Specialized 22' S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL

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Same mahi, double the reward.

rider's power amplified by two

assists to 32km/h

up to 5 hours of riding time

Introducing the Kenevo SL S-Works, an amalgamation of all gradients. Shuttle runs with added zeal, climbs without the pinch, gondola queues left in your dust. Whether you're weaving a golden thread down the Redwoods, Maraetai's pine or Tākaka Hill, there's always a 52t-worthy ascent to greet you at the end of your downhill euphoria. The Kenevo SL shares the same vein of Enduro kinematics, handling prowess and capability as its non-electric predecessor, but with 240 watts of power to help flatten out the climb. You'll maintain fresh legs and avoid fogged sunnies, ready for your next drop in. More time cutting shapes downhill and less time pushing squares uphill, all the more reason to be beaming from ear-to-ear!

Efficient, reliable, smooth, featherweight power. The Specialized Kenevo SL takes full advantage of the company's SL system, full '11m FACT' carbon-fibre frame and rear triangle combine to have the bike sitting at 18.8kgs for this S-Works model. That's only 4kgs heavier than the S-Works Enduro, but more notably 5.5kgs lighter than the full-powered Kenevo Expert. The SL 1.1 motor weighs a scant 1.95kgs, produces 35 newton-metres of torque, produces up to 240 watts of power and will give you power assistance up to 32km/h. Paired to a 320 watt-hour internal battery that lies encased within the down-tube.

It's worth coming at these numbers from an analogue bike point-of-view, rather than seeing them as watered down full-powered Levo or Kenevo numbers. 'E' for the case of argument ought to stand for efficiency. Drawing far less juice from the battery, the Kenevo SL will match the range of the full-powered Kenevo with its 700Wh battery. That's without the additional 'Range Extender' battery, that can be slotted into the bottle cage for an over and above 50% range.

The SL amplifies your pedalling power by two times, enough to feel as though a howling low-pressure system is chasing you from behind. All these weight considerations and reductions come into their own when riding technical and tight sections. Nimbleness, manoeuvrability, responsiveness and refinement of trail feedback bring about a harmony found only in a light, balanced premium enduro platform. Blink and you'll forget you're riding an e-bike. Blink again, a touch of a button and you're being ushered uphill by 240 watts of smooth power.

29er, 12-speed among modern hallmarks.

Gearing comes in the way of SRAM's premium wireless AXS XX1 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain. Boasting a 10-52 tooth, dinner-plate-sized cassette, you'll be covered in any terrain. Braking is again premium, with SRAM's Code RSC four-piston hydraulic disc brakes, 220mm rotor up front and 200mm at the rear for immense stopping power. There's 170mm of plush, highly-adjustable suspension front and rear from Fox's Float X2 Factory shock and Fox 38 Factory fork - both with a gold Kashima coating for added buttery smoothness. Enduro-inspired suspension carries suppleness on small bumps, opens up to a full compressions with big hits to remain attentive and dynamic at every degree of the travel spectrum. In the same breath, the pedalling platform is remarkably responsive, ensuring your pedalling power is meet with efficient acceleration, irrespective of the power assistance mode.

With a balanced cockpit, wide 800mm handlebars, low bottom bracket height, slack head tube angle and reduced fork offset, the Kenevo SL oozes a confidence-inspiring ride. The same is to be said of the dependable 29" Roval Traverse SL carbon wheels fitted both front and rear. They hold their speed really well, are nimble thanks to a short wheelbase and navigate rough sections with confidence. They're wheels renowned for their durability and pair superbly to what this bike is purposed for. They hold a lifetime warranty for the original owner (upon registering) on material & workmanship defects, as well as an assisted purchase scheme on cases that fall outside the warranty criteria. Speaks to Roval's well-founded confidence and backing of their product. The '11m FACT' carbon frame too holds a lifetime warranty for the original owner, once registered (code of practice during our sale process).

The new-generation Mastermind Turbo Connect Unit (TCU) acts as the bike's brain to which all information flows. The display fields can be customised to your liking via the Mission Control App. There are 30 metrics available, offering every piece of real-time data you could ever want. Exact battery level percentage aside, the all-new, bar-mounted 'MicroTune' function allows you to adjust power delivery in 10% increments, to have you sitting at just the right amount of assistance.

