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Thursday 4 October 2018

Specialized shows off new 700 Wh Turbo Levo full suspension electric mountain bike

Specialized has reworked their Turbo Levo full suspension electric mountain bike, and is showing it off today at the Paris Motor Show. The newest addition to their lineup features reworked motors and batteries giving the bike the best technical specs of the line yet.

Last month we were on site in Reno for Interbike 2018 covering all the new electric bicycle announcements from companies big and small. Nearly every large electric bicycle manufacturer was on site debuting their newest models.

However, Specialized is one of the few bicycle companies that doesn’t normally attend such shows.

This time though we were able to catch up with them in Paris to get up close with their brand new Turbo Levo line.

Turbo Levo featuring Brose motor

While many mid-drive electric bicycles are using motors built by Bosch, Yamaha, Shimano or Bafang, Specialized instead uses a Brose mid-drive motor.

This year, Brose updated their motor and managed to shave off 11% of the weight, dropping the motor and drive unit from 3.4 kg down to 3.0 kg while increasing the torque to a maximum of 90 Nm (66 ft-lbs).

Read more on: electrek.co


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