The Specialized Turbo combines speed and style through an innovative electric-assist motor, advanced electronics, and sleek design. Capable of a top speed of 45 Km/h, the Turbo delivers superhuman power to anyone who rides it.
WHAT Incredibly burly yet sleek and racy alloy frame with performance geometry for high-speed riding with tapered head tube, fully-integrated down tube battery, internal routing, thru-axle dropouts and full fender/rack mounts
WHY Strengthens and stiffens the frame in the critical areas to handle the added weight of a battery and motor, and the rigors of riding at up to 45 kph, while still steering and braking nimbly and safely
HOW Custom tube shapes, such as the super-oversized down tube and fork are stiff enough to handle the large forces placed on the front end during steering and braking, while shaped seat and chainstays and a 12mm through-axle beef up stiffness and strength around the motor and rear brake. A 15mm through-axle in the front combined with a 1-1/2” head tube further bolster stiffness at the front
WHAT Custom Turbo Li-Ion battery
WHY Provide maximum power for quicker acceleration and higher torque, with improved battery life and quick charging
HOW Our engineers found the finest quality Li Ion cells with the best “C-rates”—this means they allow for maximum power to be pulled out to the motor. They optimized the battery management system specifically to our motor, rather than relying on a generic system like other brands. Finally, the cells have been carefully placed to facilitate the quickest cooling.
WHAT Turbo Direct Drive rear hub motor
WHY To maximize efficiency in power transfer from motor to forward motion, while minimizing wear on drivetrain
HOW By putting the motor directly inside the rear hub we assure that all the power generated goes directly into forward motion—nothing is lost or wasted in the process. BB-mounted systems, for instance, drive from the chainrings, meaning potential loss through the rings and chain, while also increasing wear on these components.