New Specialized Creo launched: gravel capability as the brand rejects the electric road bike market

With huge updates to both the geo and the hardware, we take you through the details of Specialized's Creo revamp

Specialized Creo e-bike
(Image credit: Specialized)

What, exactly, is the point of an electrically-assisted road bike? 

It wasn't, so far as we're aware, a question that Specialized was asking when it first launched the Creo SL electric road bike in 2019. But, apparently, it's a question the brand began asking itself somewhere along the way, because it's now rejected the e-road category, in favour of shifting the Creo in the direction of the gravel market. 

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg