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2007 Specialized Tarmac Info

Old 09-17-19, 05:23 AM
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2007 Specialized Tarmac Info

Hi,
Iím interested in buying a 2007 Specialized Tarmac Comp that I came across. Can you let me know your thoughts on the bike?

Iím a relatively new rider and I have an older aluminum Trek with STI but itís too small for me, Iím looking for a used 54 cm bike (Iíve been fitted at the LBS). Iíve test ridden a few vintage steel bikes and was leaning in that direction (smoother ride than aluminum and cost). I have no experience with carbon bikes. Iíd ride it mostly recreationally and for exercise. Iím also interested in a scenic half century on a local bike trail.

Any advice as to whether this would be a good bike and value (itís in excellent condition) would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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A great bike and a good choice, assuming it's low miles. What I ride, in the top-end version.

It will be 10 speed, which is fine and may have a 52/39 crankset and not as low of gears as many want these days.

This can be changed at moderate cost.

You'll enjoy the light weight.
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
A great bike and a good choice, assuming it's low miles. What I ride, in the top-end version.

It will be 10 speed, which is fine and may have a 52/39 crankset and not as low of gears as many want these days.

This can be changed at moderate cost.

You'll enjoy the light weight.
Thank you, Woodcraft. Would you have any idea what fair market value would be?

The bike happens to be a Gerolsteiner version of the Tarmac. However, it doesnít say S-Works as Iíve seen on some. I looked on EBay (past sales) and Craigslist, but canít find a match. I need to make an offer and Iím at a loss (other than seeing newer Tarmacs with asking prices at $800 and up).

Thnks in advance For any information you may provide!
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Originally Posted by Mdl View Post
Thank you, Woodcraft. Would you have any idea what fair market value would be?

The bike happens to be a Gerolsteiner version of the Tarmac. However, it doesnít say S-Works as Iíve seen on some. I looked on EBay (past sales) and Craigslist, but canít find a match. I need to make an offer and Iím at a loss (other than seeing newer Tarmacs with asking prices at $800 and up).

Thnks in advance For any information you may provide!
Look for an S on the front of the frame. I was on a 2006 until earlier this year (Gerolsteiner team frame I built up in 06). Handles much the same as my 2019 Sworks Tarmac
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Look for an S on the front of the frame. I was on a 2006 until earlier this year (Gerolsteiner team frame I built up in 06). Handles much the same as my 2019 Sworks Tarmac
There was an S on the head tube but Iím not sure whether there was an S anywhere else.

It did say Shimano Flight deck 105 on the hoods.

Would you mind if I ask your thoughts on what a rough price estimate would be on the bike, since it sounds like you had the same one (?) or close to it?

Also, is the ride hard? Iíd describe my current bike as ďbone jarringĒ! Looking to avoid that if possible.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Mdl View Post
There was an S on the head tube but Iím not sure whether there was an S anywhere else.

It did say Shimano Flight deck 105 on the hoods.

Would you mind if I ask your thoughts on what a rough price estimate would be on the bike, since it sounds like you had the same one (?) or close to it?

Also, is the ride hard? Iíd describe my current bike as ďbone jarringĒ! Looking to avoid that if possible.

Thanks!
I have no idea what used bikes are selling for these days. It is a very sweet ride. I was still on 23c tires, CF saddle and lots of miles every week I have owned it. I loved it enough to upgrade it to DA DI2, a couple of sets of deep CF wheels, PT and the rest. I was shocked at how comfortable the new Tarmac is but I had no complaints with the old one. It was also very durable as I lost track of how many times I crashed that frame and I'm taking about flying through the air upside down kind of crashes. I will probably build it up again.
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I have a Tarmac Elite from maybe '08?

With an ally seatpost the ride was nothing special. Once I popped a carbon post in though, it was a magic carpet.
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