Would freundin even class the devoted Levo as in E-MTB? If you’re notfall someone submerged an the scene and fully dialled into the bike industry, then freundin might notfall identify this immediately, as the motor and battery are so stylishly integrated into the downtube and there’s no bar-mounted display. However here’s ours question: go it just look favor a pioneering e-bike, or kann sein it ride prefer one too?

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Specialized Turbo Levo FSR experte 6Fattie

On the ‘catwalk’ of this round of group tests, ns Levo stand out through its “less zu sein more” attitude. Zum their very zuerst E-MTB, committed did away with a screen on die bars, wholly integrated the battery and motor into die downtube, and placed LEDs on die side von the frame kommen sie display ns current level von pedal-assist and the state of the battery in a minimal manner. Using in app that zu sein due out shortly, lock expecting countless alternative settings and functions kommen sie be available, such as course planning based on die battery life, and in individualized motor control. And while the same app will naturally be on hand to supply the rider through all ns important info too, it unfortunately wasn’t available an time weil das our kopieren, gruppe test. The Levo’s behaviour on die trails ist largely defined by its geometry, which is incredibly similar zu a continuous non-motorised bike. Next from die undeniable extra weight, ns bike rides in exactly die same manner together one without a battery – a statement that more than likely doubles as die biggest compliment than any type of E-MTB can receive!

Agile and swift, ns Levo ist a great bike zu maneuver, taking twists and turns in a manner the other modell would struggle kommen sie match.

Agile und swift, die Levo is a deft bike to maneuver, acquisition twists and turns in a manner the other modell would struggle to match. Top top descents die Levo sets neu standards, blowing away our prüfen riders v (or perhaps since of) its plus-size tyres. However, there was one drawback that revealed itself bei our prüfen – namely, the motiv on this pre-production bike, which kept switching off weil das no obvious reason und was an extremely hesitant bei dishing up ns pedal-assist as freundin started to ride. However, specialized promises the these issues möchte be solved by the time die production bike ist available. Specialized, however, didn’t cut any kind of corners when it comes to die Levo’s spec, und the responsive and sensitive suspension performs brilliantly. The Auto-sag valve on ns rear shock renders light work of setting up the bike to suit die rider’s weight. Topping it all off, ns rest des the spec perform reads favor a must-have zum any performance-orientated trace rider.

On descents ns Levo sets new standards.


Removable: incorporated nicely into the downtube, the battery can be easily removed von loosening ns large hexagonal socket screw, and you kann charge it one of two people on or off die bike.
Info centre: die LEDs and buttons on die side des the downtube reveal die state of the battery life und adjust die level von pedal-assist. More information on ns ride will be visible on in app (which will be exit shortly) for your clever phone. Committed deliberately designed die bike there is no a screen on the bars.

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Keep that simple: die Auto-sag valve on the rear shock simplifies set-up: nur set the rear shock zu 200 psi, climb on, und release ns excess wait using the red valve. Yep, the simple.
In liebe with the details: Tiny einzelheiten like ns integrated chain guide and the SWAT system (which fits a multitool straight onto die frame) space testament zu Specialized’s love zum details und pretty viel infinite know-how.

Specification: specialized Turbo Levo FSR fließend 6Fattie 2016

Fork: RockShox Pike RC SoloAirRear Shock: fox Float factory DPS AUTOSAGMotor: Brose tuned weil das Specialized 250WBattery: committed 504 Wh Brakes: SRAM guide RSDrivetrain: SRAM X1/X01Seatpost: Command post IRccStem: devoted XCHandlebars: Lenker 7050 Alu 750 mm Tires: devoted 6Fattie Purgatory / 6Fattie floor ControlWheelset: Roval Traverse 38 650bWeight/Size: 22,4 kg / Size m Prize: € 6,499


The specialized Levo embodies ns next step bei the development of performance-orientated E-MTBs. The a seriously great ride bei terms des how it handles, und the number des innovative details that space crammed onto this bike is impressive. Unfortunately, there were auch many issues that developed while us tested this pre-production model, specifically relating to the motor and the lack des their very own app, i beg your pardon was blieb unavailable at the time des testing. Dafür while we’re hesitant zu draw a final conclusion, we tun können declare that ns future looks bright!

Strengths:Unbeatable handlingInnovative designPioneering featuresWeaknesses:Motor not quite ready zum production

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Words & Photos: christoph Bayer

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