Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert
Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert
Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert
Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert
Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert
Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert

Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert

Regular price$7,699.99 CAD

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Nothing is faster than the Tarmac SL8 thanks to a combination of aerodynamics, lightweight, and ride quality previously thought impossible. After eight generations and over two decades of development, it’s more than the fastest Tarmac ever - it’s the world’s fastest race bike. Your legs up for it?

AERO IN EVERYTHING: We’re putting aero where it matters - the leading edge - not just where it looks good. In the process we’ve created our most aerodynamic road bike ever. Yes, it’s more aero than the Venge. Clean air is optimized for maximum advantage with the Tarmac’s new nose cone - the Speed Sniffer. By moving the steer tube back - the tube that determines head tube width - the leading edge of the head tube can be much sharper, delivering a much lower drag shape. Utilizing new UCI rules, the Tarmac SL8 has the narrowest, most aero seat post we’ve ever made ensuring fast moving, dirty air around the legs can flow back more cleanly. Doesn’t victory smell sweet?

GOES LIKE HELL, RIDES LIKE HEAVEN: With massive gains in stiffness-to-weight - an improvement of 33% over the SL7 - the Tarmac SL8 takes legendary handling, aggressive responsiveness and World Championship proven geometry to the next level. The bike is stiffer at the pedals, more precise at the bars, and combines it with a compliant ride in the saddle that sets a new benchmark for race bike comfort. Thanks to our Rider-First Engineering, every rider, regardless of size, gets the same unprecedented ride quality and handling. In the saddle the Tarmac SL8 delivers 6% more compliance, floating over rough road with a supple feel unique in the high strung world of race bikes. Tarmac’s proven geometry and 32mm tire clearance are identical to the SL7, ensuring easy adaptation and the versatility to run higher volume tires when needed.

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alone doesn’t provide nearly enough data to specialize and that means creating male or female bikes is arbitrary and outdated. Every rider can get the next level advantage of Tarmac SL8. It’s time to go Beyond Gender.

The Tarmac SL8 Expert delivers exceptional performance with a full SRAM Rival eTap AXS groupset with power meter, C38 carbon tubeless ready wheelset, and an SL7 stem with Specialized Expert Shallow Drop alloy handlebars makes for an accessible performance-packed bike

Tarmac SL8 FACT 10r Carbon, Threaded BB, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Tarmac SL8 FACT 10r Carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Specialized Expert Shallow Drop, alloy, 125mm drop x 75mm reach

Tarmac integrated stem, 6-degree

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

S-Works Tarmac SL8 Carbon seat post, FACT Carbon, 15mm offset

Tarmac integrated wedge

SRAM Rival eTap AXS, hydraulic disc

SRAM Rival eTap AXS, hydraulic disc

SRAM Rival eTap AXS

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, braze-on

SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12-speed

SRAM Rival, 12-speed, 10-36t

SRAM Rival with Power Meter



SRAM Rival 12-speed

Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim

Roval C38, 21mm internal width carbon rim

S-Works Turbo, folding bead, 700x26mm

S-Works Turbo, folding bead, 700x26mm

Body Geometry Power Expert

Turbo Ultralight, 48mm Presta valve

7.77 kg (17 lb, 2.1 oz) Weight Size 56cm

* Specifications are subject to change without notice

44 49 52 54 56 58 61
A Reach 366mm 375mm 380mm 384mm 395mm 402mm 408mm
B Stack 501mm 514mm 527mm 544mm 565mm 591mm 612mm
C Head Tube Angle 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
D Front Center 572mm 574mm 577mm 579mm 592mm 606mm 613mm
E Bottom Bracket Drop 74mm 74mm 74mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
F Wheelbase 970mm 973mm 975mm 978mm 991mm 1006mm 1013mm
G Chainstay Length 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm
H Head Tube Length 99mm 109mm 120mm 137mm 157mm 184mm 204mm
I Top Tube Length 496mm 509mm 531mm 541mm 563mm 577mm 595mm
J Seat Tube Angle 75.5° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5° 75.5°
K Standover Height 723mm 735mm 746mm 768mm 786mm 808mm 834mm
*SL8 Geometry

*All measurements in degrees or millimetres

Size Height
44 142 - 155cm
49 155 - 163cm
52 163 - 170cm
54 170 - 175cm
56 175 - 180cm
58 180 - 188cm
61 188 - 196cm

The sizing chart is a great place to start when picking your next bike but everyone will fit a bike a bit differently. Your torso, arm, and leg lengths all play into what size of bike you may need. Plus, there's your own personal preference.

We always recommend swinging by the shop and taking the bike that you're looking for a spin to see how it feels. If you're unable to come by, looking at the geometry of your current bike and comparing it is a good place to start. If you have any further questions, our customer service team is there to help.

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