Why should you choose between aerodynamics and lightness, between ride quality and speed? It's simple, you don't have to! Introducing the Tarmac - ride the lightest bike within UCI limits, which is also the fastest. Tubing created with our FreeFoil Shape Library forms the new lightweight Rider-First Engineered™ frame. Gone are the days where aerodynamics compromised lightness. Tarmac, the fastest bike on any road. For the fastest frame in the world, only top-of-the-range components; Shimano Dura Ace groupset, Roval Rapide CLX wheels, aerodynamic and stable. The S-Works Tarmac is, stock, race-ready.
- Aerodynamics is everything; it is the motto that we have been adopting for years and it is also the one that characterizes the design of the Tarmac. For the tubing that creates the fastest ever UCI compliant frame we drew inspiration from the Venge and our collection of optimized 'FreeFoil Shape Library' profiles. We went back to our wind tunnel to create a modular test bike with these profiles. The result is the new Tarmac, the fastest yet. Uncompromising, pure speed.
- In the process of creating the new Tarmac, as with all our road racing bikes, weight was another deciding factor. Previously aero bikes paid a premium in terms of weight - the more you reduce drag, the more weight you add. With the Tarmac, our design philosophy was to keep it, as standard, at the UCI limit or just below. With the FreeFoil Shape Library, tools like FEA analysis and a few high-level engineering 'gotchas' we succeeded.
- Always with the aim of developing the best bike for road racing, we used our Rider-First Engineered™ technology to ensure the Tarmac is balanced and easy to handle in every frame size. Thanks to the feedback received from our athletes from the three professional teams SD Worx, Deceuninck-Quick-Step, and Bora-Hansgrohe, we have made changes to the Tarmac. A new balance in ride quality between the front and rear ends, so that even long days in the saddle are more comfortable, without compromising the Tarmac's legendary handling and responsiveness.
- The experience in creating the Venge has also helped us in creating a clean and fast 'cockpit'. Cable routing has been improved for any setup - mechanical shifting, traditional stem, round profile bars, etc. - while maintaining aerodynamics. The same characteristics that make the Tarmac easy to use and practical when travelling.