2018 Turbo Levo Carbon
The Turbo Levo FSR isnt’t “just another bike” for Specialized. It's the culmination of years of innovation and pushing boundaries, mounds of ingenuity and a massive amount of tenacity. The goal was to shake the tree, not to just take parts and simply bolt them on whatever frame they had lying around. Specialized wanted to make an e-mountain bike that an experienced rider could throw a leg over and appreciate, something that looked and rode like a real mountain bike. And though it has all the industry-leading tech and performance you could want, the Levo FSR Carbon is bigger than that, it’s an e-mountain bike built for riders, by riders. It’s a send-it-ready, carbon trail slayer, just with a little extra oomph.
An upgrade to the motor and software leave the Levo FSR Carbon with a 15% increase in power, as well as superior heat management and motor efficiency.
The new Specialized 1.3 motor comes equipped on all 2018 Levo FSR models. This latest iteration gets its power gains from new magnets and an all new electronic unit. Improved motor efficiency and better heat management come from two sources, hardware improvements and a new software update. The software side is also available for existing bikes! The software doesn't only support motor and heat management efficiencies, though, it also balances your own power inputs to guarantee even smoother assistance. Thermal pads in the motor, meanwhile, help balance heat distribution internally, while the thermal pad between the motor and frame rid the system of excess heat. Finally, built-in freewheels ensure complete motor disengagement when riding above the top speed of the motor.
Not only are the fully integrated motor and battery incredibly efficient, but the smart Mission Control App gives you complete control over energy output and range with the new Infinite Tune feature. Rid your self of range anxiety and put your mind at ease by planning your route and letting the bike manage the power output to ensure you get home with range to spare.
The full carbon frame construction takes 650 grams out of the frame and increases overall stiffness by 20%. In other words, it's more shredable than ever.
When Specialized set out to design the Levo FSR family, they had one goal in mind, build a trail bike first and then fully integrate e-bike technology. Long top tubes, short chainstays, and low BBs are staples of the Specialized mountain bike DNA, so it was only natural that these attributes were added to the Levo FSR Carbon. Along with a trail-ready geo, the same proven geo on the alloy Levo FSR, the carbon iteration has modern specs to boot, 150mm travel forks, powerful brakes, Rx Trail Tuned shocks, and 2.8" Butcher GRID tires provide a more forgiving, maximum-grip ride. These features and geometry keep the Levo FSR Carbon in line with what you may have ridden with the previous generation Levo FSR.
And now that the Levo is in carbon, S-Works bikes save a total of 650 grams (500g in the front triangle and 150g in the rear triangle). But more important than just weight savings is the ride quality. The frame is 40% more laterally stiff in the rear end and 20% stiffer overall. Stiff, planted, and confident.
Integrated E-Bike Technology
Specialized believed that integration was nearly as important as the ride characteristics. Having a sleek, seamlessly integrated e-mountain bike not only makes for an aesthetically pleasing package, but by building their own ecosystem (not just taking off-the-shelf systems) Specialized have been able to create a truly no-compromise trail bike.
New to the integrated motor and battery system is their Trail Remote. Tucked discreetly on your bars to keep a clean cockpit, it provides intuitive, easy access to change modes and use the new walk-assist feature, without removing your hands from the bar. Smooth power delivery and silent operation also make the experience truly you, only faster.