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Turbo Vado 4.0

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Turbo Vado 4.0

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Consider Vado your high-performance transportation bike, getting you where you’re going with an unmatched combination of speed, reliability, and confidence. Whether you load it up with your stuff, or jump on and go, commute to work, or ride to the gym, Vado’s full power and huge range will get you from ‘point A’ to ‘point B’ ASAP.

The Specialized Vado has everything you need for e-powered transport. It brings a balanced nature to the way it handles and superior levels of comfort. This is a true class leader of its type.

TURBO: The heart of the Vado is its Turbo technology, an advanced and integrated electric bike system that delivers an unequaled combination of power, natural feel, anti-theft functions, training tips, and a full-function bike computer.

POWERFUL: It’s you, just faster — it’s 4x You. The Turbo Full Power system senses the force you apply to the pedals and naturally quadruples it for an experience that makes getting up any hill or to any destination no sweat. Literally.

COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT: Body position and handling are optimized to deliver unsurpassed riding comfort, confidence, and control. Powerful hydraulic disc brakes reign in your speed, while larger tires provide maximum traction for turning and stopping.

SMOOTH: Stay comfortable in the saddle with an 80mm front suspension fork, higher volume tires, and a plush suspension seat post that smooths harsh bumps from points A to B.

SECURE: Vado has anti-theft lock built right into the bike. Prevent would-be bike thieves by disabling the motor with a press of a button so no one can turn on the motor without your phone connected to the Specialized app or your personalized pin. The Vado’s battery locks in the bike or can be easily taken with you. And if anyone tries to move your bike an alarm will sound. Beat it, thieves.

The speed limit at which the motor will stop supporting may vary significantly by region and is based on local requirements. It may also affect range: a higher speed limit may result in less range.

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated & lockable downtube battery, internal cable routing, lock and front rack mount, sliding dropout

Seat Binder

Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm

Suspension

Fork

SR Suntour MobieA32, 80mm travel, lockout, fender-mounts, integrated light mount

Cockpit

Saddle

Rivo Sport, steel rails, 155mm

SeatPost

Spring suspension, alloy, 40mm travel, 30.9mm, 2-bolt clamp, 34.9mm sleeve

Stem

Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp

Handlebars

Specialized, alloy, 15-degree backsweep, 46mm rise, 31.8mm

Grips

Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM Level, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm 6-bolt

Rear Brake

SRAM Level, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm 6-bolt

Drivetrain

Chaincase

Custom chaincover

Shift Levers

SRAM NX, 11-speed

Chain

KMC e11S, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX, 11-speed

Crankset

Custom alloy forged crankarms

Cassette

SRAM PG-1130, 11-speed, 11-42t

Chainrings

Praxis, 48T, 104BCD

Wheels & Tires

Rims

650b disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h

Front Hub

Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x100mm thru-axle, 32h

Rear Hub

Specialized alloy rear hub disc, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Front Tire

Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3

Rear Tire

Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3

Inner Tubes

Standard 40mm SV 650Bx1.75-2.4

E-Bike

Motor

Specialized 2.0, 70Nm torque, custom tuned motor, 250W nominal

UI/Remote

MasterMind TCD, w/handlebar remote, built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, customizable display pages

Battery

Specialized U2-710, alloy casing, state of charge display, 710Wh

Charger

Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug, 100-240V

Wiring Harness

Custom wire harness

Accessories

Headlight

Lezyne Ebike Hecto E65, 210 Lumen, 12V

Taillight

Spanninga Commuter Glow XE, 12V

Kickstand

Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

Rack

Specialized rack, MIK HD interface, built-in pannier mounts, 27kg max load

Fenders

Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 65mm width, aluminum fenderstay

Bike Lock

Turbo System Lock

Bell

Simple bell

Pedals

Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

Weight

Weight

26.4kg (58 lb, 3.2 oz)

Weight Size

MD

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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Crank Length170mm170mm170mm170mm
Handlebar Width680mm680mm680mm680mm
Stem Length60mm60mm75mm75mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm400mm
Front Centre699mm724mm750mm777mm
Bike Standover Height735mm771mm771mm805mm
Trail96mm96mm96mm96mm
Fork Length (full)480mm480mm480mm480mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm
Headtube Angle68°68°68°68°
Toptube Length (horizontal)585mm615mm645mm675mm
Reach423mm444mm464mm481mm
Seat Tube Angle (Virtual)75.5°75°74.5°74°
Stack625mm639mm652mm676mm
Headtube Length135mm150mm165mm190mm
BB Drop70mm70mm70mm70mm
Chainstay Length470mm470mm470mm470mm
Wheelbase1160mm1186mm1212mm1239mm
Seat Tube Length400mm450mm460mm500mm
BB Height285mm285mm285mm285mm
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Manual Downloads

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2022 VADO USER MANUAL - EN FR DE CZ PL SK
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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Mission Control App 2.0 User Guide (Chinese)
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Charger User Manual (SBC-C04 / SBC-C05 / SBC-C06 / SBC-C07)
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.4
  • 25 Reviews

Absolutely worth it

Extremely happy with the bike. It's comfortable, well designed, and incredibly capable. Flat out with full assist, I can keep up with traffic on 30 mph roads. The battery drains quicker than I had assumed but I'm not going on long trips so it's not an issue. Love the integrated headlamp/built in rear rack. I appreciate being able to run preset power modes or incrementally adjust power for finer tuning. Very ideal for commuting and grocery runs.


