Sagan's speedy silver S-Works Tarmac

World champion wins Tour stage 3 on custom-painted new Tarmac

Specialized just released a new Tarmac SL6, and Peter Sagan rode an iridescent S-Works model to victory on stage 3 of the Tour de France. 

Specialized is claiming the new S-Works Tarmac frame weighs 733g in a size 56cm. Specialized will be selling a few models, with the top build weighing a claimed 6.2kg/13.7lb when built up with Roval CLX32 wheels, ee brakes and a special paint job that only adds 10g.

Sagan's teammates are all on black Tarmacs, which were just introduced at the start of the 2017 Tour de France
Sagan's teammates are all on black Tarmacs, which were just introduced at the start of the 2017 Tour de France

Sagan can't race a bike that light, of course, per UCI rules. His mechanics keep his bike at regulation 6.8kg/14.99lb with Roval CLX50 wheels and a standard Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 with direct-mount calipers. His 4iiii power meter only adds a few grams.

Sagan uses Specialized's Aerofly bar with bare tops — the way the aero engineers like to see it — and a Zipp SL Sprint stem with its logos covered with electrical tape.

The Aerofly internal routing keeps things tidy even without handelbar tape on the tops
The Aerofly internal routing keeps things tidy even without handelbar tape on the tops

Along with the special iridescent paint job and matching saddle from Specialized, Sagan gets another personalized touch with a custom Garmin mount from K-Edge.

Check out the gallery above for a closer look at the new Specialized S-Works Tarmac of world champion and Tour de France stage 3 winner Peter Sagan.

K-Edge sent a few riders custom Garmin mounts for the Tour. Looks like Sagan made the cut
K-Edge sent a few riders custom Garmin mounts for the Tour. Looks like Sagan made the cut

Full specification

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Tarmac
  • Fork: Specialized S-Works Tarmac
  • Brake calipers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 direct mount
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-28T
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 with 4iiii power meter, 53/39T, 172.5mm
  • Chain catcher: K-Edge
  • Wheels: Roval CLX 50
  • Tubulars: S-Works Turbo Allround 3, 26mm
  • Handlebar: Specialized Aerofly, 42cm
  • Stem: Zipp SL Sprint, 140mm
  • Tape: SupaCaz 
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Saddle: Specialized S-Works Toupe
  • Seatpost: Specialized Tarmac
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Deva Carbon
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 520
  • Garmin mount: K-Edge Garmin Race Mount
Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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