Those wanting a thorough, no stone unturned review (albeit the Expert model), we recommend putting the jug on and taking aim at this write-up from our friends at Flow Mountain Bike.



Specifications:

Frame

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

Rear Shock

FOX FLOAT X2 Factory, LSC, LSR, 2-position lever, 62.5x230mm, Kashima

Fork

FOX FLOAT 38 Factory 29, Grip2 damper, 44mm offset, HSC, LSC, HSR, LSR, 110x15mm, 1.5" tapered steerer, 170mm travel, Kashima

Stem

Deity, 35.0mm

Handlebars

Roval Traverse SL Carbon, riser bar, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 30mm rise, 800mm, 35.0mm

Grips

Deity, Knuckleduster, Black

Rear Brake

SRAM Code RSC, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm

Front Brake

SRAM Code RSC, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 220mm

Shift Levers

SRAM Eagle AXS Rocker Paddle

Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS

Cassette

SRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-52t

Chain

SRAM XX1, 12 speed

Crankset

Praxis Carbon M30, custom offset

Chainrings

SRAM X-Sync Eagle, 94 BCD, 32T, alloy

Front Wheel

Traverse SL 29

Rear Wheel

Traverse SL 29

Front Tyre

Butcher Grid Trail T9 29x2.3"

Inner Tubes

Standard, Presta valve

Rear Tyre

Butcher Grid Trail T7 29 x 2.3"

Saddle

Bridge, 155/143mm, Hollow Ti-rails

Seat Post

RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S2: 125mm, S3: 150mm, S4/S5: 170mm

Seat Binder

Alloy, 38.6mm

Motor

Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor

UI/Remote

Specialized MasterMind TCU, ANT+/Bluetooth, with handlebar remote

Battery

Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh. An additional 160Wh, external 'Range Extender' battery is available and sold separately.

Charger

Custom charger, 48V System with SL system charger plug

Wiring Harness

Custom Specialized wiring harness

SWAT

SWAT CC, integrated tool and chain tool with spare link in steerer tube

Test Pedals

Not included on performance Specialized bikes such as this for environmental reasons. Pedals are an additional purchase, based on preference and riding style.

 

Geometry & Sizing:

S2

S3

S4

S5

BB Drop

25

25

25

25

BB Height

350

350

350

350

Bike Standover Height

779

779

792

802

Chainstay Length

447

447.3

447

447

Crank Length

165

165

170

170

Fork Length (full)

579

579

579

579

Fork Rake/Offset

46

46

46

46

Front Center

782

812

841

871

Handlebar Width

800

800

800

800

Headtube Angle

63.5°

63.5°

63.5°

63.5°

Headtube Length

105

115

125

135

Max Seatpost Insertion

-

-

-

-

Min Seatpost Insertion

80

80

80

80

Reach

435

460

485

510

Saddle Width

155

143

143

143

Seat Tube Angle

76°

76°

76°

76°

Seat Tube Length

400

420

440

465

Dropper Post Travel

125

150

170

170

Stack

618

626

635

644

Stem Length

35

50

50

50

Trail

136

136

136

136

Wheelbase

1228

1258

1287

1316

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Adjustable Geometry:

Sharing a similar geometry to that of the Enduro, the Kenevo SL is highly adjustable. With three head angle settings (steep 64.7°, neural 63.5° & relaxed 62.5°) and two bottom bracket height settings (high & low) to choose from, you're able to tailor the bike's handling to your style of riding or refine how you want the bike to behave. Specialized has a helpful Kenevo SL Geometry Finder tool, to help you discern your setup. Note, bikes are sold in the high & middle position. Geometry charts for all positions can be viewed here.  

Detailed below are the 2022 Kenevo SL S-Works' sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit.

S2 - 157cm to 173cm (5'2" to 5'8")

S3 - 165cm to 180cm (5'5" to 5'11")

S4 - 173cm to 188cm (5'8" to 6'2")

S5 - 178cm to 193cm (5'10" to 6'4") 

Please note, while you may fit snuggly (according to the size guide) into one particular size, we advise you size DOWN for more manoeuvrability in tight corners or playfulness in flicking the bike in the air. Conversely, size UP for more stability through rough fast rock gardens, aggressive root sections, etc. Our staff will happily engage you in this wider sizing conversation to have you riding the right size bike for your height and riding style.

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