Descending 1,000 straight feet of the rockiest, most technical, and gnarly trails is one of the most exhilarating feelings imaginable, but climbing back up, lap-after-lap, delivers a different kind of "tingly feeling." Not the adrenaline kind, but more of the quad-searing variety. And while we're all for getting a hard workout in, it's nice to have some extra power, and there's only one bike that allows you to do that without sacrificing big suspension travel—the Turbo Kenevo Expert 27.5.
With the Turbo Kenevo FSR, first and foremost, you get all of the hallmarks that our trail bikes are known for—a roomy top tube for an easy fit and better control, ultra-short chainstays for nimble handling, and a low bottom bracket that makes the bike feel glued to the trail. Top this off with 180 millimeters of front and rear travel, and you have a bike that's ready to send it off of anything.
Then comes an M5 aluminum frame and efficient and powerful Turbo technology, integrating a battery, and a new Specialized 1.3 motor that delivers 15% more power than the previous version. This also delivers a significant increase in efficiency, while our exclusive Rx Trail Tune at the motor smoothly and quietly brings this additional power to the pedals, making climbing the steepest of trails nearly effortless. The output is fully adjustable to conserve energy, as well, while the custom motor is also the only one on the market that features instant pedal engagement, so you get immediate power the moment you need it, and consistent torque throughout the entire cadence range.
At the battery, you'll find that it's fully integrated with the down tube and easily removable for quick charging or swaps. It has a lengthy lifespan for hitting long, out of the way trails and, along with the motor, it's strategically placed for optimal weight distribution. You'll also find our Mission Control App for full control of the Turbo technology, an integrated Trail Display with all of the ride metrics you need, a Trail Remote that lets your easily switch between modes without removing your hands from the bars, and a power meter that shows exactly how much power you're putting out vs. the motor.
The Turbo Kenevo features a build spec that leaves nothing to be desired, with an Öhlins TTX22M coil shock, a RockShox Lyrik fork with 180mm of travel, SRAM's GX one-by groupset, and hand-built Roval alloy wheels. It also features our 27.5 x 2.8" tires that decrease deflection and dramatically increases traction, floatation, and fun over the trail.
- The frame, with its 180mm of travel, is constructed from our M5 Premium Aluminum, which is equal parts, strong, lightweight, and incredibly responsive. The design of the frame itself revolves around our Trail 6Fattie Geometry that includes all of our trail hallmarks, like a low-slung bottom bracket, roomy top tube, and ultra-short chainstays. Cable routing is all internal, including that of the Command Post IR, while the battery is fully integrated in the down tube and the motor is secured by a forged brace mount.
- The custom Specialized 1.3 Rx Trail-tuned motor is built for the Kenevo and features a 15% power increase and a significant efficiency increase compared to the Specialized 1.2 motor. This successfully places it at the top of e-bike motor technology. It has many other features that no other e-bike can touch, like instant engagement, fantastic heat management, a double freewheel design that disengages the gear box when you hit top speed, and silent, smooth, and consistent output—even at max power.
- The Specialized M1-504 battery features an integrated Trail Display and ANT+/Bluetooth® module with Mission Control App connectivity. It houses 504Wh of trail-taming juice, and is neatly integrated into the down tube.
|Drive System||Specialized 1.3, custom Rx Trail-tuned motor, 250W Nominal|
|Display||Trail Handlebar Remote, motor mode switch & walk-assist|
|Battery Type/Weight||Specialized M1-504, integrated Trail Display, ANT+/Bluetooth module, 504Wh, Mission Control App connectivity|
|Charger Type||Custom charger, 42V4A with Rosenberger plug|
|Frame||Specialized M5 Premium Aluminum, 27.5 Trail Geometry, integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable and Command Post IR routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 180mm of travel|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik RCT3, 27.5", Dual Position Air, Boost 15x110mm, 35mm stanchions, 180mm of travel|
|Rear Shock||Öhlins TTX22M, Coil|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Traverse 27.5, hookless alloy, 38mm inner width, tubeless ready, 24/28h|
Front: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 24h
Rear: Specialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 10-/11-speed freehub, 28h
|Spokes||DT Swiss, stainless|
|Tires||Butcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"|
|Crankset||Custom alloy crankarms|
|Chainrings||Forged steel, 32T|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|Shifters||SRAM GX, one-click shift-lever|
|Handlebars||Specialized, 6061 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, XS/S: regular thickness, M/XL: XL thickness|
|Stem||Specialized Trail, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R, hydraulic disc, 200mm|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|Seatpost||Command Post Wu, S/M: 125mm of travel, L/XL: 150mm, 34.9mm, 8mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.