Specialized Launch the Turbo Levo SL Alloy.

Last year saw the launch of the Specialized Turbo Levo SL with two carbon models and they have made it a triumvirate by adding an alloy option.

The new base model Specialized Turbo Levo SL is an alloy-framed offering sporting the same motor, battery, geometry and kinematic as its mor expensive brethren.

Photos by Ian Lean.

Key features:

  • Fox 36 Rhythm 150mm fork
  • Fox Float X Performance shock
  • SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Specialized 1.2 SL motor
  • Specialized SL1-320 320Wh battery
  • SRAM Code R brakes
  • Specialized alloy wheels
  • X Fusion Manic dropper
  • £5,250.00 RRP

Specialized’s latest bike offering is an alloy-framed version of the Turbo Levo SL featuring an M5 alloy frame that is the only real difference between it and its pricier siblings. You still get 150mm rear wheel travel and the bike comes stock as a Mullet but can be run as a 29er without changing the geometry with the usual flip chip and headset cup action as on the carbon models.

Specialized motor and battery supplies the extra help with 50Nm on tap, fueled by a 320Wh battery. A 160Wh range extender is available separately should you wish to increase your range but you’ll have to choose between a bottle or the range extender, not both.

On the S1 size, it’s not possible to fit a piggyback shock, so the smallest sized Turbo Levo SL alloy will come with a Fox Float Performance shock.

Geometry

The Turbo Levo SL alloy is available in sizes S1 to S6.

Reach on the S3 is 445mm with a seat tube of 405mm. Head tube angle in the stock position is 64.6 degrees with a seat tube angle of 75.8 degrees. Chainstays on the S3 are 432mm with a wheelbase of 1208mm.

With the previous lowest price offering in the Levo SL range being the £7,000 Levo SL Comp, there was definitely space to add a more wallet-friendly option. At £5,250, the Levo SL alloy certainly achieves that. If it rides anything like the S-Works we rode at the launch, it’ll be quite the steal.

Beyond the M5 alloy frame complete with the Specialized SL 1.2 motor and a 320W battery, you get Fox Performance dampers in the form of 36 Rhythm forks and a Float X shock, SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drive, Code R brakes, Specialized’s own alloy wheels and an X Fusion Manic dropper.

Read Pete’s First Look Review of the Specialized Turbo Levo SL S-Works on our Bike Reviews page here.


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