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    Vado SL 4.0

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    2021 Vado SL 4.0

    Technical Specifications

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    DRIVETRAIN

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed

    Shift Levers

    Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

    Cassette

    Shimano Deore, 10spd, 11-42t

    Chain

    KMC e10S, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™

    Crankset

    Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset

    Chainrings

    Praxis, 44T, 104BCD

    COCKPIT

    Saddle

    Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm

    SeatPost

    Specialized, alloy, dual-bolt, 25mm offset, 27.2mm

    Stem

    Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount

    Tape

    Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on

    Handlebars

    Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

    WHEELS & TIRES

    Front Tire

    Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

    Rear Tire

    Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

    Inner Tubes

    Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50

    WHEELS

    Rims

    700C disc, 22mm rim depth, 21mm internal width

    Front Hub

    Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lock™, 24h

    Rear Hub

    Specialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lock™, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h

    Spokes

    DT Swiss Industry

    E-BIKE

    Motor

    Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor

    UI/Remote

    Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, w/Handlebar remote

    Battery

    Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh

    Charger

    Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug

    Wiring Harness

    Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport

    ACCESSORIES

    Headlight

    Lezyne Ebike Hecto STVZO E65, 210Lumens, 12V

    Taillight

    Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED Technology, 12V

    Bell

    Simple bell

    Pedals

    Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

    BRAKES

    Rear Brake

    Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm

    Front Brake

    Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm

    FRAMESET

    Fork

    Rigid full aluminum disc, Boost™ 12x110mm, front- rack-compatible

    Seat Binder

    Integrated w/ frame

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

    Geometry

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    SMLXL
    Crank Length170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm
    Handlebar Width680mm680mm680mm680mm
    Stem Length60mm75mm75mm90mm
    Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
    Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm350mm
    Stack595mm626mm660mm696mm
    Reach378mm401mm415mm424mm
    Head-Tube Length185mm217mm250mm285mm
    Head-Tube Angle70°70.5°71°71.5°
    B-B Height270mm270mm270mm270mm
    B-B Drop70mm70mm70mm70mm
    Trail71mm67mm64mm61mm
    Fork Length (full)390mm390mm390mm390mm
    Fork Rake/Offset50mm50mm50mm50mm
    Front-Center626mm655mm675mm690mm
    Chain-Stay Length445mm445mm445mm445mm
    Wheelbase1062mm1091mm1110mm1126mm
    Top-Tube Length (horizontal)554mm587mm610mm630mm
    Bike Stand-Over Height770mm790mm815mm840mm
    Seat-Tube Length415mm446.5mm494.5mm535mm
    Seat-Tube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
    Geometry

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    2019 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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    Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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    Li Ion Battery UN38.3 Test Summary
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    2021 VADO SL USER MANUAL (EN FR DE CZ PL SK)
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    Range Extender (SBC-B16) User Manual
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    Rider Reviews

    • 4.9
    • 9 Reviews

    Pretty Amazing Ride

    I researched a number of bikes before deciding to go with the Turbo Vado SL 4. The crimson red / black is an awesome color combination (looks much more awesome in person). I've had the bike since April and am totally impressed. I've been a Trek fan for years but they did not have anything close to this. Still super light at 31 pounds for an ebike which isn't much heavier than some of my hybrids. I wanted a lighter ebike which still allows a good workout. This is it! I typically ride 50-75 miles a week. This bike has allowed me to reduce ride times by approximately 1/3 so I'm interested in longer rides. I did purchase the range extender which while expensive is well worth it. Was honestly more than I wanted to spend but well worth it. Could use another gear or two for flat or downhill riding. If you're thinking about it take one for a test ride and you'll probably be sold.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Ed

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    It’s put the smile back on my face.

    I’ve had my Vado sl4 for just under a year now and I just love it. I’m nearly 70 now and for the previous year I was starting to duck out of some of the rides with my mates. They were too long or too hilly and I was making excuses for not going with them. I bit the bullet and bought the Vado 4 SL I use the battery as little as possible so most of the time I’m riding a relatively heavy bike with no assist. Some rides I can do 100k and only use 4 of the 10 bars. Other rides I can use 8 bars but have only rode 40k. It all depends on the terrain. At 10 months of ownership I was having problems with the switch and contacted the dealership in Ings in the Lakedistrict. They said to fetch it in and they would sort it. They are changing the switch and the motor under warranty . But excellent service that cannot be faulted. A interesting aside . Because my bike was in for repairs I went out on my ordinary road bike with my mates. I kept up with them mother. John

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    John

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    A year Later

    After a year and a few adjustments and I have found the perfect riding position and comfort. The Bike is fast and feels very steady on the downhill. Yes I do wish there was one more gear for the downhill. Otherwise I am pleased with the build quality and very little maintenance. I replaced my front and rear break pads after a year of daily riding. I always feel in control even in the wet and full downpour. I have ridden a regular street bike in the past and will probably never go back to a non assisted bike. Because I have to paddle and enjoy to push all the time, I still get a very good workout, but am about twice as fast and am able to go further distances. The bike is light enough to carry up and down the stairs without any issues. The only major down side is that the matte black does scratch up quite easily. So be aware of that. All in all I am happy. The Plus: It is fast, sturdy and reliable. The Minus: It could use another gear or two for the downhill.

    Would Recommend?
    Yes!

    Name:
    Chris

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    Great E- Bike

    This is my very first E bike I bought the Vado SL 4.0 after many months of research. I shop at Oro Valley bike shops in Tucson and I talked with the owner and other people who had different models I came back to this one and I wasn't disappointed. It's not as heavy as other bikes, and I prefer pedal assist, The paint job is excellent I love the burgundy color. It gives me just enough assist going up small Hills or large Hills it's excellent on a windy days, And the bike makes me want to ride more and longer.


    Name:
    Yeow

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    Yes I would buy another but this one's enough.

    A fantastic bit of kit for the money, just the right amount of assistance to help with the hills, good battery life and with the control of power every ride is a pleasure.


    Name:
    Bernie

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    Couldn't be happier

    This is my first ebike and I'm not sure I could've made a better choice. Bought it mainly for fitness and it handles like a dream. There's zero resistance when you don't have the motor on so you never have to worry about getting stuck. The bike is super comfortable to ride, stealthy and fast. The electric assist feels a lot more natural than every other ebike I've tried and the app that comes with it is handy for tuning exactly how much assist I want for each level. For the guys that can't figure out how to turn off the lights when charging, just plug it in and when it turns on, hit the power button and it'll turn off the lights. Easy as that.


    Name:
    Fluxe

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    The perfect ebike for both fun and exercise.

    I'm very happy with my purchase of the Vado SL 4.0. I've had it for a week now and have ridden it everyday. The responsiveness is so impressive compared to my previous ebike. Specialized really has done something good putting this bike together. The best part about the bike is I can get a great workout or I can have just a good fun ride. The motor is smooth and you can barely hear it while you're riding. In my opinion the best overall ebike out in the market currently.


    Name:
    Mike

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    Almost perfect.

    First time riding an ebike. Great experience. Helps with my daily commute. I have one issue that kept me from giving it a 5star rating is that there is no instruction (or way) to turn off the lights. It heats up during the day and is of no use. Its driving my OCD crazy


    Name:
    Ampao

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