Specialized completes its offer of electric mountain bikes with a new model called Specialized Tero X. Three versions have been developed by the American brand, which relies on very high-end technical sheets.
Specialized is an American manufacturer of bicycles and electric bicycles known and recognized throughout the world. The brand has made a name for itself thanks to its catalog of mountain bikes, but also gravel and other road bikes. And it is precisely in the VTTAE (electrically assisted mountain bike) segment that the manufacturer is strengthening its position: here is the Specialized Tero X, necessarily cut for offroad.
In total, three versions of the Tero X have been envisioned: 6.0, 5.0 and 4.0. Here we will focus on the highest range of them, the 6.0. This model has an in-house Specialized 2.2 motor on board, delivering an impressive 90Nm of torque. In other words, starts and starts from a standstill will be explosive.
Necessarily associated with a torque sensor – the assistance is transmitted proportionally to the force you put on the pedals – the Tero X 6.0 ensures its adventurous and sporty appearance thanks to a double suspension system: 130 mm RockShox Lyrik Select+ suspension fork of travel up front, paired with a 120mm RockShox Deluxe Select+ rear shock. Solid.
The drivetrain is provided by SRAM: SRAM X01 Eagle rear derailleur, SRAM XG-1275 Eagle cassette, SRAM GX Eagle chain or SRAM X-Sync Eagle chainring. For a total of 12 speeds, enough to offer a wide range to the user depending on the type of terrain.
Specialized has also integrated a TranzX dropper post, always very practical to adjust the height of your saddle in no time, as well as Ground Control Grid T7 tires shod on 27.5-inch wheels for size S, or 29-inch wheels for sizes between M and XL.
To adequately protect the rider from various splashes, Drytech stainless steel fenders have been installed at the front and rear. Safety is ensured by four-piston Sram Code RSC hydraulic disc brakes, with a 200mm disc at the front and a 180mm disc at the rear.
brake light and driving light
Still in terms of security, note the presence of the Turbo System Lock. The idea is simple: by activating it from the Mission Control app, “this lock system disables your bike’s engine while triggering a motion sensor alarm“explains the brand.
The Lezyne Super HB front light is entitled to two types of lights: high beam at 1000 lumens, low beam at 600 lumens. At the rear, a brake light function will warn users behind you of a braking phase.
Finally, out of order, let’s mention a 710 Wh battery -no theoretical autonomy has been reported-, a weight of 26.4 kg and the possibility of implementing software updates remotely.
Prices to be determined
For its part, the Tero X 5.0 and 4.0 versions opt for engines with less torque: 2.0 with 70 Nm of torque and 2.0E with 50 Nm, respectively. The choice of components at the transmission level also differs slightly, as does its weight of only a few hundred grams.
Regarding prices and release date, the Tero X 6.0, 5.0 and 4.0 will be sold at the respective price of 6,200, 5,200 and 4,350 euros.
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