More miles per ride. Up front with the 34 Rhythm, and out back with a Float DPS EVOL, with a custom “Rx trail” tune. As far as the handling of the bike itself is concerned, despite now being a bit dated in terms of geometry (*read: size up if you’re in between sizes), I did find the Levo SL to be an incredibly lightfooted bike, with excellent handling attributes. Hot on the heels of the DH-ready Specialized Turbo Kenevo comes the Turbo Levo SL, it’s fully 4kg lighter than the regular Turbo Levo and closes in on the ride feel of a conventional bike. As a bonus, it also has a couple of nice Specialized bits that you won’t find elsewhere, like the SWAT CC tool and their brilliant bottle cage. There are three carbon and one aluminium model. It retails for $ 9,000 …, If it all sounds too good to be true, perhaps it is – all of that weight loss does come with a reduction of power and a shorter battery life as well. Specialized have tried to keep the bike’s total … $7,499.99 S-Works Levo SL … • FOX 36 Perfomance forkand FLOAT DPS shock with 150mm of travel. At the end of the day, looking at it through a personal lens, to be quite frank, I’m still not sure what to make of this bike. Turbo Levo SL is a new, lightweight breed of eMTB that harnesses the quick and lively ride of our Stumpjumper…and adds just enough power to introduce a whole new dimension of kick ass. Arguably some of that weight loss may be due to parts spec, but the frame, motor and battery did lose a heck of a lot of weight. While acceptance is growing, it’s still evolving so being discrete and not calling attention to the bike is desired. I’m not going to encourage you to ride where e-bikes where they aren’t legal, but there is a “stealth” mode where you can have the LED’s blacked out, and it is pretty hard to differentiate this bike from a standard MTB, visually speaking. TRAINING CAMP Specialized. The Levo made strides in this area by having an internal, downtube hosted battery and not having a massive battery in the rear triangle where the water bottle usually sits. The Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon … Specialized spec’d the stronger metallic compound brake pads over the standard “power” compound. 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They dropped 400g out of the frame over the original Levo and then remodelled the motor with a smaller, direct-mount magnesium casing to drop another 400 grams. This was because unlike on a full power e-bike, even in turbo mode, you don’t get quite as much of a surge in power when you let off, then start pedaling again. Specialized. It’s worth considering, despite being freakishly light, this bike still does weigh more than the average World Cup DH bike, so I’d prefer to see a piggyback reservoir on the rear shock to better manage heat on long descents. You can find the full spec sheets for all models of the Levo SL, The Stumpjumper EVO Launch Video is Insane, Eco, Trail and Turbo mode controlled via Mission Control App. The X-Fusion dropper seatpost was quite excellent with a smooth, nicely damped return and abundant stiffness due to its oversized 34.9 diameter. That said, brakes aside, I mainly got along with the spec, and wouldn’t change much, but feel obligated to pass that information on. It is significantly lighter weight, a result of the more compact and less powerful motor and smaller battery. Here's where the gloves come off—the Turbo Levo Expert Carbon sheds serious weight with its advanced carbon front triangle and brings a high level of technical capability with a FOX 36 fork and DPS shock. • Carbon/M5 alloy Sidearm frame shed weight and adds control. These numbers are unfortunately all a bit dated, with a rather short 455mm reach (Size Large) and a fairly relaxed 74.6º seat angle. Brand: Specialized Turbo, Product: Levo SL Expert Carbon Levo SL is a new, lightweight breed of eMTB that harnesses the quick and lively ride of our Stumpjumper…and adds just enough power to introduce … Manufacturer Specific. If a full powered e-bike is a bit of overkill and you simply can’t stand trying to throw around a 50 pound e-bike, but you do want. As the brand was already leading the charge with lightweight e-bikes that didn’t come as a huge surprise, but weight aside, I knew very little about the bike until recently. The drivetrain, cockpit, tires are all excellent, and the wheels are stellar – particularly given the price point. What's more, our Mission Control App can handle battery management automatically, ensuring your battery will last as long as you need it to. Now, with that said I do think that Specialized have absolutely aced it with all of the rest of the spec. Its lively nature and ultra light weight will make you forget you’re not riding a normal trail bike more often than you’d expect, and sometimes where you least expect. At $16,5000, perhaps the flagship models will appeal fit dentists that want to get more of an exercise on their e-bike rides? Based on the … All this comes in at a price that is best described as “ouch” for a mountain bike and “not terrible” for an eMTB; the Turbo Levo SL Expert … Its lively nature and ultra light weight will make you forget you’re not riding a normal trail bike more often than you’d expect, and sometimes where you least expect. It’s You, Just Going Faster and Farther The Turbo Levo SL is effectively a … Brand: Specialized Turbo, Product: Levo SL Expert Carbon Levo SL is a new, lightweight breed of eMTB that harnesses the quick and lively ride of our Stumpjumper…and adds just enough power to introduce … It's dialed. