Bicycle company Specialized has recently collaborated with British automotive manufacturer McLaren for one special product. The end result of this collaboration is the S-Works McLaren Tarmac, a bicycle designed to raise the bar in bicycle development standards.
This new bike, as with the new 650S and P1 cars, features a body comprised primarily of carbon fiber. The frame, crankset, custom Aerofly handlebars and CLX40 tubular wheelset all benefit from the sturdiness and light weight of carbon fiber. This construction has resulted in a 10 percent weight savings when compared to the standard S-World Tarmac bike.
Adding to the bike’s aesthetics is a custom color scheme that Specialized co-developed with McLaren and was even painted in the McLaren Special Operation Center in Wokin, Surrey UK.
Only 250 of these bikes will be produced, each coming with a pair of custom made S-Works Road Shoes and an S-Works Prevail Helmet, both painted to match the bike. Also, each bike will be built to the individual specifications of the rider based upon the included Body Geometry Fit consultation.
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