Launch season is well underway, using various updated and new frames being published on a weekly basis. That which we’ve yet to watch started is that the hotly anticipated brand new bicycle from Specialized — that the brand has verified is really a 2021 Specialized Tarmac, the SL7.
The simple fact that there’ll be a brand new release in the American manufacturer is maybe among the worst guarded secrets in biking (not the worst, which sits at the groupset planet ). But, we have been not able to talk about a glimpseup until today.
A leaked picture surfaced Twitter in May this year, which revealed what seemed like a re-worked Specialized Tarmac. And today, the newest itself has pushed out a cheeky snap of what seems to be the exact same bicycle on its’Specialized Ride Program’.
The caption reads:”On July 28, the new Tarmac SL7 starts to the world”
It is also confirmed that there’ll be a live premiere on your new YouTube page, but naturally, you can bet your bottom dollar press outlets will be bringing you a first appearance, too (it is possible to locate the Cycling Weekly YouTube station here).
From the program, you can Put the bicycle in an’augmented reality’ and watch it sitting in your living space (or backyard )
The picture shows a high version S-Works bicycle with a feature Tarmac outline, finish with a rounded downtube. But it is decked out in what resembles the Aerofly handlebars specced about the Venge, using tidied cables concealed from view.
The seatstays, also envisioned in the program, seem remarkably Venge like also and there is a jutted angle to the surface of the seatpost that looks much like a Di2 intersection box.
You are able to scroll round the bicycle in the program, and we would say the headtube seems to have been staged, shooting on some Venge attributes.
Together with the 2020 Specialized Roubaix gaining aero rolls out of the Venge that made it allegedly more aero than the recent Tarmac version — that the SL6 — the most obvious next move is to throw the aero paintbrush within the brand’s GC bicycle, and it is something we have seen occur to a selection of GC cycles this season in the form of this Giant TCR, Trek Emonda and BMC Teammachine.
Specialized has also added an’event’ from the program, known as’Specialized Premier Launch’, the date is Tuesday, July 28, at 5pm BST. At the time of writing, 147 individuals have clicked’attend’ and it is reportedly a difficult, street occasion.
It surely looks like there isn’t long to wait till the Tarmac SL7 is started, we will be here to bring you additional detail about Tuesday, July 28.