Launching out of lockdown like a bullet from a gun with a shiny new addition to our hire fleet and one of the most talked about powered rides of 2020. The Specialized Turbo Levo SL is a total rethink of what an EMTB should be.
Specialized analysed the mass of use data they had from the mission control app and listened to feedback from riders to find out what they really wanted from an EMTB. The result takes e-mountain bikes in a new direction.
What’s so different?
The Levo SL has put aside idea that more is always better, that a bigger more powerful motor and larger capacity battery are what everyone needs. Now don’t go thinking these things aren’t right for some people but for those there is the Levo.
The SL offers a significantly lighter and more nimble ebike that handles far closer to a regular performance MTB than has ever before been possible. The SL both looks and handles a lot more like a non powered MTB. It’s like your bike with the edge of Turbo power when needed to deliver maximum fun.
Our first ride thoughts were that this bike is going to win over a load of new eMTB converts, you can’t fail to see the appeal. Regular mountain bikers who have been teetering around the edge of trying an ebik or are just e-curious are going to be instantly won over by the looks and ride feel of the bike. If this bike shot past you on the trail you’d struggle to know if it was powered or not. With its slimmed down battery and motor the SL could easily pass for a regular fat tube MTB in a crowd.
But those worried that the SL is turning up under-gunned will be pleasantly surprised. Perhaps because its not carrying that extra weight its performance on the trail does not fall short. True, it hasn’t quite got the grunt & go madness of the Levo but instead offers a more refined, power when its needed approach that will boost your grin for moments of peak trail satisfaction.
But don’t take our word for it, Guy Kesteven of GuyKesTV joined us for a ride. Find out what he thought…
The above video is just a clipped down edit, if you’d like to find out more you can find the full length video on Guy’s channel.
Both the Turbo Levo and Turbo Levo SL (we have the Comp spec model of each) are now available to hire at Coed y Brenin.
E-Bikes are sold with 6 months warranty on electrical components, motor and battery systems, 3 months on parts/components against manufacturing defects or materials failure and a 2.5 year warranty on the frame. Other bikes are sold with our standard ex rental warranty of 3 months on parts/components against manufacturing defects or materials failure + 1 […]
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