Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon Evo review: an electric gravel bike on steroids

A powerful 240W e-motor adds 1:1 assistance, allowing for speedy forays off the beaten path. (image credit: The Gear Loop/Matt Buckley)
Shimano's GRX 810 hydraulic disc brakes and mechanical 11-speed drivetrain take care of the powertrain and stopping duties. (image credit: The Gear Loop/Matt Buckley)
The lightweight carbon frame and electric assistance hook-up to produce some serious trail performance. It's a lot tougher than it first appears. (image credit: The Gear Loop/Matt Buckley)
Speclialized's Mission Control smartphone app provides ultimate control over power delivery and battery management. (image credit: The Gear Loop/Matt Buckley)
Expect 80-miles of electric range from the stylishly built-in battery packs, opening up the ability to go further, faster. (image credit: The Gear Loop/Matt Buckley)
Future Shock 2.0 adjustable front suspension reduces the wrist pain from major bumps and rubbish road surfaces. (image credit: The Gear Loop/Matt Buckley)
A dropper post, DT R470 Boost wheels shod in Pathfinder Pro 2Bliss Ready tyres and quality finishing kit go some way to justify the lofty asking price. (image credit: The Gear Loop/Matt Buckley)
Just a few miles on mixed surfaces is enough to get in tune with this machine and start to fall head-over-heels in love with it. It's excels in raising smiles. (image credit: The Gear Loop/Matt Buckley)
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