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Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH

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Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH

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Consider Vado your high-performance transportation bike, getting you where you’re going with an unmatched combination of speed, reliability, and confidence. Whether you load it up with your stuff, or jump on and go, commute to work, or ride to the gym, Vado’s full power and huge range will get you from ‘point A’ to ‘point B’ ASAP.

The Specialized Vado has everything you need for e-powered transport. It brings a balanced nature to the way it handles and superior levels of comfort. This is a true class leader of its type.

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

POWERFUL: It’s you, just faster — it’s 4x You. The Turbo Full Power system senses the force you apply to the pedals and naturally quadruples it for an experience that makes getting up any hill or to any destination no sweat. Literally.

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.

SMOOTH: Stay comfortable in the saddle with an 80mm front suspension fork, higher volume tires, and a plush suspension seat post that smooths harsh bumps from points A to B.

SECURE: Vado has anti-theft lock built right into the bike. Prevent would-be bike thieves by disabling the motor with a press of a button so no one can turn on the motor without your phone connected to the Specialized app or your personalized pin. The Vado’s battery locks in the bike or can be easily taken with you. And if anyone tries to move your bike an alarm will sound. Beat it, thieves.

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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Accessories

Fenders

Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 65mm width, aluminum fenderstay

Headlight

Lezyne Ebike Power E115, 310 Lumen, 12V

Taillight

Spanninga Commuter Glow XE, 12V

Pedals

Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

Bell

Specialized brass bell

Kickstand

Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

Rack

Specialized rack, MIK HD interface, built-in pannier mounts, 27kg max load

Bike Lock

Turbo System Lock

Radar

 Integrated Garmin Radar, with custom information displayed directly on the Mastermind TCD

Wheels & Tires

Rims

650b disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Rear Tire

Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3

Front Tire

Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3

Front Hub

Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x110mm thru-axle, 32h

Inner Tubes

Standard 40mm SV 650Bx1.75-2.4

Rear Hub

enviolo Heavy Duty, 380% range, 6-bolt, 10x135mm, 32h

Cockpit

Saddle

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm

Grips

Ergon, GA30

Stem

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

Handlebars

Specialized, alloy, 15-degree backsweep, 46mm rise, 31.8mm

SeatPost

Spring suspension, alloy, 40mm travel, 30.9mm, 2-bolt clamp, 34.9mm sleeve

Drivetrain

Crankset

Custom alloy forged crankarms

Chaincase

Custom chaincover

Chain

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 122t belt, black

Cassette

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 22t sprocket, silver

Chainrings

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 50T front sprocket, black

Internal Gear Hub

enviolo AUTOMATiQ Pro shifting interface

E-Bike

Charger

Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug, 100-240V

UI/Remote

MasterMind TCD, w/handlebar remote, built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, customizable display pages

Motor

Specialized 2.2, 90Nm torque, custom tuned motor, 250W nominal

Battery

Specialized U2-710, alloy casing, state of charge display, 710Wh

Frameset

Frame

E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated &lockable downtube battery, internal cable routing, lock and front rack mount, sliding dropout

Suspension

Fork

Rockshox Recon Silver RL, 80mm travel, Motion-Control, fender-mounts

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Rear Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Weight

Weight

27.44kg (60 lb, 7.9 oz)

Weight Size

MD

* 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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SMLXL
Crank Length170mm170mm170mm170mm
Handlebar Width680mm680mm680mm680mm
Stem Length60mm60mm75mm75mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm400mm
Front Centre699mm724mm750mm777mm
Bike Standover Height735mm771mm771mm805mm
Trail96mm96mm96mm96mm
Fork Length (full)480mm480mm480mm480mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm
Headtube Angle68°68°68°68°
Toptube Length (horizontal)585mm615mm645mm675mm
Reach423mm444mm464mm481mm
Seat Tube Angle (Virtual)75.5°75°74.5°74°
Stack625mm639mm652mm676mm
Headtube Length135mm150mm165mm190mm
BB Drop70mm70mm70mm70mm
Chainstay Length470mm470mm470mm470mm
Wheelbase1160mm1186mm1212mm1239mm
Seat Tube Length400mm450mm460mm500mm
BB Height285mm285mm285mm285mm
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.4
  • 9 Reviews

75 and riding again

For the past 3-4 years I'd limited my cycling to an indoor trainer. A regular jogger and cyclist since I was 30, a diagnosis of A-fib and noticeably reduced cardio capacity really played havoc with my confidence and self-image. In May I bought a Como with IGH and, cautiously, started riding outdoors again. I reasoned that the step through frame and upright riding position should compensate for my occasional shaky balance. Years of annoyance with greasy chains and fussy derailleurs were replaced by belt drive and Enviolo IGH. The uncertainty of riding our less-than-perfect roads almost disappeared on the Como's 2.3" tires. But the biggest surprise was Como's Garmin radar! It's not just a gimmick, it really works. Since May 19 I've logged 650 miles and I'm loving it. What a great product!


