2013 Specialized Road, Cyclocross & Triathlon Bikes – Complete Overview & Actual Weights

2013 Specialized Tarmac détails and actual weights

As with the mountain bikes, Specialized highlighted their key road bike models in a formal presentation, then left us to our own devices to see what else was new across the line. And, like the off road segment, there was plenty more to learn.

The big news for road was the all-new Roubaix SL4 with enhanced Zertz damping, size specific frame tuning and tube shapes and sizes and the new Cobl-Gobl’r seatpost. Check the full details on that bike here. A lot of you have asked if anything changed on the Tarmac. Introduced last year, the top of the range SL4 frame remains unchanged, but the lower models see some trickle down improvements, and as you can see from the range above, there’s a color for everyone.

Across the entire range, all bikes with a tapered headtube get a carbon fork. Click on through for actual weights on the Tarmac range, plus weights and details for the Roubaix, Allez, Secteur, Crux and more…

2013 SPECIALIZED TARMAC

2013 Specialized Tarmac détails and actual weights

Tarmac SL4 frame stays the same, gets spec and paint updates. All Tarmacs now have BB30 – some lower models had standard threaded). The lower end models all get a lighter overall package thanks to the OSBB and lighter crankset, wheels, stems, posts and other bits depending on model.

Frame weights are 950g for the S-Works SL4 and 1050g for the Pro level. All road bikes weighed should be 56.

2013 Specialized Tarmac détails and actual weights

S-Works SL4 SRAM Red- 13lb 13oz

2013 Specialized Tarmac détails and actual weights

Pro – 15lbs

2013 Specialized Tarmac détails and actual weights

Expert Di2 – 16lb 14oz

2013 Specialized Tarmac détails and actual weights

Comp – 17lb 9oz

2013 Specialized Tarmac détails and actual weights

Elite – 18lb 7oz

2013 ROUBAIX

2013 Specialized Roubaix détails and actual weights

For the Roubaix, there are three frames -SL2, SL3 and the new SL4- with Expert level and up getting the SL4, which includes the new disc brake bike. Only the SL4 get the new construction with the straighter stays.

S-Works – 14lb 8oz

2013 Specialized Roubaix détails and actual weights

Expert Disc – 14lb 17lb 14oz

2013 Specialized Roubaix détails and actual weights

Pro – 15lb 5oz

2013 Specialized Roubaix détails and actual weights

Expert Di2- 17lb 13oz (left) and Expert mechanical – 17lb 6oz

2013 Specialized Roubaix détails and actual weights

Left to Right: Sport – 19lb 11oz / Elite – 19lb 5oz / Comp – 18lb 1oz

2013 Specialized Roubaix détails and actual weights
Base – 19lb 13oz and the COBL GOBL’R seatpost – 250g

2013 SECTEUR DISC

2013 Specialized Secteur détails and actual weights

The Secteur was introduced a couple years ago as the alloy alternative to the Roubaix. Higher end versions come with hydroformed seatstays that have Zertz inserts. The Secteur Disc is new, will come in two models but won’t have the inserts.

2013 Specialized Secteur détails and actual weights

It gets the same carbon disc fork as the crux but adds rack and fender mounts.

2013 Specialized Secteur détails and actual weights

Complete bike weight is 20lb 11oz.

2013 Specialized Secteur and Langster détails and actual weights

The Langster track bikes get some very pro looking color schemes.

2013 ALLEZ ALLOY ROAD BIKES

2013 Specialized Allez détails and actual weights

Amazingly, the Allez Race was completely absent from the presentation. It uses the same frame as the new S-Works but comes in at just $2,000. Product manager Brent Graves says this model provides the best speed per dollar. It has an aluminum seatpost. The money was spent on high end Turbo tires, a carbon fork and FSA SL-K cranks. It’s built for riders that are concerned with getting the most crit performance for the buck and aren’t worried about getting all the gee-whizzery to soothe their ego or impress friends.

