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Men's Turbo Vado 3.0

  • 4 out of 5
  • 2 Reviews

Was: £2800.00
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Part No. 95017-7002


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It can sometimes feel like a huge challenge to fit everything into your busy lifestyles; there's never enough time, you're always rushing, always on-the-go. Well, we made the Turbo Vado 3.0 to fit in with lives just like yours. Our much-loved Turbo pedal-assist technology is integrated into this urban transporter, making it your perfect tool for getting around.

We've re-engineered the integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, then added the Rx Street Tune which channels the output and optimises it for the urban environment. Essentially, what it does is react to your effort and adjust the power supply so that it is just right. You and the bike work together to get the most out of your partnership: with more pressure through the pedals, the motor will put out more power, enabling greater accelerations and smoothly, efficiently getting you where you need to be.

The Vado 3.0's seamlessly integrated battery is the custom Specialized U1-460, which is lockable and easily removed for the all-important recharge. The motor includes three functions to help you adapt it to your preferences: Economy mode for up to 93 miles, Sport mode for up to 40 miles and Turbo for up to 25. All these estimates are based on combined bike and rider weight of 100 kilograms over flat terrain in little or no wind. Whatever your selection, you should find that with its top speed of 20mph, you'll have plenty of power to see you to work and back, not forgetting a quick detour to your favourite cafe.

To take ride customisation and usability to the next level, we worked with German tech company, BLOKS, to develop a custom 2.2-inch computer packed full of features. First of all, the device connects up to the Turbo Vado Mission Control App via Bluetooth, allowing personally-tuned preferences and eliminating range anxiety through the Smart Control. Other features include navigation, tracking, diagnostics and even saved ride history. Finally, we've optimised safety and ease-of-use with the addition of the custom remote mounted to the handlebar, enabling the simple navigation between screens without taking either of your hands off the bars.

The spec for the Turbo Vado 3.0 is designed to inspire confidence and maintain durability with Shimano 10-speed components, hassle-free and super-powerful hydraulic disc brakes, finished with racks and fenders so you can stay dry and carry all your essentials on your way to work.

  • A custom 2.2-inch BLOKS. digital LCD display enables you to monitor all of your ride data in real time. It also connects with the Turbo Vado Mission Control App (available later this year) via Bluetooth®, so you have full control over the tune, modes, range, and much more.
  • The Vado’s Specialized 1.2 motor is fully integrated with the frame and is custom-tuned for city riding. This means that 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.
  • Custom Specialized U1-460 battery is 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.

Please note that this bike does not come with pedals.

FRAMETurbo aluminum frame with bottom bracket motor mount, fitness/transportation geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, smooth welds
FORKSR Suntour NCX E25, 50mm of travel, steel steerer, 15mm thru-axle
FRONT HUBSpecialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x100mm thru-axle, 28h
REAR HUBSpecialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 10-/11-speed freehub, 28h
SPOKESStainless, black
RIMS700C disc, 28h, double-wall
INNER TUBES700C, 40mm Presta valve
FRONT TYRETrigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm
REAR TYRETrigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm
CRANKSETCustom alloy crankarms
CHAINRINGS40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Deore, 10-speed.
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
CASSETTEShimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t
CHAINKMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Linkâ„¢
FRONT BRAKEShimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor
REAR BRAKEShimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor
HANDLEBARSSpecialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 680mm width, 31.8mm
GRIPSBody Geometry Contour
STEMAlloy w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm clamp
SADDLESpecialized Canopy Sport, steel rails
SEATPOSTSpecialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy, 31.8mm
MOTORSpecialized 1.2, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor, 250W Nominal
UI/REMOTECustom 2.2" BLOKS. LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote & Mission Control App connectivity
BATTERYSpecialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh
CHARGERCustom charger, 42V4A with Rosenberger plug
WIRING HARNESSCustom Specialized wiring harness
HEADLIGHTAspheric Lens technology, alloy housing, 300 Lumen output, stem-mount, 6V
TAILLIGHTIntegrated rack-mount, Lightguide technology, 6V
KICKSTANDSpecialized kickstand, 40mm mount
FENDERSSpecialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, aluminum fenderstays
RACKSpecialized Turbo rack, Racktime-accessories-compatible
BELLSimple bell
PEDALSSpecialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.

Please note that this bike does not come with pedals.

Size S M L XL
BB Drop -70mm -70mm -70mm -70mm
Chainstay Length 478mm 478mm 478mm 478mm
Fork Rake 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Front Center 647mm 657mm 682mm 704mm
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70° 70°
Head Tube Length 135mm 135mm 145mm 170mm
Reach 396mm 406mm 428mm 441mm
Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top Vertical 400mm 450mm 500mm 550mm
Stack 619mm 619mm 629mm 652mm
Standover Height 762mm 800mm 833mm 875mm
Trail 86mm 86mm 86mm 86mm
Wheelbase 1116mm 1126mm 1152mm 1173mm
  • 2019 Men's Turbo Vado 3.0
    Andrew Bates
    4 out of 5

    At the age of pushing 60, too many speeding tickets lead me to a period of time without a car. It seemed to make sense to acquire and E-bike. I already have a Specialized Tricross Sport but I wanted to get to the office still able to work and arrive home in the evening able the function. The Vado 3.0 seemed ideal. I'm not a small chap at 192cm tall and 106Kg. So many bikes seem to come in small sizes... maybe the larger American builds require larger bikes? The daily commute is 10.6 miles each way. I know this because the clear computer display on the bike tells me so. I can also see the details on my phone through connected android app that allows me to configure the set-up of the bike and see the route I have taken. The app also tells me I have climbed an assent of 340 ft on the ride home. Using a combination of Eco, Sport and Turbo assist for the steepest climbs I can get 12 mph quite comfortably up steep (for me) inclines. It's like having a hand on my back, pushing me uphill. A press of the power selector you feel a noticeable but gentle increase in assistance so I never truly break sweat. After a round trip, the battery will be at 65%

    Yes, this is a means to an end. I am not using it for pleasure cycling but commuting too and from work...But you know what? I am loving it. After becoming disillusioned with cycling on the Tricross I am finally into cycling. And if E-bikes do nothing else... that is surely enough!

  • 2019 Men's Turbo Vado 3.0
    4 out of 5

    Love cycling but getting harder and harder due to loss of power through Parkinson’s disease. E bike seemed perfect answer.

    The Vado

    Good. Looks the part and nice lines. Battery integrated and not just stuck on the down tube. Suspension helpful. Three power modes but Eco fine for general cycling. Quick charging and 460 Whrs. Easy to understand controls and battery locked in. Clear display of speed and battery charge remaining plus various other parameters.

    Ride comfortable and pedal assist smooth and predictable. Very quiet motor. The quietest of all the e bikes I tried. Lights helpful.

    Not so good. Range less than I was expecting. 60 miles on Eco from full charge on a flat and wind free route. Specialized web site says 93 but I’m sure it was down to the weight of me the rider and bike. I’ll keep an eye on this. Heavy but no more so than all e bikes.

    Very disappointing that the Turbo Vado Mission Control App is not available and nobody seems to know when it will be or if ever. Bad customer service for a company the size of and with the reputation of Specialized. It doesn't detract from the ride experience but does leave a bitter taste

    All in all very happy. Went twice as far today as I have this year and all without a sweat to notice.

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