Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 2023 road test ride review
2023 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Road test review Build quality
The Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 2023, has a high cost, to be built in large series, but it is very well made, you cannot criticize, even if you pay a lot for everything.
It is certainly not a unique and personal racing bike, perhaps even banal, similar to many others.
It is certainly not the bicycle of those who want an exclusive product.
Here the only exclusivity is given by the high price list, which in fact prevents a high diffusion of the bicycle.
The frame is still well made and the bike well assembled, in line with its list price.
ì2023 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Road Test Review Frame
For years it has been a security, a Specialized staple.
There are rumors about a future SL8, but even today the SL7 version is absolutely competitive.
Good availability of sizes and assemblies, with a starting price of 5700 euros, not a little for the entry level assembly and the heavier carbon frame.
The top of the range comes at around 14 thousand euros, the cost of a good car, with which it is not even hard to make a mountain pass ...
Returning serious, at high prices, however, is combined with a good build quality.
2023 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Road Test Assemblies Review
The range of assemblies, which also differ in the carbon used, is very complete and ultimately for all budgets.
It remains an expensive bicycle, but in the Specialized catalog there are other cheaper models, such as the Tarmac SL6 version, which costs 2850 euros, it is not the same as the top of the range, but it is also true that for amateur use it is also exaggerated. ...
Overall the range is wide and you can't complain too much.
2023 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Road test Comfort review
Discreet, it is not the Specialized bicycle born to be comfortable, but among the racing bikes it is among the best in this respect.
In the end it is not the best for doing many kilometers in peace, but as a racing bike it allows you to do many kilometers reaching the end of the race without having your back massacred.
2022 2023 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Road Test Review Guide
Time passes, but the Specialized Tarmac remains a benchmark for its driving balance, ease of driving, driving safety.
At high speeds it is not very easy to drive, especially downhill on bumpy roads, but it redeems itself with excellent handling, perfect on guided and narrow paths.
The performance on the plains and hills is very valid and good, but it is still a bike that goes strong uphill.
A rigid frame perfect for powerful athletes.
The brakes are more than excellent, nothing to add.
2023 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Road test review Performance
It is a racing bike that is still very competitive on any type of route.
It has no real weakness.
It is not very light, but very stiff of the frame.
You need legs and power to take advantage of its stiffness, it is no coincidence that it is a bike that is very popular with professionals.
Perhaps the simple amateur cannot fully exploit it, but it remains a competitive bike at 360 degrees on any type of route.
2023 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Road test review Pros and cons
The Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 2023 turns out to be an excellent racing bike, not light, not cheap, but with excellent performance.
The price is its real flaw.
Which one to buy?
Certainly not the top-of-the-range model, but the Tarmac SL7 Comp version or even better the two Tarmac SL6 versions, 2850 and 3350 euros with the old SL6 frame, which have excellent prices and are excellent for amateur use.
NDR: the photo does not refer to the specific bike being tested