2019 Turbo Levo Owners Thread

Kiwi in Wales

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The DPX2 is hard to fit a full bottle cage on as it has the Piggyback on it, supposed to far better for long gnarly descents to stop the can overheating. I doubt they would stock fit that with that design flaw. It's a fair bit more expensive than the DPS so over the course over however many bikes they sell that's quite a saving for them..

Very happy with mine..I use a bladder not a bottle cage which is the only drawback but you can fit a kids one in there.
Use this, problem solved and double the water storage 😉

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This shock is an ElevenSix from Push?
How did you manage to get one dialed for the Levo?
I think that the Turbo Levo is not in the list of compatible bikes for this shock.
Or did you choose any other bike that shares shock size with the Levo?
Well spotted, and yes it is.
Custom build using my ElevenSix that was on my Nomad 3 carbon. The shock and bike had been sitting gathering dust for the past year and a half while I have been in the eeb zone 😁

I had forgotten how good this shock was but it is now even better as it has had some major tweaking carried out and some Fox parts introduced into it.
To quote the tweaker....
Pretty happy with how this came out.
It’s dyno tested and feels brilliant!

PUSH/FOX 210mm x 55mm Frankenshock. Perfect for a Halloween night ride me thinks 😉

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Actually the more I read and think about it, I am tempted to go the RS Super Deluxe ultimate with the megNeg can on mine when I get the frame...

Anyone have any experience with that one on the 19 or 20 Levo?
 

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Went full monster truck on my comp.

180mm DVO Onyx SC with black diamond 2.6 tires and cush core. Trying to figure out what shock to run to pair with the Onyx fork. I loved the Topaz on my Enduro. But really want to try a coil setup. The fork will get dropped down to 170 or 160mm as the 180 is way to much.

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Converted to Moto. Fox 36 44mm offset, high position, 2.8 27.5 back/ 2.35 29er front... can't wait to check it out this weekend! Maybe too narrow on front but then I'm preparing for all the wet weather & mud to hit Vancouver Island this winter.
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(I can wait...)
 
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New bike day!

This is the first mountain bike I've bought since I raced on a Stumpjumper about 15 years ago, which I sold about 10 years ago. Happy to be back on an FSR and to join the eMTB club.

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Nice way to come back @nathanjones !

Bikes have definitely improved since 2004, and the e-motor adds a whole 'nuther element of fun!
 
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Nice way to come back @nathanjones !

Bikes have definitely improved since 2004, and the e-motor adds a whole 'nuther element of fun!
It's crazy how much geometry and components have changed. The Levo would be a moderately aggressive downhill bike in that generation. Plus the quality of life improvements since then are amazing.
 
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I'm about to buy a levo HT 2019 with a M1 - 400 wh battery. If I want to buy another battery will the 504wh battery fit in it, as I can't seem to find any 400wh original replacements ?
 

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I'm about to buy a levo HT 2019 with a M1 - 400 wh battery. If I want to buy another battery will the 504wh battery fit in it, as I can't seem to find any 400wh original replacements ?
Yes it will fit, but make sure you order the correct battery as it is the 504Wh you require and not the newer 500Wh battery.
You need to purchase the battery in the top of the photo. This will fit 2017, 2018, 2019 Levo HTs, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Levo FSRs and 2018, 2019 Kenevos. The other battery fits the new shaped 2019, 2020 Levo FSRs and the new 2020 Kenevo.

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Yes it will fit, but make sure you order the correct battery as it is the 504Wh you require and not the newer 500Wh battery.
You need to purchase the battery in the top of the photo. This will fit 2017, 2018, 2019 Levo HTs, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Levo FSRs and 2018, 2019 Kenevos. The other battery fits the new shaped 2019, 2020 Levo FSRs and the new 2020 Kenevo.

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Thank you. I searched Google but couldn't find a definite answer . It's so good to be able to ask questions and get such a detailed quick reply. 👍
I look forward to joining the community when I pick up my levo ht this week. I'm a motorcyclist but faniced exploring more local trails a motorcycle is not allowed on, while getting fit and increasing my motorcycle skills at same time.
 

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Thank you. I searched Google but couldn't find a definite answer . It's so good to be able to ask questions and get such a detailed quick reply. 👍
I look forward to joining the community when I pick up my levo ht this week. I'm a motorcyclist but faniced exploring more local trails a motorcycle is not allowed on, while getting fit and increasing my motorcycle skills at same time.
They are not cheap to buy new. Around £700 to £750
You might be lucky to find a secondhand one for around £400 to £500
Specialized 504Wh Turbo Levo / Kenevo Battery £714.99

Specialized TURBO LEVO BATTERY 2017 - Freeborn Bikes
 
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Hi everyone. First post on here so take it easy.
Q:- has anyone raised their handlebars? I came across this:-
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FWE Stem Riser 1 1/8" | STEMS | Evans Cycles
I find that they're too low for the leisure riding I'm doing right now. Too much weight on my wrists making it uncomfortable after half an hour.
 

