Overall rating: 4.00/5

1 people have reviewed: Specialized Tarmac Sport 2013

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Specialized Tarmac Sport 2013

Brakes: 3/5

Gears: 5/5

Stability: 3/5

Weight: 4/5

Frame: 4/5

Price/ quality: 4/5

Have been riding this bike since March 2013, and have yet not felt the need for any other bike! This is in my opinion the ultimate "all-round" bike (even though I know no such bike exists), and if you're willing on spending a few bucks on upgrades, it can really be quite a riding experience.

Since it's a relatively cheap model, some compromises had been made to cut the price to a reasonable level. Firstly: the gear group on the original setup is a Shimano Tiagra 10 speed. It performs decently, but the shifting and braking did leave room for improvement. I managed to get about 6500 km (including one crash) out of my group (with chainrings and bearings being changed as needed, which is about 3500 km of riding) in both summer and winter conditions, before the need for change became apparent. Secondly: the wheels supplied from the dealer is a set of DT Swiss 2.0 training wheels, which performs reasonable but is no more than first mentioned, just training wheels. Swapping the DT Swiss wheels out in favor of a set of clinchers with some profile makes a huge different, and is the first and most important upgrade, one should make!

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