Specialized Turbo Levo Comp

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Release Year
Charge Time
5.25 Hours
Maximum Range
35 Miles
Top Speed
20 mph
250 W
90 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36V 19Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
49.82, 51.15, 52.47, 52.96 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Specialized Turbo Levo Comp. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

18 reasons to buy

  • Specialized’s 2.2 motor puts out 90 Nm of torque and 565 W at peak. Experts confirm a powerful ability to tackle climbs and obstacles.
  • Power delivery is described as “smooth and consistent” by reviewers .
  • The Turbo Levo Comp is available with a Carbon Fiber or Aluminum frame.
  • Reviewers are impressed by the versatile range of ride styles offered by the Turbo Levo Comp’s six geometry settings.
  • Testers say the bike’s mullet wheel setup combines the speed and rollover capability of a 29” front wheel with 27.5” agility in the rear.
  • Test-riders are impressed with the Turbo Levo Comp’s range, covering 35 mi in real-world conditions.
  • 150 mm of rear suspension proved more than adequate for testers’ requirements.
  • From ride reports, this suspension setup provided testers with a smooth ride over rugged terrain.
  • Testers say the 160 mm Fox 36 Rhythm fork can handle all Trail and Enduro duties.
  • Reviewers laud the comfort of both the Turbo Levo’s seating position and its extended reach.
  • Specialized’s Mission Control App allows riders to customize the power output of assist levels.
  • A low center of gravity impressed reviewers, by enhancing stability and maneuverability.
  • Six different sizes accommodate riders from 4’11” to 6’8”.
  • Experts say the SRAM GX 12-speed drivetrain delivers boatloads of range.
  • Testers say the X-Fusion Manic dropper post delivers a consistent and smooth action.
  • Reviewers relished the comfort of the Specialized Bridge Comp saddle.
  • A 'double cover' keeps dust and water out of the bike’s charging port.
  • Unlike many e-MTBs, the Turbo Levo not only fits a side-pull bottle cage, it comes with one.

7 reasons not to buy

  • Some testers don’t see the bike’s higher price as the reflection of a particularly superior build.
  • On the Comp Alloy, experts admonished SRAM Code R brakes for being “underwhelming”.
  • Reviewers would like to have seen a rear tire equipped with a stronger casing.
  • The Turbo Levo Comp does not feature a handlebar-mounted digital display.
  • Experts say competitors offer bigger batteries than the 700Wh M3-700 on the Turbo Levo Comp.
  • Testers report that the 25”-long battery is difficult to fit into an average backpack.
  • One expert was bothered by the noise of Specialized’s motor at high torque.

Bottom line

The Specialized Turbo Levo Comp is the ‘more affordable’ version of this marque’s e-MTB mainstay, sitting one notch above entry-level. There’s no doubt that this bike blew away reviewers and owners equally, impressing with power, handling and range. The Levo Comp handles both Trail and Enduro environs with nary a fret. Since 2021, the Comp has seen a battery upgrade to 700 Wh. It rocks a 29”/27.5” mullet setup, which suggests a mix of speed and agility to testers. Owners have access to six geometry settings, by chainstay-mounted flip chips and changing-out head cups. On the downside, some components underwhelmed at this price, including Code R brakes and a piddly rear tire casing.

Expert Reviews

81/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews

Specialized Turbo Levo Comp Review

Editor’s Choice Award. This is one of the most refined and well-rounded e-bikes we’ve ever tested.

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Specialized Turbo Levo Comp Alloy Review

The frame and motor have virtually irreproachable performance, but its spec seriously limits the potential. The Turbo Levo comfortably straddles the trail and enduro categories with total confidence.

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Tested: Specialized Levo Comp Alloy

Specialized’s claim of unequaled ride quality, power usage and range is pretty accurate. The Turbo Levo Comp Alloy brings so much of the new e-MTB tech to a sensible price.

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Electric Cycle Rider

2022 vs. 2018 Specialized Turbo Levo E-MTB Comparison |
Is the Gen 3 That Much Better?

The New Gen 3 Levo has better suspension with longer travel, a slacker head tube angle, a mullet wheel combo, shorter cranks, a higher bottom bracket, shorter chainstays, a shorter stem and a longer reach. It’s also got an updated motor and a battery with 200Wh more capacity.

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Bike Adventures

2022 Specialized Turbo Levo Review | After the Hype

It’s a smooth, quiet and strong motor that now is on par with other brands when it comes to reliability. The bike is at the very top of my shortlist of full-fat e-MTBs.

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Kam Mortensen

How Much Can I Climb With a 700Wh Battery on My 2022 Levo Comp?

I think I could get 5000 ft in this setting but I’m at 4500 ft of climbing and 23.7 mi, so I’ll probably be at 25 mi with over 4500 feet of climbing, in the use of this battery. That’s still a big day on the bike.

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Pinoy Pride MTB

2022 Specialized Turbo Levo Gen 3 / Did I Hate It or Love It?

The Levo is a fast bike. I love the mullet setup with a 29” up front and 27.5” rear. It works for me. No complaints so far.

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Rad Dad Life

New Bike Day. Reviewing the Winner of the 2022 All-Mountain Bike: Specialized Turbo Levo Comp Alloy

For most people, the mullet is not faster than a straight 29” bike but for myself, being shorter, the mullet setup works the best because I would like to go full 29er but I do find myself tickling that rear seat here and there when I do bigger drops or hits.

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Electric Mountain Bike Network

Is The Levo An All-Round Trail Bike?

You can do smoother trails. You can, if you wanted to, do rougher trails.

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Lavery MTB

Specialized Turbo Levo Comp vs Carbon Comp Comparison

The first big difference, obviously: it’s carbon. The second big difference is, it’s got this really really cool display and if you get all tech-crazy on it you can do all funky stuff with that. Another bonus is the SWAT tool.

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Specialized Turbo Levo Comp vs Carbon SL 🚵 [Polish]

Compared to this version, the previous one has better power. You have to push harder for it to work and you can see on the climbs that this one was a little worse.

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EBike Austria

Specialized Turbo Levo Comp Alloy “Overall Impression” [German]

I say the bike is very relaxed, by way of its stretched posture.

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Magazyn Rowery Elektryczne

Specialized Turbo Levo Comp [Polish]

The suspension is incredibly smooth and responsive. With reasonable use of the 700 Wh battery, it allows you to ride long and intense enough that the rider’s capabilities end sooner than the Levo’s support system.

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Specialized Turbo Levo Comp – First Setup [German]

The first test rides were convincing, but also revealed potential for tuning the suspension, brakes and seat post.

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User Ratings

97/100 based on 94 ratings
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