Image of Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert
2019

Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert

Specialized Turbo Kenevo 2019

9500

E-Mountain

At a glance

The 2019 Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert is an E-Mountain mountain bike. It sports 27.5" wheels, is priced at $9,500 AUD, has RockShox suspension and a SRAM drivetrain. The bike is part of Specialized's Turbo Kenevo range of mountain bikes.

Let’s be real. Big descents are why we all ride mountain bikes, but climbing back up on a big-travel trail bike? That’s a different kind of tingly feeling, and hell, probably the reason why shuttling is even a thing. And while we’re all for getting a hard workout in, it’s nice to have some extra power when you need it, and there’s only one bike that allows you to do that without sacrificing travel—the Turbo Kenevo Expert. With the Turbo Kenevo, you get all of the hallmarks that our trail bikes are known for—a roomy top tube for an easy fit and better control, ultra-short chainstays for nimble handling, and a low bottom bracket that makes the bike feel glued to the trail.

But then you top it all off with 180 millimeters of front and rear travel, and you get a bike that’s ready to send it off of anything. Then comes an M5 aluminum frame and our hyper efficient and powerful Specialized e-MTB technology—integrating a battery and a motor that delivers 15% more power than the older versions. This also delivers a 10% increase in efficiency, while our exclusive Rx Trail Tune at the motor smoothly and quietly brings this additional power to the pedals, making climbing the steepest of trails nearly effortless. Of course, the output is fully adjustable to conserve energy, as well, while the custom motor is also the only one on the market that features instant pedal engagement and consistent torque throughout the entire cadence range. At the battery, you’ll find that it’s fully integrated with the down tube and easily removable for quick charging or swaps. It has a lengthy lifespan for hitting long, out of the way trails and, along with the motor, it’s strategically placed for optimal weight distribution. You’ll also find our Mission Control App for full control of the Turbo technology, an integrated Trail Display with all of the ride metrics you need, a Trail Remote that lets you easily switch between modes without removing your hands from the bars, and a power meter that shows exactly how much power you’re putting out vs. the motor. The Turbo Kenevo Expert features a build spec that leaves nothing to be desired, with an Öhlins TTX22M coil shock, a RockShox Lyrik fork, SRAM’s GX one-by groupset, and hand-built Roval alloy 27.5 wheels.

Where To Buy

Reviews

Specifications

Frameset
  • Frame
    Specialized M5 Premium Aluminum, 27.5 Trail Geometry, integrated down tube battery, enclosed internal cable and Command Post IR routing, 148mm spacing, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 180mm of travel
  • Fork
    RockShox Lyrik RCT3, 27.5", Solo Air, Boost™ 15x110mm, 35mm stanchions, 180mm of travel
  • Shock
    Öhlins TTX Coil, S: 411 lb/in, M: 457 lb/in, L: 502 lb/in, XL: 548 lb/in 216x57
Wheels
  • Hubs
    Front: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm thru-axle, 28h
    Rear: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
  • Wheels
    27.5" alloy, 18mm depth, 38mm internal width, disc-specific
  • Wheel Size
    27.5"
  • Spokes
    DT Swiss Industry
  • Tires
    Front: Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"
    Rear: Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.8"
Drivetrain
  • Chain
    KMC X11ET, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
  • Crank
    Custom alloy forged crankarms
  • Rear Derailleur
    SRAM GX, long cage, 11-speed
  • Shifters
    SRAM GXe, one-click lever
  • Cassette
    SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t
  • Pedals
    Specialized Dirt
Components
  • Brakeset
    Front: SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm
    Rear: SRAM Code R, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm
  • Handlebar
    Specialized, 7050 alloy, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 800mm width
  • Saddle
    Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost
    Command Post WU, 34.9mm, 8mm offset, 125/150mm of travel
  • Stem
    Specialized Trail, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, 45mm

FAQ

Q: How much is a 2019 Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert?

A 2019 Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert is typically priced around $9,500 AUD when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.

Q: What size wheels does the 2019 Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert have?

The 2019 Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert has 27.5" wheels.

Q: What size 2019 Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert should I get?

After measuring your height, use the size chart below to find the typical Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert size for your height. Remember that these sizes are a general guide and bike sizes can vary between riders and bikes. The best way to find your size is to go for a test ride.

Rider Height (cm)Rider Height (in)Frame Size
148cm - 158cm4'10" - 5'2"XS
158cm - 168cm5'2" - 5'6"S
168cm - 178cm5'6" - 5' 10"M
178cm - 185cm5'10" - 6'1"L
185cm - 193cm6'1" - 6'4"XL
193cm - 198cm6'4" - 6'6"XXL

Discussion

0 Replies

No comments on this bike yet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Deals View All

Recent Posts View All

Blackburn Honest Digital Pressure Gauge Review
Blackburn Honest Digital Pressure Gauge Review

It's 2020 people. The squeeze and bounce test doesn't cut it anymore (and this is…

Read More
Comparing Mountain Bikes
Comparing Mountain Bikes

Mountain Bikes are complicated machines. They have parts from hundreds of different manufacturers, come in…

Read More
Undomestic Mountain Bikes: Here’s what we know
Undomestic Mountain Bikes: Here’s what we know

Update March 2020: Undomestic has announced that they are manufacturing frames "at this moment" and…

Read More