Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert 2021 Carbon Electric Road Bike

4.2 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

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. The 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 available as an aftermarket upgrade. 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.

The Expert model features an impressive spec. Dressing the frame is a Shimano Deore XT drivetrain and Ultegra Di2 shifters for some of the best performing gear shifting with easy, simple operation. 11 Speeds with a wide 11-42t cassette provides an incredibly wide gear range, so you can climb anything. You also get Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes, so you can ride with confidence thanks to the incredible stopping power and modulation.

  • Fast rolling Roval C 38 Disc carbon wheels and Turbo tyres
  • Expert Hover bars
  • Body Geometry Power saddle

Battery anxiety? Not with a Turbo SL. The discreet and compact SL Range-Extender Battery provides up to 40 additional miles (64km). More range, more riding. Click to see the range extender: https://www.rutlandcycling.com/accessories/electronics/specialized-sl-range-extender-battery-160wh__481271

 

 

Our Verdict

Incredibly light, seamless integration, top tier performance; Specialized's Turbo Creo SL completely changes the game when it comes to electric road bikes.

Key Specifications

Key Specifications

  • Frame - FACT 11r carbon, Open Road Geometry, front/rear thru-axles,fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing,fender/rack mounts, Boost™ 12x148mm
  • Fork - Fork - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, Boost™12x110mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Drivetrain - Drivetrain - Shimano Deore XT Di2, Shadow Plus, 11-speed
  • Brakes - Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc
  • Motor - Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
  • Battery - Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Display - Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, Road Remote

Full Specification

  • Frame - FACT 11r carbon, Open Road Geometry, front/rear thru-axles, fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Boost™ 12x148mm
  • Fork - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Smooth Boot, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Number of Gears - 11
  • Shifters - Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070
  • Chainrings - 46T
  • Cassette - Shimano XT, 11-speed, 11-42t
  • Chain - Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore XT Di2, Shadow Plus, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - Integrated with motor
  • Rims - Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready
  • Front Hub - Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
  • Rear Hub - Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
  • Front Tyre - Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30
  • Rear Tyre - Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30
  • Front Brake - Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc
  • Brake Levers -
  • Handlebars - Specialized Hover Expert, Alloy, 125mm Drop, 75mm Reach w/Di2 Hole
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Expert
  • Seatpost - Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

Sizing Information

Specialized Electric Road Bike Size Guide Unisex

The below Size Guide is relevent for the following Specialized Bikes: Turbo Creo


 

Inches Centimeters Size
5'0" - 5'4" 152 - 163 XS
5'1" - 5'5" 158 - 165 S
5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178 M
5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185 L
6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193 XL
6'2" - 6'9" 188 - 205 XXL
 

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

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. The 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 available as an aftermarket upgrade. 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.

The Expert model features an impressive spec. Dressing the frame is a Shimano Deore XT drivetrain and Ultegra Di2 shifters for some of the best performing gear shifting with easy, simple operation. 11 Speeds with a wide 11-42t cassette provides an incredibly wide gear range, so you can climb anything. You also get Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes, so you can ride with confidence thanks to the incredible stopping power and modulation.

  • Fast rolling Roval C 38 Disc carbon wheels and Turbo tyres
  • Expert Hover bars
  • Body Geometry Power saddle

Battery anxiety? Not with a Turbo SL. The discreet and compact SL Range-Extender Battery provides up to 40 additional miles (64km). More range, more riding. Click to see the range extender: https://www.rutlandcycling.com/accessories/electronics/specialized-sl-range-extender-battery-160wh__481271

 

 

Key Specifications

  • Frame - FACT 11r carbon, Open Road Geometry, front/rear thru-axles,fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing,fender/rack mounts, Boost™ 12x148mm
  • Fork - Fork - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Damper, Smooth Boot, Boost™12x110mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Drivetrain - Drivetrain - Shimano Deore XT Di2, Shadow Plus, 11-speed
  • Brakes - Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc
  • Motor - Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
  • Battery - Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Display - Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, Road Remote

Full Specification

  • Frame - FACT 11r carbon, Open Road Geometry, front/rear thru-axles, fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Boost™ 12x148mm
  • Fork - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Smooth Boot, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Number of Gears - 11
  • Shifters - Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070
  • Chainrings - 46T
  • Cassette - Shimano XT, 11-speed, 11-42t
  • Chain - Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore XT Di2, Shadow Plus, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - Integrated with motor
  • Rims - Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready
  • Front Hub - Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
  • Rear Hub - Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h
  • Front Tyre - Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30
  • Rear Tyre - Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30
  • Front Brake - Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - Shimano 105, Hydraulic disc
  • Brake Levers -
  • Handlebars - Specialized Hover Expert, Alloy, 125mm Drop, 75mm Reach w/Di2 Hole
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Expert
  • Seatpost - Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

Incredibly light, seamless integration, top tier performance; Specialized's Turbo Creo SL completely changes the game when it comes to electric road bikes.

Sizing Information

Specialized Electric Road Bike Size Guide Unisex

The below Size Guide is relevent for the following Specialized Bikes: Turbo Creo


 

Inches Centimeters Size
5'0" - 5'4" 152 - 163 XS
5'1" - 5'5" 158 - 165 S
5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178 M
5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185 L
6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193 XL
6'2" - 6'9" 188 - 205 XXL
 

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is minimal packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

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Available Finance Options
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6 months 0 % APR £1,249.99 £7,499.99 £7,499.94 0.0
12 months 0 % APR £624.99 £7,499.99 £7,499.88 0.0
24 months 0 % APR £312.49 £7,499.99 £7,499.76 0.0
36 months 0 % APR £208.33 £7,499.99 £7,499.88 0.0
48 months 0 % APR £156.24 £7,499.99 £7,499.52 0.0
36 months 16.9 % APR £280.31 £7,499.99 £10,091.16 6
12 months 9.9 % APR £657.57 £7,499.99 £7,890.84 0.0
24 months 9.9 % APR £344.30 £7,499.99 £8,263.20 0.0
36 months 9.9 % APR £240.18 £7,499.99 £8,646.48 0.0
48 months 9.9 % APR £188.36 £7,499.99 £9,041.28 0.0

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