Specialized have added two new and more affordable bikes to their Creo range, the Creo Comp Carbon e-road and Comp Carbon Evo e-gravel models. Although they're by no means cheap at £5,499, it's certainly less wallet-busting than the £10,999 asking price of the S-Works Turbo Creo SL e launched back in July.
Featuring Specialized' own proprietary motor and battery systems, the level of assist is controlled via the Turbo Control Unit (TCU) which is recessed into the top tube. This turns the bike on and off and you can change modes, plus there's a 10-LED battery level indicator. If you’re using a Range Extender this can also show the charge state of both batteries.
The SL1.1 mid motor weighs in at just 1.95kg, and has a magnesium housing for light weight and reinforced nylon gearing for low noise; Specialized says it’s tuned the motor acoustically so that the noise isn’t in a range that’s intrusive.
Both models also get the Future Shock and Future stem for extra compliance, and on the Evo model you get the Adventure Gear flared hoverbar. Other features to assist with off-road forays on the Evo are 38mm 2Bliss (what Specialized call tubeless) tyres, mudguard and rack mounts and an 11-42 cassette with Shimano GRX shifters and brakes. The road-focussed Comp gets 28mm Turbo Pro tyres, and is also equipped with Shimano GRX brakes and shifting with a Praxis chainset.
The Creo Comp Carbon and Comp Carbon Evo now become the 'cheapest' bikes in the Specialized e-road hierarchy, with the other Creo models priced at £7,499, £7,799 and £10,999 respectively. The Comp Carbon comes in white, black or blue colourways, while you can get the Comp Carbon Evo in Navy or Sage Green.
You can find more info and pre-order the new models on the Specialized website... what do you think, are either of these on your wishlist? Do let us know in the comments!