Thursday, 1 August 2019

Turbo Creo SL- Light Weight Electric Bicycle

Turbo Creo SL- Light Weight Electric Bicycle
Specialized just announced its new special electric bike. Its lightweight body and impressive engineering will definitely leave an impression. But what’s sure to grab your attention is its price, which is less than impressive, if you catch my drift. The company that specializes in high tech bikes, was apparently working on a new model that they said would “be able to flatten roads”. That’s all we knew about the bike. But now the wait is finally over as the company releases its Turbo Creo SL.

New Unchartered Territory with the Turbo Creo SL: 


Specialized has now entered new waters by making its lightest e-bike yet. Supposedly with this bike you’ll be able to go as fast as a Tour de France cyclist. The cycle is meant to be powerful and to provide a smooth ride. So apparently if you’re going on a mountain it should feel as easy as riding on a flat surface.

The Turbo Creo SL may be a first in a line up of light weight bikes to be churned out of Specialized.

More on The Lightweight E-Bike: 


Turbo Creo SL clocks in at just 12.2 kgs and comes with Specialized’s own custom designed motor. Previously the company used a Brose motor but since then, for its special new bike a special new motor.

What I mean by special is that, according to the company there was no lightweight motor out there, so they had to invest in their own R&D to get the job done. Which they did.

The result is a noteworthy silent mid drive 240W motor that is capable of powerful as well as silent ridding.

The cycle has a range of 121 miles which is a bit unrealistic but according to the company this is the real- world range.

But before you go ahead and make a purchase, there are two versions with this bike- a base model that has got an 80 mi range with a 320Wh battery and a 121 mi range with a 160Wh battery. To get an auxiliary battery again you’re going to have to shell out some dough. $399 to be exact.

To state the basics, at such high ranges a decent amount of pedal effort is required by the rider. The motor on its own gives about 200% boost at its highest power setting but relies less on motor effort.

Customize Your Turbo Creo SL Ride: 


The turbo Creo SL comes with custom ride options. You can either go Eco, Sport or for what the bike is named for Turbo. These options are available via an app, curtesy of Specialized. The app also keeps tabs on the battery to tell the rider how much juice is left and whether it will last the entire journey. Besides that, the motor comes with integrated ANT+, which is a multicast wireless sensor network tech that tracks rider power.

Here’s the Shocker: 


Let’s get to it then- The Price. The Turbo Creo SL cost a whopping $17,000 for the founder’s edition of which only 250 bikes will be made.

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