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Customer reviews for Specialized Tarmac 2012 Road Bike

Specialized Tarmac 2012 Road Bike

FACT IS 8r carbon frame with tapered head tube and elliptical seatstays is race-ready stiff and fast without sacrificing compliance. The FACT carbon fork is light, stiff, and compliant with a tapered steerer. Significantly lighter than comparable-level wheelsets, these tough new DT-Axis 2.0 hoops roll smooth and fast. New Specialized Tarmac Comp alloy handlebar is stiff, tough, and light for serious performance. New 10-speed Shimano Tiagra STI shifters provide great value and high-performance. Specialized BG Romin Comp features a shaped profile for max power and hollow Cr-Mo rails for durability.
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer questions and answers:
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Customer reviews for Specialized Tarmac 2012 Road Bike
Review 1 for Specialized Tarmac 2012 Road Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
M11uls
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Birmingham

Stunning to look at, easy to ride.

PostedOctober 28, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Never ridden a road bike before. 1st ride was 20 miles and. I couldn't believe how easy I found it. The bike is really smooth and looks beautiful. Very pleased I took the plunge and spent the money - well worth it!
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Review 2 for Specialized Tarmac 2012 Road Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Joshie
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Excellent first proper bike

PostedJuly 26, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
After years on commuting bikes i thought i would get a proper road bike and start to enjoy the leisure part of cycling. Having done quite a bit of research on the net I decided to test drive the 2012 Tarmac. As a guy with a long back and shortish legs being six one this x-large set up was perfect. After now three months and 400 miles under the belt i would recommend this bike to anyone wanting their first all carbon bike with GOOD components unlike the trek madone! Perfect, within budget first carbon bike.
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Review 3 for Specialized Tarmac 2012 Road Bike
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
ragglefraggle1
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Brighton

EPIC

PostedMay 10, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
Its the first bike i have ever reviewed. All i can say it takes much less time on the road with this than it does on the shortcut trails on my M bike.
Pedestrians also keep walking out infront of me all the time because they can't tell how fast im going! The service guys @ the brighton store were very keen to help me with everything. I got better service than if I went to a restaurant.
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