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/turbo-levo-sl-expert-carbon/p/154889 In the grand scheme of things, the suspension performed quite well and was tuned for the bike nicely. Levo SL Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon frame vs S works SL frame. Running with the lightweight but sturdy theme, Specialized spec’d their Grid Trail casings with the Butcher up front and an Eliminator out back. Also pictured is a nice rubber fitting to prevent debris from getting munched up between the front and rear end. Fork … Developed in collaboration with Mahle, it’s the same motor found on the … You can find the full spec sheets for all models of the Levo SL e-bikes here. The Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon features a full carbon frame paired to full FOX suspension and a SRAM Eagle GX drivetrain. Taking on a silhouette similar to the current Levo, which follows the form of the latest Stumpjumper, this new Levo SL looks familiar – on the surface anyway. While it does fit on the small side, I do commend Specialized for the fact that the geometry is well balanced and adjustable. Next, we slackened the head angle for more confident descents and steepened the seat angle to improve climbing efficiency. You have to work for it a bit more in technical sections and you can’t just rely on the motor and power on the steep, techy climbs. With the Range Extender, the SL Expert build weighs 41 lbs. The bike rolls on Roval’s Traverse Carbon wheelset, offering excellent on-trail feel and a nice tire footprint and support via the 30mm inner diameter rims. I test the 2020 Specialized Levo SL and Turbo Levo in a head to head. That’s also the case with the € 8,699 Levo SL Expert, which features Specialized’s in-house SL 1.1 motor. Turbo Levo Expert Carbon Here's where the gloves come off—the Turbo Levo Expert Carbon … Learn more. However, upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the downtube and motor area are a bit slimmer … small enough that it can make you do a double take and easily confuse it with a regular mountain bike. $9,025.00. This build comes with a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain and Roval Traverse carbon wheels and DT Swiss 370 hubs. The Levo SL wouldn’t really fit the bill for any of those tasks, but it’s hard to deny that it’s a technical marvel and a high performance machine that will surely appeal to a great many riders. Over the past few months I’ve been hearing some chatter about a new Specialized e-bike rumored to tip the scales at only 38 pounds. While the Levo and Kenevo “Full Power” bikes from Specialized boast 565 watts, the Levo SL features 240 watts – in simple terms Specialized dubs the different motors as “4X you” and “2X you” respectively. Anyhow, let’s dive in to the nitty gritty of this category breaking bike …, Range extender 160Wh battery available for an additional 1.5 hours at $ 450 USD. Thread starter motoadve; Start date Jul 7, 2020; Forums. Which is quicker up, which one is quicker down? With all of that in mind, despite being a mid travel 29″ bike it does have its limitations when things get gnarly – most of which I’d actually attribute to some of the spec, which was clearly chosen to make an impact by coming in at a freakishly low weight. Coming full circle, in terms of how much exercise you get, I think the bike lands somewhere between a standard trail bike and a full power e-bike. Product Features. There is an eccentric cam in the lower shock eyelet that allows you to toggle between low/slack and high/steep geometry settings. Anyhow, let’s dive in to the nitty gritty of this category breaking bike …, Some how, some way – there is a battery and a motor in this bike…. power, then this bike should certainly appeal to you. The Turbo Levo SL looks like a Stumpjumper and, … Fox handles suspension duties front and rear on this, and all Levo SL … The new Turbo Levo SLis a genre-blending electric mountain bike that falls almost directly between regular trail bikes and full-powered e-bikes. The Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon features a full carbon … But its motor bulge by the BB area sits high with the Brose motor rotated upwards to allow easy removal of the internally mounted battery. Both tires are 2.3″ wide and Specialized doesn’t encourage going any wider out back. On trail I’ve certainly never been able to throw an e-bike around like this…it jumps, manuals and slaps turns better than any other battery powered bike I’ve ridden to date. The bike has plenty clearance for a full sized water bottle and room for a piggy back shock as well. Specialized Turbo Levo Expert Carbon E-Bike: Model Year: 2021 Riding Type: Enduro / All-Mountain Rider: Unisex Sizes and Geometry: SM, MD, LG, XL View Geometry. All of the data you’d want to view can be seen through the Mission Control App – leaving the cockpit clean and distraction free. During my test time, I took the Levo SL on a very steep and fast trail of mine that drops 1,100 feet in well under a mile, and the brakes simply could not hang. Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp. The other Specialized Levo SL 2021 builds The Levo SL continues to be offered in four different builds starting at € 5,999, which are available immediately. Arguably some of that weight loss may be due to parts spec, but the frame, motor and battery did lose a heck of a lot of weight. SRAM G2 RSC brakes feature a tool free, adjustable reach and pad contact bite point at the lever. It is true, with all the wiz and fanfare around electric mountain bikes these days occasionally we still hear a little pessimism from the odd naysayer out there… Sure, there will always be your traditional let us … The carbon front, alloy rear chassis of the Expert doesn’t change for 2020 but that’s no surprise as Specialized had already established a big lead over the competition in 2019. A longer reach and steeper seat angle would help both descending confidence and climbing body position respectively. This is true for weight, with the average trail/all mountain bike being roughly 30 pounds, an e-MTB with similar travel being around 50 pounds and this Levo SL coming in just under 40 lbs. Instead, I spent a great deal of my saddle time pondering who this bike is for. $9,500.00. The grips were actually amazing – I’d run them on my own bike to be honest, and the average OEM grips belong in the trash, so that’s really saying something. That’s a reference to a cyclist putting out roughly 240 watts of their own power. The same can be said for power, and unsurprisingly, in more ways than one, its on trail mannerisms split the middle as well. The bike rolls on Roval’s Traverse Carbon wheelset, offering excellent on-trail feel and a nice tire footprint and support via the 30mm inner diameter rims. $9,024.99 Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon. M. motoadve Member. I recently acquired a personal e-bike, but did so for very utilitarian reasons: dig sessions deep in the woods, shooting photos with a heavy camera bag and jamming in 6 laps in an hour on a local ripper trail when there’s no way on earth that I’d have time for a big ride. The S-WORKS Levo SL is the most premium offering in the Levo SL lineup, featuring more lightweight carbon fiber and titanium hardware (crank arms, derailleur cage … Much like the current Stumpjumper, the Levo SL features the “Sidearm” asymmetrical frame design. The cheapest Turbo Levo SL Comp uses an alloy frame, while the rest are full-carbon. We've lengthened the reach, kept the chainstays nice and short, and maintained a low center of gravity. Specialized Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon. Sure you could install a shock with a reservoir, Code brakes or a Fox 36 should you desire, but they made a point to say that you can’t overfork the bike, run a mixed wheel setup or install any tires that run much above 2.3″ in width. or the Expert … More power. At this spec level the cockpit is pretty straightforward, but certainly nothing to scoff at – the aluminum in house bar and stem felt nice in terms of sweep and other dimensions, despite likely not being all that light weight…I do wish the bar was a full 800mm wide though. If it all sounds too good to be true, perhaps it is – all of that weight loss does come with a reduction of power and a shorter battery life as well. The Turbo Levo SL is a new, lightweight breed of eMTB that harnesses the quick and lively ride of our Stumpjumper...and adds just enough power to introduce a whole new dimension of kick ass. Having spent some time on a much heavier, but much more powerful e-bike recently, I realized right away that there is no sense in getting carried away with apples to oranges comparisons. $9,499.99 Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon - 2020. FEATURES. Jun 15, 2019 38 58 Washington Ride Specialized Turbo Jul 7, 2020 #1 Is the frame the same are both full carbon frames? The Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon … The Turbo Levo SL is a new, lightweight breed of eMTB that harnesses the quick and lively ride of our Stumpjumper...and adds just enough power to introduce a whole new dimension of kick ass. This should come as no surprise as I felt the same way about the latest Stumpy. MAGAZINE Overall, the spec of the Specialized Levo SL Expert Carbon is somewhat average considering the whopping € 8,699 price tag, but it is perfectly functional. The motor’s noise is pretty quiet, but a far cry from “silent” as Specialized claims. The Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon