We're excited to announce the all-new Specialized 2019 Turbo Levo. We had the opportunity to test ride the new Levo with Specialized NZ a week ago at Craigieburn and it was an epic ride. Blue skies, perfect dirt and a ripper crew. The motor is even smoother, the lighter weight is great and the handling is excellent. It's fast! We're so stoked with the bike.
Here's the bike and some of the key updates. Click the link at the bottom of the article to see full details and pricing.
The power to ride more trails.
Lighter motor and frame.
The new Brose 2.1 motor is 500 grams lighter and 15% smaller than its predecessor. It was able to shed this weight thanks to a magnesium housing that bolts directly to the frame without the need of a cradle. Its smaller size allows for more tidy packaging and a shorter chainstay length.
The most natural feeling motor.
The new Brose 2.1 motor is belt-driven, making the Turbo Levo the quietest and most natural feeling e-bike on the market. Quiet power has always been a top priority for Specialized Turbo bikes. With the new chainstay protector that eliminates most chain slap noise, it's a very quiet bike on the trail.
With the same 250 watts of power and 90 newton-metres of torque as its predecessor, but now with 410% support (30% more), the new Brose 2.1 motor has full power available at a lower cadence. Basically, you can climb steeper hills more easily. It does all this without any vibration or pedalling resistance when the motor is off.
New battery with more range.
The S-Works and Expert models have a new 700 watt-hour battery! With 40% more capacity than before, epic back-country singletrack becomes even more accessible. Those 1,500 metre days are entirely possible. Both alloy models have a new 500 watt-hour battery, which is a nice increase for the base model. The 700 watt-hour battery will be available to purchase separately.
The new battery is integrated into the frame but is removable. To allow for the higher 700 watt-hour capacity, the battery was designed to make more efficient use of the space in the down tube. It's easily removable by taking out the 6mm bolt and sliding it out of the bottom.
In a nutshell.
- New, lighter asymmetric frame with all the cool features of the new Stumpjumper
- Lighter, smaller, smoother motor with magnesium housing
- New integrated batteries with up to 700Wh capacity
- 150mm front and rear travel
- Slacker 66° head angle
- 29 x 2.6" Butcher Tyres front and rear
- New Mission Control App
- Optional LCD display available seperately
Now, some photos!