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Mr. D.

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'I Now Fear No Hill', 'Go Big or Go Home'. 'This is the last bike that I'll ever buy'

I am 66 years old, and have about 200 miles on it so far. The smooth automatic shifting is better than promised. you are never in the wrong gear. I set the cadence to suit my more casual (slower) style of riding. On my regular bike, my legs could not take me up the hills, now 'I Fear No Hill'. The surprising gem I found is the Garmin Radar. It works as good as the warning lights on my car's side mirrors, I only need a quick glance before I turn. I love it, and trust it. The bike is 'Solid'. It has everything a bike should have. The front (Bright White) and rear (red) light is a great safety measure that I like. When I bought my IGH, I wanted a frame like my old bikes years ago, now, I can see if 'God willing' I am still riding in my late 70's and 80's and beyond, maybe the step-through model would have been a better choice. I am convinced that you will never see anyone riding a Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH with a frown on their face. PS. I just convinced my wife to pick up a Turbo Como 5.0 IGH.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Roy

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Great bike

I’ve had it about a year and have gone over 2000 miles. No issues whatsoever. Love the bike. It’s pricey but worth it.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Kevin

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A great Bike that I can totally see being my Forever bike.

I have had my Vado for a little over a month now. I am somewhat new to bike riding, having been an avid mountain bicycler many years ago, so please understand how that might color my judgment. The Vado is outstanding for someone who lives in a city environment, with occasional trails, and lots of hills. I think the Belt drive is fantastic, the Enviolo IGH is awesome as well. Totally silent, the belt is clean, and all is perfect as far as I can tell so far. I love the power when I need it, and the auto shifting takes some getting used to, but once you have it, its pretty liberating. Another reviewer said you have to get used to pedelling fast, but that is actually adjustable. All in all, its is a great bike. Comfortable, fast, and very stable. It just feels like it was made for me.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Paul S.

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Buckle Up for a Wild Ride with the Specialized Vado, not for the faint of heart

For adrenaline junkies, the feisty Specialized Vado 5 offers a rollercoaster of emotions. Our whirlwind romance since 2019 has been full of adventure and mechanical mischief. Before hopping on this stubborn steed, beware: the Vado 5 keeps things spicy. The belt seems eager for early retirement, challenging me and my local bike shop. Years together turned me into a motor maintenance virtuoso, tackling 1000-mile chainset replacements. Our lounge, now a bike workshop sanctuary, is stocked with bits and bobs for taming the Vado. After four years and 5500 miles, my once-proud steed is now a toothless gummy bear, destined for recycling into soda cans, paper clips, or a clown's unicycle. When quoted $2000 for a new engine and $1000 for a battery, I chuckle at the astronomical costs. That's over $2 per mile! Their slogan, "your vehicle for life," feels like a comical game of "Wheel of Fortune" with costs demanding an arm, a leg, and my firstborn.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Matua T.

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Awesome but takes getting use to.

Great bike to ride. Comfortable and makes long rides easy. I just needed to get accustomed to the auto Enviolo! Always used derailleur bikes and constant cadence took getting use to. If you like to cruise at lower pedaling speed then the automatic may not be your best choice. But after getting use to it the rides are fantastic!

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Yes!

Name:
Rick

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A Commuter/Cargo/Fitness Bike for the 21st Century

The Vado 5.0 rides like a heavy gravel bike on a Lance Armstrong's pre-workout shake. The wider 650Bx2.3 tires have better cushion for groceries and provide a planted, stable support over light improved footpaths. the only thing better the Rockshox suspension which provides air, rebound and preload adjustment, is the drive train. I am not a light person at 6' 2'' 235lbs. This bike doesn't even notice I'm on it. I can't feel it shift, only here it, but it perfect. 90Nm of torque provide gobs of power. When the bike is unloaded I switch mode to micro adjust and I have a fully manual 9spd cassette gravel bike. The mode are adjustable easily hits 28mph in sport, turbo or micro. If I don't feel like shifting I leave it in Eco or sport and let the IGH do all the work. My One complaint is not the bike, it's app. On receipt of the bike, it showed a belt tension errors over the mission control app. Specialized determined it a non-issues. After the last app update it has resolved.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Benjamin

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Wonderful ride

I am riding my Vado 5 IGH to work regularly with lots of hills. Wonderful in every way: rear rack holds my briefcase, smooth auto shifting, safety radar, lights when I ride home in the dark, long battery life, and comfortable ride. Only downside is that the bike is heavy, but you can buy a lighter bike if you don't need the range. Very happy with my purchase.

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Yes!

Name:
John

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