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The Future of Gravel Riding - The Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp EVO

Words by csdur

on 20/11/2019 11:00:29

What is it about gravel that's so appealing? Is it the break from hectic city streets and cars? Is it the audible crunch of rocks beneath your tires? Or maybe it's just the feeling of adventure? Whatever it is, the Turbo Creo SL EVO is here to assist you further into the forest, down the gravel road, or on your next adventure. It features the same motor, battery, and frame as its road-oriented cousin, but takes advantage of tire clearance and adds in some adventure-ready components to take you wherever your heart desires. It's you, only faster.

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The Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO features the Fact 11r carbon chassis. Yes, that's the same one on the S-Works model, and you'll also get a Future Shock 2.0!

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For the spec, Specialized included a 1x Shimano GRX group to take on shifting and braking duties, while DT R470 Boost™ wheels get wrapped in wide 38mm Pathfinder Pro tires to keep you rolling fast and free on either pavement or dirt. And for the saddle, you'll find that our fan-favorite Body Geometry Power Sport provides plenty of comfort, while the X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post comes in handy when the descents get a little hairy.

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How Light?!

  • The Creo SL is the lightest e-bike in its class—literally kilograms lighter than the competition. Not only does the lightweight and stiff FACT 11r carbon frame inspire dancing on the pedals and diving into corners, but it also reduces overall system weight and increases the range.

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The Motor:

  • The lightweight SL 1.1 motor doubles your effort with as much as 240 watts of silent and powerful assistance to amplify your ride. The motor’s responsive torque curve delivers power perfectly in-tune with your normal riding cadence and leaves no resistance when riding unassisted.

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Battery anxiety? Not on the Creo SL. With up to 80 miles of range from the internal battery, the Creo SL eats up big miles and long days. Our optional range extender provides up to 40 additional miles of mountain-flattening power.

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By connecting with the Specialized Mission Control App, you're able to tune the SL 1.1 motor to your riding style, record rides, and monitor the battery. The app can handle battery management automatically too, ensuring the battery will last as long as you need it to. The motor even has a built-in power meter that transmits to any ANT+ head unit. Don’t want to connect? No worries— the Turbo Connect Unit (TCU) on the top tube gives you all the control you need to ride.

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  • Impressively the Creo also includes the Future Shock 2.0, so no matter the terrain,you'll feel a reduction in fatigue and an increase in speed. The 2.0 iteration gives you more control via a knob atop the stem. This knob adjusts compression from fully-open to stiff, while hydraulically-damped internals control rebound. The new Smooth Boot, top cap, and Future Stem also enhance the aesthetic, so you get a clean transition from head tube to stem.

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One For All:

  • Specialized have learned there can be more difference between two male cyclists than between a male and female. Gender alone doesn’t provide enough data to specialize. It means that separating bikes as male or female is arbitrary and outdated. With this in mind, Specialized developed a geometry that's best-fit for all riders. One that's comfortable and snappy on the road, yet features all of the attributes you'd want from a proper gravel bike—a long wheelbase, raked-out fork, and low bottom bracket that keeps the Turbo Creo SL EVO stable at high speeds and delivers control in corner.  

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Two Models, Five Colourways:

Gravel:

For the Gravel Riding Lovers out there, Specialized have two Colour options:

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The Gravel Option, referred to by Specialized as “EVO” features the same motor, battery, and frame as its road-oriented cousin, but takes advantage of tire clearance and adds in some adventure-ready components to take you wherever your heart desires. It's you, only faster. Equipped with wide 38mm Pathfinder Pro tires to keep you rolling fast and free on either pavement or dirt. And for the saddle, you'll find that the fan favourite Body Geometry Power Sport provides plenty of comfort, while the X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post comes in handy when the descents get a little hairy.

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The Evo model is our personal favourite here at Infinity Cycles and expect to see this iteration become hugely popular for riders wanting to explore the vast array of gravel paths the North East has to offer!

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Road:

For the Road Riding Lovers out there who want to flatten those Hills, Specialized have blessed us with 3 Colour Options:

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The Road Option, features the same motor, battery, and frame as its Gravel-oriented cousin, but get wrapped in 28mm Turbo Pro tires to keep you rolling worry-free to take you wherever your heart desires. It's you, only faster.

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More Affordable:

If the huge £10,999 price tag of the S-Works Creo launched back in July was beyond your budget, you'll be glad to know these two new models are slightly more affordable at £5,499 each. Although they're by no means cheap at £5,499, it's certainly less wallet-busting than the £10,999 asking price of the S-Works Turbo Creo SL  launched back in July.

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See the Full Range here with all the Specs and Details:

https://www.infinitycycles.co.uk/facetresults.aspx?Term=creo%20comp

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Want to know more or are looking for availability for a particular model? Call us today on 01913784209 and speak to our dedicated ebike team.

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