What is it about gravel that’s so appealing? Is it the break from hectic city streets and cars? Is it the audible crunch of rocks beneath your tyres? Or maybe its just the feeling of adventure? Whatever it is, the Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO is here to assist you further into the forest, down the gravel road, or on your next adventure.
We’ve seen a huge increase in the gravel bike scene in the last couple of years, and electric bike sales are also at an all time high. It was only a matter of time before a marriage of the two became available. The Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO offers the best of both worlds in a single, elegant package.
It features the same motor, battery, and frame as its road-oriented cousin, but takes advantage of tyre clearance and adds in some adventure-ready components to take you wherever your heart desires. Its you, only faster.
The Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO features the Fact 11r carbon chassis. Yes, that’s the same one on the S-Works model, and you’ll also get a Future Shock 2.0. For the spec, we included a 1x Shimano GRX group to take on shifting and braking duties, while DT R470 Boost™ wheels get wrapped in wide 38mm Pathfinder Pro tyres to keep you rolling fast and free on either pavement or dirt.
And for the saddle, you’ll find that the fan-favorite Body Geometry Power Sport provides plenty of comfort, while the X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post comes in handy when the descents get a little hairy.
The Creo SL is the lightest e-bike in its class—literally kilograms lighter than the competition. Not only does the lightweight and stiff FACT 11r carbon frame inspire dancing on the pedals and diving into corners, but it also reduces overall system weight and increases the range.
The lightweight SL 1.1 motor doubles your effort with as much as 240 watts of silent and powerful assistance to amplify your ride. The motor’s responsive torque curve delivers power perfectly in-tune with your normal riding cadence and leaves no resistance when riding unassisted.
Battery anxiety? Not on the Creo SL. With up to 80 miles of range from the internal battery, the Creo SL eats up big miles and long days. The optional range extender provides up to 40 additional miles of mountain-flattening power.
By connecting with the Specialized Mission Control App, you’re able to tune the SL 1.1 motor to your riding style, record rides, and monitor the battery. The app can handle battery management automatically too, ensuring the battery will last as long as you need it to. The Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO’s motor even has a built-in power meter that transmits to any ANT+ head unit. Don’t want to connect? No worries— the Turbo Connect Unit (TCU) on the top tube gives you all the control you need to ride.
With the Future Shock 2.0 on the Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO, you’ll feel a reduction in fatigue and an increase in speed, no matter the terrain. The 2.0 iteration gives you more control via a knob atop the stem. This knob adjusts compression from fully-open to stiff, while hydraulically-damped internals control rebound. The new Smooth Boot, top cap, and Future Stem also enhance the aesthetic, so you get a clean transition from head tube to stem.
Specialized learned there can be more difference between two male cyclists than between a male and female. Gender alone doesn’t provide enough data to Specialized. It means that separating bikes as male or female is arbitrary and outdated. With this in mind, Specialized developed a geometry that’s best-fit for all riders. One that’s comfortable and snappy on the road, yet features all of the attributes you’d want from a proper gravel bike—a long wheelbase, raked-out fork, and low bottom bracket that keeps the Turbo Creo SL EVO stable at high speeds and delivers control in corners.
Lightweight, agile and durable, the Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO makes a great companion for any gravel rider looking to go further and ride longer. Though not at the cheap end of the market, there are many features that make the Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO worth the extra investment. And you’ll be amazed at just how much like a normal gravel bike it feels!