Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert

A super-lightweight – about 13kg full carbon electric road eBike, Class 3 speed-pedelec performance offers 28mph (45km/h) assisted speeds, proprietary Future Shock 2.0 steer tube suspension adds comfort while minimising weight and maximising rolling efficiency. Available in six frame sizes, sold through a vast network of dealers with professional fitting systems, solid two-year comprehensive warranty. The frame offers provisions for two bottle cages, fenders, and a rear rack.

Boost hub spacing provides sturdier spoke bracing angle, 12mm thru-axles provide stiffness and control at speed, both wheels offer quick release systems for easy transport and ride maintenance. Powerful fast-cooling hydraulic disc brakes utilise 160mm Shimano ICE-Tech rotors that dissipate heat from stainless steel rotors through air-directing aluminium alloy cores and mount arm.

The lightest and fastest electric road bike I’ve tested to date, the motor is surprisingly zippy and actually supports 28mph speeds without cutting prematurely, it fades out naturally and does not introduce pedal drag. The internal battery offers modest capacity but weighs under 2 kilo and provides impressive range. Additional Range Extender bottle-shaped batteries are easy to use, quiet, and beautiful.

Range Extender 160wh battery pack costs extra. Y-splitter cable to charge the main battery and Range Extender simultaneously also costs extra. These eBikes are fairly expensive in general. Since the primary battery is not easily removable, you may need to store the bike inside, away from extreme heat or cold, and near a charging port. No charging ports for aftermarket lights or the Mission Control smartphone app, only available in one colour.

MOTOR BRAND:
Specialized SL 1.1 (MAHLE GmbH German Manufacturer)

MOTOR TYPE:
Mid-Mounted Geared Motor, Learn more about Ebike motors

MOTOR OUTPUT:
240 watts  

BATTERY BRAND:
Panasonic, LG, or Samsung, 5,000 mAh 2,170 Cells 

BATTERY VOLTAGE:
48 volts 

BATT. AMP HOURS:
6.9 ah 

BATT. WATT HOURS:
331.2 wh 

BATTERY TYPE:
Lithium-ion 

CHARGE TIME:
2.5 hours (7 Hours with Optional Travel Charger)

EST. MIN RANGE:
35 miles (56 km) 

EST. MAX RANGE:
75 miles (121 km) 

DISPLAY TYPE:
Turbo Connect Unit (TCU), Rubberized LED Console on Top Tube (Blue and Green LEDs), Buttons: Power, S Button (Hold S for No Assist) 

READOUTS:
Battery Charge Level (10 Bars Total, 5 Bars for Range Extender Battery), Assist Level (0-3) 

DISPLAY:
Shimano Di1 Charging Port on Right Side Bar End, Mission Control App (Bluetooth, iOS and Android, Can Turn Off LEDs), ANT+ Wireless (For Heart Rate Monitors) 

DRIVE MODE:
Advanced Pedal Assist (Measures Rear Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence, and Pedal Torque over 1,000 Times per Second, Offers 180% Peak Multiplication Force of Rider Input)

TOP SPEED:
28 mph (45 kph)

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