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Zdenek Stybar's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc - Gallery

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The SL6 Tarmac has a 'D' profile seatpost

The SL6 Tarmac has a 'D' profile seatpost (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals for the Czech rider

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals for the Czech rider (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Quick-Step Floors uses Tacx Deva bottle cages while K-Edge provides computer mounts and chain catchers for the team

Quick-Step Floors uses Tacx Deva bottle cages while K-Edge provides computer mounts and chain catchers for the team (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Belgian team uses Tarmacs decorated in its blue and white team colours for racing, while the spare bikes and training bikes remain in matt black

The Belgian team uses Tarmacs decorated in its blue and white team colours for racing, while the spare bikes and training bikes remain in matt black (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The bike was not equipped with a power meter for the recovery ride

The bike was not equipped with a power meter for the recovery ride (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Stybar runs standard gearing of 53/39 and 11-28

Stybar runs standard gearing of 53/39 and 11-28 (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Quick-Step Floors generally runs S-Works Turbo tyres in the 26mm width option

Quick-Step Floors generally runs S-Works Turbo tyres in the 26mm width option (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Stybar carried a small bicycle lock with him during the ride

Stybar carried a small bicycle lock with him during the ride (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Zdenek Stybar's 2018 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc

Zdenek Stybar's 2018 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Lowered seatstays are a key design feature on the updated Tarmac for 2018

Lowered seatstays are a key design feature on the updated Tarmac for 2018 (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The multiple cyclocross world champion runs satellite sprint shifters on the drops of the handlebars

The multiple cyclocross world champion runs satellite sprint shifters on the drops of the handlebars (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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As with the majority of the WorldTour peloton, Quick-Step Floors uses Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series levers

As with the majority of the WorldTour peloton, Quick-Step Floors uses Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series levers (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The bike was equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 groupset

The bike was equipped with a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 groupset (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Stybar opts for a S-Works Toupe saddle

Stybar opts for a S-Works Toupe saddle (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Several WorldTour teams are using Garmin Edge 1030 computers for the 2018 season

Several WorldTour teams are using Garmin Edge 1030 computers for the 2018 season (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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CeramicSpeed provides the team with bottom bracket bearings

CeramicSpeed provides the team with bottom bracket bearings (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Specialized's wheel provider Roval provides the team with CLX 50 wheels

Specialized's wheel provider Roval provides the team with CLX 50 wheels (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Stybar ran the bike with an older alloy Specialized stem

Stybar ran the bike with an older alloy Specialized stem (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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K-Edge has provided the team with custom out-front mounts for the computers in 2018

K-Edge has provided the team with custom out-front mounts for the computers in 2018 (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A closer look at the head tube of the 2018 S-Works Tarmac

A closer look at the head tube of the 2018 S-Works Tarmac (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Stybar locked his and Julien Vermote's bikes up while enjoying a post-ride coffee

Stybar locked his and Julien Vermote's bikes up while enjoying a post-ride coffee (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar

Specialized’s S-Works Tarmac SL6 was first seen in a race at the 2017 Criterium du Dauphine, and both a rim and disc brake version were also spotted on the UCI’s approved frames list for racing at the same time.

Several Quick-Step Floors riders have been seen racing on the S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc since then, most notably Elia Viviani during the Dubai Tour and Abu Dhabi Tour, but despite this, Specialized has only officially launched the bike for consumers this week. Most likely to ensure supply meets demand in the first few months of sales worldwide.

We caught up with Zdenek Stybar (Quick-Step Floors) and Julien Vermote (Dimension Data) for a training ride the Monday after ‘opening weekend’ and ahead of Strade Bianche, where Stybar rode the S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc to a top-10 finish.

Quick-Step Floors has the Specialized Tarmac, Venge and Roubaix models to choose from and, in past seasons, team riders have ridden on a mix of these models. For the 2018 season, however, there has been a significant trend for the team opting to ride the latest Tarmac SL6 model, with even sprinters opting for the new frameset over the aerodynamic Venge — which is traditionally associated with sprinters.

Stybar’s bike has a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 groupset, as well as Specialized tyres and Roval wheels — Specialized's wheel brand.

Photographed following a recovery training ride, Stybar’s bike wasn’t equipped with a power meter, but the multiple cyclocross world champion has been using Specialized’s new power meter in races this season.

PRO is providing Quick-Step Floors' cockpit components this season, with Stybar opting for satellite sprint shifter buttons on the drops of his PRO Vibe handlebars.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Zdenek Stybar’s S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc.

Zdenek Stybar's Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc full specification

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc Fact 12r carbon
  • Fork: S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc FACT carbon
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120 Disc 160mm SM-RT900 rotor
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120 Disc 140mm SM-RT900 rotor
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 53/39
  • Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed
  • Wheelset: Roval CLX 50
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo, 26mm tubular
  • Handlebars: PRO Vibe
  • Stem: Specialized FACT alloy
  • Tape/grips: Supacaz
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Saddle: S-Works Toupe
  • Seatpost: Specialized Tarmac SL6 carbon
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Deva
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 1030
  • Other accessories: K-Edge out-front computer mount in custom finish for Quick-Step Floors, K-Edge chain catcher in custom finish for Quick-Step Floors