Specialized has long been a leader in electric bikes. Their newest ebike, the Creo SL, is their first entry into eRoad bikes. It’s a completely different kind of electric bike unlike any other ebike on the market today! Keep reading to find out why.
The Specialized Creo SL is a road bike that is ready to take you to places that you only imagined you could go. When you are on the Creo SL, the climbs get flattened, the headwinds get turned around into tailwinds, and the gravel turns into smooth pavement!
With a geometry based on the super-capable Specialized Diverge, the Creo SL gives you a confident yet capable body position. The 11r Carbon frame has clearance for skinny road tires all the way up to wide, 700×42 (38mm with fenders) gravel tires for when the pavement ends, and the gravel begins! You can even run 650x47mm tires if that’s your jam!
The S-Works and Expert models are designed for the road with 700×28 tires while the Expert EVO model is very happy on the gravel and dirt roads with 700×38 Pathfinder tires, flared handlebars, and a dropper post!
The Creo SL is also available in Comp Carbon and Comp Carbon EVO models. The Comp Carbon is a road-focussed eRoad bike featuring a Shimano GRX 1x drivetrain and DT Swiss R470 alloy wheels paired Specialized Turbo Pro tires while the Comp Carbon EVO is more off-road and gravel happy with the same drivetrain and wheels but with a flared adventure handlebar, Specialized Pathfinder tires, and a dropper post!
Rounding out the Specialized Creo SL lineup is the Comp E5. This amazing value features a Shimano GRX 1x drivetrain, DT Swiss R470 wheels paired with Specialized Turbo Pro tires, all built on a Specialized E5 Aluminum Alloy frame. This lightweight frame gives you all of the benefits of the revolutionary Turbo Creo SL technology at a very approachable price point.
For those times when the road gets rough, all Carbon Creo SL models come equipped with the revolutionary, hydraulically damped Future Shock 2.0 featuring compression adjustment. The Creo SL E5 model uses the spring damped Future Shock 1.5. By suspending YOU and not the bike, you are able to pull more control, confidence, and comfort out of the bike than ever before!
The amazing SL 1.1 motor delivers a seamless, natural ride feeling that is silky smooth and virtually silent. Even though this motor delivers up to 240 watts of power and a ton of torque, it’s tuned so that the torque and power delivered to the rider in a super smooth, natural output curve that mimics your natural riding cadence almost perfectly. And, when there’s no assist being given there is no drag to hold you back! It really does feel like it’s you, only faster.
Want to go faster for longer? Then the Creo SL is the bike for you! There are three different levels of assistance with the highest level of assist capable of pushing you up to 28 miles per hour!
All of this power and torque is packed into a super lightweight package weighing just over 4 pounds!
Powering the SL 1.1 motor is the 320Wh internal battery that delivers a range of up to 80 miles. Add on the 160Wh Range Extender battery, and you can go even further! The Range Extender battery comes stock on S-Works bikes and is aftermarket for all other models.
The Creo SL works seamlessly with the Mission Control App to let you as the rider finely tailor your riding experience to your wants and needs. Mission Control lets you tune the SL1.1 motor for your riding style, manage battery usage so that you never have to worry about how much charge will be left at the end of a ride, and you can even record your rides! Don’t want to be tethered to a phone to use your bike? No worries! The TCU unit on the top tube allows you to control your functions without having to connect to the app!
All of this power and speed HAS to come with a ridiculous weight penalty, right? WRONG! The Founders Edition S-Works model weighs in at just over 26 pounds. More impressively, the Expert model shown here weighs in at only 27 pounds 13 ounces! That’s a lot of power and speed at a super lightweight! Ever wonder why they call it the Creo SL? Well, wonder no more!
Are you the person who wants the best of the best? Because I have a bike for you!
The Specialized Turbo Creo SL is such a game-changing e-road bike that it’s truly a whole new sport. The S-Works Turbo Creo SL Founder’s Edition celebrates this like no other bike on this planet!
The S-Works Turbo Creo SL Founders Edition is built on the stock S-Works bike but it lets you have all of this amazing bike in an even lighter package! Here’s how that was accomplished –
To top it off, all riders who purchase a S-Works Founders Edition Turbo Creo SL will receive a custom Founder’s Edition Specialized SL kit!
*EDIT* – The Founders Edition Creo SL models are now sold out! Stay tuned for future Founders Edition bikes to be released!
*Available at select stores.