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Alan Hatherly’s E-MTB Championship Winning S-Works Turbo Levo

What does it take to win the first ever E-MTB World Championship? In short; a super-fast rider, by the name of Alan Hatherly, and a super-electrifying e mountain bike. Specialized’s S-Works Turbo Levo!

In late August of 2019, Mont Saint Anne in Canada played host to the first ever E-Mountain Bike world cup. With big names like Julien Absalon rolling up on the start line. Among the master-class line-up was 2018 U23 World Champion, Alan Hatherly from South Africa. Riding for the Specialized factory racing team, Alan championed the course on what is probably the brand’s finest electric mountain bike. The Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo – kitted out with all the right components to seal the winning position.

One week later we were able to get a closer look at Hatherly’s bike, and some of the capable components holding his Turbo Levo together. 

FRAME          S-Works FACT 11m full carbon, 29 Trail Geometry, integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable, Command Post routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel, custom paint

REAR SHOCK           FOX FLOAT DPS Factory, Kashima coating, 3-position adjustment, 52.5x210mm, Rx Trail Tune

FORK FOX FLOAT Factory, 36, GRIP2 damper, 51mm offset, 15x110mm, tapered alloy steerer, Kashima, 150mm of travel

STEM S-Works SL Stem, 31.8mm x 120mm, 17 Degree

HANDLEBARS         S-Works Prowess Carbon XC Flat Handlebars, 700mm

GRIPS Supacaz XL Foam grips

BRAKE CALIPERS    Magura MT7 Raceline

BRAKE LEVERS        Magura MT7 Raceline


SHIFT LEVERS          SRAM X01, single-click lever

CASSETTE     SRAM XG1199, XD, 11-speed, 10-42t

CHAIN           SRAM XX1, 11-speed

CRANKSET   Praxis, full carbon ISIS, custom offset, 165mm

CHAINRINGS           32T, custom steel

RIMS  Roval Traverse SL 29, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, 2Bliss Ready, hand-built, 28h

FRONT HUB Roval Traverse SL, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing

REAR HUB    Roval Traverse SL, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing

SPOKES         DT Competition Race

FRONT TYRE            Butcher, GRID TRAIL casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 29×2.6″

REAR TYRE   Eliminator, BLCK DMND Casing, 2Bliss Ready, 29×2.3″

SADDLE         SW Romin EVO 143mm

SEATPOST    RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S: 125, M:150, L/XL: 170mm

MOTOR        Specialized 2.1, custom Rx Trail-tuned motor, 250W nominal

UI/REMOTE Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®

BATTERY      Specialized M2-700, integrated battery w/rock guard, 700Wh

CHARGER     Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug

WIRING HARNESS WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized wiring harness

SWAT Specialized Z-Cage, Swat CC Multitool in steerer tube with Chaintool

Photo Credits: Specialized Bicycles

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