Specialized has announced a new, limited edition S-Works Tarmac Disc frameset, designed to celebrate Deceuninck–Quick-Step’s wildly successful 2019 season, and the brand’s 11 year partnership with the team.
Frameset number one was presented to the team at il Lombardia last weekend and will hang as a ceremonial piece in the team’s Belgian Service Course, as a reminder of its achievements.
For a cool $5,500, the rest of the 199 individually numbered framesets will be available to pre-order from local Specialized dealers from 9am PST on 17 October.
Now, you might have noticed that $5,500 is quite a lot of money, especially considering that you could buy a complete 2020 Tarmac Disc Expert for the same price. But that’s not an S-Works frameset, and you’d obviously have to live with the shame of having the same paint jobs as every other schmuck out there.
So, if you’re a dedicated fan of #thewolfpack, this might seem like a more reasonable idea, and to be fair to Specialized, the paint job — which is glittery blue, with a fade to matte black — does look very tasty indeed.
Based on the team’s 2019 colourway, it also includes subtle references to all of Deceuninck–Quick-Step’s riders and victories.
Deceuninck–Quick-Step riders see if they can spot their names and victories on the new frameset. Chris Auld/Specialized
If you’re struggling to remember some of those wins, Specialized is more than happy to remind us that there were “sixty-six victories, fourteen days in yellow, seven Grand Tour stages” and “two Monuments”.
All things considered, that’s a truly remarkable list of victories, and Specialized will no doubt feel its bikes played a significant role in that success.
Delivery of the Deceuninck–Quick-Step LTD Tarmac Disc framesets will begin December 2019.