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Turbo Creo SL Expert

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2022 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 SRAM Rival eTap AXS build and an 11-44t 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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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

Seat Binder

Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm

Suspension

Fork

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

E-Bike

Motor

Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor

UI/Remote

Specialized MasterMind TCU, percentage of remaining charge, 120 possible display configurations, MicroTune assist adjustment, ANT+/Bluetooth®, w/Handlebar remote

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

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

Brakes

Rear Brake

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Front Brake

SRAM Rival eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Drivetrain

Shift Levers

SRAM ED RIV ETAP AXS D1 SJD REAR/RT F20

Rear Derailleur

SRAM Rival XPLR eTap AXS

Cassette

SRAM XPLR, XG-1251, 12-speed, 10-44t

Crankset

Praxis Forged/M30 Spindle Interface

Chainrings

SRAM X-SYNC, 46T

Chain

SRAM CN RIVAL D1 12S 110 LINK

Wheels & Tires

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, 700x30mm

Rear Tire

Specialized Turbo Pro, 700x30mm

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.

Geometry

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XSSMLXLXXL
Crank Length165mm170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width380mm400mm420mm420mm440mm440mm
Stem Length80mm90mm100mm100mm110mm110mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length330mm330mm330mm380mm380mm380mm
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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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (World)
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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Charger User Manual (SBC-C04 / SBC-C05 / SBC-C06 / SBC-C07)
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SPECIALIZED STEM ACCESSORY MOUNT
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_US
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_AU-NZ
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_CA
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_JP
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_CNT
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_CH
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_CZ_SK
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_SL
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_HR
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_DE
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_DK
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_SV
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_FI
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_ES
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_PT
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_FR
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_PL
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SPECIALIZED_TURBO_ROAD_GRAVEL_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_LATAM
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Range Extender (SBC-B16) User Manual
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Turbo Creo SL User Manual (EN/FR/DE/CZ/PL/SK)
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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 (JP)
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Turbo Creo SL User Manual (NL/DK/NO/SE/SL/HR/RU)
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RIDING_WITH_FRAME_FIXED_CARGO_AND_THE_FUTURE_SHOCK_ADDENDUM.pdf
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Li Ion Battery UN38.3 Test Summary
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CREO SL - ROAD REMOTE INSTALLATION GUIDE

Rider Reviews

  • 4.8
  • 13 Reviews

Creo Sl review

This is a great bike. I have had it for about 7 weeks. My other bikes havent been ridden since i got it. Instead of struggling i am enjoying riding again as it was 10 years ago. (and the 25 years before that) The range is great. On Eco mode I can get 200km and on Sport about 100km ridden conservatively. Because i now ride more my fitness has improved. I put a rear rack on and went touring for 4 days with 2 panniers. This was where the power was great on the steep hills as you can just add a little power if needed. (but i was still only in sport mode on a 13% climb) I thought the 46 tooth front ring would be limiting but as there is a 10 on the back it isnt. I can still be pedaling at 60kph. The transition from power on to cutting out at 45kph is very smooth. The spacing between the gears are also excellent and in group rides i have no trouble maintaining cadence. The q factor is slightly wider and took a bit to get used to but changing to minimum axle length Keywin pedals helped.


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Chris

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Creo SL Expert. A Great Bike

I’ve ridden my Creo for two seasons now. It is simply terrific. I ride well over half the time without assist and it rides just like a non electric bike. The ride is smooth and comfortable; the handling is great. Then there is the power for the steep climbs and hard sections. With the power on the only thing you notice is your speed is faster. It’s that natural. Being in my 70s and having cycled for decades I see this bike extending my cycling days for many more years. By controlling the amount of assist I can still get a very good workout. The only thing that could be improved is to get rid of the motor noise. Make no mistake it’s there and it’s real. Otherwise an absolutely perfect bike.


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David

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Awesome Bike

Amazing bike, extremly light, quality built. Deffinetly recommend. Excellent Customer Service

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Yes!

Name:
Catalin

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Awesome Bike!

Just purchased this bike and it is everything everyone has been saying! Light weight and easy to lift into the back of my car! Great ride without the peddle assist, turns corners with ease, easy shifting, the shocks make it a comfortable ride and the peddle assist is a game changer going up steep hills! Love Love!

