Specialized Turbo S-Works Levo SL Review – $13.5k

Specialized Turbo S-Works Levo SL Review – $13.5k

https://electricbikereview.com/specialized/turbo-s-works-levo-sl/ The Specialized Turbo S-Works Levo SL is an extremely lightweight and satisfying. The S-WORKS Levo SL is the most premium offering in the Levo SL lineup, featuring more lightweight carbon fiber and titanium hardware (crank arms, derailleur cage plate, handlebar, saddle rails). It comes with an electronic dropper post, gold colored 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, and Fox Factory Kashima coated 150mm suspension. Weighs just ~38lbs, uses a proprietary mid-drive motor and downtube-integrated battery pack that weigh under 8.3lbs combined. Optional range extender bottle-shaped batteries weigh 2.3lbs. You can even remove the downtube battery and rely solely on the range extender packs, which may be eligible for commercial air travel. Boost hub spacing for strength, varied front and rear tire for improved handling and traction, impressive SRAM G2 RSC hydraulic disc brakes with quad piston calipers and 200/180mm rotors, tool-free adjustable brake levers with reach and contact point, four frame sizes, stock 29er wheel size with flip chip to enable 27.5 650b, infinitely adjustable dropper seat post. Premium Fox air suspension front and rear with 150mm travel for cross country and all mountain riding (designed around the Stumpjumper with slacker head tube angle and longer wheelbase), Intuitive and durable button pad and main control unit with LED lights that can be turned off, optional Mission Control smartphone app offers power setting adjustments, optional TCU LCD display and Ant+ wireless is great for fitness training (watts, cadence, rpm, bpm). Only available in one color, limited motor torque at 35nm vs. 90nm on the Brose motor system (used on non-SL Levo and Kenevo), high pitched whine produced by motor when pedaling at high RPM (comparable to Bosch CX), charging ports on non-driveside of bike can be difficult to reach when laid down, the bikes are expensive and Specialized charges extra for the power cable to connect the optional Range Extender battery… as well as a dual-charging splitter cable. EBR was paid to perform this review #Sponsored We try to be honest, thorough, and fun! Comparison tools, shop directory, and forums at: ElectricBikeReview.com

Readers Comments (50)

  1. There’s nothing like putting a bike through it’s paces, and that was nothing like it.

  2. For that kind of money I would buy a KTM free ride and probably have enough money left over for a years worth of fuel and oil

  3. And I thought I was being stupid paying 4 k for an electric bicycle. Whew at least I don’t feel as bad anymore. I’ll take my interceptor and keep having fun .🙄

  4. It seems fitting that I am watching this on April 1st, what a fool….

  5. nice beard

  6. I guess you need the light weight for loading it on your carrier

  7. It’s a beautiful day

  8. Bikes With bishop January 6, 2021 @ 10:23 pm

    You don’t deserve any bit of that bike

  9. Haha he said the chain even is gold lmao .. once you ride it and that dirt hit it . It’s going to be black lol so for 13,000 how can I stop that from happening ??

  10. Prime target for a theif

  11. I’d rather buy a car with my $13.5 grand and walk the trails! Sensei?!

  12. 13 k and not for commuting because too slow

  13. Does it ride ten times better than a $1.35K? No, but it can fly. Fly… fly away.

  14. Too bad Specialized seems to only care about their mountain e-bike the last couple years. Their commuter e-bikes are getting really old.

  15. 401 K tanking and your showing me this

  16. Charlie used the term future proof if I’d I remember right and he was right on. The down camera view of the gear action really highlighted the rear shock system. You guys are right this bike is reflecting the future new direction of low weight ebikes. Guys, keep up the great work.

  17. $13,000 that bike should be made out of gold for that price or is it just me please somebody tell me if you would buy this bike because I want to know how many people would pay that much money for that bike.

  18. StuffOffYouStuff January 6, 2021 @ 10:33 pm

    Just go on a diet, it’s still the best way to save weight on a bike ffs

  19. On a spreadsheet it DOES make sense! I actually have done it.

  20. My $600 Voilamart 1000w rearhub Schwinn MTB will outrun this thing uphill & downhill 😂😂😂

  21. i will never ever buy a carbon e-bike with a brose, simply not worth it for me, not in my experience.

    but its fun to see 29inch wheels getting a comeback now

  22. Looking for something 4,000 range that goes 40+ mph you have anything?

  23. If you spend more that 2 grand in a bike you are absolutely crazy. I don’t care how much money you have

  24. I can’t afford the taxes on this bike haha

  25. Very informative vid.. even for a newbie like me.

  26. MTB- money to burn.

  27. great review. just put a order in for 2 for me and the wife!

  28. $13000 🙈🙈🙈

  29. Man you can talk ,……..

  30. The shock yokes are also carbon on the S Works which is the only difference between the two frames.

  31. James Goodsell has a 2021 Specialized Levo comp and has a YouTube channel.
    Only had it a few weeks and had water inside the charging port. After a wet ride . Also the the bike was cycling on and off without touching the button.

  32. I test rode both the S-Works SL and the basic SL Comp before buying. Although the overall lightness of the S-Works was very nice, I thought that the gear selecting of its electric shifting system was far too abrupt on the drivetrain when pedaling hard and making upshifts…It had no feel and just went klunk, klunk, klunk for each on power upshift. Extremely happy with the SL Comp. And, a week later, I bought a regular Levo for my wife; but, now wish I had gone with an SL Comp for her too.

  33. he doesn’t care about the comments. may as well be talking to the bathroom stall

  34. I’m sorry…I know there is a wide range of budgets out there, but that is just way out of line for a bike, unless it is for a semi-professional or professional IMO. Many motorcycles don’t cost that much new. I hope this technology continue to become most cost effective for the masses.

  35. its crap, has wicked issues from what ive seen, itll last a couple years then go to landfill tbh, battery warranty runs out after a year.

  36. after this video i will never buy this bike and i was going to pull the trigger, this lcd review saved me 15,000 Thanks!!!!

  37. When doing these reviews you should mention there’s a 6k aluminum model/7k carbon as well.

  38. Court, please call out lack of anti-theft features. If you can criticize lack of kickstand, lack of anti-theft at this pricepoint is as valid. I WOULD BE AFRAID TO LEAVE THIS BIKE PARKED in PUBLIC

  39. Fingernail Freddy January 6, 2021 @ 11:00 pm

    Overpriced crap!

  40. The review so good…give u the 13 g’s

  41. ElectricBikeReview.com January 6, 2021 @ 11:01 pm

    Battery overview at 3:02, charger at 12:03
    Button pad, TCU, TCD, and Mission Control at 16:04
    Ride test begins at 22:49, closeup shots at 25:30

  42. NO, just NO!

  43. Overpriced. Really why . Just why . Yes i know they are good but who decides these prices for the consumer . Comon guys $13,000 . Really . Damn companies 🤦‍♂️

  44. Brian Falah Harnanda January 6, 2021 @ 11:04 pm

    i think someone who bought this bike must be already have luxury car or at least a tesla. so yeah, stop saying you rather buy something than this bike with $13.5k on your pocket.

    p.s: just for a motivation. keep working hard until we can be those type of guys

  45. A 13k bike with a 320Wh battery. And because this is not enough, you have to pay 500$!!!!! For a shitty standard bottlecage battery with 160Wh?! That’s completely nuts.

  46. After you called the rear derailleur cage the "hanger" then proceeded to say the "gold painted" cassette. I had enough.

  47. can you replace the battery?

  48. that bike is more than i paid for my car

  49. 13.5 bro…

  50. That is more expensive than a PEBL and ELF
    basic models.

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