Tarmac SL7 Release date

Agreed. I think the fit on this particular model is hurting the aesthetics. A lower, longer setup is going to look fantastic.

At least they got the color right…:wink:

#RedBikesAreFaster

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Ohh that looks nice! :heart_eyes: Maybe I’ll be able to offload my Di2 Cervelo R3 for an SL6 for cheaper now!

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#blackbikesareboring

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I think it’s just the normal Venge stem computer mount.

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Thanks. Would be nice to have that tor the Tarmac

My local Spec shop told me the Venge mount wouldn’t work with a Tarmac SL6 but I don’t see why not from that picture.

Could anyone that has the Venge mount / has seen it shed any light?

Yes I would like to know as well.

If the Tarmac is using the Venge stem, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. But the Tarmacs are usually spec’d with a different stem, which is why I’m guess the shop said it wouldn’t work.

Edit: Another option if you’re running the S-Works SL stem. You can ask the shop to order the faceplate for the Future Stem. It has the same bolt dimensions, and has a slot for the computer mount.

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Mmm, maybe. But zooming in, it looks like a Kedge mount. I don’t think it’s an integrated unit.

From personal experience with the Aerofly bars, there is almost zero room for any mounts. I had to use the Enve mount that uses the stem bolts because nothing would fit on the side.

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It’s a pretty standard fit with someone with an above average inseam. Short torso = short reach. Long legs = high saddle position. The combination of the two requires a smaller frame to reduce the reach, but the taller stack to reduce the saddle-to-bar drop. Looks like that set-up already has 10-12cm of drop. Going with a larger frame would just force that rider to use an even shorter stem.

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Thanks and I just got the sl Sworks stem for my Tarmac. Will check and thanks.

This is my exact setup/problem. Long legs, short torso on a 58. High saddle height, lots of drop to the bars (~14cm).

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/stem-mounted-accessory-mount-kit/p/177056?color=287343-177056&searchText=S189900104.

S199900064 Is the part number for the face plate.

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I have a kedge mount on my aerofly2 bars with no issues.

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I guess the saddle doesn’t look all that high to me for a Tarmac, probably because I run a 79cm saddle height on a 56cm SL6.

I’d just assume someone with those dimensions would ride something that has a more neutral fit for their proportions.

Also given it was a Specialized rep on a yet to be released bike, I’m guessing they were making do with what was available to give it a try.

This is the bike I’ve dreamed about…the offspring from a Venge/Tarmac marriage. Specialized…take my money! :money_mouth_face:

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Curious what that frame will weigh now

Forgive my ignorance. What were the largest influences? The seat stay has a little flare like the Venge, the cockpit, but other parts look Tarmac. Are the tubes more aero than the Tarmac?