2013 Specialized Allez détails and actual weights

There’s been a lot of conversation and curiosity about the new Allez frame. Here’s the deal: Instead of mitering the top and downtube into complex, compound cuts to join to the head tube, they hydroformed the headtube to include the first bits of both top- and down tubes. By doing this, they get a more robust head tube for better stiffness, and the welds to connect the three pieces are essentially round. This makes for simpler welds, they’re just welding around a circular (or oval, same idea) tube rather than the compound shape where the tubes meet the head tube. This reduces the chance for error. At the edges of the three tubes, the metal is fluted inward a bit (imagine the top of a soda can without the cap) to increase the strength of the tube. This makes it less susceptible to compressive forces (imagine squeezing the middle of a soda can versus the top), which makes for a stronger, stiffer frame. Unfortunately it was bolted down so we couldn’t weigh it.

2013 Specialized Allez détails and actual weights

We could weight the S-Works model, though. It came in at 15lb.

2013 Specialized Allez détails and actual weights

All other Allez models get the standard alloy frame. Elite – 21lb 5oz (left) and  Sport – 21lb 9oz

2013 VENGE

2013 Specialized Venge détails and actual weights

The Venge remains the same. The big news is the special edition (shown further down with the Shiv collection) and this S-Works Campagnolo EPS version. With the full electronic group and Zipp wheels it comes in at just 14lbs 8oz.

2013 Specialized Venge détails and actual weights

The S-Works SRAM Red edition comes in at 14lbs 10oz with their new Roval Rapide wheels.

2013 Specialized Venge détails and actual weights

Venge Expert is 17lb 1oz.

2013 CRUX & TRICROSS CYCLOCROSS BIKES

2013 Specialized Crux détails and actual weights

Crux Elite gets a new tubeset that’s a little lighter with a revised top tube shape for easier shouldering. Cable routing is refined with inset, brazed in cable guides for the full length internal housing. It gets the same form as the carbon Crux. It comes in at 20lb 7oz.

2013 Specialized Crux détails and actual weights

Pro Carbon – 16lb 15oz

2013 Specialized Crux détails and actual weights

Expert Carbon Disc – 18lb 9oz.

I had a chance to ride both of the carbon bikes and, as big a proponent as I am of disc brakes on ‘cross bikes, the rear braking performance of the Expert left a lot to be desired…I could slow, but not stop. On flatter courses, it should be adequate, but if you’ve got hills, it could make for a scary ride. After testing both on the small ‘cross course they built at Snow Bird, I opted to use the Pro with canti’s for the race they held. Braking was far better, which let to much more confident riding. That said, they both handled well on the varied terrain they had for us. When native hydraulic systems come to market, I predict the Expert will be the better bike. The good news is, if you buy it now, you could easily upgrade later…and both are available as framesets.

2013 Specialized Tricross détails and actual weights

The Tricross remains in the line with a mix of cantilever and disc brake versions and seems to move more toward being a do-it-all commuter bike.

2013 SHIV & TRANSITION TRIATHLON / TT BIKES

2013 Specialized Venge and Shiv détails and actual weights

Shiv (background) remains the same frame and spec.

2013 Specialized Transition détails and actual weights

The big news for triathletes is that the Transition makes a comeback to offer a lower price aero bike. It’ll be in the low $2,000′s with SRAM Apex. An alloy Shiv Elite will also be available (not shown).

2013 Specialized Transition détails and actual weights

2013 Specialized Transition détails and actual weights

2013 Specialized Transition détails and actual weights

2013 Specialized Transition détails and actual weights

The Transition comes in at 21lbs 9oz with shallow alloy wheels, but we suspect most will want to put their own deep carbon rims on it pretty quickly.

 

Comments

Matt - 07/20/12 - 11:46am

That mat black s works Tarmac is so sweet and at under 14 pounds I won’t have to lose any weight from around my mid section.

