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Two new bikes from Specialized came out this week, adding to their ever-growing Turbo Creo SL line. The Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon, a high-performance road model, and the Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO, its gravel oriented cousin. The lightest ever bike in its class, both machines are literally kilograms lighter than the competition, thanks to the FACT 11r carbon frame.
The real selling point of the new Creo SL Comps is their power output – the SL 1.1 motor. The battery lasts up to 80 miles and amplifies your ride with 240 watts of assistance whether you’re on the road or a gravel track. The motor can handily be controlled from Specialized’s own Mission Control App, where you can tweak the output to suit your needs. Both bikes also come kitted with hydraulic disc brakes for smooth and reliable braking when travelling at speed, enhancing cornering both off and on road.
Those are the similarities that both models bring to the range but what are their unique attributes?
Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon
The new Creo SL Comp Carbon joins a wide range of high-performance Specialized road bikes, this one though of course has a motor. Specialized have put their Turbo Pro tyres on the Carbon to make it a more comfortable ride. Alongside the thru-axle and disc brake setup already mentioned, this makes for a bike that is easy to handle.
The Comp Carbon also has Open Road Geometry to make the bike super light, so it will have you dancing up climbs in no time.
Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO
Gravel bikes are a booming industry as the machines become ever more suited to long distance rides, off-road touring and even cyclocross. Naturally, Specialized have decided to put a motor in one so that everyone, no matter their age, ability or fitness, can enjoy that buzz of gravel beneath the tyres.
To make it more suitable for gravel and off-road, the EVO features a few differences to its road bike alternative. Greater tyre clearance, a longer wheelbase, low bottom bracket and rake out fork, all combine to make the ideal gravel crunching machine.
You may not be used to seeing a dropper seat post on anything but a mountain bike. However, the Creo SL Comp Carbon Evo comes equipped with an X-Fusion Manic Dropper Seat Post with 50mm of travel, which makes for better positioning on changeable terrain. That and the Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready tyres make for the perfect e-bike to tackle gravel terrain.
We’ll be adding these exciting new models to our website soon, but in the meantime, Bicycle Chain has more of the Turbo Creo SL range to show off. These bikes with added electric power make for longer rides and more enjoyment on the steepest climbs or gnarliest gravel tracks.
With a Specialized e-bike between your legs, we’ll have you speeding up mountains or kicking up dust clouds in no time.