With a road bike as aero as the Tarmac there's not much you can
do to make it go faster. But making things lighter always helps,
and this awesome Ultralight build shows that to great effect.
5.75kg (we couldn't resist a photo on the scales). But no
corners cut anywhere - this is a bike designed to perform, to do
whatever is asked of it without compromise.
Every component is carefully selected not just for lightness but
for engineering excellence and reliability. We've long been fans of
Specialized's super-light, super-stiff S-Works carbon cranks, and
it's always a pleasure to see them on a build. They're complemented
here by a Di2 gruppo with the expected smattering of carbon, and an
ENVE stem has been selected to provide the exact fit for this
eeBrakes make a welcome appearance too - proving that powerful,
progressive braking doesn't have to mean excess weight.
Lightweight's carbon Gipfelsturm wheelset continues the light
theme, and is designed with a low profile so as not to catch the
wind. It's also perfect for hurtling up (and down) hills.
The wheels are clad in classic Vittoria Corsa tubulars, their
tan sidewalls add a subtle splash of colour to a seriously classy
Even the paint is a Specialized-engineered coating designed to
add just 10g to the total weight of the bike.