PDXFixed.com - 07/20/12 - 12:01pm

Is the high end Allez frame going to be sold as a frameset?

Mike - 07/20/12 - 1:47pm

Is that a nice retro tricross at the bottom right? Any infos on that bike?

vectorbug - 07/20/12 - 2:22pm

“Expert Disc – 14lbs 14oz” but the bike pictured shows 17lbs… Way to make me look like a liar on twitter to all my friends. Just kidding, thats still impressive.

Andrew F - 07/20/12 - 2:50pm

Yea, what Mike said! That Tricross on the bottom right looks like its a steel bike with discs and a mid-level component package. It could be a good foul weather, dirt/gravel road, winter bike. More info please.

kmmalek - 07/20/12 - 2:52pm

Roubaix Expert disc: 14 lb 14 oz
Roubaix Expert: 16 lb 8 oz

What gives?

ChrisSnyder - 07/20/12 - 4:43pm

I am super excited about the new Allez frame. It wouldn’t surprise me if they are sold as a frameset, hopefully it will still be $660 msrp!

Any idea what the max tires size will be on the Allez? I am hoping for some 700×28 tubeless action for some dirt burners.

Ding - 07/20/12 - 4:46pm

On the Allez Race, thanks for answering my number one question: what material is the seatpost?

halfwheel - 07/20/12 - 5:31pm

“I had a chance to ride both of the carbon bikes and, as big a proponent as I am of disc brakes on ‘cross bikes, the rear braking performance of the Expert left a lot to be desired…I could slow, but not stop. On flatter courses, it should be adequate, but if you’ve got hills, it could make for a scary ride.”

huh? Tyler, after your disc failure/crash, and then blaming the hardware and not the rider, I wonder if you are “disc challenged”? Other sites like B***radar raved about the avid disc in their reviews, and I assume at the same product launch? In any case, thanks for the coverage.

Jordan - 07/20/12 - 6:05pm

We all know the rear brake is where all the stopping power comes from. Plus why would you want to stop all brakes have to do is slow you. Perhaps the brakeset you rode had not had a proper burn in on the pads?

yesplease - 07/20/12 - 9:11pm

Anytime Tyler and Disc brakes are in the same paragraph I lose all faith. Sorry bro, Discs are not your thing.

Drew - 07/20/12 - 9:45pm

Allez frameset is available. Ano Black. MSRP $880. Already ordered mine.

bindy jo - 07/20/12 - 10:18pm

3rded on needing more steel disc tricross info!!!!!!

Russ - 07/20/12 - 11:59pm

The steel Tricross will retail around $1,650.00 it is a full Tiagra build with a triple crank. Comes stock with BB5′s, frame has all the fittings for racks and fenders. Comes stock with 32c tires, but from the looks of it you could fit 45s easy! Very classic/ classy styling on the frame and fork.

offcamber - 07/21/12 - 1:26am

Cannondale CAAD 9: welds were way cleaner than the allez, tho the hydroformed tubing is freaking awesome. On the other hand, the CAAD 10 welds are worse than what I can see on the allez. :(

Allez weight: a 4 year old CAAD 9 is 15lbs with 2012 RED. Nothing new new other than we now have another high end, lightweight alloy bike that is lighter than most low end carbon bikes. Nothing wrong with carbon, but alum offers 90% of what carbon offers at a fraction of the price. Thank you S, alum rocks.

Tyler and disc: I agree with posters! T-man, please get one of your other editors to review disc brake equipped bikes! LOL. I’m gonna guess Kristi can review discs more objectively than you.

tck - 07/21/12 - 2:41am

Ya know how shih tzus look like they ran their faces into a wall….?

Majority of the lineup looks like someone squished the front ends backwards.

Stuart - 07/22/12 - 1:46am

Can you get weights on the shiv line.

