Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert

Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert

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The Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert is an electric bike designed for trail riding. The bike features a lightweight motor and battery system, a full carbon frame with internal cable routing, and a rear travel of 170mm. The front fork is a FOX FLOAT 38 Performance Elite with 170mm travel, and the rear shock is a FOX FLOAT X2. The bike also includes SRAM Code RS brakes, Sram X01 Eagle 12-speed rear derailleur, and Roval Traverse 29 Alloy wheels. With its powerful components and downhill capability, the Turbo Kenevo SL Expert is a top-performing bike for those looking to conquer challenging trails.


  • Top Carbon Frame
  • Good Rims
  • Good Groupset components
  • Top brakes
  • Best suspension components
  • Top reviews from the bike magazines

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SRP10000 €
Travel Front170 mm
Travel Rear170 mm
Wheels29 Aluminum
Frame MaterialCarbon
GroupsetSram X01 EAGLE
ForkFox 38
ShockFox Float X2
Ebike MotorSpecialized
Ebike Battery320 Wh
BrakesSram CODE


E-Mountainbike Magazine

With the weakest climbing performance and the least long-distance comfort in the entire test field, the Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL stood no chance of winning our 2022 eMTB group test. On the other hand, Specialized’s E-bruiser delivers an...

  1. modular battery concept
  2. System integration
  3. extremely composed at high speed
  1. 'S' sizing concept doesn't really work
  2. the spec doesn't do justice to the intended application


Robin Weaver

The Kenevo SL might be very, very expensive, but it manages to bridge the gap between regular bike and full-blown e-MTB brilliantly. Seatpost insertion depth is an issue, but otherwise, this could well be the bike we’ve all been waiting for

  1. Superb handling – more regular bike than e-MTB
  2. motor is smooth and Mission Control app adds adjustability
  3. great, adjustable geometry
  4. balanced, very capable suspension
  1. The cost is seriously prohibitive (even the cheapest Comp model is £7k)
  2. not enough seatpost insertion depth and can’t get post low enough in the frame

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Peter Walker

The S-Works Kenevo SL enters our group test with extra motor power but also extra weight. Specialized’s Light eMTB steams past the competition on the climbs and shines with its smooth, intuitive handling and excellent traction when you point its nose down...

  1. intuitive handling
  2. motor support without major drawbacks downhil
  1. long seat tube and short insertion depth limit freedom of movement
  2. flimsy tire casing combined with carbon rims
  3. shock bottoms out too easily


Alan Muldoon

The Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL works its magic in many different ways, but at the root of them all is its superb blend of stability and agility.

  1. Can hang with the best enduro bikes on the descents and leave them for dead on the climbs. Unobtrusive motor accentuates the positives. Six unique geometry settings
  1. Battery can’t be removed easily. Limited seat post insertion. It’s a decent deposit on a house.

Vital MTB


2022 Specialized Kenevo SL Review Want more laps? The Kenevo SL may just be your ticket.

  1. Exceptionally balanced, descent orientated geometry.
  2. Updated firmware smoothes out pedal assist / cut out.
  3. Efficient transfer of power/efficency.
  4. Agile and maneuverable descending
  5. Active suspension platform keeps bike tracking straight.
  6. Over-the-air firmware updates
  1. Regardless of geometry adjustment, low bottom bracket/low hung weight increases pedal strikes.
  2. 200mm rear rotor poorly regulate heat / brake fade on long, demanding descents.
  3. Specialized Roval Traverse wheels not keen on heavy use.


Zach Overholt

After a few days of pure XC and then all out Enduro riding, Specialized had something different in mind for our final day in Tahoe. This would not only be the longest ride of the week, but it would have the most climbing – and it would all be done on an...


Rico Haase

With the Specialized Kenevo SL, the premium manufacturer presents a powerful e-enduro with 170 mm suspension travel and only just over 18 kilograms in weight in the top equipment. The riding characteristics are impressive, because this light e-mtb smooths out every terrain.

  1. Lightweight
  2. Suspension with ample reserves
  3. Agile and nimble in handling
  4. Geometry according to the S-Sizing concept
  5. Range extender
  1. Expensive
  2. Built-in battery

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FACT 11m full carbon, 29", full internal cable routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 170mm rear travel, geo adjust head tube, geo adjust horst pivot
Frame Sizes
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Frame Colors
Gloss Cool Grey / Carbon / Dove Grey / BlackGloss Brassy Yellow / Black

Ebike System

Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh


FOX FLOAT 38 Performance Elite 29, Grip2 damper, 44mm offset, HSC, LSC, HSR, LSR, 110x15mm, 1.5" tapered steerer, 170mm travel
Rear Shock
FOX FLOAT X2 Performance, 2-position lever, 62.5x230mm


Alloy Trail Stem, 35mm bar bore
Specialized Trail, 7050 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 30mm rise, 800mm, 35mm clamp
Deity, Knuckleduster, Black
Bridge Comp, Hollow Cr-mo rails, 155/143mm


Rear Derailleur
Sram X01 Eagle, 12-speed
Shift Levers
SRAM X01 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 10-52t
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Praxis, forged M30, custom offset
SRAM X-Sync Eagle, 94 BCD, 32T, alloy


Front Brake
SRAM Code RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 220mm
Shift Levers
SRAM Code RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm


Front Rim
Roval Traverse 29 Alloy, 30mm inner width, hand-built, 2Bliss Ready
Rear Rim
Front Tyre
Roval Traverse 29 Alloy, 30mm inner width, hand-built, 2Bliss Ready
Front Hub
Roval, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h
Thru Axle
Roval DT Swiss 370, Ratchet LN, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
Inner Tubes
Standard, Presta valve

Geometry Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert

Seat Tube Length (mm)400mm420mm440mm465mm
Seat Tube Angle76°76°76°76°
Head Tube Length (mm)105115125135
Head Tube Angle63.5°63.5°63.5°63.5°
Chainstay Length (mm)447447447447
Wheelbase (mm)1228125812871316
Standover (mm)779mm779mm792mm802mm
Stack (mm)618mm626mm635mm644mm
Reach (mm)435mm460mm485mm510mm
BB Offset (mm)25mm25mm25mm25mm
Trail (mm)136mm136mm136mm136mm
Fork Rake Offset (mm)46mm46mm46mm46mm
Handelbar Width (mm)800mm800mm800mm800mm
Stem Length (mm)40mm50mm50mm50mm
Crank Length (mm)165mm165mm170mm170mm

Customer questions & answers

FAQ Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert

What material is the frame of the Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert?

The Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Expert ist crafted with Carbon

What is the recommended price given by the manufacturer Specialized?

The SRP Price is our information at 10000 EUR