If you can characterize your life as on-the-go, busy, or not having enough time, we made a bike for youâ€”the Turbo Vado 3.0 Step-Through. It's made to accommodate busy lives that are always in movement, which is why we took our award-winning pedal-assist technology & 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 our 1.2 motor, but it features a tune that prioritizes efficiency. This means less peak torque & maximum output. Of course, it still features a near-silent operating design with our Custom Rx Street Tune that takes the output & 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, & this makes accelerations from a standstill at, say, a traffic light both quick & efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, & free of annoying vibrations.
For the Vado 3.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-460 battery that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, & easily removable for simplified charging. In other words, there's plenty of juice to take you to & from work, a trip to the grocery store, or even to that new cafÃ© 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 our 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 our free app for iOS & Android phones, you easily customize motor parameters, control your range, record/upload rides, & 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, & fenders.
The Turbo Vado frame features an alloy step-through frame that's pretty light & super easy to get on or off of. The Turbo Vadoâ€™s Specialized 1.2 E motor emphasizes efficiency & range. We also fully integrated it with the frame, & 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. & with an internal belt drive design, it does this without added vibration for the smoothest & most silent ride possible. We made the custom 460 Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, & lockable for added security. It communicates with the display & has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency & range. For range estimates based upon a variety of variables, please refer to our Turbo Range Calculator.
CHAIN KMC e9T.NPNP, e-bike chain, 9-speed w/ Missing Linkâ„¢ CRANKSET Custom alloy forged crankarms SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display CASSETTE Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t CHAINRINGS 40T, custom alloy REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Alivio, Shadow Design, SGS cage, 9-speed FRONT HUB Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 32h REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve SPOKES DT Swiss Industry RIMS 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets FRONT TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm REAR TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm SADDLE Specialized Aldia Sport, steel rails, 155mm SEATPOST Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm STEM Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp HANDLEBARS Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm GRIPS Body Geometry Contour, lock-on FRONT BRAKE Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 180mm REAR BRAKE Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 160mm RACK Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible PEDALS Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors HEADLIGHT Herrmans MR4 e-Bike, stainless bracket for suspension fork, 6V KICKSTAND Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount FENDERS DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays BELL Simple bell TAILLIGHT Herrmans H-Trace Mini e-Bike, 220-degree visibility, fender-mount SEAT BINDER Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm FORK SR SunTour MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel FRAME Turbo Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds BATTERY Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh CHARGER Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger w/ Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included MOTOR Specialized 1.2 E, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized harness