I had a 2013 SL-3 Tarmac Expert, and I upgraded to a 2014 Tarmac SL-4 Pro. I bought the frame off of eBay and built it up with Ultegra Di2.


On the SL-3 the bottom 1" of the front fork, including the dropouts were painted with some sort of hard, black enamel with a course texture. On the SL-4, the dropouts have the same light-blue paint as the rest of the fork.

I find that the paint keeps chipping off the dropouts on the SL-4 fork. Does anyone else have this problem? Is it unique to the Pro model? Is it different on the SL-5 or SL-6?

Thank you!