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Turbo Vado SL 4.0

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Turbo Vado SL 4.0

Meet the Vado SL. This super-light e-bike was designed to take on anything from daily commutes through urban landscapes to clocking even faster workouts. Need to carry your bike? No sweat. Weighing 40% less than the full-power Vado, there’s no other electric bike out there with ride quality, range, and power like this. All you need to do is get on and go.

The Vado SL comes equipped with everything you need to start riding right away. First, the extra-bright, built-in lights give you higher visibility in low-light areas. Next, the MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) makes it easy to view ride info on the go. The Pathfinder tires roll fast on or off the pavement with plenty of grip, and the Vado SL's featherweight status also makes it perfect for city commuting and offers far more than ride quality — it means you can hang it on a wall or car rack. And it makes public transportation a breeze.

So whether you're going fast or far or both, the Vado SL provides the confidence to do it all at a fraction of the weight.

LIGHT WEIGHT: You’ll be blown away by how easy it is to lift your bike on to a rack, carry it up stairs, or ride nimbly around town, thanks to the category-leading light-weight of the Turbo SL technology, optimised frame materials, design, and specification.

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.

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

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 downtube battery, internal cable routing, fender and front rack mounts, Smooth Welds

Fork

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

Seat Binder

Integrated w/ frame

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

Brakes

Rear Brake

Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm

Front Brake

Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm

Drivetrain

Shift Levers

SRAM NX, 11-speed

Cassette

Sunrace, 11spd, 11-42t

Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX, 11-speed

Chain

KMC e11S, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™

Crankset

Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset

Chainrings

Praxis, 44T, 104BCD

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

Wheels & Tires

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

Front Tire

Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

Rear Tire

Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

Inner Tubes

Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50

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

* 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 Length170mm172.5mm172.5mm175mm
Handlebar Width680mm680mm680mm680mm
Stem Length60mm75mm75mm90mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm350mm350mm
Stack542mm574mm607mm643mm
Reach397mm419mm433mm442mm
Head-Tube Length130mm161.5mm194.5mm230mm
Head-Tube Angle70°70.5°71°71.5°
B-B Height291mm291mm291mm291mm
B-B Drop70mm70mm70mm70mm
Trail78mm75mm71mm68mm
Fork Length (full)390mm390mm390mm390mm
Fork Rake/Offset50mm50mm50mm50mm
Front-Center626mm655mm675mm690mm
Chain-Stay Length445mm445mm445mm445mm
Wheelbase1062mm1091mm1110mm1126mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal)558mm589mm613mm632mm
Bike Stand-Over Height791mm811mm836mm861mm
Seat-Tube Length415mm446.5mm494.5mm535mm
Seat-Tube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Geometry

Manual Downloads

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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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SPECIALIZED_MOUNTAIN_ACTIVE_ASSEMBLY_GUIDE_CZ_SK
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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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Mission Control App 2.0 User Guide (Chinese)
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Range Extender (SBC-B16) User Manual
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Charger User Manual (SBC-C04 / SBC-C05 / SBC-C06 / SBC-C07)

Rider Reviews

  • 4.9
  • 19 Reviews

New bike day!

Recently purchased one of these. It's a replacement for my green turbo Levo. The Levo is an amazing Emtb which I mostly used for getting around town, but was/ has been a faithful servant to ride on up hills and down dales and will be sorely missed. However, I now have a much lighter Vado SL in the lime green. It's a great fun bike to ride around town and is so lightweight and maneuverable. I can pick it up and carry it over my shoulder as and when I need to. Whereas the Levo required military planning to bring up and downstairs to my flat, and also back out again!! Electric power, shockingly bright frame colour (love it!), light weight and easy on the eye. What's not to like!!!!


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Samantha

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Turbo Vado SL

Love it! It’s just what I needed, I think I’m an eBike convert now. It’s not too heavy and has enough assistance to allow me to ride much further without fatigue. Good spec for the money, easy to live with. Range is good so far as mostly using in Eco mode. Specialized app is great too. Quick delivery and almost ready to ride out of the box. Would highly recommend as a bike for fitness and recreation.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Andrew D.

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This is a great bike.

It’s an excellent bike that gives just enough assist to an average fitness person. Light and agile.My only criticism is that you can’t turn the lights off, but I think that has been addressed on the new 5.0

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Guest G.

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Gets better all the time

First time on an E-bike. Had it a while now and after having bought the additional battery am chuffed to bits I got this bike. Really really good and makes riding fun not a slogfest. Just hope my batteries don’t die 😂👏👍

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Ian J.

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So much great service! Love

So much great service! Love specialized!

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Yes!

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KIRK G.

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Lovely bike

Lovely bike let down badly by the ridiculous rear parcel shelf. Rack time products only. They are expensive and there is no other option.

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Yes!

Name:
Dorothy

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My experience from ordering on

My experience from ordering on line through pickup at Snitger’s Bikes in Beaver, Pa. was excellent. The bike is every bit good as promoted. So far I have enjoyed two rides totaling 40 miles. I am 75 yrs old and I see the Vado Turbo SL adding many pleasurable miles to my biking while getting substantial exercise.

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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I love my bike!!!

I love my bike!!!

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Motor assistance is smooth: it

Motor assistance is smooth: it makes me think I'm doing it on my own. Battery life is more than adequate for my needs.

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Love bike. Can now keep

Love bike. Can now keep up with my cyclist husband!

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Yes!

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