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    2019 Tarmac's are on line

    Looks like Specialized released on their website the new 2019 Tarmac - All disc brakes in non-S works models. All use the new SL6 frame set and go from 2700 to 6700.

    I was just about to buy a 2018 Tarmac Comp Disc (with SL5 frame), but ended up buying a demo 2017 demo Venge Disc Expert with carbon wheel upgrade instead. Given what I spent I think I make the right call. Sure different bikes, but still a good upgrade from what I was coming from.
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    Anything below the experts and it drops down to a 9r carbon and a standard round seatpost so they are a slightly modified sl6 frame.

    Other than non sworks tarmacs nothing else is showing up for 2019 models for the road yet (not sure if they will do sworks version as they just released the 2018s in disc, maybe 2019 rim versions?)

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    Yeah I see that. The Expert however is nice bridge between the comp and Pro level. I wonder how much difference there in Fact 9 vs 10 frames. I am guessing weight for sure. Seat post 27.2 round and threaded BB for the Fact 9 also.
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    Picked up my Disc Pro two days ago

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    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/me...=263509-154559

    once again... specialize catalog photos don't do justice for what the bike actually looks like.

    my local shop has one of these on the floor the color is iridescent i am talking about not only the frame color and graphics but the saddle and...bar tape.

    roll it out into the sun and it really pops!

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    Here's a video of the saddle.


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    I went by the shop today to check these out. Saw a Pro level with discs. Extremely nice. I was strongly considering the lowest level Madone SLR Disc, but I think I am pretty much set on trading my Domane in for an Expert Disc. Still aero and race oriented, but 2-3lbs lighter. I plan to follow that up with getting something like either a Specialized Sequoia or Trek Checkpoint for pure gravel rides and events.
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    2019 Tarmac's are on line-1a3772b4-5450-4cec-bd4c-d29886e74dea.jpg
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