Specialized Starts in E-MTBs in Cooperation with Brose
MORGAN HILL – The e-MTB market is expected to get a big boost with lots of newcomers for MY 2016. Also Specialized jumped on board with the introduction of their Turbo Levo range which contains no less than six models. The mid motor for the Turbo Levo was exclusively developed by Brose.
“We didn’t want a drive train system off the shelve that wouldn’t meet our requirements for hundred percent,” emphasized Specialized Product Manager Marco Sonderegger at the press launch in Leogang last weekend. The 250 Watt mid motor provides support up to 25 km/h and in three commonly used levels: Turbo, Trail and Eco.
Mission Control App
The most notable missing element in the Turbo Levo concept is the absence of a display or control unit on the handlebar. “We believe that the majority of customers don’t want a huge display on the handlebars,” explained Marco Sonderegger. The control unit is fully integrated in the frame battery. Three buttons and ten LEDs allow the driver to switch on and off the system, select the drive mode and check the battery level. All the other information like speed, cadence, rider power, and more is communicated via Bluetooth and ANT+ to the Mission Control App.
The Specialized Turbo Levo comes in six different versions, in price ranging between 4,999 euro for the HT Comp 6Fattie WMNS and 8,999 euro for the S-Works FSR 6Fattie.
A full report on Specialized’s start on the e-MTB market is in Bike Europe’s August (Eurobike preview) edition which will be available online on August 10 and in print August 11.