Specialized marked the launch of their superlight Turbo Creo SL
with this limited edition run of just 250 "Founder's Edition"
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
photos by Bence Bujaki