Bottle cage and a dual crown fork – how does that fit together? The Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert makes it possible with its powerful motor assisting the rider. We wanted to find out how an eMTB would fare in direct comparison to the best enduro bikes on the market – and we were in for a surprise!
Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert | 180/180 mm | 24.20 kg | € 6,899
With 180 mm travel front and rear, the Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert stands out from the other bikes in the test field. The Kenevo is the only bike on test featuring a dual crown RockShox BoXXer fork, which you’ll usually only find on purpose-built downhill bikes. Paired with the fork is a RockShox Super Deluxe coil shock on the rear. Apart from that, you’ve got the Specialized 2.1 motor integrated into the frame, which is based on the Brose Drive S Mag. It puts out 90 Nm torque and is powered by a 700 Wh battery hidden in the down tube. It only assists the rider as long they’re pedalling and the assistance cuts out at a top speed of 25 km/h. There’s a small remote on the handlebar with which you can scroll through the support modes. Instead of a display, the beautifully integrated Turbo Connect Unit in the top tube gives you all the necessary information about the status of the battery and the selected support mode. In the highest support mode, the motor will increase the rider’s power output by up to 400 %. Specced with robust componentry, the bike weighs in at a total of 24.2 kg.