The 2019 Specialized Turbo Levo is here and Specialized have lots to tell you about it. That’s a good thing, Specialized have been working hard on their new long travel electric trail bike, so there is a big list of impressive improvements and eye-catching new figures.
The first thing you will notice about the new Levo is that asymmetrical side arm frame design from the 2019 Stumpjumper. Specialized have put a big focus on stiffness and weight saving on lots of their 2019 bikes but the Levo, in particular, they have worked on weight distribution to make sure the bike is easily manoeuvrable and can get airborne without any issues. This all makes for a very nimble yet planted ride which is helped by the chassis lower centre of gravity.
Under the retro paintwork is a new magnesium-bodied motor which is 15% smaller and 400 grams lighter than the previous motor yet more efficient and powerful. Specialized claim it is the smoothest, quietest and most powerful motor, boosting rider input by up to 410% without any awkward surges or lags in power.
The Mission Control App has new features too. You can now set the Levo’s power assist to last the duration of your ride, meaning you won’t run out of battery mid ride. You can work out your power needs on the new Range Calculator on Specialized’s website too.
The new Levo connects to the Mission Control App with its new Turbo Connect unit located in the top tube.
- 1.2kg lighter frame and motor
- 15% smaller and 400g lighter motor
- The motor can boost rider input by 410% providing up to 560W and 90Nm of torque
- New 700Wh battery boosts range by 40% on S-works and Expert models.
Specification for all 2019 Turbo Levo models: