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Turbo Vado 3.0

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Turbo Vado 3.0

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. And the max speed? 28mph.

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.

Technical Specifications

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COCKPIT

SeatPost

Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm

Saddle

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm

Stem

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

Tape

Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on

Handlebars

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

DRIVETRAIN

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Alivio, SGS, 9-speed

Shift Levers

Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t

Chain

KMC e9T, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™

Crankset

Custom alloy forged crankarms

Chainrings

48/32 w/ chainguard

E-BIKE

Motor

Specialized 1.2 E, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal

UI/Remote

Specialized TCD-W w/ handlebar remote & built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, 5 available display pages

Battery

Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh

Charger

Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger w/ Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included

Wiring Harness

Custom Specialized harness

ACCESSORIES

Kickstand

Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

Fenders

DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays

Bell

Simple bell

Pedals

Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

WHEELS & TIRES

Inner Tubes

Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50

WHEELS

Rims

700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets

Front Hub

Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 32h

Rear Hub

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

FRONT TYRE

Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c

REAR TYRE

Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c

FRAMESET

Frame

E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds

Fork

SR SunTour MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel

Seat Binder

Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm

BRAKES

Front Brake

Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Rear Brake

Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 160mm

* 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 Length170mm170mm175mm175mm
Seatpost Length300mm350mm400mm400mm
Handlebar Width680mm680mm680mm680mm
Stem Length60mm75mm75mm90mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
Stack619mm619mm629mm652mm
Reach396mm406mm428mm441mm
Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top Vertical400mm450mm500mm550mm
BB Drop-70mm-70mm-70mm-70mm
Chainstay Length478mm478mm478mm478mm
Head Tube Angle70°70°70°70°
Fork Rake44mm44mm44mm44mm
Trail86mm86mm86mm86mm
Front Center647mm657mm682mm704mm
Wheelbase1116mm1126mm1152mm1173mm
Standover Height762mm800mm833mm875mm
Head Tube Length135mm135mm145mm170mm
Geometry

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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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Vado Battery Cover Installation Guide
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Li Ion Battery UN38.3 Test Summary
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2022 VADO - USER MANUAL - SLOVENIAN
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2020 Vado/Como User Manual (EN/IT/ES/PT)
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2020 Vado/Como User Manual (NL/DK/NO/PL/SK)
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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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