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It's what's inside that counts, and the same rings true with the Turbo Vado 5.0. Each component, from the motor to the battery, works in harmony to provide you with a fully integrated, pedal-assist-system that's the perfect accomplice to your hectic schedule. And with its modern aesthetic and feel, this Vado has raised the bar for e-bike design.
Beginning with a completely redesigned and integrated Specialized 1.2 S motor, the Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The Rx Street Tune takes the powerful 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 5.0, we developed custom Specialized U1-604 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 50 miles in Economy mode, 35 miles in Sport mode, and 25 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 touchscreen 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 high-end spec for the Turbo Vado 5.0. Featuring Shimano XT/SLX 11-speed components, four-piston hydraulic disc brakes, racks, and fenders, the Vado 5.0 is ready to take on the town.
|CHAIN||Shimano HG601, 11-speed|
|CRANKSET||Custom alloy crankarms|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano SLX, 11-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|CHAINRINGS||48T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy front hub disc, sealed bearings, 12mm thru-axle (axle not included), 32H|
|REAR HUB||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h|
|INNER TUBES||700C, 40mm Presta valve|
|RIMS||700C disc rim, 28h, double wall|
|FRONT TIRE||Electrak 2.0 Armadillo, 700x51mm|
|REAR TIRE||Electrak 2.0 Armadillo, 700x51mm|
|SADDLE||Specialized Canopy Comp, Hollow Cr-Mo rails|
|SEATPOST||Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm|
|STEM||Alloy w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm clamp|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 680mm width, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS||Body Geometry XC Contour|
|FRONT BRAKE||TRP Zurich, hydraulic 4-piston disc, 180mm|
|REAR BRAKE||TRP Zurich, hydraulic 4-piston disc, 180mm|
|HEADLIGHT||Supernova V521s, upside-down mount to stem, 205lm|
|PEDALS||Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors|
|KICKSTAND||Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount|
|FENDERS||Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, aluminum fenderstays|
|TAILLIGHT||Supernova E3, alloy housing, 3-LED, 250-degree visibility, fender mount|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, 34.9mm|
|FORK||Turbo rigid full aluminum disc fork, 12x100mm 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. TFT display w/ touchscreen & USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote|
|BATTERY||Specialized U1-604, On/Off button, state of charge display, 604Wh|
|CHARGER||Custom charger, 42V4A with Rosenberger plug|
|MOTOR||Specialized 1.2 S, 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|