Specialized turbo levo alloy 500wh vs 700wh

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Specialized turbo levo alloy 500wh vs 700wh
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Posted: Apr 10, 2022 at 15:01 Quote
Hey everyone,

I’m looking into getting my first ebike and wondering what would be the best option. I prefer the price of the base alloy version ($5500) as opposed to the comp alloy ($7500).
I live in Washington with a lot of local trails and bike parks next to me. Wondering if anyone has personal experience going from a 500wh to a 700wh battery, what kind of riding they did, which modes, elevation gain and miles ridden. I’ve been riding moto since I was young so I’m an advanced rider.

Thanks

Posted: Apr 11, 2022 at 13:02 Quote
Get the 700wh version to have a decent range.

The bike will retain an higher value anyway, since 750wh+ batteries are becoming the norm.

Posted: Apr 11, 2022 at 22:13 Quote
Yep go big. To upgrade from a 500 to 700 is expensive to buy new, even trying to buy a used battery the 700 rarely come up for sale at a reasonable price.
The bike shop may offer the upgrade option when purchasing? Worth an ask.
Spare used 500 are prevalent and pretty cheap.

Posted: May 20, 2022 at 7:57 Quote
Recently rode the wifes 700wh Levo, 4hrs moving and 1000m climing still had 60% battery left. So wouldn't be put off with a 500wh battery as i'm sure it would still be plenty for most people. Modes wise it was eco for flat roads, trail for all the hills and eco for downhill. had a very short blast up a steep bit with boost.

Posted: May 26, 2022 at 12:47 Quote
I was in the same boat, and since I had to get buy-in from the wife, I had to go base Turbo Levo w/ the 500wh battery. I was initially concerned, but there is no way you'd run out of battery in one day. I will get 2 days of riding really hard before I need to recharge and I still have about 30% battery. There is a video of somebody riding in the Levo in turbo-mode the entire time, hitting technical trails and had over 10+ hours battery life.

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