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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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