The new Levo SL Alloy gives an affordable entry to Specialized's lightweight e-MTBs – it's bad news if you live in the U.S. though

Specialized Levo SL e-MTB on the top of a rocky hill
(Image credit: Specialized)

Specialized has added a new aluminum e-MTB to its Turbo Levo SL range. While the best e-MTBs in the Turbo Levo SL range all use carbon for their frame material, the Levo SL Alloy uses Specialized's M5 alloy giving a more affordable entry point to the lightweight e-bike range but still only weighs 20kg for the size large.

Although the frame is made from metal, you still get all the same features as the rest of the Levo SL range. The bike features 150mm of rear travel and The bike comes with a mullet mixed-wheel setup (29in front, 27.5in rear wheel), plus it's compatible with a 29 rear with no extra parts needed. Geometry is the same as the carbon version and uses Specialized's S1 to S6 sizing, offering a range of reach numbers from 405mm to 525mm.  

The bike is powered by a Specialized 1.2 SL Custom Rx Trail Tuned Motor which delivers up to 320 watts of power and 50Nm of peak torque, paired to a 320Wh battery. An additional SL Range Extender 160Wh battery pack is available to plug in for £340.

Specialized Levo SL e-MTB being jumped on a singletrack

Specialized Levo SL Alloy is cheaper on the pocket but should be just as fun on the trail (Image credit: Specialized)

If the thought of shelling out almost £13,000 for something like the Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo SL boggles your mind, the Levo SL Alloy's £5,250 price tag should be much more palatable.

Now for the bad news, although this is a global launch the Levo SL Alloy won't be available in the U.S.

For those who aren't in America, the bike is available to buy right now and comes in three different colorways; Satin Indigo / Obsidian, Satin Pine Green / Forest Green, or Gloss Charcoal / Silver Dust / Black.

For more on the Levo SL Alloy, check out the video made by our colleagues at and we've got the full bike specs below.

Specialized Levo SL Alloy specs

Specialized Levo SL e-MTB studio shot

Specialized Levo SL e-MTB Alloy (Image credit: Specialized)
  • Frame: Levo SL Alloy Frame, M5 alloy
  • Motor:  Specialized 1.2 SL Custom Rx Trail Tuned Motor
  • Battery: Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Fork: Fox 36 Rhythm, 150mm
  • Shock: x Float Performance Series, 210x50mm, S2-S6: Fox Float X Performance Serie, 150mm
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle, 12sp
  • Bar/stem: Specialized Alloy
  • Seatpost: Manic, infinite adjustable, S1: 100mm, S2: 125mm, S3: 150mm, S4/S5: 175mm, S6: 190mm
  • Saddle: Specialized Bridge Comp
  • Brakes: Code R, 4-piston, 220mm front / 200mm rear
  • Wheels: Specialized Alloy
  • Tires: Specialized GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T9 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3in front / Specialized Eliminator, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® T7 compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.3in  
  • Claimed weight: 20.2kg
  • Price: £5,250
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road, based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg