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NEW-2019 Specialized Turbo Levo

   Words by Ben Mercer

   on 18/09/2018 13:00:00

Specialized have released the latest iteration of the Turbo Levo, with a complete design overhaul that is due to set the bar for e-MTBs going into the future.


Specialized Turbo Levo – The Power to Ride More Trails

Put yourself in their shoes: You just made the most celebrated and awarded e-mountain bike in existence. Do you give yourself a high-five and go get donuts, or do you get to work on making something even better? We didn’t bring home the donuts, but we did create something downright revolutionary.

The all-new Turbo Levo is what happens when a group of Swiss geniuses refuse to be satisfied, are kept well fed and entertained, and are hell-bent on giving you a ride even better than you though was possible. New chassis. New motor. New battery. Next-level software – the new Turbo Levo reflects a complete design overhaul that doesn’t just set the bar for e-MTB, it embodies it. And for the record, yeah, we know that’s saying a hell of a lot. The Levo, however, takes everything they learned from the latest Stumpjumper’s development and puts it into a lighter, slimmer, stiffer, and incredibly capable package. We even boosted its range by a staggering 40%, and equipped it with the smoothest, quietest, and most powerful motor in its class.

Key Features

  • Lighter, Slacker & More Capable - Redesigned chassis utilises the new Sidearm frame design from the latest Stumpjumper, and gets a slacker geometry for capable handling on tough descents and easier manoeuvrability in technical terrain. As a comparison, the new alloy chassis is lighter than the 2018 carbon S-Works Levo chassis.
  • Refined Suspension - Fine-tuned suspension design gives you even more control where you need it most.
  • Truly Innovative Power - The ultralight, magnesium-bodied Specialized 2.1 motor is the smoothest, quietest, and most powerful motor in its class.
  • Cutting-Edge Battery - The Expert & S-Works models feature a 700Wh battery, ensuring you'll never have to worry about getting caught on the trail without enough charge (Available separately as an upgrade option on other models).
  • More Connected Than Ever - Integrated Turbo Connect Unit in the top tube, and an updated Mission Control App with endless custom-tuning options for your power use, range control, ride tracking & more. There's even a new Shuttle Mode for long climbs that delivers maximum support with less required effort on the pedals.


It Starts At The Frame – Lighter. Slacker. More Capable

You’re looking at one of the lightest, most capable full-suspension e-mountain bikes to ever touch dirt. And much of the Turbo Levo’s summer beach body is the result of what we learned while designing the latest Stumpjumper. Case in point is its new Sidearm frame design that gives it an exceptional stiffness-to-weight ratio. We also gave it a slacker geometry, so the Turbo Levo is now lower-slung for incredibly capable handling on tough descents, and even easier manoeuvrability in technical terrain.


A Better Ride – Rowdy Descents? Steep Climbs? Hell. Yes.

Taking nods from the Stumpjumper, the Turbo Levo is a fully-fledged progressive trail bike. We’ve lengthened the reach, kept the chainstays nice and short, and maintained a low centre of gravity. Next, they slackened the head angle for more confident descents and steepened the seat angle to improve climbing efficiency. We’ve also added a Flip Chip, so you can adjust your bottom bracket height and head angle in a matter of minutes. It’s dialed.

New Suspension – More Control Up AND Down the Trail

Specialized fine-tuned the Turbo Levo’s suspension design to give you even more control where you need it most. The initial travel is supple – perfect for smoothing out small bumps and trail chatter. We also added more mid-stroke support, so there’s no wallowing about or blowing through your 150mm of suspension travel on big hits and drops. This extra mid-stroke support also helps when you’re climbing by keeping the bike from sinking into its rear travel when the trail points up and your weight shifts back.


Truly Innovative Power – The Smoothest, Quietest, and Most Powerful Motor in Its Class

The Turbo Levo’s ultralight, magnesium-bodied Specialized 2.1 motor amplifies your input by up to 410% with absolutely no awkward surges in power. No lurch. No “I really hope this thing will stop” motor jumps. Our engineers in Switzerland devoted years, literally, to making this a reality by creating custom software that drives the most cutting-edge motor in its class. And it’s all exclusive to the Turbo Levo – a motor that provides an incredibly smooth and natural boost to your own pedalling efforts. It’s You, Only Faster.


A Cutting-Edge Battery – More Miles from Every Charge

What do you call an e-MTB with no battery charge left? Unacceptable. That’s why Specialized increased battery capacity by 40%, courtesy of the most advanced lithium-ion technology out there. The Turbo Levo now gets more distance out of every full charge, so you’ll never have to worry about getting caught on the trail without enough juice to get you home. The Smart Control feature, available with our Mission Control App, lets you set the Turbo Levo’s power assist to last for either the duration of your ride or until you reach a point you’ve defined yourself. Wondering how much battery you have left? The battery status is always on view with both the new Turbo Connect unit and the optional handlebar-mounted Turbo Connect Display.

Connectivity – Brilliance Made Simple

This Turbo is, quite possibly, the smartest and best-connected e-MTB to date. There, we said it. In the centre of the top tube, you’ll find the Turbo Connect Unit that connects the bike, via ANT+ and Bluetooth, to both the outside and the Turbo Connect Handlebar Display (available aftermarket). Speaking of which, the latest version of the Mission Control App now has more features and is simpler to use than ever before. It lets you easily custom-tune nearly every aspect of the bike, monitor your power use, control your range, perform basic system diagnoses, record and upload rides – there’s even a new Shuttle Mode feature that takes the sting out of long climbs by giving you maximum motor support with less required effort at the pedals. It’s perfect for the days where you want to ditch the lift and get up on your own. Seriously, the new Mission Control puts the whole Turbo Levo experience over the top, and you’ll only get it here.


2019 Specialized Turbo Levo Availability

The 2019 Specialized Turbo Levo is now available for order! Select models are in-stock now, with more arriving over the next few months.

Interested in owning the new Turbo Levo? You can order online today with 0% Finance + FREE UK Delivery!

Contact us via Live Chat or call 0800 083 0888 for more information.


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