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Cheryl

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Shifter Battery

I have owned this bike for over a year and it has preformed well. Two months ago I got on it to ride and the DI2 shifter battery was dead. It had been charged the night before and showed a full charge. I charged it again and the battery was dead again. The mechanics at the shop where I bought it replaced the battery, charged it, and it was dead within 18 hours. Specialized was consulted via email as no one was available to speak to the mechanic. They referred the problem to Shimano. Shimano recommended checking all the components including the derailleur and each individual cable to find what is draining the battery. So far nothing wrong or defective has been found. The bike has been in the shop for two weeks. I would like to ride the bike again at some point. I am very disappointed with Specialized not taking a more proactive approach to resolve this issue.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Kathleen

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Go try one today! Plenty of power, ignore the 35nm

I hired a Creo SL Expert for the weekend and Wow! Insane bike, no creaking, great handling, solid bike. I have two other ebikes, an 85nm Giant and a 65nm Focus and this beats both of them hands down. Ignore the spec sheet, go try one, I kid you not, awesome bike and excellent battery life. I commute 50km a day, 700m climb, gets me to work and back no worries.

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Yes!

Name:
Nathan

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Great bike, even with the power turned off.

I’m truly enjoying this bike. It’s the answer to the age old "N + 1" conundrum. With this bike you’ll no longer need the "N" because they’re going to be unridden and dusty in your garage. You’ll just be riding this "1". What wind? What hills? What fun!

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Curtis

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Great Bike - Good design choices for serious cyclists.

A lot of e-bikes out there. This one in particular does not deviate from the experience of riding a non-electric bike. For me that was extremely important. This bike puts out assist up to 28 MPH. I don't know about you but at 20MPH chasing guys down that is right about where I need help. So those bikes were not going to cut it for me. A couple of other bikes that do 28 are just ugly and scream e-bike. So the Turbo Como SL is really all there is for me. On a steep climb (10% or so) it feels the same as a regular bike if you dial in about 30%, add more and its cake. Specialized says 80 mile range. I think that works if you do some pedaling of your own. I am super happy with this bike. I think the design is a perfect compromise for serious cyclists who need a bit of extra juice out there without taking away the road bike experience, The handling and cornering are superb as well, feels just like a super solid road bike that can handle some bumps as well.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Frank

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13,000klms later

I have the 2021 Carbon Gravel Mk 1 version and it still is the most amazing bike I have ever ridden. Couple of niggles, mainly the chain jumping off the crank on the inside. This has been solved by adding the 2022 bracket chain stay. However it would have been nice if I had been contacted by Specialized and offered this cheap but effective upgrade, rather than accidently see it on a bike in the shop, and have to ask 'what is that?'. Also tends to eat chains a bit. But I have forgiven all of that, as the overall result is a very useable bike, that can keep up with our local group, though it takes a different riding style I find [74 years old] as I am quicker up the hills, but rest on the way down, while they peddle past at a somewhat furious rate. Running 28mm Specialized tyres, but have ordered the new 33mm Roubaix tyres for more gravel work.. So a huge thumbs up from me for this bike which was the first all enclosed e-bike, that people still don't recognize as an e-bike.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Andrew

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Overall I love the bike. But the online buying experience could be improved.

Cons - I bought the bike online however a “glitch” in their system neglected to collect sales tax for the purchase and so the first purchase had to be voided and I had to order it again. - Specialized QA and assembly also needs improving. The bike arrived without a charger. I checked all the bolts to make sure everything was up to torque spec. Everything was, with the glaring exception of the right crank arm bolt. It was literally only “hand tight”. - The Specialized claim of “silent and powerful assistance…” You and everyone around you will hear it. Particularly at a higher cadence. Pros - Specialized addressed or acknowledged all of my issues and rectified them in a timely manner. People were helpful, sympathetic and knowledgeable. - Fast charging, a very well thought out and smooth peddle assist system, tunable assist levels, and that sweet, smooth “carbon frame ride” which is only improved with the addition of their future shock stem system. All high marks! Buy this bike.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Verified Buyer

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Name:
Randy t.

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