How To Derestrict a Specialized eBike in 2024

How To Derestrict a Specialized eBike in 2024

How To Derestrict a Specialized eBike in 2024?

In this blog post we are going to explain how you can derestrict your Specialized eBike using a tuning chip. Before we start, please note that removing the speed limit on your eBike can potentially void your warranty, eBikes with the speed restriction removed are illegal and only to be used on private land. 

(Last updated 16th April)

What motor do I have? 

Before we jump in to the different tuning chips for Specialized eBikes we need to establish what motor you have on your eBike. Specialized use a variety of different motors on their eBikes so it's important to understand exactly what one you have first.

Here's a breakdown of the different motors:

Brose 1.2/1.2E/1.3/1.3E Motor 

This motor is typically found on Specialized Turbo Levo Hardtail (2021), Turbo Kenevo Comp or older Specialized Levo models (pre 2019). 

Mahle 1.1/1.2 SL Motor

You'll find this motor on lightweight Specialized eMTBs & e-Road bikes such as Turbo Levo SL & Vado SL 5.0. Weighing just 1.95 kg it's the lightest of the all the motors, delivering power of 240 W and 35 Nm of torque. 

Brose 2.1/2.2 Motor

The 2.1 motor is based on the Brose S-Mag, it's one of the most popular motors for Specialized eBikes. It weighs 2.9 kg but with that brings power of 565 W and 90 Nm of torque. You'll find this motor fitted to Specialized Turbo Levo's (2019-2022). 

Brose 2.0 Motor

Brose's 2.0 motor is the latest iteration of the 2.1. It was released at the end of 2021 and has received a minor update to it's software as well as a new drive belt. It has the same power and torque as it's predecessor with 565 and 90 respectively. This motor can be found on the latest 2024 Turbo Levo models. 

 

Best Tuning Chip for Specialized eBikes with 1.2/1.2E/1.3/1.3E motors

Speedbox 3.0 Tuning Chip for Brose Specialized eBikes 

Our #1 pick for this motor comes from Speedbox. Manufactured in the Czech Republic, this chip was released in Spring 2023 and received a significant upgrades with the previous 1.0 version. Here's some of our favourite features:

  • Accurate speed readings when riding derestricted
  • Simple activation via WALK or +/-
  • Set a custom max speed (perfect if you want to preserve battery but can be tricky to set if you have the older TCU)

Want more? Speedbox have also released a premium bluetooth version, giving you the option to control everything via your smartphone - definitely worth a look here

Check out this installation guide

 

Best Tuning Chip for Specialized eBikes with 1.1/1.2 SL motors

Speedbox 3.0 B.Tuning for Specialized Including SL

Our #1 pick for 1.1/1.2 SL Mahle motor comes from Speedbox. This Speedbox 3.0B tuning kit is new for 2024. The tuning options for the 1.1 SL motor are limited due to the design of these eBikes, many of which are e-Road bikes. The key benefits of this tuning kit are that it's so easy to fit with no specialist tools or skills required. It also connects to your phone, allowing you customise your tuning kit effortlessly using the Speedbox app. 

Unlike the Levociraptor, this Speedbox gives accurate speed & distance readings on your display or mission control. 

Oh and we nearly forgot. You get a full lifetime warranty with this tuning kit. What's not to like?!

Please note, this tuning kit will not work with a SL models fitted with a Mastermind TCU (it will work with standard TCUs though). Contact our team on support@ebiketuner.com if you're unsure if this kit is right for your bike.

Best Tuning Chip for Specialized eBikes with 2.1/2.2/2.0 Motors

Speedbox 3.0 B.Tuning for Brose Specialized eBikes

Our top pick for Specialized eBikes with either 2.1/2.2/2.0 Brose motors. The Speedbox 3 B.Tuning is the most advanced tuning chip on the market for Specialized riders.

