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Old 05-14-18, 12:46 PM
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Can't find any Specialized Tarmacs - Houston

I'm in the process of researching for a new bike purchase and have been trying a number of brands, but I can't seem to find a single shop that has any Tarmac's available in the sub-$3,000 range. I've tried Trek's, Cannondales, etc. but I loved my first Specialized so wanted to at least give them a shot. Is there a reason everyone seems to be out of stock? Are new ones about to come out or something?
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Any shop can order one for you. Where in Houston are you?
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Are you looking to just test ride one or to buy one? If to buy, just find a Specialized dealer and have them order one. If you find a big enough dealer, they can get their Specialized rep to have it sent from an out of market shop that has one. I almost had to do the latter to get my Allez Sprint frameset.

If you're looking to test ride, they may or may not do that for you. I know the two big S dealers up here in Dallas each have 4 shops, so they'll move bikes around between them if need be. My guess is that they probably move more of the more comfort based geometries and just don't stock as many of the race bikes. You might try test riding one of the more expensive ones and let them know that you're really wanting to get an idea of how the lower range rides. IIRC, the geometry should be the same all the way through the line, difference will be stiffer/lighter carbon and better components/wheels at the top end.
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bike barn has multiple locations and are a specialized dealer so i bet they can help.
west end bikes is also a dealer.
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