Specialized And McLaren Team Up For The S-Works Tarmac

Starting with the S-Works McLaren Venge followed by the S-Works McLaren TT helmet, Specialized and McLaren have worked closely over the years to push the possibilities of cycling. Recently, the partnership resulted in a completely new way to understand the forces exerted on bicycles via a custom data acquisition and simulation program developed exclusively with McLaren.

Taking advantage of McLaren’s knowledge and expertise in using the black stuff the Tarmac’s frame, forks, crankset, handlebars and wheels all feature a unique carbon fibre lay-up process that results in an additional 10% weight saving over the standard Specialized Tarmac.


At $20,000 a pop only 250 of these bikes are penciled in for production worldwide with all of them being reserved pretty quickly. Each highly limited bike comes equipped with a pair of custom made S-Works Road Shoes and an S-Works Prevail helmet, both painted to match the frame. Additionally, every S-Works McLaren Tarmac will be built to the individual specifications of the rider based upon the included Body Geometry Fit consultation for a truly personalised experience.