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2022 Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp - Custom

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Category: Ebikes - Mountain
Seller Type: Private Seller
Condition: Excellent - Lightly Ridden
Frame Size: XS
Wheel Size: 27.5" / 650B
Material: Aluminium
Original Post Date: Jun-06-2024 12:46:02
Last Repost Date: Jul-22-2024 11:06:44
Still For Sale: since 3 hours ago
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I have an absolute MINT Custom 2022 Specialized Turbo Levo SL XS for sale. You will have a VERY HARD time telling this from brand new.

OK so your one of the "earn your turns people" ... I was too (past tense). But all of a sudden having my 12 year old daughter be able to bike to the KVR and gain 800m of elevation every ride became a priceless experience. Riding a bike with her dad was FUN for her all of a sudden. She was always asking me to go riding, not the other way around :).

If your looking for a light e-bike for your son or daughter (or wife) to ride along with you and FINALLY put an end all the complaints on the climb, this may be your ticket. Plus a build that is adequate size for small riders and does not weigh a TON (41.8 lbs complete ready to ride). This bike will change your riding experience with your kids entirely ... no more stops every 100 ft and your kids will be grinning rather than complaining. For this reason alone it was worth the investment and time on my end to build this bike.

This is a 100% custom build from the frameset upwards and a massive upgrade on stock parts.

So for reference, this bike sold for $10 199.00 last year (which is what I paid) and recently specialized put them on sale for $8159.00 (link for reference).


** Note the part spec on the STOCK build and compare it to this bike (Roval wheels, SRAM NX (yikes), seatpost, Guide R brakes, Rythym fork, etc. etc.)

So I wanted this bike due to its XS size and low weight for my daughter to ride, but was not a fan of the part spec, in the least. Also it was a 29'er that did not suit her 5ft stature. So the goal was to build up this frameset with all new parts in a 27.5 configuration yet still maintain the same BB characteristics of other e-bikes (not an easy task). The 170mm from full bottom of pedal at full extension to the ground was the target (same as other e-bikes - YT Decoy I used for reference - relying on the change in crank arm length to match lower BB height)

The Decoy I baselined off has a 165mm travel rear end (170mm pedal platform to ground) where this one is 160mm travel and shorter crank arms (hence a bit more clearance).

I did not just throw on 27.5 wheels, this build took a lot of time and patience to build. Head angle is 64.5 degrees with the rear shock mount in the low BB setting. You can increase it by flipping the shock mount using the high BB position or decrease it marginally by throwing on a 2.4 DHR tire (which I have and will include - likely 64.3 range .. a guess here)

This is a very small bike that would fit somebody in the 4'09" - 5'2" range (IMO)

So here are the details of the build and some of the reasons behind the part spec:

1. Changed wheelset from Roval stock wheels to Raceface Turbine R. Wheels are perfectly true without even a scratch on them. Zero dents or dings. They will pass as brand new.

2. Changed fork from low spec 150mm Fox Rhythm to Rockshox Lyric Ultimate 170mm. ** so the intent here was to not end up with a 27.5 wheel on a 51mm offset fork designed for 29 wheels. So I put on Lyrik to maintain a 46mm offset (for handling) and rely on tokens to in essence limit the travel to 160mm (end ramp up) ... which it does (so the intent is not to have a 170mm travel up front .. it was for 160mm at the proper offset .. the 170mm was used to maintain the target geo - tokens control end travel). So wanted to keep the proper axle to crown height and offset for 27.5 wheel (and that could not be done using a fork designed for 29 inch wheels)

3. Changed the rear shock to a Rockshox Monarch with MEGNEG can upgrade. Stock was 150mm of travel BUT this shock is 160 (52.5 mm to 55mm) marginal eye to eye difference but brought the rear wheel up slightly to compensate for 27.5 drop). Also put on a Minion DHR11 in 2.6 size to also address rear drop. So the MEGNEG balances out the characteristics of the Lyric up front - softer initial stroke and mid support.

4. One up dropper (120mm) installed vs the horrible stock specialized command post that would not insert fully. Very important for seat height and stand over

5. A month ago I added brand new SRAM Code RSC brakes and MTX red brake pads (vs stock Guide R)

6. Drivetrain : the stock had a complete SRAM NX drivetrain (no words needed here) .. replaced with FULL Shimano XT drivetrain, XTR shifter and XTR chain. This was replaced a month ago (with the RSC brakes) and has about 3 rides on it. Almost brand new drivetrain.

7. Pedals are color anodized Crankbrothers Stamp 7 small pedals

8. Brand new 160mm Praxis added (to replace Praxis 165mm stock cranks). This reduces chance of pedal strikes and was needed (the -5mm) for the 170mm bottom of pedal target to ground mentioned above.

9. Tires are Minion DHRII rear and front is a brand new Assegai 2.5

10. Title Line saddle - rear and front fenders

11. SRAM HS2 rotors - 200mm front, 180mm rear

12. Complete Ride Wrap plastic coating. Forks also has 3M plastic. ALL seams that may allow for dust ingress also sealed.

13. Renthal stem and Nukeproof Youth bars

This bike has absolutely zero scratches and will pass for brand new. Its a one of a kind for sure and perfect for its target audience as limited as that audience may be. So its in essence functions as a 160mm/160mm full on enduro e-bike for kids.


1. No lowballs.
2. Serious inquires only. Please do not send me a PM if your not interested. Thanks ahead of time.
3. No trades - no I don't want your PS2, drum set, or iphone5 in an exchange.
4. I will not ship .. so don't ask
5. Will I "hold it" for you. If you send me $200 cash, I "may" hold it for you for a few days. Don't show up in person as arranged, I will keep your $$$. If you show up and decide not to buy the bike, I will refund the $$$.
6. Is this still for sale ? If your reading this, than YES it is.

Thanks for making it this far.

NOTE: If your seriously considering this bike, dropping this kind of $$$$ on a bike based on visuals and parking lot rides is not realistic. I am offering to let you demo this bike for a typical riding session (I have access out my door to trails nearby). In essence, "try before you buy".

To the guy who contacted me about saddle height … I accidentally may have blocked or deleted your email when I was cleaning up some emails. Please contact me again … if blocked use another PB account as I cannot unblock you :(. My apologies as it was my error using a phone screen to reply to messages.
$5,950 CAD
Restrictions: Reasonable offers only, No Trades, Local pickup only
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Member since Feb 24, 2004
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