our FreeFoil Shape Library and mating them with hidden cables and our fastest components.

Telepathic handling

Tarmac handling is so responsive it’s as if it reads your mind – with unrivaled response at the bars, magic at the pedals, and the comfort to stay fresh over hundreds of kilometers. The new Tarmac SL7 raises the bar again, it’s the most balanced Tarmac ever and the greatest example of our Rider-First Engineered™ philosophy.

The winner's ride

No bike is more influenced by our racers than the Tarmac. A two-decade long collaboration with the best riders in the world has pushed our engineering team farther than we ever thought possible, so far in fact, that the new Tarmac SL7 redefines the modern race bike. By making compromise a thing of the past, the Tarmac obliterates all competition.


One bike, 45 years of innovation

Innovation never stops at Specialized. When the SL6 was released, work had already begun on the SL7. Our engineers were committed to ensuring our riders would never have to choose between aero and weight again. Thanks to the best R&D resources in the world and a team of obsessed engineers, the Tarmac SL7 achieves a marriage of light weight, aerodynamics, and ride quality previously thought impossible. Brass Ring? Holy Grail? We just call it the Tarmac SL7.

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Rider-first engineered™

With extensive data acquisition of forces through every conceivable part of the frame during real world testing, our Rider-First Engineered™ process delivers the optimal balance of stiffness, weight and ride quality from size 44cm to 61cm, ensuring every rider gets the same legendary Tarmac ride quality.  

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New shape of speed

The New Shape of Speed is our doctrine that aero advantage does not need to come at the expense of weight or ride quality and the Tarmac SL7 is the ultimate expression of this. Endless refining of shapes from our FreeFoil Shape Library allowed us to create the lightest, fastest bike ever.

Integration of speed

As fast and light as the new Tarmac SL7 frame is, we couldn't have achieved our goals without the fastest components in the world. From the slippery Aerofly II bar to the all-new Roval Rapide CLX wheels and even a new SL7 stem that hides cables and saves 45 grams, all while ensuring you can find your fastest fit.

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Beyond gender

There can be more difference between two male cyclists than between a male and female. gender alone doesn't provide nearly enough data to specialize and that means separating the new Tarmac SL7 into male or female bikes is arbitrary and outdated. It means that it's time to go beyond gender.

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If winning isn't everything, we're doing it wrong

We've been innovating since 1974 and it was two decades ago that we set our sights on success at the pinnacle of road racing. Since then, we've won every major race and more professional bike races – 1,381 – than any other manufacturer.


Tarmac SL6 still sets the bar

Our apologies to all the other manufacturers that have been trying to reach the high bar the Tarmac SL6 set. To this day, nothing is faster, lighter, or better handling, except of course for the new Tarmac SL7. And now, you can still get all that performance with our Tarmac SL6 Comp, Sport, and base models.


Roval Rapide CLX

Combining the speed of our CLX64 and the light weight of our CLX32, with incredible stability to give you the confidence to use that speed, the new Rapide CLX is the best all-around race wheel ever made.


S-Works Vent

The S-Works Vent is the most ventilated shoe on the road, with all the Body Geometry design, performance and comfort that made the S-Works 7 legendary. The new S-Works Vent is simply the coolest way to go fast.


Turbo Cotton

Our GRIPTON® compound and a 320 TPI cotton casing team up to create the fastest clincher in the world. Low rolling resistance, incredible grip, and a supple ride in a handmade tire that weighs just 220 grams and features BlackBelt puncture protection. 


S-Works power with mirror

We’ve combined over 20 years of Body Geometry experience with Retül, the world’s largest database of rider fit, and bleeding-edge material science to create the greatest combination of performance and comfort ever seen in a saddle.


Meet the team

It takes a team of hundreds to deliver a bike like the new Tarmac, but that team is led by engineers and designers absolutely obsessed with innovation.

Product Manager

Cameron Piper

Design Engineer 

Ian Milliken

Composites Engineer

Nadia Carroll

Road and Gravel Product Leader

Stewart Thompson

Manufacturing engineer

Harry Chi

Design Engineer

Glenn Bennett

The all-new Tarmac SL7