How did we manage to take one of our most versatile and fun Turbo e-bikes and make it even better? Well, we started with the smile-inducing speed and agility of the Turbo Vado 4.0 and added gravel-taming, all-terrain tires and a plush, bump-smoothing suspension seatpost, giving you the freedom and confidence to take on any road, even the one less traveled.
Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, the Turbo Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The 1.2 motor features a silent operating design with our 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 both quick and efficient. The belt-driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations.
For the Vado 4.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-500 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 cafe on the other side of the city.
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 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 10-speed components, all-terrain tires, suspension seatpost, hydraulic disc brakes, front/rear lights, and fender & rack mounts.
- The Turbo Vado features a lightweight alloy frame that's been designed with our Fitness/Transportation Geometry.
- The Turbo Vado's Specialized 1.2 motor has been fully integrated with the frame, and it's been custom-tuned for city riding. We designed it to intuitively react 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.
- We made the custom 500 Wh battery 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, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal, Custom Specialized wiring harness|
|Battery||Specialized U1-500, On/Off button, state of charge display, 500Wh|
|Display||Specialized TCD-W w/ handlebar remote & built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth connectivity, 5 available display pages|
|Charger||Custom charger, 42V4A w/Rosenberger plug|
|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 NCX E25, steel steerer, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel|
|Axles||Front: 100 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||700c disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h|
|Hubs||Specialized disc, sealed bearings|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Industry|
|Tires||Sawtooth Sport, 700c x 50|
|Crankset||Custom alloy forged crankarms|
|Chainrings||40T, custom alloy|
|Chain||KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed w/Optical Gear Display|
|Handlebars||Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on|
|Stem||Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp|
|Brakes||Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotors|
|Pedals||Specialized Commuter w/grip tape & reflectors|
|Saddle||Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm|
|Seat Post||Spring suspension, alloy, 30.9mm, 2-bolt|
|Accessories & Extras||Headlight: Herrmans H-Black MR8 e-Bike, stainless bracket for suspension fork
Taillight: Herrmans H-Trace Mini e-Bike, 220-degree visibility, fender-mount
Rack: Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible
Fenders: DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays
Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount