World’s lightest e-bike? Specialized Levo SL weighs just 17.3kg
Specialized has just dropped the Specialized Levo SL, a super-lightweight e-Bike that weighs in at only 17.3kg for the top of the line S-Works model.
The e-MTB world has just woken up to the news that Specialized has released a new version of the popular Levo range, but the Levo SL is more than a bight new paint job and a few updated parts.
As their first major release of the year, Specialized has taken the Levo and put it on a strict diet resulting in 4kg weight loss over the standard Levo, in an effort to make the e-Bike more playful and lively on the trail.
Helping to reduce weight is the Specialized 1.1 drive unit, a motor that we have already seen in use on the Creo road bike. For the e-MTB version, Specialized has added a new Walk mode to the 1.1 though to help you up those really tough climbs.
A 320Wh internal battery is built into the frame and isn’t removable, however, if you did need more range than what’s on offer as standard you can always connect a range extender battery to the bike that fits in the water bottle cage.
Each Levo SL comes with 150mm of travel front and rear, 29in wheels and geometry that’s almost identical to the current Levo e-MTB.
The Levo SL is a whole new range of e-MTB’s that will run alongside the current Levo and Kenevo bikes. The SL range consists of 5 bikes with pricing topping out at a cool £12,500 for the limited Founder Edition Bike.
Specialized Levo SL Geometry
BIKE STAND-OVER HEIGHT
FORK LENGTH (FULL)
TOP-TUBE LENGTH (HORIZONTAL)
Specialized Levo SL Founder’s
The Founder’s Levo SL is a limited edition version of the Levo SL with special one-off paint. Only 250 of these limited bikes will go on sale worldwide, and even at £12,500, each there’s no doubt they’ll sell like hotcakes!
FOX RHYTHM 34 FLOAT 29, GRIP damper, 51mm offset, 2-position sweep adjust, 15x110mm, tapered alloy steerer, 150mm of travel
Specialized M5 Premium Aluminum, 29 Trail Geometry, integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel
Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®
Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport
Now that Specialized has released this ultra-lightweight e-Bike we cannot wait to see what other manufacturers have in store for 2020. If you want to read more about boutique e-Bikes then you might like our Santa Cruz e-Bike news.
And if you have any questions or comments about this e-MTB or any other e-Bike please start a conversation in the comments section.