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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

 SMLXL
CRANK LENGTH165mm165mm170mm170mm
STEM LENGTH40MM40MM50MM50MM
SEATPOST LENGTH125mm150mm170mm170mm
SADDLE WIDTH155mm143mm143mm143mm
HANDLEBAR WIDTH780mm780mm780mm780mm
REACH415mm435mm455mm480mm
STACK606mm606mm633mm647mm
WHEELBASE1165mm1185mm1217mm1248mm
BIKE STAND-OVER HEIGHT787mm790mm807mm814mm
HEAD-TUBE LENGTH95mm95mm125mm140mm
FRONT-CENTER729mm749mm781mm812mm
FORK RAKE/OFFSET51mm51mm51mm51mm
HEAD-TUBE ANGLE66°66°66°66°
TRAIL111mm111mm111mm111mm
CHAIN-STAY LENGTH437mm437mm437mm437mm
B-B HEIGHT348mm348mm348mm348mm
SEAT-TUBE ANGLE75.3°75°74.6°74.2°
FORK LENGTH (FULL)560mm560mm560mm560mm
B-B DROP27mm27mm27mm27mm
SEAT-TUBE LENGTH390mm410mm455mm505mm
TOP-TUBE LENGTH (HORIZONTAL)574mm597mm629mm663mm

Specialized Levo SL Founder’s

  • £12,500

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!

Levo SL Founder’s Specifications

  
CHAINSRAM XX1 Eagle, rainbow
CRANKSETPraxis, carbon M30, custom offset
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-50t, rainbow
CHAINRINGSSRAM X-Sync Eagle, 94 BCD, 30T
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
SUSPENSION
REAR SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS Factory, Kashima coating, 3-position adjustment, 52.5x210mm, Rx Trail Tune
WHEELS
FRONT HUBRoval Traverse SL, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing
REAR HUBRoval Traverse SL, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
SPOKESDT Competition Race
RIMSRoval Traverse SL 29, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, 2Bliss Ready, hand-built, 28h
FRONT TIREButcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 29x2.3"
REAR TIREEliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
COCKPIT
SADDLEPower, Hollow Ti-Rail, Carbon Base, 155/143mm
SEATPOSTRockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S: 125, M:150, L/XL: 170mm
STEMSyntace MegaForce 2, 6-degree, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Trail, FACT Carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm
GRIPSSpecialized Trail Grips
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKESRAM G2 ULTIMATE, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm, rainbow
REAR BRAKESRAM G2 ULTIMATE, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm, rainbow
ACCESSORIES
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDERSpecialized Ti-bolt-type, alloy, 38.6mm
FORKFOX Factory 34 FLOAT 29, Kashima Coating, FIT4 damper, 51mm offset, 3-position adjustment, 15x110mm, tapered alloy steerer, 150mm of travel
FRAMEFACT 11m full carbon, 29 Trail Geometry, Integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel
E-BIKE
UI/REMOTESpecialized Handlebar Trail Remote w/walk-assist
BATTERYSpecialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh, also included two Specialized SL1-160, external batteries w/Cable, 160Wh
CHARGERCustom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
MOTORSpecialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
WIRING HARNESSCustom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport

Specialized Levo SL S-Works

  • £10,999

The S-Works version of the Levo SL is decked out with Fox Factory suspension, SRAM AXS wireless drivetrain and a set of carbon wheels to keep the overall weight down to just 17.35kg.

Levo SL S-Works Specifications

CHAINSRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
CRANKSETPraxis, carbon M30, custom offset
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM XX1 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-50t
CHAINRINGSSRAM X-Sync Eagle, 94 BCD, 30T
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
SUSPENSION
REAR SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS Factory, Kashima coating, 3-position adjustment, 52.5x210mm, Rx Trail Tune
WHEELS
FRONT HUBRoval Traverse SL, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUBRoval Traverse SL, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
SPOKESDT Competition Race
RIMSRoval Traverse SL 29, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, 2Bliss Ready, hand-built, 28h
FRONT TIREButcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 29x2.3"
REAR TIREEliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
COCKPIT
SEATPOSTRockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S: 125, M:150, L/XL: 170mm
STEMSyntace MegaForce 2, 6-degree, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Trail, FACT Carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm
GRIPSSpecialized Trail Grips
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKESRAM G2 ULTIMATE, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm
REAR BRAKESRAM G2 ULTIMATE, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm
ACCESSORIES
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDERSpecialized Ti-bolt-type, alloy, 38.6mm
FORKFOX Factory 34 FLOAT 29, Kashima Coating, FIT4 damper, 51mm offset, 3-position adjustment, 15x110mm, tapered alloy steerer, 150mm of travel
FRAMEFACT 11m full carbon, 29 Trail Geometry, Integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel
E-BIKE
UI/REMOTESpecialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®
BATTERYSpecialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh, also included a Specialized SL1-160, external battery w/Cable, 160Wh
CHARGERCustom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
MOTORSpecialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
WIRING HARNESSCustom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport

