Turbo Vado 3.0
$4,500.00
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Turbo Vado 3.0

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Turbo Vado 3.0
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If you can characterize your life as on-the-go, busy, or not having enough time, we made a bike for you—the Turbo Vado 3.0. It's made to accommodate busy lives that are always in movement, which is why we took our 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 our 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 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 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, we developed a custom Specialized 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 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 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, 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 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.
  • We made the custom 460 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. For range estimates based upon a variety of variables, please refer to our Turbo Range Calculator.

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN KMC e9T.NPNP, e-bike chain, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™
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
WHEELS
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 Stainless, 14g
RIMS 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets
FRONT TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
REAR TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
COCKPIT
SADDLE Specialized Canopy 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 Specialized Body Geometry Targa, lock-on
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 180mm
REAR BRAKE Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 160mm
ACCESSORIES
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
FRAMESET
SEAT BINDER Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm
FORK SR SunTour MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel
FRAME E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds
E-BIKE
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

Geometry

Geometry Chart

Turbo Vado - Geometry

S M L XL
  S M L XL
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm
Stem Length 60mm 75mm 75mm 90mm
Seatpost Length 300mm 350mm 400mm 400mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 155mm 155mm
Handlebar Width 680mm 680mm 680mm 680mm
Reach 396mm 406mm 428mm 441mm
Stack 619mm 619mm 629mm 652mm
Wheelbase 1116mm 1126mm 1152mm 1173mm
Chainstay Length 478mm 478mm 478mm 478mm
Front Centre 647mm 657mm 682mm 704mm
BB Drop -70mm -70mm -70mm -70mm
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70° 70°
Head Tube Length 135mm 135mm 145mm 170mm
Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top Vertical 400mm 450mm 500mm 550mm
Fork Rake 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Standover Height 762mm 800mm 833mm 875mm
Trail 86mm 86mm 86mm 86mm

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