2023 Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp E5 Review


Technical Specs & Ratings



Turbo Creo SL Comp E5


Class 1



Hydraulic Disc



320 Wh

320 Wh

Ebike Systems

Class 1


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 Alloy, 30.8mm

Satin Black/Gloss Black/Storm GreyGloss Cast Blue/Gloss Black/Hyper GreenGloss Flo Red/Black

Shimano HG601, 11spd

Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport

Fender Clamp Adaptor

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Written Reviews

The Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp E5 is an innovative electric road bike designed to amplify your ride. As a leader in high-performance bicycles, Specialized has leveraged their expertise to create an e-bike that's lightweight, smooth, and lively. The Turbo Creo SL redefines e-road bike capabilities, flattening hills and extending your range. 

The foundation of this e-bike is the lightweight E5 Premium Aluminum frame with an Open Road Geometry that provides a comfortable and responsive ride. The integrated down tube battery and internal cable routing give the frame a sleek, modern aesthetic. Thru-axles on the front and rear boost stiffness. Fender and rack mounts add versatility for bikepacking or commuting. This high-quality frame provides an efficient transfer of power from the pedals to the rear wheel.

The Future Shock 1.5 suspension fork with 20mm of travel smooths out rough roads and reduces fatigue. The Smooth Boot gives a clean transition from head tube to stem. This innovative front end soak ups bumps to keep you comfortable mile after mile.

Motor and Battery
The lightweight SL 1.1 motor can deliver up to 240 watts of silent, powerful assistance. This smooth motor amplifies your pedaling with natural-feeling torque. When riding without assistance, you won't feel any resistance. This system provides an intuitive and seamless e-bike experience.

With the integrated 320Wh battery, you can ride up to 80 miles on a charge. For even more range, an optional range extender provides 40 additional miles. The Mission Control app allows monitoring of battery life and motor tuning. The Turbo Connect Unit (TCU) on the top tube also displays key ride data. You'll never be left wondering how much range you have left.

Drivetrain and Components   
This e-bike is equipped with a 1x Shimano GRX drivetrain for reliable shifting performance. Hydraulic disc brakes provide confident stopping power in all conditions. The 46T chainring and 11-42T cassette offer a wide range of gearing to tackle steep hills. 

DT R470 Boost wheels wrapped in 28mm Turbo Pro tires keep you rolling fast with low rolling resistance. The Body Geometry Power Sport saddle provides comfort on long rides. A carbon seatpost and Specialized Hover Comp handlebar dampen vibrations. The full component spec works cohesively for a premium e-road bike experience.

Ride Quality
Weighing in at just 16.7kg, the Turbo Creo SL is the lightest bike in its class. This feathery weight makes acceleration nimble and lively. The balanced weight distribution provides responsive handling around corners. The lightweight frame and components also maximize range from the integrated battery.

Specialized has blended the power of an e-bike with the feel of a high-performance road bike. The Turbo Creo SL maintains the snappy ride characteristics of a lightweight race bike. The smooth motor and suspension provide power and comfort when you need it. This e-bike offers the best of both worlds.

From the lightweight frame to the tuned motor, every detail of the Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp E5 enhances your ride experience. This e-bike provides the power to extend your range and conquer new distances. The sophisticated design delivers natural power delivery and a dynamic ride quality. With the Turbo Creo SL, Specialized has set a new benchmark for high-performance e-road bikes.

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