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Turbo Creo SL Expert

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2021 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 30mm 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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ACCESSORIES

SWAT

Fender Clamp Adaptor

E-BIKE

Motor

Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor

UI/Remote

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

Battery

Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh

Charger

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

Wiring Harness

Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport

DRIVETRAIN

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore XT Di2, Shadow Plus, 11-speed

Shift Levers

Shimano Ultegra Di2 Disc R8070

Cassette

Shimano XT, 11-speed, 11-42t

Chain

Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed

Crankset

Praxis Forged/M30 Spindle Interface

Chainrings

46T

BRAKES

Front Brake

Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

Shimano Ultegra, Hydraulic disc

WHEELS

Front Wheel

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

Rear Wheel

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

COCKPIT

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

Stem

Future Stem, Pro

Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

FRAMESET

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

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm

WHEELS & TIRES

Front Tire

Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm

Rear Tire

Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x28mm

Inner Tubes

Presta valve, 48mm

* 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.

Geometry

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XSSMLXLXXL
Crank Length165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Seatpost Length330mm330mm330mm380mm380mm380mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Stack573mm575mm592mm615mm643mm675mm
Reach363mm373mm379mm384mm391mm399mm
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
Trail68mm60mm56mm53mm53mm52mm
Fork Length (full)390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm390mm
Fork Rake/Offset50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm50mm
Front-Center586mm592mm598mm605mm621mm636mm
Chain-Stay Length426mm426mm426mm427mm427mm428mm
Wheelbase999mm1005mm1012mm1020mm1036mm1052mm
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°
Geometry

Manual Downloads

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RIDING_WITH_FRAME_FIXED_CARGO_AND_THE_FUTURE_SHOCK_ADDENDUM.pdf
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_HR
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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Li Ion Battery UN38.3 Test Summary
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SPECIALIZED STEM ACCESSORY MOUNT
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Range Extender (SBC-B16) User Manual
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Turbo Creo SL User Manual (EN/IT/SP/PT/KR/CNT/JP)
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Turbo Creo SL User Manual (EN/FR/DE/CZ/PL/SK)
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Turbo Creo SL User Manual (JP)
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Turbo Creo SL User Manual (NL/DK/NO/SE/SL/HR/RU)
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Charger User Manual (SBC-C04 / SBC-C05 / SBC-C06 / SBC-C07)

Rider Reviews

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  • 22 Reviews

Best bike

I had high expectations and they were surpassed! My other bikes are just gathering dust!

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Yes!

Name:
rick

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First E bike

After 6 knee surgeries I had to purchase a E bike so after many hours of research and previous ownership of Specialized bikes I decided on the Creo, the very BEST decision I could make, I have it for 2.5 years and have over 9 000 miles on it and have only used 7% of the battery. I purchased a extended battery for those long rides, I love it more every time I get in the saddle. And customer support at Specialized is wonderful If you're in the DFW area Sunrise bikes in North Richland Hills is the best bike shop around. 🚲happy ,safe trails.

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Yes!

Name:
Marvin s.

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Wow! This E-Bike will change your life!!

Coming from pro-frame steel, then carbon fiber, I was hesitant to move to the E world. But age finally told me it was time. After about 100 miles, I find I work about as hard as I did on my Kestrel, except I am going faster. Sport power is great for the flats, Turbo works great on hills. Want more work out, turn the power down. Or off. So many choices. The Future Shock 2.0 smooths out the chip n seal roads. There's nothing not to like!

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Name:
Ken

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A great bike with or without using the motor

This is a fantastic bike. I have about 2000 km on it this summer and love riding it. Though I might only need to use the assist 15% of the time, I find I get out riding more often and for longer rides, knowing I have a bit of help in my back pocket if I need it. The motor is very smooth, and they've done a great job with how the assist fades in and especially how it fades away above 32 km/h. One of the most pleasant surprises is how well this bike rides when the assist is turned off. Super smooth, responsive and fun. Very easy to go for a 3 or 4 hour ride and only need a bit of help with the hills, or I admit, the last couple of km's on the way home. There is zero resistance from the motor when it is turned off, so it just rides like a normal (though slightly heavier) road bike. It's the most fun I've had on a bike in years. Highly recommend.

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Yes!

Name:
Jim

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Back in the saddle

In December 2021 half way through my usual 160km Saturday ride on my s-works I had a cardiac arrest & heart attack 14 defib’s & 45 minutes cpr thinking after that those rides were over for good at the age of 60. Thank God for the Creo SL with 2 range extenders 160 km & 2000m elevation no worries, it’s up to you how much of a work out you want, handle’s beautifully & the sram 12 speed with the 46 tooth chainring is spot on. I could keep going on, you get what you pay for . Specialized you nailed it

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Name:
Jim

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Bike is very comfortable future,

Bike is very comfortable future, shock works very well Assist seems very natural and is outstanding that you can customize it with the Mission Control app. Only have about 100 miles on it so far. On a 35 mile ride with 3000 feet of climbing still had 27% battery left. I rode with a bike in Sport mode the entire time with the exception of one last climb in which I used Turbo. Just received my range extender battery so I can try some much longer rides. On a previous ride using the Ecomode with 2000 feet of climbing only used 30% of the battery. I’ll update as I get more time on the bike.

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Yes!

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Overall good experience.

Overall good experience.

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Name:
Guest G.

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This a blast for any

This a blast for any age. Very versatile for road or gravel. That extra boost is great for the speed junkies, keeping up with a young crowd or just going farther than usual. The power transition is smooth so riding with other cyclists appears to be safe.

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Yes!

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FANTASTIC !!!

Bought my CREO Expert in oct 2019 for my 60th birthday and and after 13,000 km I still enjoy riding this fabulous bike like day one. Even tough I had a double knee replacement and a couple bypass, I can ride with the younger ''pros'' with a smile on my face. Don't fool yourself, you don't exercise less, you ride more !!! TKS to my ebike !!

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Yes!

Name:
Jean

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Simply WOW

Purchased the bike late last fall and only rode it a few weekends but extremely satisfied. Smooth shifting lots of power when needed. The area we bike is all hills so the ebike is a plus. I was so satisfied that my wife was lucky to find one early winter and bought it. Now we have two CREO SL Expert bikes. Can't wait for spring to go riding again.

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Name:
PIERRE

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