Anyone who is asking this question will in all likelihood be more than happy with a Levo, which is indeed a very capable bike. The Kenevo offers that little bit more at the rowdiest end of the scale. Some might say quite a bit moreWhat can the Levo do that the kenevo can’t ?
Edit apart from bringing in more £££
There’s definitely a place in the market for a DH ebike, let’s keep fingers crossed that the Gen 3 Kenevo delivers thisIf the Levo has been creeping up to become more capable each model generation, reaching out from trail to enduro category, why not make the Kenevo also even more of a bruiser than it already is. 190-200 mm of travel, full DH stroke shock…
Levo-to-Kenevo sales ratio surely is what it is, but would be really gutted if they went and quietly discontinued the FF Kenevo product line.
S4 Gen 2 Zim. S3 is too small.I normally make it a policy to say something nice to someone I don't know each day ..
Today .. it seems not ...
Just had a look and I can't see any Full Fat Kenevos listed in 25/26.
So if you want one .. get one now and don't wait for then.
Anyone want to swap an S3 Gen2 for a Jam2 6.9 Medium .. I quite fancy one and I'm bored of the Jam.
Weirdly, my favourite bike at the moment is my old Gen1 (Which still goes great some days despite it's sh1tty fecked up motor which Spesh didn't change in 2 years of begging/pleading/jumping through hoops - Thanks Spesh, great job).
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If I need one this would be my choice ;
I think the problem, is the industry is moving away from F&R 27.5 and like you said most buyers want or at least think they need Full 29er/Mullet, Big Battery, Big travel ebikes. The UK/Euro market is really dictating what manufactures are going to start offering. The 27.5 crowd is getting smaller and smaller - Cube and the current Kenevo is really the only two options in the market that offer bikes to the mainstream.Im surprised specialized would get rid of the kenevo, as It still has a few unique features to the Levo beyond more travel, E.G the ally frame and the 27.5 wheels.
I agree with others that it would be cool to see them go for a downhill/free ride style bike like the new canyon torque on.
Big travel, Big battery, big wheels, just a full beast of a bike! it seems alot of ebike riders want these mega bikes that just run over everything.
Bit off topic but...like you said most buyers want or at least think they need Full 29er/Mullet, Big Battery, Big travel ebikes.
I tried it and thought the bike was to slack for technical single track.Nothing wrong with making a Kenevo 3 with a 29er front wheel.
I want comfort and a bike that can hit stuff outside of my comfort zone. You can have my Kenevo when you pry it from my cold dead hands.
Levos's are great, but not what I want.
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