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2016 Tarmac Comp

bmxboy10bmxboy10 Posts: 1,859
edited August 2017 in Your road bikes
So bought myself a carbon race bike on RTW. Forgot how compliant carbon bikes can be and this one feels really smooth on the road. Fit is smaller than I have gone for in the past and I now realise a 54 fits way better than a 56 despite the increased drop of bar height.

Colour scheme is a it marmite but it was one of the things that attracted me to the bike in the first place an I love it. Ultegra and Praxis chainset are awesome. Swapped the tyres for Conti 25s but with this frame I could easily go to 28s which is a nice detail of the frame I think.

Happy bunny :D
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  • Mr StampMr Stamp Posts: 58
    Quality bikes are the Tarmac Comps, I've upgraded the wheels on mine and a thousand miles in and it still rides beautifully.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Love the colourscheme!
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,490
    Sure you can go 28's? My 2011 Tarmac won't take them - not enough clearance behind the seat tube (and the brakes were a bit close)
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 3,932
    Top choice and bike, enjoy in good health!
    And God created the bicycle, so that man could use it as a means for work and to help him negotiate life's complicated journey.
  • The old Gulf racing colourscheme, GT40s and Porsche, those were the days. Nice bike too!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Interesting about the colour:

    Curiously, the company say this custom colour is designed to naturally age over time, and exposure to prolonged direct sunlight will cause it to exhibit splashes of a dark rich colour, which is a deliberate design feature
  • bmxboy10bmxboy10 Posts: 1,859
    slowbike wrote:
    Sure you can go 28's? My 2011 Tarmac won't take them - not enough clearance behind the seat tube (and the brakes were a bit close)
    Well I've not tried but the Contis come up big and the 25s I've fitted leave plenty of clearance.
  • bmxboy10bmxboy10 Posts: 1,859
    Updated with new Ksyrium Pro Exalith wheels and Specialized Hover bars fitted

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/04404J
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 927
    Love it, glad to see another one that isn't black on black
    I've got a Tarmac SL4 Sport (Orange) and it's a brilliant bike.
  • bigmitch41bigmitch41 Posts: 685
    Lovely looking bike!
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  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    solboy10 wrote:
    Hover bars fitted

    The Roubaix might've been a better fit?
  • bmxboy10bmxboy10 Posts: 1,859
    styxd wrote:
    solboy10 wrote:
    Hover bars fitted

    The Roubaix might've been a better fit?
    No I didn't like it. TBH the best bit about the bars is the ergonomics rather than the rise and they are the best bars I have ever used and are a bargain at £35.
  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    If you moved your saddle forward you'd probably find you could lower your bars.
  • I've got a Tarmac Comp and love it! But I second the caution on the 28mm tyres - I'm running Schwalbe Ones in 25mm and I don't think I could go up to 28s. Maybe see if you could try some before buying?
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