How does it ride? With a low down, low speed grunt the Levo can rock climb you out of trouble, it’ll hold the wheel aloft even when you’ve mounted a big slab of rock. Where the Bosch drops the front end the Brose keeps you high. On the slower arm wrestling climbs the Brose requires less momentum to get you upwards but the rider weighting and position becomes more critical. The Levo power can often surge after you stop spinning the cranks but where the motor has been alerted, which can take getting used to. Ultimately the Brose begins to wheeze on tougher, longer climbs, and the heart rate often climbs into higher zones than the Bosch. The Levo FSR is a better bike for slow speed trials style obstacles but a lesser one for extended technical climbs. It can take a different approach after riding a Bosch equipped bike but you soon adapt.
The Plus size tyres have a slightly stronger sidewall than the Bontrager rubber on the Trek Powerfly but we’re quite certain there’s more to come in terms of tyre development for e-mtb’s. Faultless Specialized damping, a silent ride in anything up to steep, trials like terrain and a bike that people don’t even look twice at, simply believing you are a super fit rider.
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The Turbo Levo FSR has a few quirks but we love it nonetheless, and its shortcomings will surely be updated. It’s a case of learning how to ride it, for the geometry and silence is superb.