Bike Check: Joris Ryf’s World Champs winning Specialized Turbo Levo

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· By Bike Hub Features · 3 comments

The reigning E-Bike World Champion Joris Ryf lined up in Lourensford to start the FNB W2W Pinotage alongside honourary local, and S-Racing team manager, Benno Willeit. The pair powered to a comprehensive victory, winning the title by 32 minutes and 4 seconds.

E-bike racing is a fairly new, and sometimes contentious, addition to race rosters. It dials up the speed and intensity at the sharp end of the field, and the fun factor for all involved, as well as allowing riders that otherwise wouldn’t be able to, to participate in events and experience the joy of cycling.

Here we take a peek the S-Works Turbo Levo that won the rainbow jersey, as well as the Wines2Whales Pinotage title.


Frame Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo, size S4
Fork RockShox Lyric Flight Attendant 160mm travel
Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Flight Attendant
Rims Roval Traverse SL II 29″ Front & Rear
Hubs DT Swiss 240
Front Tyre Specialized PURGATORY Grid Trail T7 
Rear Tyre Specialized PURGATORY Grid Trail T7 
Handlebar Renthal Fatbar Carbon 
Grips Renthal Lock-On
Stem Renthal
Headset + top cap Specialized SWAT CC steerer tube integrated tool with chain tool and link
Seatpost RockShox Reverb AXS
Saddle Power Pro with Mirror, Ti Rails 
Brakes SRAM Code RSC
Shifters SRAM AXS – Two pods with left dedicated to dropper. 
Front Derailleur N/A 
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX Eagle Transmission Derailleur
Cassette SRAM XX Eagle Transmission Cassette, 12spd, 10-52t
Crank Arms Praxis Carbon 
Chainring SRAM X-Sync 2 Eagle, 104 BCD, 34T
Chain SRAM XX Eagle Transmission Flattop Chain
Bottom Bracket / Motor Specialized Turbo Full Power System 2.2 Motor, 575W, 90nm 
Pedals Look X-Track En-Rage
Bike Computer Specialized MasterMind TCU
Bottle Cages S-Works Carbon  
Battery Specialized M3-700, Integrated battery, 700Wh

“The thing I really love about E-MTB racing is the speed you can have on the trails, pushing the body and the bike to new limits..”

Joris Ryf, reigning E-Bike World Champion

“Wines2Whales was really special for me because there’s a really big E-MTB field and you race with more than 200 people and they deliver the most perfect and insane South African trails”

Joris Ryf, reigning E-Bike World Champion

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Oct 26, 2023, 2:59 PM

All the tech is droolworthy... E-bike, Flight Attendant and AXS Transmission... WOW!

Nov 2, 2023, 5:50 AM

need more bike checks!! awesome

Nov 2, 2023, 8:13 AM

It's my Bike!

But I don't have Flight Attendant.

Maybe that's why I couldn't keep up with Joris?

Or maybe it was my lack of skill!

But it was just beautiful to see Joris and Benno handle those beasts out on the trails!

Insane levels of skill!


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