2023 Specialized Turbo Como SL 5.0 Review


Technical Specs & Ratings



Turbo Como SL 5.0


Class 3



Hydraulic Disc



320 Wh

320 Wh

44 lbs / 19.98 kgs



Microshift SL-SCN08, 8-speed Alfine compatible

Crank: Custom alloy forged crankarms | Chainring: Gates Carbon Drive CDX 46T chainring, black | Chainguard: Integrated Chaincover

Shimano Alfine, 8-speed internal gear hub

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 22t sprocket, silver

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 46T chainring, black

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 122t belt, black



Specialized handlebar/stem combo, integrated cable routing

Body Geometry XC Contour

Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 5mm offset, micro-adjust, 34.9mm


Specialized Body Geometry Comfort Gel

Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

Hydraulic Disc

TRP Flow Set Control, hydraulic disc, metal-ceramic pads, flat-mount w/ 160mm CL-rotor

Ebike Systems

Class 3


Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor


Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth

Mission Control App, ANT+/Bluetooth

320 Wh

320 Wh

Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh

Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug

More Details

United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America

Lifetime Frame (if registered), 2 Years Battery & Other

Specialized bolt-type, alloy, 38.6mm

Smoke / TransparentBrassy Yellow / TransparentBrushed Silver / Transparent

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 122t belt, black

Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lock

Shimano Alfine, 8-speed internal gear hub, SG-S7001-8, 32H, Black

Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport

Specialized Como SL front-rack, max. 15kg load, incl. Como SL basket w/cargo-net

Specialized Center-Mount, 255mm

Simple bell

Video Reviews

Written Reviews

The Turbo Como SL 5.0 electric bike by Specialized is for urban commuting and leisure rides. Here are the key features of this electric bike:

Motor and Battery: The Turbo Como SL 5.0 has a Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor and a fully integrated 320Wh battery. The motor support is smooth and not too loud, providing an enjoyable riding experience.

Frame and Design: The bike features an E5 Aluminum frame with the motor mount in the bottom bracket, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, fender, and front rack mounts. The frame design allows for a comfortable and upright riding position, making it ideal for city commuting.

Performance Tracking and Connectivity: The bike comes with advanced performance tracking and seamless partner app integration. The all-new Specialized app takes cycling and connectivity to the next level, allowing riders to modify support via the app to suit their needs.

Ride Modes: The bike offers multiple ride modes, and the rider can modify the support level via the app. The bike charges in under 2 hours, making it convenient for daily use.

Components: The Turbo Como SL 5.0 features high-quality components such as TRP Flow Set Control hydraulic disc brakes, Gates Carbon Drive CDX belt and sprocket, and a Microshift 8-speed Alfine compatible shifter.

Comfort and Convenience: The bike is designed for comfort with features such as a Specialized Body Geometry Comfort Gel saddle, Specialized handlebar/stem combo with integrated cable routing, and a Specialized Como SL front-rack with a maximum 15kg load capacity.

Safety Features: The bike is equipped with Supernova E3 alloy housing taillight and Supernova Mini2 alloy housing headlight, providing excellent visibility and safety during rides.

Weight and Size: The Turbo Como SL 5.0 weighs 20.1kg (44 lb, 5 oz) and is available in different sizes to accommodate various riders.

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