The RE: aktiv damped 130mm back suspension handles hits of all sizes and the structure is laterally tight sufficient so you don't need to ride it like an e-bike on aggressive descents. You just ride it. The front and back suspension are matched for its weight and also you're cost-free to press its restrictions. Brakes are outstanding and also it equalizes the added bike weight with this new located stopping power. It's not as simple to increase on tiny rocks as well as booters, as the altitude achieved is about fifty percent of a typical bike. However obtain it on a genuine dive and also it will rise high and far.
BMC also chose to utilize plus tires on this 150mm front/rear traveling bike. Those 2.8 Maxxis tires and a Fox 36 fork supply traction as well as front end stability. Shimano Saint brakes with enormous 200/180mm rotors front and also rear supply the quiting power.
For model year 2018, Specialized has actually upped the ante by creating a new carbon variation that's both lighter as well as stiffer. While these changes would certainly have sufficed to keep the Levo's market position, the Big S went better. Along with the new carbon framework, they've presented a new electric motor, boosted warm management, and updated spec.
Chainstays are maximized at a stubby 444mm, netting a lively feeling bike that climbs like a Billy goat. Specification highlights include a RockShox Pike fork as well as sector leading Shimano e8000 mid-drive electric motor with Shimano XT drivetrain and also brakes.
The motor provides a healthy 75 nm of torque and also does so rapidly. Where one had to climb up at 7mph formerly to obtain up steep hillsides utilizing maximum torque, the CX electric motor now delivers every one of its torque in low rpms, in speeds as sluggish as 3mph, as long as it detects the cyclist is making a pedaling initiative.
Smooth, silent changing is the mantra, as well as with the 11- 48t cassette you won't get hung up in the steepest surface. We despise that the EX1 shifter limitations you to one shift at once, however it really shields the drivetrain, especially under peak tons. As well as on EX1, one shift resembles 2 shifts anyhow. Rather than 15% cassette jumps on a typical drivetrain, the EX1 utilizes 30% leaps. This maximizes the balance in between assisted power as well as tailoring shifts. It feels natural and finishes the job with less demand for double-shifts to keep one's rhythm and also tempo.