Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 Step-Through 2020

f 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 Step-Through. 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 wired Turbo Connect Display (TCD-w) is the best way to view data on your Turbo. It not only displays important ride metrics (speed, cadence, rider power, distance, battery level, time, etc.), it also allows you to connect the latest version of the Mission Control App for an enhanced Turbo experience. With our free app for iOS and Android phones, you easily customize motor parameters, control your range, record/upload rides, and perform basic system diagnosis.

 

To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec that features Shimano 9-speed components, hydraulic disc brakes, racks, front/rear lights, and fenders.

 

  • The Turbo Vado frame features an alloy step-through frame that's pretty light and super easy to get on or off of.

 

  • 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.
  • Stocking

    Out of stock options can be ordered by request.

    *Stock availability dependant on supplier availability.

  • Specification

    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 MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel

    FRONT HUB

    Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 32h

    REAR HUB

    Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

    SPOKES

    DT Swiss Industry

    RIMS

    700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets

    INNER TUBES

    Presta, 40mm valve

    FRONT TYRE

    Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm

    REAR TYRE

    Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm

    CRANKSET

    Custom alloy forged crankarms

    CHAINRINGS

    40T, custom alloy

    SHIFT LEVERS

    Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

    REAR DERAILLEUR

    Shimano Alivio, Shadow Design, SGS cage, 9-speed

    CASSETTE

    Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t

    CHAIN

    KMC e9T.NPNP, e-bike chain, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™

    FRONT BRAKE

    Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 180mm

    REAR BRAKE

    Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 160mm

    HANDLEBARS

    Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

    GRIPS

    Body Geometry Contour, lock-on

    STEM

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

    SADDLE

    Specialized Aldia Sport, steel rails, 155mm

    SEATPOST

    Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm

    SEAT BINDER

    Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm

    MOTOR

    Specialized 1.2 E, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal

    BATTERY

    Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh

    CHARGER

    Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger w/ Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included

    WIRING HARNESS

    Custom Specialized harness

    HEADLIGHT

    Herrmans MR4 e-Bike, stainless bracket for suspension fork, 6V

    TAILLIGHT

    Herrmans H-Trace Mini e-Bike, 220-degree visibility, fender-mount

    KICKSTAND

    Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

    FENDERS

    DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays

    RACK

    Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible

    BELL

    Simple bell

    PEDALS

    Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
  • GEOMETRY

    GEOMETRY
      S M L XL
    BB Drop -70mm -70mm -70mm -70mm
    Chainstay Length 478mm 478mm 478mm 478mm
    Crank Length 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm
    Fork Rake 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
    Front Center 647mm 658mm 683mm 704mm
    Handlebar Width 680mm 680mm 680mm 680mm
    Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70° 70°
    Head Tube Length 145mm 145mm 155mm 170mm
    Reach 396mm 404mm 428mm 441mm
    Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 155mm 155mm
    Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top Vertical 400mm 450mm 485mm 535mm
    Seatpost Length 300mm 350mm 400mm 400mm
    Stack 619mm 629mm 629mm 652mm
    Standover Height 715mm 720mm 727mm 744mm
    Stem Length 60mm 75mm 75mm 90mm
    Trail 86mm 86mm 86mm 86mm
    Wheelbase 1116mm 1127mm 1152mm 1173mm
£2,249.00Price
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