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Men's Turbo Vado 4.0

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2018 Men's Turbo Vado 4.0

It's a busy world out there, and the sad thing is, it's getting faster all of the time. That's why we recommend faster bikes for busy lives, like the Turbo Vado 4.0. It takes our award-winning, exclusive technology and tailors it in a package that's designed for getting you around your day-to-day life quicker than ever before. It's you, only faster.

Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, the Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. It features a silently operating design with our Custom Rx Street tune that takes the output and makes it the most usable for the 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 both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations. Perfect.

For the Vado 4.0, we developed a custom 500 Wh battery, the Specialized U1-500, that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and is easily removable for simplified charging. Depending on your riding style, terrain, and setup, there's plenty of juice to take you to and from work, make a trip to the grocery store, or to even head over to that new café on the other side of town.

We also developed a custom 2.2-inch smart computer that lets you view your battery level and toggle various ride metrics such as speed, distance, and time. You can also peruse these screens via the custom handlebar remote without ever removing your hands from the bars.

To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec on the Turbo Vado 4.0, so it features Shimano 11-speed components, hydraulic disc brakes, racks, and fenders.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

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

FORK

SR Suntour NCX E25, 50mm of travel, alloy steerer, 15mm thru-axle

SEAT BINDER

Alloy, 34.9mm

WHEELS

RIMS

700C disc, 28h, double-wall

FRONT HUB

Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 32h

REAR HUB

Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

SPOKES

Stainless, black

FRONT TIRE

Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm

REAR TIRE

Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm

INNER TUBES

700C, 40mm Presta valve

DRIVETRAIN

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano SLX, 11-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t

CHAIN

Shimano Ultegra

CRANKSET

Custom alloy crankarms

CHAINRINGS

40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed

COCKPIT

STEM

Alloy w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm clamp

HANDLEBARS

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

GRIPS

Body Geometry Contour

SADDLE

Specialized Canopy Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails

SEATPOST

Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm

BRAKES

REAR BRAKE

Shimano BR-MT500 hydraulic disc, 160mm

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano BR-MT500 hydraulic disc, 180mm

E-BIKE

MOTOR

Specialized 1.2, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor, 250W Nominal

UI/REMOTE

Custom 2.2" LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote

BATTERY

Specialized U1-504, On/Off button, state of charge display, 504Wh

CHARGER

Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug

WIRING HARNESS

Custom Specialized wiring harness

ACCESSORIES

PEDALS

Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

HEADLIGHT

Specialized Aspheric Lens technology, alloy housing, 300-lumen output, stem-mount, 6V

KICKSTAND

Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

FENDERS

Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, aluminum fenderstays

BELL

Simple bell

* 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 Length170170175mm175mm
Handlebar Width680mm680mm680mm680mm
Stem Length60mm70mm80mm90mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
Seatpost Length300mm350mm400mm400mm
Fork Rake44mm44mm44mm44mm
Standover Height762mm800mm833mm875mm
Stack619mm619mm629mm652mm
Reach396mm406mm428mm441mm
Head Tube Length135mm135mm145mm170mm
Head Tube Angle70°70°70°70°
BB Drop-70mm-70mm-70mm-70mm
Trail86mm86mm86mm86mm
Front Center647mm657mm682mm704mm
Chainstay Length478mm478mm478mm478mm
Wheelbase1116mm1126mm1152mm1173mm
Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top Vertical400mm450mm500mm550mm
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 3.7
  • 6 Reviews

If it works, it's great

I really enjoy my Vado, but unfortunately there were lots of issues. Specialized seems not so interested if there are problems with a bike (the excuse was: we never haf this issue before). For this amount of money, the service is horrible. My Vado ( I use it almost daily and I need it for work) wasn't working anymore, so i haf to bring it to my retailer. There it was for 1 month! Just after 2 months riding. No sorry, nothing. No replacement, so I had to borrow a car and pay gas for 20 days. That's not how service works. However there is also no app for the vado models yet, which is, regarding the regular updates of the levo-app, embarrassing. Well, at least it rides again and so far without problems. But if there are problems and you are dependant on the bike- you're lost.


Name:
Daniel F.

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Love my Turbo Vado 4.0!

Only 4 weeks into ownership but more than enough miles covered now to know what I think. The bike is just a joy to ride and when it comes to nearing the end of a journey, I just want to keep going. Sadly the main disadvantages to ownership have been down to Specialized themselves. No app after all this time is ridiculous. There has been a change in spec too and the rear light built into the pannier has been removed and replaced by a cluster of LED lights on the rear mudguard. Nothing to reflect this change online and Specialized had a ""so what"" attitude when I called to ask. It cant be that hard to update the website and when spending more than 3 thousand on a bike its nice to know exactly what you are getting. But it hasn't otherwise spoiled my enjoyment of what is a brilliant bit of engineering. Was caught out last weekend and had to walk up a huge flight of stairs pushing the bike alongside the stairs and there is even a ""walking mode"" where it pushes itself along at walking speeds, they think of everything! Just hurry up with the App...!!


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Pip

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After almost a year still no app!

I've had the bike for 11 months and it's not been a pleasant ride! I really like to ride the bike when it works. There have been a number of issues, like it turns off when it rains, really? Yes! Some of the glitches has been corrected, one with a small addition where the bloks display is connected. Another when much of the cables to the motor was replaced. Still I've had several issues while riding when suddenly the motor stops helping. After powering on/off a number of times it might work again. Finally the issue with the mission control app - first being promised early fall (when I had had the bike 3 months) and then later postponed until winter and now being promised later 2018, really? When the bike works it's the best - but so far it's been a very bumpy ride and I don't think I would buy the bike again.


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M N.

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A great bike to ride with a decent range

I can't fault the design and quality of the bike and it's colour really stands out from other bikes. The only problem I have had is loss of power every now and again and that was due to to the controller not being fully seated into place. My fault really and since then it has been faultless. The only downside has been the continuing lack of thecumbria uk 🇬🇧 acumbrpp which was promised when I bought the bike a year ago....is it ever going to appear?


Name:
Jays

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Don't ride this bike in the rain

while riding the Vado 4 it started to rain,the bike lost power and since then it has not performed as it should. Also the Mission Control App does not work with this bike


Name:
Bazza A.

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