Specialized Levo SL Expert Carbon

  • £7499.00

Levo SL Expert Carbon Specifications

CHAINSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
CRANKSETPraxis, forged M30, custom offset
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM GX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAINRINGSSRAM X-Sync Eagle, 94 BCD, 30T
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
SUSPENSION
REAR SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS Performance, 3-position adjustment, 52.5x210mm, Rx Trail Tune
WHEELS
FRONT HUBRoval Traverse Carbon 29, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, hand-built, 15x110mm spacing, 2Bliss Ready, 28h
REAR HUBDT Swiss 370, 3-Pawl System, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
SPOKESDT Swiss Industry
RIMSRoval Traverse Carbon 29, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, hand-built, 2Bliss Ready
FRONT TIREButcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 29x2.3"
REAR TIREEliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
COCKPIT
SADDLEBridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails, 155/143mm
SEATPOSTX-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL LE lever, 34.9mm, S: 125mm, M/L: 150mm, XL: 170mm
STEMSpecialized Trail, forged alloy, 4-bolt, 5mm rise, 40mm
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Trail, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPSSpecialized Trail Grips
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKESRAM G2 RSC, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm
REAR BRAKESRAM G2 RSC, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm
ACCESSORIES
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDERSpecialized bolt-type, alloy, 38.6mm
FORKFOX Performance Elite 34 FLOAT 29, FIT4 damper, 51mm offset, 3-position adjustment, 15x110mm, tapered alloy steerer, 150mm of travel
FRAMEFACT 11m full carbon, 29 Trail Geometry, Integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel
E-BIKE
UI/REMOTESpecialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®
BATTERYSpecialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
CHARGERCustom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
MOTORSpecialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
WIRING HARNESSCustom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport

Specialized Levo SL Comp Carbon

  • £5999.00

Levo SL Comp Specifications

CHAINSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
CRANKSETPraxis, forged M30, custom offset
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
CHAINRINGSSRAM X-Sync Eagle, 94 BCD, 30T
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
SUSPENSION
REAR SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS Performance, 3-position adjustment, 52.5x210mm, Rx Trail Tune
WHEELS
FRONT HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUBSpecialized Turbo, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
SPOKESDT Swiss Industry
RIMSRoval Traverse 29, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready
FRONT TIREButcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 29x2.3"
REAR TIREEliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
COCKPIT
SADDLEBridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails, 155/143mm
SEATPOSTX-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL LE lever, 34.9mm, S: 125mm, M/L: 150mm, XL: 170mm
STEMSpecialized Trail, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Trail, 6061 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPSSpecialized Trail Grips
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKESRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, 200mm
REAR BRAKESRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, 180mm
ACCESSORIES
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDERSpecialized bolt-type, alloy, 38.6mm
FORKFOX RHYTHM 34 FLOAT 29, GRIP damper, 51mm offset, 2-position sweep adjust, 15x110mm, tapered alloy steerer, 150mm of travel
FRAMEFACT 11m full carbon, 29 Trail Geometry, Integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel
E-BIKE
UI/REMOTESpecialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®
BATTERYSpecialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
CHARGERCustom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
MOTORSpecialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
WIRING HARNESSCustom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport

Specialized Levo SL Comp

  • £4999.00

Levo SL Comp Specifications

CHAINSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
CRANKSETPraxis, forged M30, custom offset
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t
CHAINRINGSSRAM X-Sync Eagle, 94 BCD, 30T
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
SUSPENSION
REAR SHOCKFOX FLOAT DPS Performance, 3-position adjustment, 52.5x210mm, Rx Trail Tune
WHEELS
FRONT HUBSpecialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUBSpecialized Turbo, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
SPOKESDT Swiss Industry
RIMSRoval Traverse 29, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready
FRONT TIREButcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 29x2.3"
REAR TIREEliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
COCKPIT
SADDLEBridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails, 155/143mm
SEATPOSTX-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL LE lever, 34.9mm, XS:100 mm, S: 125mm, M/L: 150mm, XL:170mm of travel
STEMSpecialized Trail, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Trail, 6061 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm clamp
GRIPSSpecialized Trail Grips
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKESRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, 200mm
REAR BRAKESRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, 180mm
ACCESSORIES
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDERSpecialized bolt-type, alloy, 38.6mm
FORKFOX RHYTHM 34 FLOAT 29, GRIP damper, 51mm offset, 2-position sweep adjust, 15x110mm, tapered alloy steerer, 150mm of travel
FRAMESpecialized 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
E-BIKE
UI/REMOTESpecialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®
BATTERYSpecialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
CHARGERCustom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
MOTORSpecialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
WIRING HARNESSCustom 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.