Winning Bike: Alan Hatherly’s Specialized Levo

The E-Bike Worlds was part of the annual UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, which for 2019, took place in Mont-Saint-Anne, Canada.

A lap racing format on a 7.3km course, the Elite Men’s race lasted a little over an hour. Bike power was limited to 250 watts and motors stopped assisting racers at 25kph. Battery changes or charges were not permitted and diagnostics were run on all the bikes both before and after the race. Let’s take a closer look at the winning bike. Alan used 100% power assist (aka: Full Turbo) for the entire race.

Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
Alan uses a S-Works full carbon frame with the integrated down tube battery, fully sealed cartridge bearings, 150mm of travel with a custom paint affair. It’s a medium frame.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
Front wheel is a 28h Roval Traverse SL 29, hookless carbon, in 30mm inner width with a Roval hub. The rear hub is a 54t engagement DT Swiss in 28h.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
It’s a Specialized Z-Cage bottle cage and Alan runs the Swat Multitool in the steerer tube.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
The rear shock is a FOX FLOAT DPS Factory, 52.5x210mm, Kashima coating with the 3-position adjustment. Dropper post is a RockShox Reverb AXS in 150mm.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
The bars are S-Works Prowess Carbon XC Flat at 700mm which is on the narrow side for an E-Bike. Foam grips are Supacaz XL. SRAM X01 single-click shifter.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
A 120mm / 17 degree stem keeps the Champ over the front and on the gas.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
11-speed SRAM XX1 rear derailleur, SRAM XG1199 cassette in 10-42T with a SRAM XX1 chain.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
Lacing is via DT Competition spokes.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
For braking, the Magura MT7 Raceline calipers and levers are on duty.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
Alan runs a FOX 36 with the GRIP2 damper, a 51mm offset and worked down from 160mm to 150mm of travel. The eChamp uses a Butcher Grid Trail in 2.6″ width on the front, and used 24.5psi for the race.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
180mm rotors front and rear.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
The motor, remote and battery is all standard issue. A Specialized 2.1, custom Rx Trail-tuned motor with 250W nominal power. The standard Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth remote and a 700Wh battery.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
Those are 165mm Praxis, full carbon cranks with custom offset and a 32T custom steel chainring.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
The rear tyre is a Specialized Eliminator, in the robust Black Diamond casing in a 2.3″ size. Alan ran 26psi on the rear.
Specialized Levo ebike used by Alan Hatherly at the first ever e-bike mountain bike world championships in canada in august 2019.
Alan Hatherly, the firstever E-Bike World Champion lofts the Levo up in celebration. Image: Sven Martin

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