Specialized 22' Creo SL Expert

Specialized 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, included is 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 tyres 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-favourite Body Geometry Power Expert saddle.

  • The Creo SL is the lightest e-bike in its class—literally kilograms lighter than the competition. Not only does the lightweight and stiff, premium E5 alloy frame inspire dancing on the pedals and diving into corners, it also reduces overall system weight and increases the range.

  • The lightweight SL 1.1 motor doubles your effort with as much as 240 watts of silent and powerful assistance to amplify your ride. The motor’s responsive torque curve delivers power perfectly in-tune with your normal riding cadence and leaves no resistance when riding unassisted.

  • Battery anxiety? Not on the Creo SL. With up to 130 kilometres of range from the internal battery, the Creo SL eats up big miles and long days. Our optional range extender provides up to 65 additional kilometres of mountain-flattening power.

  • By connecting with our Mission Control App, you're able to tune the SL 1.1 motor to your riding style, record rides, and monitor the battery. The app can handle battery management automatically too, ensuring the battery will last as long as you need it to. The motor even has a built-in power meter that transmits to any ANT+ head unit. Don’t want to connect? No worries— the Turbo Connect Unit (TCU) on the top tube gives you all the control you need to ride.

  • With the Future Shock 2.0, you'll feel a reduction in fatigue and an increase in speed, no matter the terrain. The 2.0 iteration gives you more control via a knob atop the stem. This knob adjusts compression from fully-open to stiff, while hydraulically-damped internals control rebound. The new Smooth Boot, top cap, and Future Stem also enhance the aesthetic, so you get a clean transition from head tube to stem.

  • Specialized's engineers learned there can be more difference between two male cyclists than between a male and a female cyclist. Gender alone doesn’t provide enough data to specialise. It means that separating bikes as male or female is arbitrary and outdated. With this in mind, geometry has been developed that's best-fit for all riders—one that's comfortable, snappy, and handles like a dream.

Specifications:

Frame

FACT 11r carbon, Open Road Geometry, front/rear thru-axles, fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Boost 12x148mm

Fork

Future Shock 2.0 with Smooth Boot, Boost 12x110mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

Handlebars

Specialized Hover Expert, Alloy, 125mm Drop, 75mm Reach with Di2 Hole

Stem

Future Stem, Pro

Tape

Supacaz Super Sticky Kush

Front Brake

Sram Red eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Rear Brake

Sram Red eTAP AXS, hydraulic disc

Shift Levers

Sram Rival eTap AXS

Rear Derailleur

Sram Rival XPLR eTap AXS

Cassette

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

Crankset

Praxis Carbon Crank Arms

Chainrings

Sram X-SYNC, 46-tooth

Chain

Sram Rival 12-speed

Front Wheel

Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24-hole

Rear Wheel

Roval C 38 Disc, carbon, tubeless-ready, 38mm depth, 24-hole

Front Tyre

Specialized Turbo Pro, Gripton compound, Blackbelt puncture protection, 700x30mm

Rear Tyre

Specialized Turbo Pro, Gripton compound, Blackbelt puncture protection, 700x30mm

Inner Tubes

Presta, 48mm valve

Saddle

Body Geometry Power Expert, titanium rails

Seat Post

Roval Terra Carbon Seat Post, 20mm Offset

Seat Post Collar

Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm

Motor

Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor

UI/Remote

Specialized MasterMind TCU, percentage of remaining charge, 120 possible display configurations, MicroTune assist adjustment, over-the-air updates, ANT+/Bluetooth, with Handlebar remote

Battery

Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh

Charger

Custom charger, 48V System with SL system charger plug

Wiring Harness

Custom Specialized wiring harness with charge-port

Test Pedals

Not included on performance Specialized bikes such as this for environmental reasons. Pedals are an additional purchase, based on preference and riding style

 

Geometry & Sizing:

S

M

L

XL

B-B Drop

80.5

78

78

75.5

B-B Height

264.5

267

267

269.5

Bike Stand-Over Height

731

759

782

810

Chain-Stay Length

426

426

427

427

Crank Length

170

172.5

172.5

175

Fork Length (full)

390

390

390

390

Fork Rake/Offset

50

50

50

50

Front-Center

592

598

605

621

Handlebar Width

400

420

420

440

Head-Tube Angle

72°

72.5°

73°

73°

Head-Tube Length

145.5

163.5

185.5

217

Reach

373

379

384

391

Saddle Width

155

143

143

143

Seat-Tube Angle

74°

74°

73.5°

73.5°

Seat-Tube Length

447.5

477.5

502.5

527.5

Seatpost Length

350

350

400

400

Stack

575

592

615

643

Stem Length

90

100

100

110

Top-Tube Length (horizontal)

539

548

566

581

Trail

60

56

53

53

Wheelbase

1005

1012

1020

1036

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Detailed below are the 2022 Creo SL Expert's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

Extra Small - 152cm to 163cm (5'0" to 5'4")

Small - 163cm to 170cm (5'4" to 5'7")

Medium - 170cm to 178cm (5'7" to 5'10")

Large - 175cm to 183cm (5'9" to 6'0")

Extra Large - 180cm to 188cm (5'11" to 6'2")

Double Extra Large - 188cm to 205cm (6'2" to 6'9")

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With over 17 years experience offering quality bikes and service, you can rest assured we have deeply considered the quality of the products we sell and have the technical skills to assist if any possible problems arise.

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