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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8 Team frame 2024

The wonderful S-Works Tarmac SL8 World Tour frames, which are used all season long by athletes like Remco Evenepoel, Primoz Roglic, and Demi Vollering, have arrived. One Bike to Rule Them All. Hurry because this is a limited edition.

No bike is as fast as the Tarmac SL8 thanks to a combination of aerodynamics, light weight, and ride quality previously thought impossible. After eight generations and more than two decades of development, it's not just the fastest Tarmac ever-it's the fastest road bike in the world. Are your legs ready?

Aerodynamics or lightness alone do not win races: what matters is speed. Achieving that speed requires creating an uncompromising combination of aerodynamics, lightness, stiffness, and stress absorption. Thanks to complex simulations using real data, the Ride Science Team verified that the Tarmac SL8 is the fastest race bike on any course:- 16.6 seconds on 40 km of flat terrain, 128 seconds faster on the Milan-San Remo course, 20 seconds faster on the Tourmalet climb.

Specialized uses aerodynamics where it is most needed, and in the process has created the fastest road bike ever-yes, more aerodynamic than even the Venge. The front end has been optimized for maximum advantage. The fork steerer tube is positioned posterior to the front of the frame head tube to provide much lower aerodynamic drag. Thanks to new UCI rules, the narrowest and most aerodynamic seatpost ever made could be used for the SL8 to ensure that turbulent air in the leg area can flow more easily to the rear of the bike.

To create the Tarmac SL8 and make the most aerodynamic bike while meeting UCI-mandated minimum weight requirements, Specialized was inspired by what it learned with the Aethos. The team made a 685-gram frame, 15 percent lighter than the Tarmac SL7 and lighter than any other World Tour bike*. Focusing on as much lightness as possible in the down tube, seat tube and rear of the bike, Specialized adopted the lessons learned in the Aethos design. The frame shapes respond so efficiently to stresses that it was possible to reduce the thickness of the material, eliminating the superfluous. Except for that time when Kasper Asgreen raced with the 585-gram Aethos frame during a Tour stage.

Ride quality
The stiffness-to-weight ratio of the Tarmac SL8 is 33% better than the SL7. The Tarmac SL8 sets a new benchmark in handling: it is precise in the most demanding situations and responds immediately and efficiently to pedal inputs. While the areas that ensure power transfer and steering precision are stiffer than ever before, in the saddle the Tarmac SL8 is more comfortable, filtering 6 percent more of the stresses from the terrain and allowing you to attack corners with a feeling of agility and balance unique in the world of road bikes. The new Tarmac SL8 retains the proven geometry of the SL7 model, with the same generous 32mm tire clearance, so more volume coverage can be used when needed.

Beyond gender differences
In reality there can be many more differences between two male cyclists than between a man and a woman. We design based on the individual, and the philosophy is simple: Don't create differences where there are none. Every cyclist, male or female, can take advantage of the benefits of the Tarmac SL8. It's time to move beyond that. The S-Works Tarmac SL8 frame with a 68mm threaded bottom bracket is the perfect starting point for making the bike of your dreams.

Technical specifications


  • Frame: S-Works Tarmac SL8 FACT 12r Carbon, Rider First Engineeredâ„¢, Win Tunnel Engineered, Clean Routing, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc. 685g frame.
  • Fork: S-Works FACT 12r Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc


  • Seatpost: S-Works Tarmac SL8 Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 15mm offset
  • Seat Collar: Tarmac integrated wedge


  • Manufacturer weight: 1.41 kg (3 lb, 1.7 oz)
  • Weighted measurement: 56cm

Weights based on production painted frames as shown. Actual weights will vary based on color, frame size and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.