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 28th February 2023)

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 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 (2019-2021). 

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 2023 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 SL motors

Levociraptor Gen2 Tuning Chip for SL 1.1

Our #1 pick for 1.1 SL Mahle motor comes from Levociraptor. This Gen2 version was released a couple of years ago but still works on the latest 2023 models. 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 chip is that it's plug & ride and is simple to install. The only downside being that it won't give accurate speed or distance on your display or mission control, however you can use the third party BLevo app via a bluetooth integration if you need this function. 

 

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 motors:

Levociraptor Gen2 Tuning Chip for SL 1.1 - Shop Now 

 

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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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24 comments

Hello
2022 Specialized Turbo Levo Alloy.
Which speedbox I need for my bike?
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch. We recommend the Speedbox 3.0 B. Tuning for your ebike. You can order here: https://ebiketuner.com/products/speedbox-3-0-b-tuning-chip-for-brose-specialized

Mindaugas

Hi – what’s best chips for a Specialized Turbo Tero 3.0, and what will do for performance? Many thanks
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Colin. We recommend the Speedbox 3.0 B. Tuning for your bike, it is the most-advanced tuning kit in the market for Specialized ebikes. You can order here: https://ebiketuner.com/products/speedbox-3-0-b-tuning-chip-for-brose-specialized

Colin R

hello I just bought the Specialized Tero X 6.0 2023, it has the Specialized Full Power 2.2 Motor with 90Nm of torque, can you advise which derestrict kit I need, thanks.
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch. We recommend the Speedbox 3.0 B. Tuning for your ebike. It’s the most-advanced tuning kit in the market for Specialized ebikes. You can order here: https://ebiketuner.com/en-us/products/speedbox-3-0-b-tuning-chip-for-brose-specialized

Cosmic Johnson

Hi i have fitted the Speedbox 3.0b on my Turbo Vado 5.0/ on the app should the motor
be on lock or unlock when using the bike.?
What other settings must it be on? as everything seemed to be reading ok on the display but i cant say i noticed much difference .Or am i forgetting to do something to switch the system on and how do i know if it,s operating?
Thanking You
Richard.
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch, Richard. Did you activate the chip after installation? You can do it via the Speedbox app, WALK assist function or the combination of + – + – buttons. If still not working, please email us at support@ebiketuner.com and one of the team will respond.

Richard

Can your chip fit onto a Specialized Turbo Tero 3.0 step through cheers ken
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EBIKE TUNER replied:
Thanks for getting in touch. We recommend the Speedbox 3.0 B Tuning for your ebike. You can order here: https://ebiketuner.com/products/speedbox-3-0-b-tuning-chip-for-brose-specialized

Ken

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