Specialized has revealed a new build kit option for the Gen 3 Levo, and while it might be more affordable it still isn’t cheap.
There’s no denying that Specialized is leading the charge in terms of eMTB design. It was Specialized that really introduced the concept of a lightweight eMTB to the market, and their latest Kenevo SL and Gen 3 Levo eBikes show what’s possible when designing a frame, motor and battery from scratch.
Though the Kenevo SL might be the talk of the town, it’s still the Levo that many riders are eyeing up for its larger battery capacity and more powerful Specialized 2.2 motor packing 90Nm of torque.
The latest, third-generation Levo launched earlier in the year but only as a £13,000 S-Works build, today though an Expert build-kit has been revealed sporting the same frame, motor and battery but a reduced price point.
Specialized Levo Gen 3 Expert
The Gen 3 Levo gets 160mm of front wheel travel mated to 150mm on the rear, through a new RX Tuned suspension platform designed with higher eMTB speeds in mind. The mismatched suspension travel is mated to mismatched wheels, and like many new eBikes, the Levo runs a 29er on the front and a 27.5in wheel on the rear.
This Expert build has a FACT 11m full carbon frameset, adjustable head angle and an adjustable horst pivot. That horst link suspension is controlled by a Fox Float X2 Performance Elite rear shock. A Fox Float 38 Performance Elite with Grip 2 damper is in charge of the front wheel damping. As we saw with the Kenevo SL, a SWAT tool is stowed away in the steerer tube of the 38, while also hidden internally is a 700Wh battery, though in the carbon downtube.
SRAM handles stop and go duties with a mix of X01 and GX for the transmission and Code RS 4 piston brakes with 200mm rotors front and rear. An alloy Praxis chainset connects the 12 speed Eagle drivetrain to the motor.
Specialized will offer the Gen 3 Levo Expert in either a Maroon/Black or Smoke/Black colour combo and the build will go on sale through Specialized dealers for £8,750.
For more details on the Gen 3 Levo check out Mark’s first impressions here.
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Or to put it another way..
Still costs MORE than the combined purchasr price of
– my Tarmac road bike
– my Orange Five
– my Kona Cindercone
– my Planet X time trial bike
– AND my Skoda Octavia estate (the only 2nd hand transport in the above list)
Or put it another way.
Still take the eBike anyday.
cheaper than trying to get fit.
The specialized marketing boys must be pissing them selfs laughing
They’ll be having a great all expenses paid holiday on this one
Just don’t buy it
Let them sit on the shelf’s until the batteries leak and rot the frames
A great bike gets better with this model imho. The current Levo is an awesome trail bike I do miss my Yeti Full Suss but for long days out in the Highlands or Lakes this bike is perfect for me now at 62yrs old. And my new Yeti Arc is great for local trails, these bikes definitely have a place and a space to fill for us older and not as fit as we once was riders who don’t want to become roadies as we had to in the past.