Let me be the first to congratulate you on your awesome "home made" Levo.Finally it is done!
I have encountered numerous obstacles and frustrations while building my Levo but in the end I managed to come out victorious.
Build in detail:
Frame: Specialized Turbo Levo Expert carbon XL
Fork: Suntour Durolux EQ RC2 160mm
Shock: Rockshox Deluxe
Groupset: Shimano XT M8100 12s
Brakes: Formula Cura with Hayes D Series 203mm rotors
Cockpit: Pivot Phoenix carbon handlebars, Syncros XM1 5 50mm stem, Specialized Command Post IRCC 160mm dropper seatpost and ZTTO lever
Wheels: Giant TRX1 carbon with Schwalbe Magic Mary and Hans Dampf tires
While building it up, I bought parts from several different people and few shops, assembled the whole bike by myself and my local Specialized dealer helped out with some small parts.
I got the frame, dropper, saddle and TCU from private seller. The frame was missing few things however: right cable clamp/guide (which I solved by buying ICR kit), flip chip which came from another seller that I bought rear shock from, speed sensor bracket (got from the same shop as ICR and few rear cable clamps and seatpost clamp that my dealer helped out with. I also managed to make a compatible headset using parts from the Giant headset and upper bearing from the dealer.
Browsing national classifieds I found person who used to be Specialized dealer and had new battery, extra TCU, charger and bunch of cables I needed and he gave me great price and warranty for battery.
Another private seller provided motor with just 250km on it but it was missing blind plugs so I sourced them from the same shop I got other Levo specific parts from, cranks (turned out that one was bent so I had to get another set from a friend), rear shock with flip chip, some cables, extra TCU, motor mounting bolts (with few missing which dealer helped out with), rear derailleur, shifter and cassette (which for some god forsaken reason was missing 10t sprocket so I had to buy new cassette while the seller refunded me the money for extra sprockets and cranks).
There was "funny" issue with seller forgetting to ship the rear shock in the first package so he shipped the shock later seperately and glueing front chainring to the outside of the cardboard box which I almost threw out not realizing it was there.
Suntour Durolux RC2 was provided by another private seller from Germany (new).
That only left me with having to buy motor cover to complete "electronic" segment of the bike which I bought from another webshop (Italy).
I got the brakes from Austrian private seller and that went smoothly.
Got the brake rotors (Hayes D series 203mm not pictured here) along with 2L of sealant and some brake pads from Wiggle.
Another local seller provided Pivot carbon handlebars.
ZTTO (Aliexpress) provided dropper post lever which I'm already fan of as I'm using it on Trance.
After a lot of sweating and swearing while threading all those cables through the frame and fitting the motor, another issue reared it's ugly head: I was planning on using Giant TRX1 carbon wheels and ZTTO MS freehub but it turns out they're not 100% compatible despite ZTTO being a DT Swiss ratchet system replica with freehub binding when installed on Giant (DT) rear hub. That's why the bike currently has GX Eagle cassette on it but I already know how to fix the issue - I just need to mill off approximately 4mm off the ZTTO freehub so it can seat into the rear hub cavity the same way DT freehub does.
There was also one minor niggle of Specialized Command Post IRCC losing air pressure and refusing to come up, but I fixed it easily since one seal wasn't seated properly.
In the end bike is complete and I'm extremely happy with it and very pleased with the Suntour fork. It's buttery smooth and plush.
The bike rides like a dream, it's not excessively heavy either at 20.5kg with pedals.
There are few things still left to do: mill off ZTTO freehub so I can fit Shimano cassette, mount bigger Hayes rotors, install chain guide and 3D print planetary gears to remove the 25km/h limit.
In the end it's been laborious and fiddly task getting it all together but I learned a lot and I'm very happy with the end result.
We've been having the worst autumn in history with so much rain and dreary weather so I only managed to take one photo.
Total cost of the bike turned out to be around 2600 euro (not accounting for wheels). View attachment 1960017
Please explain: "3D print planetary gears to remove the 25km/h limit"