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Turbo Creo SL Expert


2020 Turbo Creo SL Expert

We have a long history of developing the world's highest performing road bikes. Tarmac, Venge, Roubaix, Allez, Diverge—each one dominates their respective category, featuring the best technologies in the industry. And while that's a tough palmarès to follow, the Turbo Creo SL redefines e-road bike performance. It's lightweight, smooth, capable, and lively—all with the power to flatten mountains, laugh at headwinds, and go farther than you ever thought possible. It's you, only faster.

The Turbo Creo SL Expert features out Fact 11r carbon chassis. Yes, that's the same one on the S-Works model, and you'll also get the new Future Shock 2.0. For the spec, we included a 1x Shimano Ultegra Di2 build with an XT rear derailleur and an 11-42t cassette to take on shifting and braking duties, while Roval C 38 Disc carbon wheels get wrapped in 28mm Turbo Pro tires to keep you rolling worry-free and super fast. And filling out the build are our Future Stem Pro, alloy Expert Hover bars, and our fan-favorite Body Geometry Power Expert saddle.

Technical Specifications

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Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor


Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®


Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh


Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug

Wiring Harness

Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport



Fender Clamp Adaptor



FACT 11r carbon, Open Road Geometry, front/rear thru-axles, fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Boost™ 12x148mm


Future Shock 2.0 w/ Smooth Boot, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm


Front Brake

Shimano Ultegra R8070 hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

Shimano Ultegra R8070 hydraulic disc


Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore XT Di2, Shadow Plus, 11-speed

Shift Levers

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070


Shimano XT, 11-speed, 11-42t


Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed


Praxis Forged/M30 Spindle Interface





Specialized Hover Expert, Alloy, 125mm Drop, 75mm Reach w/Di2 Hole


Body Geometry Power Expert


Future Stem, Pro


Roubaix S-Wrap


S-Works FACT carbon 27.2mm, 20mm offset


Front Wheel

Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h

Rear Wheel

Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24h


Front Tire

Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm

Rear Tire

Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm

Inner Tubes

Presta, 48mm valve

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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Crank Length165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length70mm80mm90mm100mm110mm110mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm400mm400mm400mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Head-Tube Length145.5mm145.5mm163.5mm185.5mm217mm250mm
Head-Tube Angle71.5°72°72.5°73°73°73°
B-B Height264.5mm264.5mm267mm267mm269.5mm269.5mm
B-B Drop80.5mm80.5mm78mm78mm75.5mm75.5mm
Fork Length (full)390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm
Fork Rake/Offset50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
Chain-Stay Length426mm426mm426mm427mm427mm428mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal)527mm539mm548mm566mm581mm605mm
Bike Stand-Over Height728mm731mm759mm782mm810mm840mm
Seat-Tube Length415mm447.5mm477.5mm502.5mm527.5mm557.5mm
Seat-Tube Angle74°74°74°73.5°73.5°73°

Rider Reviews

  • 5
  • 6 Reviews

100% Fantastic ride and a great workout.

My Turbo Creo SL Expert has changed my life. I can ride with anyone, anywhere. My strength and stamina have grown tremendously because I can train with the highest levels of rider power and still know that I can make it home when I'm completely spent. My husband is a Master Elite racer. I can now ride with him for enjoyment in any terrain and he doesn't have to wait on me. My friends hesitated to purchase a pedal-assist bike until they saw my Specialized Creo. Several have now bought them. Thank you Specialized!!!!

Highroad F.


Took 20yrs off

56 yr old male who love cycling. Now I can keep up in the ""A"" group, heck maybe lead them. #specializedcreoSL



The Creo gives new life to old(er) legs

I'm a 62 yo female cyclist (ex-bike racer), who had stopped riding for a while. I had been riding a Vado 6.0 for over a year now, mostly for commuting. Recently, I started riding longer rides on the Vado with my faster cycling friends. The Vado, while a great commute bike, just isn't well suited to really long road rides (battery life barely allows rides of 60 miles, and the bike is not easy to ride without power), the motor is too powerful, even on Eco mode, and the flat bars don't allow shifting hand positions leading to discomfort. I bought the Specialized Creo SL Expert a little over a week ago, and I've gone on several long rides since (73 mile ride today, >200 miles total in the past week). In Eco or Sport mode, the bike handles and feels like a road bike. I don't notice the power assist, even though I know it's there. The bike is smooth, responsive, comfortable, and is great for climbing, descending and riding on the flats. It's not as powerful as the Vado, but who cares? With the extender battery, I never worry about conserving battery or running out of juice before the end of the ride, so I can ride with the level of assist I want at the moment. The power in each mode is adjustable, so you can tune it to your riding style (and to the power assist needed to ride with your faster friends). (In general, I only ride in Eco or Sport mode, saving Turbo mode for climbing the very steep hill I live on.) At < 27 lbs, the bike is very light, and easy to ride without any assist. Specialized's slogan ""It's you, only faster"" is spot on. Overall, I love it, and would definitely recommend it.



Game Changer

I have been an active road cyclist for over 30 years, wanted to be a pro when I was young😜. I still ride 5-6 days per week and lets just say the body is starting to show signs of wear n tear... The guys and gals @ my LBS, Cycle Loft in Lexington MA set me up for a test ride and all I can say it GAME CHANGER! The Creo is to traditional road bikes as Wahoo is to indoor training!! I can now do a recovery ride or endurance ride in the HR zone I choose. Thank you Specialized for working so tirelessly on perfecting this machine, and thank you CYCLE LOFT of Lexington MA for helping me all these years.



Just what the doctor ordered.

This bike is a gift to my wife for Christmas. But is also a surreptitious gift to myself as we can now truly ride together. We are very far apart in our cycling abilities but with this machine the playing field has been leveled. My fitness level is sure to increase what with me trying to stay with her. Our ride demo proved all of the above. Now to get on the road and just have as much fun as we can TOGETHER. BTW, I did ride the bike. Holy smokes! Incredible!

Placitas M.