You get all of the features we mentioned above in the 1.2/1.3 section plus all of this:

  • Set a custom max speed via the Speedbox App (great if you have the older TCU)
  • One click tuning control via the Speedbox App
  • Motor Lock
  • Invisible Tuning 
  • Trip tracking & diagnostics (again, great if you don’t have a display with readouts)

By opting for the B.Tuning version of this chip, you receive lifelong access to the Speedbox app. It's completely free to use and gives riders the simplest way to control their tuning kit, customise max speed & track rides.

Check out the installation video

Brose S Mag & Brose S Tuning Options

As you will have read above, the Speedbox 3.0 B. Tuning really is the pick of the bunch when it comes to derestricting a Specialized ebike. You'll be pleased to hear that the chip is also compatible with a few lesser known motor types including the S-Mag & S - winner winner

Conclusion 

As you can see there are lots of options when it comes to Specialized tuning, we hope you found this blog post helpful.

If you're looking for the most advanced tuning chip with heaps of features then the Speedbox 3.0 B.Tuning is your #1 pick. If you haven't quite got the budget, go for the standard version as you're still getting best-in-class features (not compatible with 1.1 SL motors)

All of our tuning chips are available to order from our UK warehouse. We ship worldwide and accept GBP, USD, AUD, CAD. 

Still undecided? Contact our experts on chat or send us an email support@ebiketuner.com

Quick Links:

Brose Specialized 2.2/2.1/2.0/1.2/1.3 motors:


Speedbox 3.0 B.Tuning for Brose Specialized eBikes - Premium Bluetooth Version Shop Now

Speedbox 3.0 Tuning Chip for Brose Specialized eBikes - Shop Now

 

Specialized eBikes with SL 1.1/1.2 motors:

Speedbox 3.0 B.Tuning for Specialized Including SL

 

All of our tuning chips are available to order from our UK warehouse. We ship worldwide and accept GBP, EUR, USD, AUD, CAD.

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Legal

Electric bikes equipped with tuning devices are not allowed to be used on public roads, cycling paths and public places. Electric bikes equipped with tuning products can be used exclusively on private property and entirely at one’s own risk. Under the EU's EN15194 regulation it is illegal to ride your eBike on public roads/cycle paths with a tuning device fitted. By purchasing a device from eBike tuner ltd you agree that eBike tuner ltd cannot be held liable for any damage, injury, fine or cost to you, your eBike or anyone else involved in your particular incident.

Warranty

The use of any tuning products may void the warranty of your eBike. We take no responsibility for any damages resulting from the use of any of our products.

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38 comments

Hi, I have the LEVO COMP ALLOY NB CBLT/LTSIL. Could you please advise which one I could use for it?
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Levy. We recommend the new Speedbox 3.0 for your ebike. You can order here: https://ebiketuner.com/products/speedbox-3-0-b-tuning-kit-for-specialized-ebikes-including-sl

Levy

Can you please advise on whether the Turbo Tero 4.0 2024 can be derestricted as it has a TDC which I thought prevented it working?
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Gary. The Speedbox 3.0 works on your bike. You can order here: https://ebiketuner.com/products/speedbox-3-0-brose-specialized-ebike-tuning-kit

Gary Ainsworth

Hi. i Have the Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0, (Gen 2), 2023, Could you advise on which derestriction device can be used?
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Steve. We recommend the Speedbox 3.0 B Tuning for your ebike. You can order here: https://ebiketuner.com/products/speedbox-3-0-b-tuning-brose-specialized-ebike-tuning-kit

steve Higgins

Hi-I have a new Specialized Creo Expert 2024 model.
Whats the best device I need to increase the 25kph limit to say 33kph?
Cheers Les
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Hi Les. Sorry, we have no compatible chip yet for Specialized 1.2SL motors. We’re launching new eBike products all the time so keep an eye on our website and socials for updates.

les hancock

Hi,
I have a 2023 Specialized Como 3.0 IGH. Which chip should I use?
Thanks!
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Gobe. We recommend the Speedbox 3.0 B Tuning for your ebike. You can order here: https://ebiketuner.com/products/speedbox-3-0-b-tuning-brose-specialized-ebike-tuning-kit

Gobe

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