Interactions with Specialized bikes on 99 Spokes over the last 30 days, adjusted for traffic volume by country.
Q: Which Specialized bikes are most popular?
The most popular Specialized model families are the Stumpjumper, Sirrus, and Diverge.
Q: Does Specialized make eBikes?
Yes, Specialized manufactures both conventional bikes and e-bikes.
Cyclocross MagazineFeb 2023
Specialized opens a flagship Los Gatos store with a Sunday gravel ride, Saturday road and trail rides, and Grand Opening party. Get the details.
Alan MuldoonJan 2023
When Specialized launched the Levo SL back in 2020, it was going where no mountain bike brand had ever gone before. And while it wasn’t really a moonshot, it was still a leap into the unknown that paved the way for all of the other lightweight mid-powered e-bikes that are now proliferating on the market. Is it still one of the best electric mountain bikes now that the competition is stiff? In this test we gather the latest diet e-bikes together for a high-voltage shootout. Forestal Cyon Halo Trek Fuel EXe Pivot Shuttle SL Need to know: Flip-Chip in the shock eyelet offers high and low geometry settings S-Works bike ships with 160Wh range extender included Top of the range SRAM XX1 AXS drivetrain with 10-52t cassette Roval Traverse SL 29in carbon wheels, provide a very compliant ride How has the original 150mm travel lightweight e-bike aged? Well, it certainly isn’t suffering from a case of middle-age spread. In fact, it’s one of the lightest bike e-bikes still, when compared to the likes of the Trek EXe, Forestal Cyon Neon 29 and Pivot Shuttle SL 29 Team XTR – and by quite some margin. Decked out with a SWAT tool, bottle cage and our EXO+ casing Maxxis control tyres, the S-Works Turbo Levo SL weighs a scant 17.65kg, with no obvious concession to strength or durability on the specification. That’s almost 1.5kg lighter than the Trek Fuel EXe. And having a bottle cage fitted as standard is really important, as the S-Works Levo SL is the only bike in the Levo SL line to come with a range extender as standard trim – the 160Wh bottle battery adding 50% to the range of the 320Wh main battery housed inside the downtube. And given that the range extender normally costs £340 extra, the Levo SL looks surprisingly good value for money. Even without the range extender, the Levo SL burned past the Forestal Cyon and Trek Fuel EXe in our range test, only narrowly losing out to the Pivot Shuttle SL with its 430Wh battery. Yes, you have to work harder on the Levo SL, as the 35Nm motor isn’t as poky as the 50/60Nm units elsewhere in this test. The motor is very efficient though, so when you’re emptying your tank, it never feels like the bike is robbing you of precious energy. Yes the LED power display looks basic, but the remote switch that lets you toggle between the three power modes is one of the best, as is the rest of the integration. Even the speed sensor on the rear drop is that much neater and better protected than any of its rivals. Suspension Having the bottle cage mounted so low in the frame is a boon too, as it keeps the extra 1,092g range extender low and centred. As such, fitting it has less of a negative impact on the handling and suspension. Which is a much more important than where the 450g shock is positioned, right? …Continue reading »
Impressive handling and range
Short reach numbers
Charlotte HeadJan 2023
A SWAT compatible cage that falls short on usability
Specialized SWAT system compatible
Slightly tricky bottle replacement