When we set out to revamp our Turbo line, our motto was that "busy lives call for faster bikes." That's because we wanted to be sure that we designed a bike that best meets your needs. With our lives getting more hectic with each passing day, after all, finding the littlest time savings can have a huge impact, and the 6.0 truly embodies this concept. It utilizes our most advanced pedal-assist technologies, a high-quality component spec, and a suspension fork to take the edge out of those pesky potholes. No matter where you're going, get there fast and in style with the Turbo Vado 6.0.
Beginning with a completely redesigned and integrated Specialized 1.2 S motor, the Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The Rx Street Tune takes the powerful output and makes it most usable for the urban environment—reacting to the amount of force you apply to the pedals. 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. Perfect.
For the Vado 6.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-604 battery that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and easily removable for simplified charging. With this battery, the Turbo Vado will deliver a pedal-assisted boost up to 50 miles in Economy mode, 35 miles in Sport mode, and 25 miles in Turbo mode. These estimates, of course, have some assumptions—the total rider and bike weight is 220 pounds, the terrain is flat with some inclines, and there is either no wind or a light breeze. In other words, with a top speed of 28mph, 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.
We also developed a custom-for-Vado 2.2-inch computer with the German powerhouse, BLOKS. With this touchscreen smart computer, you’re able to connect, via Bluetooth®, to our Turbo Vado Mission Control App (available later this year) for full control over your Vado. This app allows you to tune the motor to your personal preferences, it eliminates range anxiety through the Smart Control function, and it offers the rider a wide range of features, like including navigation, tracking, diagnostics, and ride history. You can also peruse through these screens via the custom handlebar remote, without ever removing your hand from the bars.
To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a high-end spec for the Turbo Vado 6.0. Featuring Shimano XT/SLX 11-speed components, four-piston hydraulic disc brakes, a SR Suntour fork with 50mm of travel, racks, and fenders, the Vado 6.0 is ready to take on the town.
- A custom 2.2-inch BLOKS. digital TFT display enables you to monitor all of your ride data in real time. It also connects with the Turbo Vado Mission Control App (available later this year) via Bluetooth®, so you have full control over the tune, modes, range, and much more.
- The Vado’s Specialized 1.2 S motor is fully integrated with the frame and is custom-tuned for city riding. This means that 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.
- Custom Specialized U1-604 battery is 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.
|SEAT BINDER||Specialized, alloy, 34.9mm|
|FORK||SR Suntour NCX E25, 50mm of travel, alloy steerer, 15mm thru-axle|
|FRAME||Turbo aluminum frame with bottom bracket motor mount, fitness/transportation geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, smooth welds|
|FRONT HUB||Specialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x100mm thru-axle, 28h|
|REAR HUB||Specialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 10-/11-speed freehub, 28h|
|INNER TUBES||700C, 40mm Presta valve|
|FRONT TYRE||Electrak 2.0 Armadillo, 700x51mm|
|RIMS||700C disc rim, 28h, double wall|
|REAR TYRE||Electrak 2.0 Armadillo, 700x51mm|
|CHAIN||Shimano HG601, 11-speed|
|CRANKSET||Custom alloy crankarms|
|CASSETTE||Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano SLX, 11-speed|
|CHAINRINGS||48T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed|
|SADDLE||Specialized Canopy Comp, Hollow Cr-Mo rails|
|SEATPOST||Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm|
|GRIPS||Body Geometry XC Contour|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 680mm width, 31.8mm|
|STEM||Alloy w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm clamp|
|FRONT BRAKE||TRP Zurich, hydraulic 4-piston disc, 180mm|
|REAR BRAKE||TRP Zurich, hydraulic 4-piston disc, 180mm|
|UI/REMOTE||Custom 2.2" BLOKS. TFT display w/ touchscreen & USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote & Turbo Vado Mission Control App connectivity|
|BATTERY||Specialized U1-604, On/Off button, state of charge display, 604Wh|
|CHARGER||Custom charger, 42V4A with Rosenberger plug|
|MOTOR||Specialized 1.2 S, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor, 250W Nominal|
|WIRING HARNESS||Custom Specialized wiring harness|
|PEDALS||Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors|
Vado - Geometry
|Head Tube Length||135mm||135mm||145mm||170mm|
|Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top Vertical||400mm||450mm||500mm||550mm|
|Head Tube Angle||70°||70°||70°||70°|