FIRST LOOK: Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL | "Weigh more, Way Less"

Words by Will Crump

on 13/05/2021 19:27:00


NEW: Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL| "Weigh Less, Way more"

Ride harder and further for longer with the all new Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL! Boasting an incredible set of specifications on a new, aesthetically sleek Enduro frameset, the Kenevo SL is capable of tackling any uphill stints or downhill trails that you want to annihilate. Weighing in at �12lbs less than the full power Kenevo� it is hard to believe that the Kenevo SL is packing a 240 Watt peak power motor and 320Wh battery.

With the new Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL being designed by trail riders for trail riders, this fleet of Full suspension electric mountain bikes provide you more power to climb, more maneuverability on technical sections and more stability on descents. All in all, this bike has the performance of a full power E-MTB but at only a fraction of the weight making it the ultimate Enduro Electric mountain bike!


Overview -

Discipline: Electric Mountain Bike

Usage: Enduro

Models: Expert & S-WORKS


  • - �Weighs 12lbs less than original Specialized Kenevo�
  • - Constructed from a full monocoque FACT 11m carbon frame
  • - 170mm of travel
  • - Adjustable geometry
  • - 240 watts of peak power and 35Nm of torque from motor
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Super light frameset -


In order to keep the weight down on the new Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL, a Fact 11m, full monocoque frame has been constructed which is evidently lightweight but doesn't lose sight of strength. With the Kenevo SL weighing in at just a few more pounds than the mechanical enduro bike, the Kenevo SL can still be super playful and exciting on the trails making the motor almost forgettable.

By having a full monocoque Fact 11m frameset, Specialized have managed to neatly integrate the 320Wh battery and SL Motor so that the design remains sleek. Furthermore, the motor and battery have been placed as low as possible to ensure that the centre of mass remains low down. In doing so, the Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL is increasingly more stable on fast downhill segments.

Finally, to finish off the frameset, riders have the option to fine tune their geometry to suit their riding style. If you are after a more stable and aggressive ride then you can set your head angle to a staggering 62.5 degrees and lower your BB. If you are after a more nimble and playful ride then you can set the head angle to 65.5 degrees and raise the BB by 7mm which gives you a lot of flexibility in riding preferences.

Jaw dropping specifications


Using a severely refined six-bar suspension design, the Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL is packing 170mm of precise and plush travel to keep you travelling forwards even when the going gets tough and steep. The refined six-bar system allows the suspension to iron out anti-rise and anti-squat pedal strides to ensure that the rider has better pedalling efficiency.

To ensure that the Kenevo SL remains stable and fast rolling on downhill segments as well as efficient at climbing, Specialized have equipped this fleet with All mountain E-MTBs with 29� wheels. Working in conjunction with a generous sized cockpit, the Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL is ready to smash any trail whether it's technical, steep or flowing!

S-Sizing -


Like a lot of the other Specialized range, the Kenevo SL has been released with S-sizing in comparison to traditional frame sizing. What is S-Sizing? Instead of using the inseam of your leg to dictate what size bike you are, Specialized has come up with a system where you choose the size based off of rider size and riding style! What are the benefits? You will receive a bike that compliments your style of riding.

For example, if you previously rode a Medium sized frame you would be size S3 based on your height. With Specialized's new S-sizing system, if you tend to ride more playfully then you would be better suited on an S2. Equally, if you wanted a longer and more stable platform to ride on then jumping up to an S4 would be a smart choice.

Motor, Battery & Display -


To finish off the new Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL, Specialized have used their well-renowned, super light formula which includes their SL1.1 Motor and 320Wh battery. With a peak power output of 240 Watts and 35Nm of torque, the Kenevo SL provides the rider with a smooth power curve from a silent motor making it feel like an extension of your power!

In order to keep the weight down, this fleet of Enduro Mountain bikes have been rigged with 320Wh batteries which provides you with hours of juice to keep you riding! As these bikes are only �2x rider amplification� they don't use half as much battery power as their full sized equivalent!

As seen on the latest Specialized Turbo Levo, the Kenevo SL range features the brand new Specialized Mastermind TCU! The Mastermind TCU has been equipped with a display that clearly shows the rider, battery life, what mode they're riding in and how they can get more efficient power output. The unit also has the option to pair and record your heart rate, elevation and power to give you a starting platform to improve your training from!

Finally, like with all other Specialized Electric bikes, the Kenevo SL can also connect to your Specialized Mission Control app which allows you to fine tune your E-bike to suit your riding style.

A Family Breakdown -


Specialized Turbo Kenevo Sl Expert 2022 Carbon Full-Sus eMTB

More is now less. The Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Elite offers the same more runs, more funs attitude as the previous Turbo Kenevo but has been given the Super Light treatment to offer a next level riding experience.

  • Frame - Specialized FACT 11m full carbon, 29", full internal cable routing
  • Fork - FOX FLOAT 38 Performance Elite 29 170mm Travel
  • Shock - FOX FLOAT X Performance
  • Drivetrain - Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed
  • Brakes - SRAM Code RS
  • Motor - Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
  • Battery - Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Display - Specialized MasterMind TCU
£8,749.99 - Shop now

Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL 2022 Carbon Full-Sus eMTB

With the S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL, Specialized have created the ultimate trail monster and electric mountain bike perfection.

  • Frame - Specialized S-Works FACT 11m full carbon, 29", full internal cable routing
  • Fork - FOX FLOAT 38 Factory 29 170mm Travel
  • Shock - FOX FLOAT X2 Factory
  • Drivetrain - SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
  • Brakes - SRAM Code RSC
  • Motor - Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
  • Battery - Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Display - Specialized MasterMind TCU
£12,499.99 - Shop now

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