2020 Specialized levo/kenevo rumors?

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Dec 20, 2018
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Around this time last year stuff started leaking out about the new levo. I heard Specialized was planning on holding a dealer event at Northstar bike park mid June but haven’t heard if anything came of it. The bike park had a heavy snow year and was slow getting up and running, so that might have impacted it. I also heard whispers of a ultra light weight, low torque, small battery model they were working on, but that may just be a concept project at this point, I hope not. I think the time is right for spec to loosen the lips considering there are a ton of new bikes being announced and they have been a bit out of the spotlight.
 

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We are expecting a new Kenevo to be announced sooner rather than later, but no info has so far leaked on it.

Dealers have already been made aware of the 2020 Levo, which is essentially just new colour ways, and some spec changes on some components - rumours that all bikes will be 700wh batteries as standard have been circulating though.

I think they may well introduce another model into the line up, but that's just personal guesswork.
 
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Ive heard that a UK dealer has been invited to a demo in Switzerland at Specialized development centre in July, so nothing will be known till then
 
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Talking to one of the lads at one of the shops I visit regularly and he seemed to think the levo models they have in now are not going to change until early next year.im at Specialized trail days at glentress next weekend so I’ll try and get verification of this.was hoping to pick up a 2019 model at end of year discount in a couple of months time but might have to look at the direct sales brands to save money.would prefer to buy from my lbs but the savings going direct are tempting.
 
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I can’t imagine they keep the kenevo the same. They either drop it from their line or update it. It’s way outdated. I’m personally hoping for the kenevo to be an E version of the stumpjumper evo
 
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I can’t imagine they keep the kenevo the same. They either drop it from their line or update it. It’s way outdated. I’m personally hoping for the kenevo to be an E version of the stumpjumper evo
I’m fairly certain there’s a new kenevo due soon.
 
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See my above post for the Kenevo, wont be long;)

The Levo will just be a colour/spec change, nothing more
 

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They either drop it from their line or update it. It’s way outdated.
🤣 you sound like the fashion police! It’s still a great bike and I wouldn’t exactly call it waaay outdated, it’s a bruiser that I would take over the Levo in a number of situations.
 
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I talked to an insider that said wait until the 2020 line is released, big changes to the Kenevo.
 
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Any insight into wether the Kenevo will have a 29er front or both front and rear?
 

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I don't know about Levo or Kenevo but apparently Specialized has a new killer e-road bike coming in about 2 weeks
 

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I heard there will be an eGravel bike and some kind of "Levo Light"model with a 288Wh battery and Mahle middle motor system.
 

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E-Gravel market is exploding at the moment
 

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I wonder if 2020’s will use the new brose battery
 
Jun 26, 2019
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Very much doubt it, one of the reasons Specialized use the Brose motor is because they can use their own battery design to really integrate it into the frame, if they used Brose's battery they would have to design the frame around it which isn't ideal espcailly when they have the neatest battery install around imo, the new Kenevo will have the new Levo battery

I would suspect the Kenevo expert would come with the 700wh and the comp with a 500wh

Couple the 700wh battery with TrailWatts battery extender's new Kenevo 504wh box battery (mounts on bottle cage bolts) and you have 1204wh Kenevo!!!
 

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Very much doubt it, one of the reasons Specialized use the Brose motor is because they can use their own battery design to really integrate it into the frame, if they used Brose's battery they would have to design the frame around it which isn't ideal espcailly when they have the neatest battery install around imo, the new Kenevo will have the new Levo battery

I would suspect the Kenevo expert would come with the 700wh and the comp with a 500wh

Couple the 700wh battery with TrailWatts battery extender's new Kenevo 504wh box battery (mounts on bottle cage bolts) and you have 1204wh Kenevo!!!
Omg this excites me at the thought!
 
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Dealer demo in Switzerland has now happened so it wont be long;)
 

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Calling all Swiss spies, cameras out this week boys and girls, we need photos. Launch in Lenzerheide or Les Gets region?
 
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Dealer demo in Switzerland has now happened so it wont be long;)
My dealer in Switzerland is awol this week so maybe happening now?
My dealer was there over the weekend so it may be a week long demo for dealers from all over Europe
 

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I’m extremely close to pulling the trigger on a ‘19 comp. Would that be a big mistake?
 

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I would wait and see. New model could have 700Wh battery, new near silent motor (judging by recent motor shortage). On release of new models, the '19 models could get discounted.

I wish for a new gear shifter wired to motor to automatically cut power to enable fast & smooth gear changes. IMHO the current single click shifter is it's biggest flaw.

Turbo Levo teaser:

Turbo Vado teaser :cool::

Turbo Como teaser:

Turbo all models teaser:
 
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