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Specialized Drops $3,800 Turbo Levo SL 24″ Kid’s E-Bike

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An e-bike built specifically for kids — with the power of adult models. The new Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids gives a whole new avenue for fun on the trails (or the ability to keep up with adults). It’s 36.6 lbs of a legit e-bike equipped with the same internals as the adult Levo SL.

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids riding

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids

The idea Turbo Levo SL kids model is to give an extra boost to kids on trails. To help those little legs get over the big climbs and maybe conquer ascents they never thought possible. The extra boost could help young riders learn to navigate the trails and drive a mountain bike like a well-seasoned rider.

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids trails

Geometry and Fit

The standover height is very low, perfect for getting on/off and bailing when the trail becomes too challenging. Geometry-wise, the Kids Levo SL sports a slack 66° head tube angle matched with a long stack and reach. The more extended reach is a reasonably progressive fit for a kid’s bike; it keeps the young rider engaged but able to steer and drive the bike effectively.

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids geo

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids fun with mom

What age is the Kid’s Turbo Levo SL for?

Sizing is easy; there is only one. The Turbo Levo SL Kid’s can fit riders from 48-60 inches or six years and older (roughly). The standover gives enough room for the shortest inseams to have ground clearance. For the older riders (10-11 years), the bike will fit but with more of a playful ride.

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids buttons

So what’s the power?

This Turbo Levo SL 24″ has the same internals as the adult flagship version. That means the same operating system, tuneability, and dialing-in of power on Specialized Mission Control. The new Specialized 1.2 SL Custom Rx Trail-Tuned Motor is the same as the newly launched Levo SL.

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids motor

The battery is the same 320wh as the Levo SL. This battery will supply around 5 hours of ride time for adults — For a kid; it’s much longer.

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids

Top-End Specs

Kids are usually more brutal on their gear than adults, and lower specs never help the cause. Specialized went all in for Turbo Levo SL Kids with quality gear to last the drops and slams.

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids clouds

The fork is a Rock Shox Reba with 100mm travel and a 40mm offset. The spec team chose the dependable yet fairly light SRAM NX 11-spd groupset for shifting paired with an 11-42T cassette. For brakes, SRAM Level T brakes take up the charge and should work well and stop on a dime paired with 160mm front and rear rotors.

Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids rear

You don’t usually see a kid’s bike with a dropper from the start, but this isn’t your run-of-the-mill kid’s bike. The Kid’s Levo SL comes with a TranzX dropper with 80mm travel — enough to get rowdy but slam the seat for little riders.

The wheels are Specialized in-house builds, with tubeless rims and sealed cartridge bearings. The Turbo Levo SL 24″ comes with Specialized tubeless Ground Control 24 x 2.35″ tires with control casing. The 2.35″ width on a 24″ wheel makes it look like a plus-sized setup and should inspire confident riding for whoever is on board.

As for color options, riders can choose from Glossy black and Orange, Satin Black and Glossy Oak Green — all match well with the dirty trails.

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Full Specs — Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium Butted Alloy, 24 Trail Geometry, integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, 148mm spacing, UDH compatible
  • Fork: Reba 26, 40mm offset, 100mm travel, 15x100mm spacing
  • Shifting: SRAM NX, 11-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t
  • Brakes: SRAM Level T
  • Wheels: Specialized Alloy Tubeless 24″
  • Seatpost: TranzX Dropper, 30.9mm, 80mm travel, 0mm offset
  • Motor: New Specialized 1.2 SL Custom Rx Trail-Tuned Motor UI/REMOTE Specialized Mastermind TCU
  • Tires: Ground Control, 2BR Control Casing, 24×2.35
  • Saddle: Specialized
  • Cockpit: Double-butted alloy, 9-degree backsweep
  • Weight: 36.6 lbs.

Pricing and Availability

Just because it’s a kid’s bike doesn’t mean it will arrive at an affordable price. The Specialized Turbo Levo SL Kids comes in at $3,800. Likely keeping it out of reach for most, but it’s a heck of a machine for those who can spare the change.

