It's a whole new sport: Turbo Creo SL EVO
The terms ‘multi-surface’ and ‘multi-function’ are used liberally in bike tech these days but how can you trust that your two-wheeled machine will actually live up to that promise? With the Specialized Creo SL EVO range there is no such doubt, as these are reliable performance e-bikes that will help you ride faster and take you further than you ever thought possible. Not just on the road either, these bikes are at home on gravel trails where adventure is around every corner and the only limit to the ride is your imagination.
In this article we take a deep dive into what makes the Creo SL EVO so special and why taking a turbo-charged break from the city and road will transform your cycling. It’s truly an out of this world experience.
Power when and where you need it
There are many things that take the Creo SL EVO to the next level, chief among them the gear and equipment that the bike has been fitted with. Just because the road stops it doesn’t mean you should stop with it. The Creo SL EVO takes the benchmark-setting technology from the Turbo Creo SL and puts it in a gravel-ready build that’s prepared for all manners of adventure.
The aim of the game is to double your power and make the distance, and that’s why so much time and effort was put into range and rider amplification. The peerless SL 1.1 motor doubles your effort with 240 watts of power for up to 195km (with the range extender) and becomes even more helpful when you’re turning the pedals from 60 to 100 RPM, rewarding your efficiency with its efficiency to make you feel like you could take on even the toughest routes. With a 480Wh battery power and a 2-hour-35-minute charge time, you’ll be flattening mountains all day in no time.
Conquer the gravel
On the Turbo Creo SL EVO, the quality components work in unison with the motor to truly make the bike sing on gravel. The 1x S-Works build that includes SRAM Red AXS eTap, a SRAM XX1 Eagle rear derailleur and a 10-50t cassette, provides both power and an incredible gear range. Couple that with Roval Terra CLX Disc carbon wheels equipped with 38mm Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready tyres, and you have a bike that rolls as efficiently and as fast on gravel as you need.
A new dawn for lightweight e-bikes
Elevating the Creo SL EVO’s ride to the next level is its light, lively feel at the pedals as well as confident handling at the bars. At 12.68kg, the bike is lighter than any competition thanks to a FACT 11r carbon frame and Future Shock 2.0. You might just forget that there’s a battery and motor in there at all.
Off and on road geometry
Geometry is a huge part of what makes Specialized e-bikes so great. Designed to be stable at high speed, the Turbo Creo SL EVO has a longer wheelbase, raked fork and low bottom bracket so that you can make the most out of it on any surface. For extra performance, the build has Roval Terra carbon bars with 12 degrees of flare, an S-Works Future Stem, a SRAM Reverb AXS dropper seatpost and a form-fitting Body Geometry S-Works Power saddle. As comfortable as it is fast, you’ll never want to get off.
Personalise your ride
The Mission Control App is the beating heart of any Specialized e-bike. With settings to manager your power delivery and battery, it’s a no-brainer to connect it immediately. Track your output with the integrated meter and use the Turbo Connect Unit to fine tune your settings on the go. Click here to learn more about the app and its uses.
Complete the look
All good gravel riders know it’s not just about the bike, gravel riding is a matter of style as well. No need to go any further than Specialized due to the awesome S-Works Recon Lace MTB shoe, the comfortable and well-vented S-Works Prevail II Vent with Angi and the sleek, aerodynamic 2022 Tailwind panniers that all work in unison to complete the perfect off-road, long-distance look.
Transform your ride in a turbo-charged adventure of speed, performance, accessibility and fun. Head to your local Specialized Concept Store, where our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you find the perfect pedal-assisted machine for you. No matter what your trail, there is adventure around every turn and with Specialized the options for discovery become limitless. Click here to find your nearest store.
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