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Alexander

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Excellent Bike

I purchased the Turbo Vado 4.0. one month ago. I am 5'9," weight approximately 168 lbs and bought the large frame. I have approximately 375 miles on it and it rides amazingly well. After group riding with a carbon road bike (approximately 17 lbs) for 11+ years, my biggest adjustment was with the weight (56 lbs), but after you ride it for a while and grow to appreciate the smoothness, power, quality build of the bike and the exceptional monitoring system of the bike (it has a color screen and a multitude of features), the weight becomes a none issue. I did an extensive amount of research, looking at comparable bikes at Trek, Canyon, Cannondale, Aventon and others, before settling on this one with Specialized. Whether you are using it for commuting, minimal off-roading, pleasure riding or even riding with a group, you will not regret purchasing this ebike.


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Mike

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Vado 3

after a hr and a half, 6000 kms. great bike to ride with friends, battery died after 1yr 4 months, so I bought a Vado 4 today, I love Specialized, WOOOOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIII


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Ralph

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After a month

I have a short 6+ mile punchy (short steep hill) commute. I bought it to ease my commute effort and make the times more consistent. ***** Online order - It arrived ahead of schedule. *** Shifting - I am still getting used to shifting with power, so my shifting is rough to say the least. It isn't so pronounced on the flats. I would have liked to try the IHG option. ***** Fenders - The fenders are spectacular. They keep the water near the ground and away from my feet. ** Heavy - And not in the 1980's way. This is not a bike that you are going to want to be lifting often. If I were going to buy again today, I might choose the LT version. **** Lights - They are nice and bright, although the front casts a huge front wheel shadow on the road and would be better mounted higher up. **** Over all the bike is a solid ride..


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Erk

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Vado 4.0

This is a beast. 59 years old 6.3 200lbs . Ride around town and commute to work 10 miles one way. Ride in turbo uses 22 % of battery averaging 19 miles per hour max 30 coasting down hill. Mileage is great. Have a trek rd bike and mountain bike. This is best I have ever owned. App is sweet. Buy this you will love it.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Jeff

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Quite A Bike

My gen 2 Vado 4.0 is fun to ride on all the trails Fort Collins has to offer. I’ve owned my 2022 Vado since July of 2023. My only negative comment would concern the production tires. In 300 miles I’ve had two flat tires. I believe that the problem was that they are not up to real world riding here in Colorado. I’ve since changed to Specialized Armadillo tires and thorn resistant tubes and have had no further problems thus far.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Daniel

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Weak mounts on motor. Company will not stand behind their product

I originally purchased a Como Dec 2019 in 6 months motor mount broke Company replaced but I upgraded to Vado 3.0 and paid difference, a year later the battery failed replaced under warranty again very satisfied 6 months later motor failed again covered under warranty, two years 2 months later motor mount again failed this time due to being 2 months out of warranty I must pay to have motor replaced (not cheap). I would expect at the price to at least get 5 years. I love my bike, I do commute 40 miles a day 4 days a week and the bike handles beautiful, I just think this should be covered under warranty. The motor problems are common if you look at a couple blogs on-line and that's just the people that follow I'm sure there are many people with broken motors that either stop riding or pay the ridiculous price to have the motor replaced. I will pay the price and have the motor replaced but specialized has really put a bad taste in my mouth. Just my 2 cents happy riding.


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Michael

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Very dissapointed

The day I test rode my Turbo Vado I was elated! As advertised... "You only faster." In the first month, I noticed that the contribution of power was becoming spotty and on occasions, the system shut down mid-ride. I was able to fire it up without interruption but it was annoying. I was told upon purchase to expect 40+ miles peer charge. I would ride from full charge to less than 7% and was lucky to get 27 miles. I tired all sorts of variations but it did not matter, about the same battery life. Finally the power cut out and could not be turned back riding home over a rather hilly course. I took it to the bike shop and they could not replicate the problem. I tried again and same outcome. The problem came about after about 30 minutes, then came at shorter time intervals. The guys at my bike shop are great! They processed a warranty claim and Specialized is going to replace the bike. I hope that the replacement will be as reliable as the performance that is advertised.


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Richard

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Amazing car replacement

Reliability has been incredible, almost unheard of. At 9300km, half of that in winter, I finally need to replace the original drivetrain. The motor is powering along like it was new. This bike has more than paid for itself in 13 months of ownership. I have the tiniest issue with the front plastic mudflap which broke off after blowing through too many snow drifts below -20C (when the plastic is brittle). I have done almost no maintenance. Replaced brake pads with metal pads, lube chain with wax, wash off excess salt occasionally in winter, and that's it.


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Kevin S.

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The Best

I'm in my early 30s, and I've owned a red 2022 Turbo Vado 4.0 EQ for almost 2 years, and it has been incredible. I can't stop riding it. It's really the king of the bike trails. You will have no trouble passing anybody. Often serious cyclists will try to keep up with me, and slipstream. Total strangers. It's happened several times. Many don't realize I've got the electric assist, lol. This bike is great because it's Class 3, battery is huge, range is great, brakes are strong, tires have lasted over 3,000 miles, it's reliable, has app support, and local bike shops can service it! It's basically perfect. As battery tech evolves, range will increase, and weight will go down. I've incorporated it into my cardio workout routine, and along with a trainer, and dieting, I've lost 35 pounds in 6 months. Usually I will get sore in the saddle area before the bike runs out of power, range is not an issue. Currently the bike is on sale for almost $1k off, that's a great deal. Buy now.


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Jason

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