It's made to accommodate busy lives that are always in movement, which is why Specialized took their award-winning pedal-assist technology and accelerated it well into the future.
Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 E motor, the Turbo Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The 1.2 E uses the same hardware as the 1.2 motor, but it features a tune that prioritizes efficiency. This means less peak torque and maximum output. Of course, it still features a near-silent operating design with the Custom Rx Street Tune that takes the output and makes it the most usable for an urban environment. Think of it this way: The more power you put out, the more power the motor puts out, and this makes accelerations from a standstill at, say, a traffic light both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations.
For the Vado 3.0, Specialized developed a custom U1-460 battery that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and easily removable for simplified charging. In other words, there's plenty of juice to take you to and from work, a trip to the grocery store, or even to that new café on the other side of the city. If you wish to see exactly how far you can go on a charge, have a look at the Turbo Range Calculator for more exact estimates.
The new wired Turbo Connect Display (TCD-w) is the best way to view data on your Turbo. It not only displays important ride metrics (speed, cadence, rider power, distance, battery level, time, etc.), it also allows you to connect the latest version of the Mission Control App for an enhanced Turbo experience. With the free app for iOS and Android phones, you easily customize motor parameters, control your range, record/upload rides, and perform basic system diagnosis.
To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec that features Shimano 9-speed components, hydraulic disc brakes, racks, front/rear lights, and fenders.
- The Turbo Vado frame features an alloy step-through frame that's pretty light and super easy to get on or off of.
- The Turbo Vado’s Specialized 1.2 E motor emphasizes efficiency and range. We also fully integrated it with the frame, and it's been custom-tuned for city riding. It intuitively reacts to the force of your pedaling, so the harder you pedal, the more power it delivers. And with an internal belt drive design, it does this without added vibration for the smoothest and most silent ride possible.
- The custom 460 Wh battery was made to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, and lockable for added security. It communicates with the display and has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency and range.
|MOTOR||Specialized 1.2 E, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal|
|BATTERY||Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh|
|FRAME STYLE||low-step and high-step options|
|FRAME||E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds|
|FORK||SR SunTour MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel|
|STEM||Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp|
|HANDLEBAR||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm|
|CONSOLE||Specialized TCD-W w/ handlebar remote & built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, 5 available display pages|
|SADDLE||Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm|
|SEATPOST||Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm|
|BRAKES||Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 180mm, Rear:Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 160mm|
|RIMS||700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets|
|TIRES||Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Alivio, Shadow Design, SGS cage, 9-speed|
|SHIFTER||Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display|
|CRANKSET||Custom alloy forged crankarms|
|CASSETTE||Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t|
|PEDALS||Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors|
|NOTE||specifications subject to change, errors, and omissions|