When you're ripping around the trail on the Turbo Levo Comp Carbon, there's no denying that you're on a fully-fledged trail bike. In fact, the only thing that feels turbo-charged about it is the massive smile on your face.
The Turbo Levo is one of the lightest full-suspension e-mountain bikes to ever touch dirt. And much of its summer beach body is the result of what we learned while designing the latest Stumpjumper. Case in point is the new Sidearm frame design that gives it an exceptional stiffness-to-weight ratio. Now, the bike is stiffer and has a lower-slung frame that’s more capable on tough descents, even easier to maneuver in technical terrain, and uses less battery power. We’ve also lengthened the reach, kept the chainstays nice and short, slacked out the head angle, steepened the seat angle, and maintained a low center of gravity. You’ll also find a new Flip Chip that lets you adjust the bottom bracket height and head angle in a matter of minutes. It’s dialed.
We also managed to increase battery capacity. The bike now gets more distance out of every full charge via a new Specialized M2-500 battery with 500 Wh. The Smart Control feature, available with our Mission Control App, lets you set the power assist to last for either the duration of your ride or until you reach a point you’ve defined yourself. Battery status is now always on view with both the new Turbo Connect Unit and the optional handlebar-mounted Turbo Connect Display.
At the motor, we cut weight with a new magnesium-bodied Specialized 2.1 motor that amplifies your input by up to 410% with absolutely no awkward surges in power. And for the suspension, we redesigned it to give you even more control where you need it most. The initial travel is supple, but we 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 Turbo is also the smartest and best-connected e-MTB to date. Our Turbo Connect Unit is at the center of the top tube, and it connects the bike, via ANT+ and Bluetooth®, to both the outside world 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.
Every component delivers tons of fun at a tremendous value. This boils down to features like a FOX 34 Rhythm fork and DPS Performance rear shock, tough 29-inch alloy wheels cased in Butcher 2.6-inch tires, SRAM GX/S700 11-speed shifting, SRAM Guide RE brakes, and a FACT 9m carbon chassis with an M5 alloy rear-end.
FRAME FACT 9m Carbon w/ M5 alloy rear triangle, 29 Trail Geometry, Integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel FORK FOX 34 Rhythm E-bike, GRIP damper, 29" Boost™, 150mm of travel REAR SHOCK FOX DPS Performance, 210x52.5, 150mm of travel, 3-Position Adjustment, custom tune FRONT HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h SPOKES DT Swiss Industry RIMS Roval Traverse 29, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready INNER TUBES Standard, Presta valve FRONT TIRE Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.6" REAR TIRE Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.6" CRANKSET Praxis, 2D cold-forged alloy, custom offset, 165mm CHAINRINGS 32T, custom steel SHIFT LEVERS SRAM S700, single-click lever REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed CASSETTE SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t CHAIN KMC X11ET, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™ FRONT BRAKE SRAM Guide RE, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm REAR BRAKE SRAM Guide RE, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm HANDLEBARS Specialized Trail, 6061 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm clamp GRIPS Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness STEM Specialized Trail, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise SADDLE Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm SEATPOST X-Fusion Manic, 34.9mm, 125mm of travel (Small), 150mm of travel (M/XL) SEAT BINDER Alloy, 38.6mm MOTOR Specialized 2.1, custom Rx Trail-tuned motor, 250W nominal UI/REMOTE Specialized TCU, 10-LED state of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, handlebar remote with walk-assist BATTERY Turbo M2-500, fully integrated w/ rock guard, 500Wh CHARGER Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized wiring harness PEDALS Specialized Dirt