features a full carbon … One thing is certain, Specialized hasn’t stopped innovating, breaking boundaries and creating new categories – for that they deserve the tip of a hat. We review the Specialized Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon electric mountain bike—a lightweight, grin-inducing ride experience in a spendy package. Taking on a silhouette similar to the current Levo, which follows the form of the latest Stumpjumper, this new Levo SL looks familiar – on the surface anyway. My main complaint was with the SRAM G2 brakes – I’ve never had an issue with them on my non e-bike(s), but even with the metallic pads, they’re outgunned on this bike. Specialized. Fox handles suspension duties front and rear on this, and all Levo SL models. At this point in time, the Stumpy and Levo lineup have yet to take on the improved “SBG” style geometry that the Enduro recently adopted, originally pioneered by Transition a few years ago. The size Large “Expert” spec shown here in test tipped the scales at just 38 pounds 12 ounces with a bottle cage and a fair bit of mud on it. This means that you’ll need a bit more finesse and a different approach altogether. Our M2 batteries provides you with plenty of range. Much like the current Levo, its SuperLight sibling features a bar mounted toggle and a top tube mounted status/mode bar in lieu of a screen display. We’ve gotten accustomed to seeing the now broadly copied Specialized chainstay protetctor, which breaks up noise nicely. … The Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon features a full carbon frame paired to full FOX suspension and a SRAM Eagle GX drivetrain. The Turbo Levo is a fully-fledged progressive trail bike. All in all, a very good cockpit. One thing is certain, Specialized hasn’t stopped innovating, breaking boundaries and creating new categories – for that they deserve the tip of a hat. Also shown is an in house upper chain guide block to provide added security and keep things running on track. Specialized’s Turbo Levo SL has 150mm of travel front and rear. The motor is really nicely integrated into the bottom bracket area, with the charging port sitting just above the main pivot of the classic FSR system. The brakes are paired to a 200mm front rotor and a 180mm rear rotor. Extremely lightweight and satisfying. Specialized. Brand: Specialized Turbo, Product: Turbo Levo SL Expert Carbon Turbo Levo SL is a new, lightweight breed of eMTB that harnesses the quick and lively ride of our Stumpjumper…and adds just enough … Turbo Levo SL is a new, lightweight breed of eMTB that harnesses the quick and lively ride of our Stumpjumper…and adds just enough power to introduce a whole new dimension of kick ass. While the Levo and Kenevo “Full Power” bikes from Specialized boast 565 watts, the Levo SL features 240 watts – in simple terms Specialized dubs the different motors as “4X you” and “2X you” respectively. Currently, very few riders want to announce to everyone on the trail that they’re on an e-bike. All in all, I found the bike’s low weight to make it more manageable on my upper body and core when it came to throwing it around, but the lower power did mean more time sweating and working for it, especially in the eco and trail modes. Initially, I had my reservations about the idea of mounting a Fox 34 on the front of any e-bike, but it actually proved to be pretty damn good on trail and was rigid enough in all regards. Who knows…. ITINERARI, Mountain bike magazine: news, test, gare, mercatino, foto, video e molto altro ancora legato al mondo della bici fuoristrada. The size Large “Expert” spec shown here in test tipped the scales at just 38 pounds 12 ounces with a bottle cage and a fair bit of mud on it. Buy now, pay later with Klarna. Starting with the motor and power transfer, perhaps the most glaring attribute is the lack of drag – pedaling the bike with the power turned off is surprisingly smooth compared to every other e-bike I’ve ridden. If a full powered e-bike is a bit of overkill and you simply can’t stand trying to throw around a 50 pound e-bike, but you do want some power, then this bike should certainly appeal to you. While it doesn't pack the full-throttle punch of full power models, it makes up for that with its agility and impressively well-rounded performance on both the climbs and descents. Code RSC’s come in at just 76 additional grams for a pair, and would have been far better suited to this application without phasing consumers. FORUM The Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon This version of the bike sits in the middle of the range – there are pricier options, as well as an alloy model costing a little less. Liv Intrigue E+ 1 Pro . It’s paired to a Specialized Command lever, which is very ergonomic – mimicking a 1x shifter paddle. Aluminum Praxis cranks drive the 1.1 motor and drivetrain along with a well proven SRAM Eagle GX drivetrain, boasting a broad 500% range and crisp, snappy shifts. 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