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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 proven Turbo pedal-assist technology and accelerated it into the future.
Beginning with a completely redesigned and integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, the Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The Rx Street Tune takes the efficient 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 3.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-460 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 71 miles in Economy mode, 30 miles in Sport mode, and 19 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 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 3.0. This means that you'll find a range of Shimano 10-speed components, powerful hydraulic disc brakes that stop on a dime, racks to dutifully carry your stuff, and fenders to keep you dry on wet days.
|CHAIN||KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|CRANKSET||Custom alloy crankarms|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Deore, 10-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t|
|CHAINRINGS||40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed|
|FRONT HUB||Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 28h|
|REAR HUB||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h|
|INNER TUBES||700C, 40mm Presta valve|
|RIMS||700C disc, 28h, double-wall|
|FRONT TIRE||Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm|
|REAR TIRE||Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm|
|SADDLE||Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm|
|SEATPOST||Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm|
|STEM||Alloy w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm clamp|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS||Body Geometry Contour|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor|
|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|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 31.8mm|
|FORK||SR Suntour NCX E25, 50mm of travel, steel 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|
|UI/REMOTE||Custom 2.2" BLOKS. LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote|
|BATTERY||Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh|
|CHARGER||Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug|
|MOTOR||Specialized 1.2, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor, 250W Nominal|
|WIRING HARNESS||Custom Specialized wiring harness|
|Head Tube Angle||70°||70°||70°||70°|
|Head Tube Length||135mm||135mm||145mm||170mm|
|Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top Vertical||400mm||450mm||500mm||550mm|