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Men's Turbo Levo FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie/29

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2018 Men's Turbo Levo FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie/29

Often times, we forget the true essence of why we ride—to enjoy ourselves. And while many of the ear-to-ear grins come from the exploration aspect of riding, what do you do when they slowly fade as you fall into the habit of riding the same routes, day in and day out? You grab a Turbo Levo FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie/29, and experience the smile-inspiring power to ride more trails.

With it, you get the most advanced carbon technologies and engineering that come with all of our S-Works bikes, along with all of the hallmarks that our trail bikes are known for. This means that you get a 500-gram weight savings when compared to the alloy Levo, a roomy top tube for an easy fit and more control, ultra-short chainstays for nimble handling, and a low bottom bracket that makes the bike feel glued to the trail.

Then comes a FACT 9m carbon chassis, with an M5 alloy rear end, and efficient and powerful Turbo technology, integrating a battery, and a new Turbo 1.3 motor that delivers 15% more power than the previous version. This also delivers a sizeable increase in efficiency, while our exclusive Rx Trail Tune at the motor smoothly and quietly brings this additional power to the pedals, making climbing the steepest of trails nearly effortless. Of course, the output is fully adjustable to conserve energy, as well, while the custom motor is also the only one on the market that features instant pedal engagement, so you get immediate power the moment you need it, and consistent torque throughout the entire cadence range.

At the battery, you'll find that it's fully integrated with the down tube and easily removable for quick charging or swaps. It has a lengthy lifespan for hitting long, out of the way trails and, along with the motor, it's strategically placed for optimal weight distribution. You'll also find our Mission Control App for full control of the Turbo technology, an integrated Trail Display with all of the ride metrics you need, a Trail Remote that lets your easily switch between modes without removing your hands from the bars, and a power meter that shows exactly how much power you're putting out vs. the motor.

This version also has a 150mm Öhlins RXF36 fork, SRAM Code R brakes, and a SRAM X01 one-by groupset. It also features our 6Fattie wheel system that decreases deflection and dramatically increases traction, floatation, and fun over the trail. This system also allows you the opportunity to toggle between 29-inch wheels (not included) and 6Fattie wheels, allowing the ultimate in configuration options for the trail at hand.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

FRAME

FACT 9m carbon chassis / M5 Alloy rear triangle, 6Fattie/29 Trail Geometry, Integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post IR routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 135mm of travel

FORK

Öhlins RXF 36, 6Fattie/29, Single-Tube design, air spring w/ adjustable 3rd chamber, adjustable low speed compression, adjustable rebound, 15x110mm thru-axle, 51mm offset, 150mm of travel

SEAT BINDER

Alloy, 34.9mm

SUSPENSION

REAR SHOCK

RockShox Monarch RT3, Rx Trail Tune, AUTOSAG, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 197x48mm

WHEELS

FRONT TIRE

Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"

REAR TIRE

Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"

INNER TUBES

27.5 x 2.3" / 3.0", 40mm Presta valve

DRIVETRAIN

REAR DERAILLEUR

SRAM X01, 11-speed

SHIFT LEVERS

SRAM X1, trigger, 11-speed

CASSETTE

SRAM XG-1175, 11-speed, 10-42t

CHAIN

KMC X11ET, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

CRANKSET

Custom alloy crankarms

CHAINRINGS

Forged steel, 32T

COCKPIT

STEM

Specialized Trail, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise

HANDLEBARS

Specialized Trail, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm clamp

GRIPS

Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness

SADDLE

Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm

SEATPOST

Command Post IRcc, 12-position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 30.9mm, S: 100mm, M/L/XL: 125mm of travel

E-BIKE

MOTOR

Specialized 1.3, custom Rx Trail-tuned motor, 250W Nominal

UI/REMOTE

Trail Handlebar Remote, motor mode switch & walk-assist

BATTERY

Specialized M1-504, integrated Trail Display, ANT+/Bluetooth® module, 504Wh, Mission Control App connectivity

CHARGER

Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug

WIRING HARNESS

Custom Specialized wiring harness

BRAKES

FRONT BRAKE

SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm

REAR BRAKE

SRAM Code R, hydraulic disc, 200mm

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Specialized Platform, Cr-Mo axle, PP-Body

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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SMLXL
Crank Length165mm165mm165mm165mm
Handlebar Width780mm780mm780mm780mm
Stem Length45mm60mm60mm60mm
Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length380mm420mm420mm420mm
Seat Tube Length, Centre to Top396mm435mm468mm520mm
Seat Tube Angle, Actual69°69°69°69°
Seat Tube Angle, Effective73.3°73.6°73.9°74.2°
Standover Height753mm762mm772mm780mm
Stack598mm603mm630mm649mm
Reach386mm411mm430mm456mm
Head Tube Length100mm130mm150mm95mm
Head Tube Angle66.1°66.1°66.1°66.1°
BB Height340mm340mm340mm340mm
BB Drop18mm18mm18mm18mm
Chainstay Length459mm459mm459mm459mm
Wheelbase1157mm1185mm1215mm1250mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal554mm581mm611mm644mm
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 4.9
  • 11 Reviews

long term review for those looking to buy used

I bought my '18 Levo expert in 2019 as a leftover and have had it 3 yrs. I weigh 180 lbs. It has had amazingly few issues. It has had no motor issues in about 2000 miles, and is quieter than most with no clunking or even rattling cables. The fork EVO upgrade was done, the Ohlins fork works great - I had it stretched to 160mm for 650b. It does have long chain stays but I've gotten used to them. It has only 135mm rear travel which is why I kept the 2.8 on the rear (now 2.6 front). Aside from my recent two violent casings, I often bottomed it out but never realized it at the time. I thought about upgrading the shock but came to realize it works very well if it doesn't overheat. And One great plus I didn't foresee was how great it is as a winter bike with 3.0" studs on - THIS IS HUGE. I have not ridden my fat bike once since I bought this bike, and I live in Alaska. 90% of the time I'm happy without the fat bike. Overall it has been and remains a great bike.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Bill

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The Levo taught me I'm way to opinionated.

I was like the rest of the American mtb community when the levo came out; claiming that ebikes were cheating, for lazy people, will ruin our trails, and all the other cliche ebike slanders.. 3 years later I accidently stumbled upon a demo and was talked into demoing one. I ended up having the greatest time I've ever had in the 16+ years of mountain biking. I planned on just trying it out for a 10 mile ride and ended up taking it 35 miles. I kept it in trail mode the entire time and at the end of the ride, I was worked over. Its definitely a work out! I never thought climbing could be so fun and I actually jump better with the extra heft due to how stable it is. You feel super confident on it and its surprisingly nimble/playful, especially the more you get comfortable on it.. I decided to buy one thinking it would just be a fun 2nd bike. My Yeti has not been touched since and I have bought my wife and son one as well. I'm full blown hooked on ebikes!


Name:
Ebike M.

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Awesome bike for all terrain!

Who says eMTB's are for the weak? Heck NO!!! This bike takes you to places a traditional MTB bikes cannot achieved and still have the level of fitness that I expect to gain on every ride. The minute I saw the Levo Expert I fell in love with it and had no choice but to buy it. Although I have to admit, on my very first ride, I had issues on the speed when it cuts off over 20 mph on fire roads or flat areas, but, to my surprise! This bike comes alive when it comes to single tracts and tight technical climbs. The downhill on this bike is amazing!!! My fear of the fast decent went away and have slowly gained my confidence back. The bike is stable, grippy and and it corners really well. The suspension can sustain big drops and rocky terrain without any issues uphill or downhill. Overall, I am really happy with my purchase.


Name:
Pr

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No kidding all stars! Awesome bike and the best I have had

Yes I gave it all stars. It's simply that good. It doesn't just look that good, it rides and feels that good. I love riding this thing. It never gets old or boring. Its the one bike that does it all for me. Road, Trail, OffRoad...Bring it!


Name:
Vase L.

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The most fun you can have on a bike!

I have been riding and racing mountain bikes for 30+ years, but developed AFIB and began a three year battle to remain in the saddle that I eventually lost. Tons of meds and two operations later, I had given up on biking as there was no way to effectively meter my output in the mountains; you have to ride what is in front of you. Then I rode a LEVO, WOW! what a bike! Not only can I customize every ride to the effort I want, but it is just a perfect bike in every way. Imagine, making a hill as flat or as steep as you want it, you pick your level of fitness training. However, for me the magic really begins when you point it downhill! I bought the Carbon Expert Fatti, and it is the most planted and balanced bike I've every ridden. It feels like a downhill bike with the weight, but you can huck it off anything and it just glides perfectly where you point it. The cockpit is super comfortable, and the tires bounce off or over everything without losing traction. I've tried to bust the tires loose in turns but they seem to stick no matter what I do. I ride it uphill on low assist, which is plenty for me, but at the end of the ride I ride the automatic mode and which will climb anything...really anything. Thanks Specialized for engineering the best bike I've ever ridden, up or down a mountain! You will feel like you are 10 years old again.....


Name:
Ando57

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Awakening

This is the start of a brave new world! Love my 18 Carbon Exoert Levo I ride 60kms at a go and climb 600 meters with power in reserve. Love this bike!!


Name:
Mountie

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Colors

This bike is the most rad e bikes to hit the dirt. I just received mine from my bike store in Gainesville Florida and instantly have fallen in love with the power band of the radical mountain bike. Love it.


Name:
Billy

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A whole new world of Experience

Climbs and grips like nothing else. Superb feel of power control. Ohlins forks just feel great. Opens up all new terrains to explore without the need for specific mtn bike tracks. You can point it up any 4wd track or head up or down straight through the bush with confidence and full control.It is not a mtn bike or a enduro/ trials motorcycle but a whole new SILENT riding experience.


Name:
Self B.

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This is he bike I should've bought first!

I started out with another maker's machine but I should have backed my initial decision (to go electric) 100% and bought the Levo... It does everything I could ever need and more- most of my riding is mixed cross country but I have used the bike for road work and it does everything well..and it's always good fun!!!


Name:
Frankenshin

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Great Bike, Can't keep up with other eBikes

The bike works great as a mountain bike but because the motor cutout at 16mph, it can't keep up with other bikes that have power to 20mph. If Specialized could fix this flaw I would give them 5 stars.


Name:
Ben

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