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My new S-Works Tarmac

Old 06-17-12, 12:10 PM
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My new S-Works Tarmac

I bought this bad boy last weekend, I'm stoked about it, so I'm sharing with the group. Took her out for her first real ride yesterday ( http://connect.garmin.com/activity/189617103 ) and it went great. I moved up from a compact crank to a standard, so I was concerned about the motor's ability to power the crank with the aggressive gearing. No problem at all; maybe because I was moving from a 22 pound bike. This one weighs 14.5 pounds as pictured. The extra teeth in the big ring has been great on the flats, and even gives me a chance to put some power to the ground on descents.

Getting used to the SRAM Red shifting. The FD is going to take some practice, but I'm sold on the RD action.

Thanks for looking.









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Old 06-17-12, 12:15 PM
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looks awesome. congrats!
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Old 06-17-12, 12:34 PM
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Great looking bike- not a fan of the spokes but they go with the color scheme so it can be overlooked Still looks awesome. 14.5 lbs stock? That's rediculous, Very jealous
 
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That is a sexy ass bike!
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Originally Posted by KoolAidnPizza View Post
Great looking bike- not a fan of the spokes but they go with the color scheme so it can be overlooked Still looks awesome. 14.5 lbs stock? That's rediculous, Very jealous
I didn't want to say that only I bought it for the spokes. Ha!
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Old 06-17-12, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by vermilionx View Post
looks awesome. congrats!
Originally Posted by Jfitalia View Post
That is a sexy ass bike!
Thank you!
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nice bike and good climbing!
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I didn't want to say that only I bought it for the spokes. Ha!
I'm sure they would grow on me if I saw the bike enough. It's still a rediculous bike, I'd sell my kidney for it.
 
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Awesome ride....does the seatpost have zertz insert?
Good luck with it.
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Old 06-17-12, 01:48 PM
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BTW, is that a 3 bay 2 car garage I see there?.......more bikes?
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Originally Posted by Borell View Post
nice bike and good climbing!
Thanks! Triple Bypass in July, so I've been trying to get lots of climbing in.

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Awesome ride....does the seatpost have zertz insert?
Good luck with it.
Thanks . . . No Zertz anywhere. Maybe that's a Roubaix thing?
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Wow that looks sweet!
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BTW, is that a 3 bay 2 car garage I see there?.......more bikes?
Hahah, no, I'm in a townhouse, so those garages belong to my neighbors. Maybe they'll let me rent bike space?

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Old 06-17-12, 04:22 PM
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Very nice setup!
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Sweet looking ride. Matt black is the new black, i guess.
I'll give you 60 days before upgraditis gets you. Even on this
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Old 06-17-12, 06:20 PM
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Nice bike. I wanted one this year but decided to ride my 2010 Tarmac Elite another season. Maybe this year...
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Very nice (wipe the drool off my chin). I really like the Tarmac line of Specialized.
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Originally Posted by VeeDubOne View Post
Sweet looking ride. Matt black is the new black, i guess.
I'll give you 60 days before upgraditis gets you. Even on this
I have no idea what I'd upgrade! Besides, if I spent another penny on this bike, my wife would murder me.
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Old 06-17-12, 07:48 PM
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For no particular reason, I've never been much of a fan of Specialized, but I gotta say that's one sweet ride you have there!!! I'm really loving the color scheme. What size is it?
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Old 06-17-12, 08:55 PM
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For no particular reason, I've never been much of a fan of Specialized, but I gotta say that's one sweet ride you have there!!! I'm really loving the color scheme. What size is it?
That is a 54 right there. I'm moving over from a Bianchi aluminum frame.
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very nice!
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Old 06-17-12, 10:10 PM
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Great bike.
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Beautiful bike! Alright.... how much did you drop $6,500 or $7000?
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Old 06-17-12, 10:25 PM
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Cool bike! I love my S-works roubaix.

I'm puzzled by the swap to a regular crank given your location, but I guess you've got some massive quads to push those gears. Good job on the ride.
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