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chri mikekazimer's article
Feb 5, 2020 at 0:22
Feb 5, 2020
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo SL Weighs Only 38 Pounds
@Upduro: fair points but a lot of people also in AT/DE are asking for more range. Your're overlooking that its not only the young people who have a limited leisure time and therefor don't do a lot of all day epics. There is a rising number of quite fit retirees who do have the time. But I assume you won't find many of them on trails so the term "epic" might not apply no matter how great the scenery is ;)
chri mikekazimer's article
Feb 5, 2020 at 0:14
Feb 5, 2020
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo SL Weighs Only 38 Pounds
There are already areas in Europe where there are serious discussions about a ban for motorized bikes on natural trails. That might not be a big thing in (many areas) of the US but here it definitely is. What we also see is that many e-bike riders are new to the sport and there are very different usage patterns. At some point I agree if weight and handling gets closer e-bikes would be usable for almost any kind of mountainbiking BUT will you be allowed to use it everywhere. I don't think so. At least mid-term it will be banned especially in areas where there are already conflicts between different usage groups.
chri mikekazimer's article
Feb 5, 2020 at 0:02
Feb 5, 2020
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo SL Weighs Only 38 Pounds
Not the best comparison as the top model has AXS and LiveValve which makes about 3k extra. But if you're only looking at the price tag without the specs you are right.
chri mikekazimer's article
Feb 4, 2020 at 9:26
Feb 4, 2020
First Ride: The 2020 Specialized Turbo Levo SL Weighs Only 38 Pounds
Nice bike but I don't see the revolution in it. The e-Zesty is somewhere out there for about 2 years - although hard to get it. Yes it is heavier but it doesn't use the latest motor and a 36 instead of a 34. So there is room for improvement weight wise for the next evolution of this bike. Hopefully it will be updated soon. I would have loved to see Spesh teamed up with Fazua to push platform which is also available for other brands. Having said that I acknowledge that Spesh / the guys in Switzerland create excellent motors and it might be clever to create a USP by having a superior hard and software. But somehow I doubt the can leave the other players in the market behind really.
chri danielsapp's article
Feb 4, 2020 at 9:07
Feb 4, 2020
First Ride: Pivot's New 2020 Switchblade Gets More Travel & Updated Kinematics
Only 29" reviews so far ... so sad :) would be curious how it compares to a Yeti SB 140. The reviews of the later where a bit more enthusiastic but a direct comparison would be nice.
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