Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp 2021 Carbon Electric Road Bike Grey

4.5 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

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. The Creo is literally kilos lighter than most of 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 Comp model boasts the new Shimano GRX 1x11 groupset. Offering the simplistic, reliable performance of a 1x system with Shimano's buttery smooth shifting, the Comp SL is a dream to ride. Hydraulic discs take on braking duty, offering powerful stopping power and modulation in all weather conditions so you can ride with confidence. DT R470 wheels are smooth and fast rolling, wrapped in 28mm Turbo Pro tyres. Rounding off the spec is the Body Geometry Power saddle, a fan favourite.

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 - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Smooth Boot, Boost™ 12x110mmmm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Drivetrain - Shimano RX812 GRX, Shadow Plus, 11-speed
  • Brakes - Shimano GRX 810 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®

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™ 12x110mmmm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Number of Gears -11
  • Shifters - Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic brake levers, mechanical shifting
  • Chainset - Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
  • Chainrings - Praxis, 46t, 110BCD
  • Cassette - Sunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t
  • Chain - Shimano Ultegra
  • Front Derailleur - N/A
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano RX812 GRX, Shadow Plus, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - Integrated with motor
  • Pedals - N/A
  • Rims - DT R470
  • Front Hub - DT R470 Boost, 12x110mm
  • Rear Hub - DT R470 Boost, 12x148mm
  • Front Tyre - Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm
  • Rear Tyre - Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm
  • Front Brake - Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic disc
  • Grips - Roubaix S-Wrap
  • Stem - Future Stem, Pro
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • Seatpost - S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 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 no 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

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. The Creo is literally kilos lighter than most of 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 Comp model boasts the new Shimano GRX 1x11 groupset. Offering the simplistic, reliable performance of a 1x system with Shimano's buttery smooth shifting, the Comp SL is a dream to ride. Hydraulic discs take on braking duty, offering powerful stopping power and modulation in all weather conditions so you can ride with confidence. DT R470 wheels are smooth and fast rolling, wrapped in 28mm Turbo Pro tyres. Rounding off the spec is the Body Geometry Power saddle, a fan favourite.

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 - Future Shock 2.0 w/ Smooth Boot, Boost™ 12x110mmmm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Drivetrain - Shimano RX812 GRX, Shadow Plus, 11-speed
  • Brakes - Shimano GRX 810 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®

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™ 12x110mmmm thru-axle, flat-mount disc
  • Number of Gears -11
  • Shifters - Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic brake levers, mechanical shifting
  • Chainset - Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
  • Chainrings - Praxis, 46t, 110BCD
  • Cassette - Sunrace, 11-speed, alloy spider, 11-42t
  • Chain - Shimano Ultegra
  • Front Derailleur - N/A
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano RX812 GRX, Shadow Plus, 11-speed
  • Bottom Bracket - Integrated with motor
  • Pedals - N/A
  • Rims - DT R470
  • Front Hub - DT R470 Boost, 12x110mm
  • Rear Hub - DT R470 Boost, 12x148mm
  • Front Tyre - Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm
  • Rear Tyre - Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm
  • Front Brake - Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake - Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic disc
  • Grips - Roubaix S-Wrap
  • Stem - Future Stem, Pro
  • Saddle - Body Geometry Power Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails
  • Seatpost - S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 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 no 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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