The e-gravel bike from Specialized, Turbo Creo 2, is not only designed for gravel paths, but is also intended to be an all-rounder on the road. It comes with one SL 1.2 engine and more modern Futureshock 3.0 cushioning, which is also used in the current Roubaix SL8 endurance racing bike, with the hydraulic variants 3.2 and 3.3 available. When it comes to shifting, Specialized uses three options Shame. But what does she do? Futureshock so special? This is a suspension that above the head tube sits, and thanks to springs allows a 20 mm vertical clearance in the event of unevenness between the stem and the head tube. This means that only the stem is dampened and moves, while the rest of the bike remains stable. This should Vibrations reduced and the Driving comfort increased .
Specialized e-gravel bike Turbo Creo 2
The technical details of the Turbo Creo 2 are impressive: The SL 1.2 engine supplies 320 watts and a maximum of 50 Nm torque, which is an increase of 33% in performance and 44% in terms of torque compared to its predecessor. The battery life can also be up to, depending on usage 190 km achieve, with an optional Range extender than 160 watt capacity enabled. Another plus point: the noise level of the SL 1.2 engine has been reduced compared to the previous model SL 1.1 by 40% reduced.
What's also interesting is that the default setting in Turbo mode only uses 80% of the total power, based on mission control data collected by Specialized, but the full 100% performance can of course also be accessed. The e-gravel bike is also available with the Specialized app compatible, allowing for quick post-trip personalization and analysis. Changing the assistance modes is easy, and the bike can even Over-the-air updates received. And the Creo 2 with its 47 mm width ensures optimal grip Tracer tires, with tires of up to 2.2″ possible. And if you like it particularly quickly, you can do one too Dropper seat post mount, which offers advantages on uneven terrain.
Driving experience is harmonious and balanced
According to the manufacturer, the driving experience with the Turbo Creo 2 is harmonious and balanced. The motor provides impressive support, with the intuitive app pairing and the ability to quickly adjust the motor's assistance levels stand out. Despite the compact size of the display, the embedded in the top tube is, the information on it is clear. And the Turbo Creo 2 shows what it can do, especially off-road. Whether on demanding trails or steep climbs, the 320 watt motor always proves his strength. The novel one Futureshock cushioning also makes driving on bumpy roads child's play. Photo credit/source: Specialized
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