Specialized S-Works Turbo Creo EVO SL 2021 Carbon Electric Gravel Bike
Specialized S-Works Turbo Creo EVO SL 2021 Carbon Electric Road Bike Information
Season : 2021
Brand : Specialized
Code : 98121-010
Incredibly light, seamless integration, top tier performance; Specialized’s Turbo Creo SL completely changes the game when it comes to electric road bikes.
The first thing to note about the Creo is the incredibly low weight for an eBike-so much so that it is lighter than many non-electric bikes. At 12.6kg, the S-Works Creo is literally kilograms lighter than the competition! But how? Specialized have managed this by utilising their top tier FACT 11r carbon to construct the frame. Super light without sacrificing on stiffness. But, more importantly, the Creo features Turbo SL (super light) eBike tech. Weighing in at just 3.7kg for motor and battery with complete integration, the Turbo SL certainly deserves its moniker.
The range extender is a stroke of genius from Specialized, and is included as stock with the S-Works model. With a capacity that is 50% of the integrated battery, you can go further than ever before. The best bit? The additional battery weighs in at just 1kg and will fit into most standard bottle cages-though the kit is supplied with a Specialized Zee cage. Go further without the hassle.
The Creo features the Turbo Connect Unit (TCU) that many Turbo riders already know and love. The TCU is essentially the brains of the bike, providing system communication, error messages and connectivity. It also displays battery level for both the internal battery and range extender. The TCU is fully compatible with Specialized’s Mission control app which allows you to fine tune your support modes, plan and record your rides as well as diagnose problems with your bike. The TCU is also fully ANT+ capable; the Turbo motor features Speed, Rider Power and Cadence sensors that will send information straight to your device, or just have it up on the Turbo Connect Display. Easy as that.
Another feature that sets the Creo apart from other eRoad bikes is the natural riding feel and superior handling that it provides. Since the Turbo SL has been so seamlessly integrated, it has a low centre of gravity for stability and neutral handling. The open road geometry also means for playful handling and confident steering. But what the Creo boasts which no other eRoad bike does is the Future Shock tech that can be found on Specialized’s Roubaix bikes. Delivering 20mm of travel at the stem, the Future Shock will ensure a smooth ride without sacrificing on speed, handling or comfort.
Adorning the S-Works frame are some of the highest quality components available. Sram eTap AXS wireless shifters provide peerless operation, working with the XX1 derailleur to provide a 1x system with buttery smooth and accurate shifting. 12 speeds and a wide 10-50t cassette provide an incredible gear range. Sram also provide the braking, with hydraulic discs providing the best stopping power and modulation available.
Fast rolling Roval CLX Disc carbon wheels and Turbo tyres
S-Works Carbon Hover bars
Body Geometry S-Works Power saddle