The new Specialized Turbo Creo SL is a different kind of e-bike.
Dave Arthur had the opportunity to give it a workout at the UK
launch event, and here he answers some of the questions posed by
this intriguing bike.
Read his thoughts below, and check out his
First Ride video at bottom of page.
words and pictures: Dave Arthur
So what's the Creo like to ride? I got a couple of hours to ride
the new bike, so I dashed down into the Surrey Hills and did a loop
including Box Hill. The ride was brief and not enough distance to
really get into the nuances of the new bike, but I came away from
my short time with the new Creo SL with some observations.
Of all the developments, and there have been many in the hundred
odd years since the road bike was invented, perhaps the most
paradigm shifting is the e-bike. The Turbo Creo SL, with a
full-carbon frame, Future Shock 2.0, disc brakes and an all-new
motor and battery providing up to 195km range is easily the most
exciting and interesting bike I've ridden in many years. It's also
a bike that raises many questions...