2021 Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 Step Thru, Clay, Electric Bike
With it's 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 the 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 a 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, there is 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 and an easy step-thru design.
- 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.
Small: 155cm - 165cm rider height
Medium: 165cm - 178cm rider height
Large: 178cm - 185cm rider height
X-Large: 185cm - 193cm rider height
E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds
SR SunTour MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel
Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 32h
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets
Presta, 40mm valve
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Custom alloy forged crankarms
40T, custom alloy
Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
Shimano Alivio, Shadow Design, SGS cage, 9-speed
Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t
KMC e9T.NPNP, e-bike chain, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™
Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Specialized Body Geometry Targa, lock-on
Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm
Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm
Specialized 1.2 E, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal
Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh
Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger w/ Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included
Custom Specialized harness
Herrmans MR4 e-Bike, stainless bracket for suspension fork, 6V
Herrmans H-Trace Mini e-Bike, 220-degree visibility, fender-mount
Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays
Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible
Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors