This Tarmac build equipped with Shimano's 105 groupset is the perfect entry point into a truly race-ready "do everything" road bike.
Everything here does the job - and then some - with a minimum of fuss. But with the gorgeous blue paintjob there's no lack of visual impact either. Whether you're dipping a toe in the world of racing, or simply looking for a fast bike, the Tarmac's versatility makes it a superb base for upgrading.
The DT Swiss wheels aren't super light (none are at this price point) but they're durable, reliable and run smoothly. If you decide to upgrade later to a lighter set of hoops they'll still be plenty useful as training/winter wheels.
With a full range of Specialized's own contact points, including the brilliant S-Works carbon seatpost, this is a bike that's ready to perform - just add your choice of pedals and go.
photos by Bence Bujaki