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Turbo Vado 3.0

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Turbo Vado 3.0

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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, plus a motor range of up to 90 miles. 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, a full-function bike computer, 93 miles / 150 km of range, and more.

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, and higher volume tires 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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Frameset

Frame

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

Seat Binder

Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm

Suspension

Fork

SR Suntour MobieA32, 80mm travel, lockout, fender-mounts, integrated light mount

Cockpit

Saddle

Rivo Sport, steel rails, 155mm

SeatPost

Specialized, 6061 alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 0mm setback, 30.9mm

Stem

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

Handlebars

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

Grips

Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on

Brakes

Front Brake

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Rear Brake

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm

Drivetrain

Chaincase

Custom chaincover

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Alivio, SGS, 9-speed

Shift Levers

Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG400, 9-speed, 11-36t

Chain

KMC e9T, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™

Crankset

Custom alloy forged crankarms

Chainrings

Praxis, 48T, 104BCD

Wheels & Tires

Rims

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

Front Hub

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

Rear Hub

Specialized alloy rear hub disc, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Front Tire

Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3

Rear Tire

Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3

Inner Tubes

Standard 40mm SV 650Bx1.75-2.4

E-Bike

Motor

Specialized 2.0E, 50Nm torque, custom tuned motor, 250W nominal

UI/Remote

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

Battery

Specialized U2-530, alloy casing, state of charge display, 530Wh

Charger

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

Wiring Harness

Custom wire harness

Accessories

Headlight

Lezyne EBIKE MINI STVZO E65, 210 Lumen, 12V

Taillight

Spanninga Commuter Glow XE, 12V

Kickstand

Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

Rack

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

Fenders

Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 65mm width, aluminum fenderstay

Bike Lock

Turbo System Lock

Bell

Simple bell

Pedals

Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

Weight

Weight

24.9kg (54 lb, 14.3 oz)

Weight Size

MD

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Manual Downloads

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2022 VADO - USER MANUAL - SLOVENIAN
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2022 VADO USER MANUAL - EN FR DE CZ PL SK
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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Mission Control App 2.0 User Guide (Chinese)
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Charger User Manual (SBC-C04 / SBC-C05 / SBC-C06 / SBC-C07)
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AG_FRONT_RACK_&_ADVENTURE_PLATE-English
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Li Ion Battery UN38.3 Test Summary
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Rider Reviews

  • 3.7
  • 6 Reviews

Vado 3.0

I own two Vado 3.0 bikes and they can reach speeds of 25-28 MPH. Columbus Ohio has great bike trails, where you can test your speed for eight miles straight. "My wife and I enjoy the smooth ride of Vado bikes." It's a 100% improvement from a Class 2 bike. I'm glad we bought them.


Name:
Van

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Very disappointed

I just returned my Vado 3.0 to the shop because it isn't working. I am on my 3rd bike due to defects. When it worked it was great, sadly. there is a serious problem with this model. And... the battery range is under 35 miles regardless of how I ride.


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Richard D.

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Not True Class 3 Performance

I really like this bike but I feel misled on performance. I expected to reach 20-28 MPH with ease since this a class 3 e-bike. However, it is very difficult to exceed 20mph in ‘turbo’ mode. It’s difficult to hit 25-28 MPH going down hill.


Name:
Adam

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Specialized Vado 3 turbo

I’ve owned my Vado 3 turbo for coming up to 3 years in a couple of months time. I hadn’t ever owned a bike as it was an expense our family couldn’t afford. To my total amazement I cannot go a day without wanting to ride this bike. Rain and very strong wind are the only deterrents. My original battery became a total frustration after around 30 mths. To get a replacement battery is like winning a lottery prize. After many visits to my original selling agent they finally helped me by lending me a second hand battery whilst my new battery was being procured.I’ve now done over 33,000km with the 25kph restriction being my biggest nemesis.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
David P.

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3100 KM IN THE FIRST YEAR

I have a Vado 3.0 and absolutely love it. 3100+ km so far. I did have a flat tire and upgraded to SCHWALBE Marathon Plus. I've test driven several other competitor products and always come away thinking I'm glad I bought a Specialized. I also installed a Kinekt Suspension Seatpost & Stem, so the ride to like a Cadillac.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
W T.

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Highest overall satisfaction possible

Little did I realize that my 2020 version of this model ebike, turbo vado 3.0, would bring me many miles of joy(4,600 miles currently) and an excellent service department for any required repairs, parts or upgrades. With routine maintenance and service and proper care, I will continue to use this brand forever. Very easy to deal with and superb effort into quality engineering. Great job to Specialized! I bought into a great deal! Mark

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Mark

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