Remco Evenepoel’s Tarmac SL7 2021 Size

Remco Evenepoel is only 20 years old and he is already a star among the pro peloton.
The young Belgian pro rider is racing for the team Deceunink – Quick Step for the season 2020 and beyond on the new Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 2021 size officially since the Vuelta a Burgos 2020 which he won.
It is also the first Victory for the S-Works Tarmac SL7 2021 on the UCI World Tour.

This post is dedicated to Remco Evenepoel’s Tarmac SL7 2021 size and geometry.
By reading further you will find about:

  • What is Remco Bike size and fitting?
  • How different is the 2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 2021 compared to the SL6
  • Evenepoel’s complete bike specification

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Remco Evenepoel's Tarmac SL7 2021 size

Remco Evenepoel’s Tarmac SL7 2021 size

Remco is 1m71 tall and weight 61kg at peak performance. This means he is not really to be considered as a pure climber.
He is a powerful type of rider who excel in Time trial and can climb mountain stages with the best known climbers.
This makes him a versatile rider able to win stage races like the Vuelta a San Juan and the Vuelta a Burgos.

He is racing on the size 52cm Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 2021. Specialized recommend the size 52cm for riders between 1m63 and 1m70 tall.

By the way, you can see via this link Julian Alaphilippe is also racing on the size 52cm Tarmac S-Works.

The fitting position of Remco is currently with a saddle height set at 700mm from center of the bottom-bracket to the top of the saddle. The distance from the tip of the saddle to the handlebar is 521mm and the handlebar is set at 88mm lower than the saddle top.

The 400mm handlebar and 100mm stem are from FSA. One trend I am observing among some pro riders is the set of the gear/brake levers set toward the inside of the handlebar instead of straight in line with the handlebars drops. See it in picture here.

There must be some logics at play here like avoiding hands/brakes levers to catch other riders riders handlebars when inside the peloton. Another reason is marginal gain on aerodynamics minimizing drag as the hands are not protruding outside of the handlebar width.

The Shimano Dura Ace crankset are 170mm long, fitted with Shimano Power meter and a paid of Shimano Dura Ace pedals.

How different is the 2021 Specialized Tarmac SL7 2021 compared to the SL6

The new Tarmac SL7 2021 frame has nearly the same geometry as the previous model the SL6 except for a 11mm shorter head tube and 3mm longer fork.

The shorter headtube is definitely the biggest and lowest cost to improve aerodynamic of the frame. All the tubes have gotten more aero too and it is particularly visible on the rear triangle. The seat stays looks massive.

The 3rd change to the new frame is technical. Specialized has moved back to threaded Bottom-Bracket, 68mm type like the good old days. This does hint of the similar trend going to the other Specialized road bikes in a near future.

Remco Evenepoel’s complete bike specification

Frameset: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Disc, Size 52mm “FACT 12r” Carbon (Seat Tube length 462mm (Center-Top) / Top tube 531mm / Reach 380mm / Stack 527mm / Wheelbase 975mm / Chainstays 410mm / BB drop 74mm / Seat angle 74 / Head Angle 72.5 / Head tube 113mm
Fork: S-Works FACT 12r carbon, 12x100mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc, Rake 47mm, Fork length 363mm
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc with 160mm disc rotor
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170, hydraulic disc with 140mm disc rotor
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speeds
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150, braze-on
FSA K-Edge chain catcher.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 RD-R9150 11-speeds with Shimano Direct mount
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-R9100, 11-speed 11-28 teeth
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace CN-9100 11-speed
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 170mm 53/39 with Shimano power meter
Bottom bracket: Threaded 68mm BB width with CeramicSpeed Ceramic bearings
Wheels: Roval CL32 all-rounder disc Tubular wheels 24 / 20 spokes fitted with CeramicSpeed bearings. (Wheels profile and type are different upon race/stage’s profile.
Axles: 12mmx100mm front and 12mmx142mm rear Thru axles
Tires: Specialized S-Works Turbo tubular tires 26mm width (Tubeless are also used on flat stages)
Stem: PRO 100mm length
Handlebar: PRO 400mm width
Bar tape: Supacaz
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace SPD-SL SP-R9100
Saddle: Specialized Romin EVO Carbon rails (TBC as it seems to be phased out)
Seat post: S-Works FACT carbon Tarmac seatpost, 20mm offset
Bottle cages: Tacx
Computer: Wahoo Elemnt Roam mounted on K-Edge alloy mount
Weight: Approximately 6.8kg

The bike components are expected to evolve during the season as Shimano might be releasing a new Dura Ace groupset.

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