2023 Specialized

Turbo Kenevo SL 2 Expert

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension enduro e-bike with high-end components.
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Weight43.0 lbs  
SuspensionFull, 170 / 170mm
ForkFox Performance Elite Float 38
ShockFox Float X2 Performance Elite
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetGX Eagle Transmission, SRAM
MotorSpecialized 320W 50Nm mid-drive
BatterySpecialized 320Wh
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Turbo Kenevo SL 2 Expert
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A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

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28 mph

Turbo Kenevo SL 2 Expert

26 mph

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5'2" – 5'8"


5'5" – 5'11"


5'7" – 6'3"


5'10" – 6'4"

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Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL 2 Expert | Electric Mountain Bike of the Year contender

Jun 2024 · Alex Evans

Long-travel suspension and gutsy geometry combine with a light weight and low-power motor

  • Monster truck suspension

  • Descent focused geometry

  • Quiet riding

  • Confidence inspiring

  • Lacks torque and power

  • Battery life could be better

  • Slack seat angle and long top tube

  • Trail casing tyres

  • Hard to setup

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Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL review - MBR

Nov 2022 · Alan Muldoon

The Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL works its magic in many different ways, but at the root of them all is its superb blend of stability and agility.

  • Can hang with the best enduro bikes on the descents and leave them for dead on the climbs. Unobtrusive motor accentuates the positives. Six unique geometry settings

  • Battery can’t be removed easily. Limited seat post insertion. It’s a decent deposit on a house.

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Bike Perfect
Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert enduro e-MTB review: a wild beast with the heart of a road bike

Mar 2022 · Guy Kesteven

Does fitting an e-road motor to an Enduro beast work? We test the Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert on the steepest and sketchiest trails to find out

  • Excellent, easily adjustable geometry

  • Full DH suspension feel

  • Light weight

  • Smoothly useable power

  • Excellent displays and app

  • High cost

  • Limited seatpost adjustment

  • Weedy tires

  • Stem is too long

  • Battery is fixed in DIY terms

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E-Mountainbike Magazine
Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL – In our big 2022 eMTB group test

Mar 2022 · Jonas Müssig

The Specialized S-Works Kenevo SL enters our 2022 eMTB group as a capable yet superlight eMTB. The smaller motor and battery bring several advantages to the trail – and some disadvantages too! How did the Kenevo fare against the competition in our 2022 eMTB group test?

  • System integration

  • Extremely composed at high speed

  • Modular battery concept

  • 'S' sizing concept doesn't really work

  • The spec doesn't do justice to the intended application

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Specialized S-Work Turbo Kenevo SL – In our big enduro bike comparison test 2022

Dec 2021 · Peter Walker

Unfair advantage? Yes and no! Needless to say, both the electric motor and increased weight have both their pros and cons. But how does the Specialized S-Works Kenevo SL stack up against the analogue test field in our “Best enduro bike of 2022” group test? To find out, we pitted Specialized's Light eMTB against ten of the most exciting analogue enduro bikes of 2022. Hit the link in our bio to find out who came out on top.

  • Intuitive handling

  • Motor support without major drawbacks downhil

  • Long seat tube and short insertion depth limit freedom of movement

  • Flimsy tire casing combined with carbon rims

  • Shock bottoms out too easily

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Review: Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert

Dec 2021

The Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL is the bike that will force you to look inward and think about what you truly want: power or playfulness. Read more!

  • Agility

  • Weight

  • Geometry

  • Sleekness

  • Suspension Spec

  • FUN!

  • Bar/stem combo

  • Brake Spec

  • Lack of power (compared to full power)

  • Price

  • SL vs Full Powered Kenevo

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[First Ride] Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL S-Works

May 2021 · Ian Collins

A few weeks ago I was invited to an incredible riding riding location to test a very interesting new bike. The new-to-me place was Port Angeles, home of the legendary “Underworld Cup” – a U.S. National race that happened each year around Sea Otter time and, due to its timing, attracted top World Cup talent. The bike is the all new Specialized Turbo Kenevo Super Light. Upon a quick glance it could almost pass for an Enduro – for good reason, as you can see. Building upon the Enduro’s new suspension framework, the wizards at Specialized managed to fit the

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2022 Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert E-Bike

May 2021 · Jason_Schroeder

Want more laps? The Kenevo SL may just be your ticket.

  • Exceptionally balanced, descent orientated geometry.

  • Updated firmware smoothes out pedal assist / cut out.

  • Efficient transfer of power/efficency.

  • Agile and maneuverable descending

  • Active suspension platform keeps bike tracking straight.

  • Over-the-air firmware updates

  • Regardless of geometry adjustment, low bottom bracket/low hung weight increases pedal strikes.

  • 200mm rear rotor poorly regulate heat / brake fade on long, demanding descents.

  • Specialized Roval Traverse wheels not keen on heavy use.

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FACT 11m full carbon, 29", full internal cable routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 170mm rear travel, geo adjust head tube, geo adjust horst pivot

Hanger StandardUDH

ColorsGloss Obsidian / Metallic Obsidian / Taupe; Satin Harvest Gold / Obsidian


Fox 38 Performance Elite, Grip 2 damper, 29", 170mm travel, 44mm offset


Spring TypeAir


Fox Float X2 Performance Elite, 230x62.5mm



Alloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore


Specialized Trail, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 30mm rise, 800mm, 35mm clamp


Bridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails, 155/143mm


OneUp, Dropper Post-V2, MMX lever, 34.9 (S2:150mm, S3/S4:180mm, S5: 210mm)



Deity Grips

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle Transmission Derailleur


SRAM Alloy Crankset, Dub interface, New SL 1.2 spider, 104BCD w/SRAM 32t Transmission compatible alloy ring


SRAM AXS POD Controller


SRAM GX Eagle Transmission Cassette, 12spd, 10-52t


SRAM GX Eagle Transmission Flattop Chain


Front: SRAM Code Silver Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 220mm, Rear: SRAM Code Silver Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm

TypeHydraulic Disc


Roval Traverse 29 Alloy, 30mm inner width, hand-built, 2Bliss Ready


DT Swiss Competition Race

Front Hub

Roval, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h

Rear Hub

Roval DT Swiss 370, Ratchet LN, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h


Front: Butcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3", Rear: Eliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T7 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

Electric Components

New Specialized 1.2 SL Custom Rx Trail Tuned Motor


Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh

Recycling Program♻️ Call2Recycle


Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug

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