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.
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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 award-winning pedal-assist technology and accelerated it well into the future.
Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 E motor, the Turbo Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The 1.2 E uses the same hardware as our 1.2 motor, but it features a tune that prioritizes efficiency. This means less peak torque and maximum output. Of course, it still features a near-silent operating design with our Custom Rx Street Tune that takes the output and makes it the most usable for an 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 at, say, a traffic light both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations.
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. In other words, 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. If you wish to see exactly how far you can go on a charge, have a look at our Turbo Range Calculator for more exact estimates.
The new Turbo Connect Display (TCD) is the best way to view data on your Turbo. It not only displays basic ride metrics (speed, cadence, power, battery level, and time), but it also lets you toggle between modes. Its design, meanwhile, is rugged and clean, and it has multiple mounting options for either road or mountain setups. As for the latest version of the Mission Control App, you'll find that it now has more features and is even more intuitive to use. It lets you custom-tune nearly every aspect of the bike with ease, monitor your power usage, control your range, perform basic system diagnoses, and record/upload rides.
To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec that features Shimano 9-speed components, hydraulic disc brakes, front/rear lights, and fender & rack mounts.
- The Turbo Vado features a lightweight alloy frame that’s been designed with our Fitness/Transportation Geometry.
- The Turbo Vado’s Specialized 1.2 E motor emphasizes efficiency and range. We also fully integrated it with the frame, and it's been custom-tuned for city riding. It intuitively reacts to the force of your pedaling, so the harder you pedal, the more power it delivers. And with an internal belt drive design, it does this without added vibration for the smoothest and most silent ride possible.
- We made the custom 460 Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, and lockable for added security. It communicates with the display and has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency and range. For range estimates based upon a variety of variables, please refer to our Turbo Range Calculator.
- FRAME - Turbo Aluminum, 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, steel steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel
- SEAT BINDER - Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm
- STEM - Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm
- HANDLEBARS - Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
- GRIPS - Body Geometry Contour
- SADDLE - Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm
- SEATPOST - Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
- FRONT BRAKE - Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
- REAR BRAKE - Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
- REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
- SHIFT LEVERS - Shimano Deore, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
- CASSETTE - Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t
- CHAIN - KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
- CRANKSET - Custom alloy-forged crankarms
- CHAINRINGS - 40T w/ chainguard, 104 BCD
- RIMS - 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned
- FRONT HUB - Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 32h
- REAR HUB - Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
- SPOKES - Stainless, 14g
- FRONT TIRE - Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
- REAR TIRE - Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
- INNER TUBES - Presta, 40mm valve
- 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 U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh
- CHARGER - Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug
- WIRING HARNESS - Custom Specialized wiring harness
- PEDALS - Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
- HEADLIGHT - Specialized Aspheric Lens technology, alloy housing, 300-lumen output, stem-mount, 6V
- TAILLIGHT - Supernova E3, alloy housing, 3-LED, 250-degree visibility, fender mount
- KICKSTAND - Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
- RACK - Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible
- FENDERS - Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays
- BELL - Simple bell
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14-01-2021 23:10David Pingiaro
Thanks to Chairman Dan during Victoria’s COVID lockdown I decided to have a closer look at an ebike . Being 70 years of age and not have ridden a bike since my teenage years I was both apprehensive and timid. Spurred on by bravado I decided to bite the bullit and purchase a Specialized Vado 3 turbo (up to 4 times assist) Well after 5 mths and 6000km I can attest that this is one of the smartest things I have done. If you are considering such a purchase do not hesitate to email me on [email protected] You will definitely not regret your decision