The Turbo Levo SL Kids is available from Specialized.com and your local dealer.

Look for more information and a possible first-ride review if we can get our hands on one locally. www.specialized.com

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Sirclimbalot
Sirclimbalot
11 months ago

Confirmed that we are on track to become Wall-E in real life.

My best childhood memories were putting around on my diamondback BMX all day… I can’t imagine adding this type of complexity to children learning to ride bikes, and really just be curious about the world.

Grillis
Grillis
11 months ago

The idea Turbo Levo SL kids model is to give an extra boost to kids on trails. To help those little legs get over the big climbs and maybe conquer assents they never thought possible. The extra boost could help young riders learn to navigate the trails and drive a mountain bike like a well-seasoned rider.

This is so much nonsense.

Dinger
Dinger
11 months ago
Reply to  Grillis

Or in simpler language, allow a smaller child to ride the same speeds and distances as their grown up MTB loving dad, which is awesome.

Speshy
Speshy
11 months ago
Reply to  Dinger

but his dad is also a terrible mountain biker who relies on an ebike to make up for his ineptitude (as most ebikers do) and his dad crashes and the kid is now stuck out in the middle of nowhere without any idea of what to do because he’s still just a kid.

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

Dinger
Dinger
11 months ago
Reply to  Speshy

Don’t pretend you know who does and doesn’t like e-bikes.

I swear mountain bikers have become the roadie snobs we used to joke about…

Dylan Sutton
Dylan Sutton
11 months ago

I have two kids, the younger of whom is still on a 24″ bike. While lack of oomph to get up the hills or cover big distances can be a problem, all the kids I know who ride enough to ‘justify’ (if the term can be used at all) having an e-bike would want it to be a full-suspension bike. A hard-tail bike that is more than half their body weight (my 24″ bike riding son weighs 28kg/61lb) is going to be a real handful on anything other than butter smooth flow trail.

Chris
Chris
11 months ago
Reply to  Dylan Sutton

The lack of oomph to get up longer hills is easily fixed with a Towhee strap. When my kids were 6-8 years old and I wanted to take them on bigger rides with longer climbs, the Towhee strap was absolutely essential. Then pull it off in 10 seconds and they can shed everywhere else on the rollers, downhills, and shorter/less techy climbs with ease on their lightweight and easy to maneuver non-e-bikes.

My daughter started riding at 6 years old on singletrack while weighing less than 40 pounds… so this ebike would be 95% of her body weight!

Technician
Technician
11 months ago

Mike Sinyard needs money.

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
11 months ago
Reply to  Technician

B I N G O !!!

M. Haley
M. Haley
11 months ago

We work 60 hours a week so that our boss’s kid can have this. He’s already long outgrown his full carbon Hotwalk and needs that next tech boost so he can keep outpacing all the plebe kids.

justaguy
justaguy
11 months ago

so much for kids learning about how strong their bodies are. This is just bad.

mpulsiv
mpulsiv
11 months ago
Reply to  justaguy

“Bad” is not the best choice of words to to motive to cripple children. At this age, children compete with their friends by using their physical abilities. This is how motivation works in human race. Motor between your legs does nothing but cripple people from their physical abilities. Soon, we’ll see backpacks with propellers to push people up the mountains, because hiking is hard.

Remember, people have been pedaling for more than 100 years with joy. Now, motor between the legs will satisfy the ego.

Dinger
Dinger
11 months ago
Reply to  mpulsiv

“Motor between your legs does nothing but cripple people from their physical abilities.”

The entire motorsport community is giving you the side-eye.

E0bikes add riders to the riding community. There is no way to interpret that as negative.

Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
11 months ago

Meanwhile a kids DR-Z brand new is at most $3500 and will actually have some residual value when the kid grows up.

Ham Jam
Ham Jam
11 months ago

For a kid, wouldn’t a cheap hub motor and small battery work just fine for the intended purpose?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
11 months ago
Reply to  Ham Jam

Those don’t work well for anyone.

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