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Hi everyone. First post on here so take it easy.
Q:- has anyone raised their handlebars? I came across this:-
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FWE Stem Riser 1 1/8" | STEMS | Evans Cycles
I find that they're too low for the leisure riding I'm doing right now. Too much weight on my wrists making it uncomfortable after half an hour.
From what I have read the risers like that are cheaply made and not safe at all. Diety makes super high rise handle bars which would be a lot safer and look better. DEITY HIGHSIDE 760 HANDLEBAR /// 80mm RISE
 
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Hi everyone. First post on here so take it easy.
Q:- has anyone raised their handlebars? I came across this:-
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FWE Stem Riser 1 1/8" | STEMS | Evans Cycles
I find that they're too low for the leisure riding I'm doing right now. Too much weight on my wrists making it uncomfortable after half an hour.
Had the same problem after a neck surgery, solved my aching problem with a 90mm x 40 degree stem from eBay.

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Fitted this the week before Christmas. However....... got a call from TF tuned saying..... Cane Creek have been in touch with them and have said that they do not recommend that you put a DB IL Coil on your 2019 Levo or 2019 Stumpjumper as they are worried the shaft of the shock may snap near the rear eyelet due to the increased leverage force created by the yoke.

So..... I am sending the shock back to TF Tuned who are happy to give me a refund and we are working on 'other' possible options.

It is a real shame as I have been for 3 rides with the new coil shock on and compared to the standard air shock the new coil shock in my opinion is far superior especially on the terrain I ride :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:


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hi mr kiwi.

how did you install the rear shock. did you have to turn the upper eyelet to get it fit in?

if so how did you do it?
 

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hi mr kiwi.

how did you install the rear shock. did you have to turn the upper eyelet to get it fit in?

if so how did you do it?
As you may already know, what you read was an old post and Cane Creek have now upgraded the IL coil rear shock shaft so it can cope with the Levo’s high leverage ratio.
When I purchased the ‘non Levo ready’ IL coil shock from TF tuned they adjusted the upper eyelet by I think 45 degrees when they built the shock up for me. Not sure how they did it sorry. But feel free to give them a call to find out.
 
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Are these a substantial upgrade over the stock wheels on a 2019 comp??

DT Swiss EX1700 29er wheelset with DT Swiss 350 hubs. 30 mm
 
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As you may already know, what you read was an old post and Cane Creek have now upgraded the IL coil rear shock shaft so it can cope with the Levo’s high leverage ratio.
When I purchased the ‘non Levo ready’ IL coil shock from TF tuned they adjusted the upper eyelet by I think 45 degrees when they built the shock up for me. Not sure how they did it sorry. But feel free to give them a call to find out.
Thanks for your reply.
45 degree adjustment I will look into it,
Always safe ride~
 
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After one and a half years of contemplating and waiting for a price I could justify before my wife I am now a proud owner of this Beauty! So in love with it. If anyone in Germany is thinking of getting one, Nubuk Bikes has a sale on the 2019 Levo models! Stoked to finally be part of the communtity officially!

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After one and a half years of contemplating and waiting for a price I could justify before my wife I am now a proud owner of this Beauty! So in love with it. If anyone in Germany is thinking of getting one, Nubuk Bikes has a sale on the 2019 Levo models! Stoked to finally be part of the communtity officially!

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Are these a substantial upgrade over the stock wheels on a 2019 comp??

DT Swiss EX1700 29er wheelset with DT Swiss 350 hubs. 30 mm
I have been running these wheels for last 7 months after bearings on original wheels failed. Had no issues covering over 800 miles on all terrain.

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To Botts101 question regarding replacing the rear brake line: I installed new XT 4 piston brakes on my 2020 Levo. I prefer Shimano over Sram. I used the connector below to help pull and push at the same time to install the new brake line. Cut the original brake line at the rear brake lever, attached the reverb connector and pulled thru a spare brake line into the frame and thru to the exit of the rear triangle. Removed the old brake line, attach the new brake line to the spare brake line via the connector and then again, push while pulling the new brake line back through the frame. The barb connector made this install a lot easier.

Barb Connector Reverb Stealth - brake line connector
 
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