Specialized marked the launch of their superlight Turbo Creo SL with this limited edition run of just 250 "Founder's Edition" bikes.
The Turbo SL was already remarkably light, and this special edition features a host of extra touches bringing the total weight down to just 11.9 kg. This is an e-bike that's wholeheartedly aimed at performance, increasing your range without cramping your style. It even comes supplied with two detachable Range Extenders, for those extra long days in the saddle.
The blue/gold paint scheme is coupled with matching accents on the top-end components. Everything here has been selected for lightweight performance. The Roval CLX 50 carbon wheelset is a proven performer, complete with CeramicSpeed bearings and DT Swiss freehub internals, and together with the superb, fast-rolling and supple Turbo Cotton tyres they make for a high speed package.
Adjustable FutureShock 2.0 damping is present and correct, giving a supple ride over uneven surfaces, and neatly tucked into the head tube. The motor, too is barely noticeable - Specialized have used their own tech to develop an ultra-compact unit that won't create drag when not in use, and picks up instantly (and seamlessly) when required.
The CeramicSpeed gold-anodised titanium oversized pulley wheels provide a smooth path for the chain, with the ultimate in low friction. Gold accents are picked up on the custom S-Works Power saddle, as well as the custom details on those Roval wheels.
The world of e-bikes is expanding, and there are a multitude of different styles. If you're unsure what role an e-bike could play in your cycling life, give us a call or drop into the store and we'll be pleased to talk you through the options.
photos by Bence Bujaki