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  1. Papadevo

    Model Year 2021 S-Works Turbo Creo SL - Release Date?

    Betcha it needs a firmware upgrade.
  2. Papadevo

    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    LOL. Funny I’ve been thinking about fenders. Winter is coming, and for me that’s the wet season. Most of the trails will be closed soon, so new tires for the road are my current obsession.
  3. Papadevo

    Skinny higher pressure tires make a difference

    Welcome to the world of using bicycle tires! They effect the feel and efficiency in ways that most people don’t expect. Have fun experimenting with the pressure ranges to adjust your ride feel. Maximum pressure isn’t always the most efficient. I’ve used the gator skins in 28 and find 70 psi to...
  4. Papadevo

    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    I’ve put a few miles in on WTB Riddlers 700x45c. I Would advise to use only for super dry conditions as you have zero mud clearance. But they fit.
  5. Papadevo

    Turbo CREO Comp SL - XS (Updated pics)

    Looks great. Curious if you can post front or rear facing photos to see the clearance between tires and frame/fork. I too have a small in this color.
  6. Papadevo

    2021 Creo Road Remote?

    Love the colors
  7. Papadevo

    Alternative Shifters

    Can you manage the brake? You can control both with one lever with some parts. Here’s an example: https://www.modernbike.com/product-2126188873?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhvf6BRCkARIsAGl1GGiVdjs47qhJ-Y51MyeMby8RKUSL8O5jVT_C85j9fRfXhVaR2-ngmzMaAkCYEALw_wcB Looking at the two bikes you mentioned, I would go...
  8. Papadevo

    Has anyone increased their front sprocket size? Any concerns or issues?

    The cheapest way to approach this is to change the rear freewheel to as small of a cog as you can fit, then up the chainrings/crankset if you can push harder at 70-90 cadence. I see some 7 speed free wheels available on Amazon that go to 11, but you will also need specialized tools to do the job...
  9. Papadevo

    Mission Control - Creo rider power vs motor power

    I’ve seen the motor report 300+. Like 302 or something. Really pulls on the battery power. I mostly use that for home/headwind situations. I have range anxiety, so 0,1,2 is what I use most of the time. 3 is just adding that 280-300 watts without consideration of your input (100% motor always on...
  10. Papadevo

    Why no discussions about clipless pedals on ebikes

    At this point, I almost feel awkward riding without clipless. In the 1980’s my Miyata “One-ten” was a blast with metal toe cages. Pull the strap hard and you are locked in. This is how I learned the necessity of planning ahead. In the 90’s Power grips came out, and gave a good tight fit that...
  11. Papadevo

    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    Wolf tooth components makes a double water bottle holder that I am trying out. I also bought their “b-rad2” to move the bottle location. Works OK, but needs some tweaks. https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/b-rad-system I also use a handlebar bag from Moosetracks on Amazon. This...
  12. Papadevo

    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    Take a look at this screenshot from bike gear calculator. Those #’s will get you to 28.2 mph. I guessed your tire size and crank arm length. Free download. It’s interesting to play with. Take a look.
  13. Papadevo

    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    You are riding 2” balloon tires on a Creo? I dont think it will fit a 50+.
  14. Papadevo

    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    Yes, but if you can’t spin a 48/11 up to 28 mph, you will not be able to go faster on the same ride with a 50 tooth. The power needed goes up to get a higher speed at lower cadence not down. The machine only adds what it can, you do the rest. Focusing on getting your cadence up to 70-90 zone...
  15. Papadevo

    Specialized Turbo Creo 28mph Electric Road Bike

    High cadence for speed, yes. Max pressure, no. Tires need to deflect and absorb, not bounce over imperfections in the riding surface. Max pressure is for velodromes!
  16. Papadevo

    Creo and chainring/cassette configurations

    Mission Control will display cadence. On the stats screen you can long press on any of the data fields to bring up other stats to display.
  17. Papadevo

    Dropper Seatpost

    Nice! Let us know how you find it. I haven’t tried one yet, but I read you can get more aero when you max out downhill speeds!
  18. Papadevo

    Head tube compression bolt--what does it connect to?

    It sets the load on the bearing. Once you clamp them stem down, the bolt and cap are essentially decorative. You can take off the cap without effects to steering etc. There is a safety element in the redundancy so keeping it all there is a positive.
  19. Papadevo

    Wheels

    Looks like Amazon has a 26” rear wheel that will take a 6 speed freewheel for $50. If you can remove the old freewheel from the broken wheel, and spin it on the new one, just a simple brake adjustment should get you back on the road.