The new Specialized Como SL 5.0 on test – The playlist to start into summer

Want to play? The new Como SL invites you for a ride. You’ll notice the colour first: sun yellow. Then its looks: a clean and cool design. Thoughts of convertibles, summer breeze and balmy summer nights come to mind. Is the Como the play bike of tomorrow? We found out what it’s suited for. Put your earplugs in and start your summer playlist!

The brand new Specialized Turbo Como SL 5.0, freshly unpacked and ready to ride puts a smile on your face immediately. Inspired by the colour and look, we had the idea to celebrate this urban bike’s test accompanied by a playlist. With these songs playing in our ears, we cruised around the city and tested this next generation flower power bike extensively. Let’s play!

Specialized Turbo Como SL 5.0 | Specialized SL 1.1/320 Wh | 21.4 kg | € 3,999 € | Manufacturer’s website

Song #1 California Dreamin’ – The concept of the Turbo Como SL

With the new Specialized Turbo Como SL 5.0, the Californian brand fits its performance drive used in its latest eMTB and E-road bikes in an urban ebike. Specialized want to elevate riding in the city to a new level and bring together mobility, transport and leisure into one concept. The goal was to release a new city bike that delivers plenty of fun, that can be ridden comfortably to work in the morning and that will let you relax on the way to your date after work. The fact that you can also pack everything you need for a picnic in the park, rounds things out nicely. Can the Como SL do justice to all the expectations placed on it or does it remain a pipedream of the premium Californian brand?

For more information on the new Specialized Turbo Como SL 5.0 head to our sister magazine DOWNTOWN.

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Words: Susanne Feddersen, Rudolf Fischer Photos: Philipp Schwab