How did we manage to take one of our most versatile and fun Turbo e-bikes and make it even better? Well, we started with the smile-inducing speed and agility of the Turbo Vado 4.0 and added gravel-taming, all-terrain tires and a plush, bump-smoothing suspension seatpost—giving you the freedom and confidence to take on any road, even the one less traveled.
Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, the Turbo Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The 1.2 motor features a 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 both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations.
For the Vado 4.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-500 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.
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 10-speed components, all-terrain tires, suspension seatpost, hydraulic disc brakes, front/rear lights, and fender & rack mounts.
•Battery: Specialized U1-500, On/Off button, state of charge display, 500Wh
•Cassette: Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t
•Chain: KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
•Chainrings: 40T, custom alloy
•Charger: Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug
•Crankset: Custom alloy forged crankarms
•Fork: SR Suntour NCX E25, steel steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel
•Frame: E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds
•Front Brake: Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
•Front Hub: Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15x100mm thru-axle, 32h
•Front Tire: Sawtooth Sport, 700x50c
•Grips: Body Geometry Women's Contour
•Handlebars: Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
•Inner Tubes: Presta, 40mm valve
•Motor: Specialized 1.2, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal
•Pedals: Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
•Rear Brake: Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
•Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
•Rear Hub: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
•Rear Tire: Sawtooth Sport, 700x50c
•Rims: 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h
•Saddle: Specialized Aldia Sport, steel rails, 155mm
•Seat Binder: Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm
•Seatpost: Spring suspension, alloy, 30.9mm, 2-bolt
•Shift Levers: Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
•Spokes: DT Swiss Industry
•Stem: Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
•Ui/Remote: Specialized TCD-W w/ handlebar remote & built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, 5 available display pages
•Wiring Harness: Custom Specialized harness