Specialized Launch Their Base Model Carbon Kenevo SL.

With the Kenevo SL SWorks and Expert launching earlier in the year, Specialized have released what is to be the base carbon framed model, the Comp.

Based around the same FACT 11mm carbon frame that Pete’s been running on his Specialized Kenevo SL Expert, the Kenevo SL Comp drops the best part of two thousand pounds from the asking price.

Key features:

  • Fox Float 36 Rhythm 170mm fork
  • Fox Float X Performance shock
  • SRAM GX/NX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Specialized SL 1.1 motor
  • Specialized SL1-320 320Wh battery
  • SRAM Code R brakes
  • Specialized alloy wheels
  • X Fusion Manic dropper
  • Specialized.com

Specialized’s Kenevo SL range grows by 50% with the addition of the Comp model, which offers the current base spec model based around the full carbon Kenevo SL frame. You still get the 1.1 motor which offers peak power at 35Nm, with a 320Wh battery.

This is the spec down from the bike that Pete has been testing over the last few months and has found the lower output motor and lower capacity battery to be a sensible trade-off to get a much lighter ebike. You can read his first look review of that bike here.

At £7,000, it’s a full £1,750 cheaper than the Expert model and those savings are made mostly with the dampers, drive train and wheels. You get Rhythm 36s instead of Performance Elite 38s, a Float X shock instead of an X2 air unit and the drive train has dustings of SRAM NX Eagle instead of the full GX Eagle on the Expert. Wheels are also just alloy offerings rather than the Traverse alloy numbers.

You can check out the full specs on Specialized’s website here.