CJ - 07/22/12 - 6:29am

Anyone knows which Tarmac SL4 colours will be equiped with new SramRed ?? I hope for that black one, with red stripes around letters :)) Or maybe the black-white version on PRO version? It would be really nice if Specialized won’t do what they did in previous years (one frame colour per one groupset option).

Anyone knows if the MSRP for SL4 will stay the same (sramred) ?

PA - 07/22/12 - 1:19pm

Drew, is that in the U.S. that a dealer took your order for a 2013 Allez anodized black frameset? And what were you told about when they will be able to deliver it to you?

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wizz - 07/22/12 - 10:22pm

chinese junk.

dave - 07/23/12 - 2:37pm

Andrew F – 07/20/12 – 2:50pm

Yea, what Mike said! That Tricross on the bottom right looks like its a steel bike with discs and a mid-level component package. It could be a good foul weather, dirt/gravel road, winter bike. More info please.

My guess is that it would be similar setup to the Raleigh Roper, being a steel “Cyclocross” bike that would be a really good commuter/winter bike. I know with talking to a Raleigh Rep that the Roper and the Furley (Single Speed) were a big seller for that commuter market, so maybe this is Specialized’s way of getting into that a tad more?

BOB - 07/23/12 - 3:03pm

The steel tricross looks great, unfortunately it will not be available on the European market. I don’t understand specialized. It is a black steel frame for touring and commuting – there is market for this in Europe as well.

YOLO - 07/25/12 - 1:05pm

Bob, the steel Tricross WILL be available in the US market (Early Sept – October) and will have a price tag for $1,650.00.

Dave - 07/28/12 - 11:58pm

Love the curved fork on the steel cross. Looking at this and the Roper. My riding has evolved and now ready for drop bar cross / tour / commuter style that seems to be becoming around. Like the Casseroll too!

ali - 07/31/12 - 10:46am

I think we need more fotos of a guy with hand held scale in this article. !!!
Its not about the bike weight… honestly it is so irritating to hear that Johnny is tempted to swap his last year Alez for the new version because its 20 grams lighter, go and invest the money in training program mate.
its the same bike, made in China for 200$ , and sold to you for 1000times more.

wake up people, look out for something handmade with passion, how many people on your ride have Specialized , its boring …..its SOULLESS.

Kluzi - 07/31/12 - 2:52pm

S-Works Roubaix SL4 is my favorite, but best innovation from Specialized is probably new Roubaix seatpost Cobl Gobl-R http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzFndQdXZbM&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

Viran Nana - 08/15/12 - 11:59pm

I am looking for a good tri bike
Carbon frame, Dura ace components size 54 I am 5ft 8-1/2″ tall

I like the Orbea Ordu GDR, QRPro TT w dura ace Di2, Cervelo P3 Dura ace, Specialized shiv expert w/Dura ace

Thanks for your help

liam - 08/23/12 - 1:54pm

Anyone know what the tricross apex disc weight is?

PaulCJr - 08/29/12 - 6:23am

I wonder what happened to the S-Work Allez. For anyone that work at a bike shop, you know it didn’t make the deal book, which basically says it’s not coming out. Anyone in the know know what’s up?I was pretty excited about it.

Dan - 10/08/12 - 10:16pm

Did you weigh a Langster???

Sergio - 11/09/12 - 11:44am

Can’t find the Tricross Sport weight. Help?

Raymond Arnott - 11/10/12 - 12:55am

Why did you not weigh a few of the tricross bikes?

rupert3k - 01/09/13 - 11:50pm

Any weight for Venge Comp?
Same as Expert?

Luis - 04/15/13 - 10:48am

I have a question, isnt that transition 2013, too heavy??, I really don’t know much about weights and I’m looking for a triathlon bike, is it???

Josef Nelson - 04/22/13 - 4:43pm

How heavy is the new langster pro frameset?

rafe - 12/05/13 - 11:15am

looking for weight of stock specialized langster
any info would be greatly appreciated

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