The Specialized Men's Turbo Vado 5.0 is the latest evolution of their award-winning pedal-assist technology, and let us tell you, it takes a massive step forward into the future of bicycle design. The custom battery and motor are fully integrated with the bike and specifically tuned for city riding. The battery doesn't require any tools for removal, so it's super easy to charge wherever you want. The Mission Control App uses Bluetooth to let you toggle between three battery modes and increase your range in real time. You can even plot your course, and the app will adjust your battery mode while you're riding to make sure that you get through your ride on one charge. For the frame, Specialized opted for durable, lightweight aluminum and a geometry that increases comfort and smoothness. It also features reflective paint that illuminates under a headlight to increase your visibility in low-light conditions. And for the build, you'll find confident hydraulic disc brakes, wide-ranging 11-speed Shimano SLX shifting, and integrated lights at the front and rear with Specialized's revolutionary lightguide technology.
- The Vado's motor is fully integrated with the frame and features a 350-watt output. It's also been custom-tuned for city riding, and 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.
- A custom 2.2-inch digital TFT display enables you to monitor all of your ride data in real time. It also connects the Mission Control App via Bluetooth, so you have full control over the tune, modes, range, and much more.
- Specialized made the custom 604Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, and lockable for added security. It can communicate with the display and has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency and range.
You're in Control
Meet the Turbo Vado’s motor. It’s eerily silent, and with its pedal-assisted, custom-tuned power, it multiplies your pedaling input by up to 320%. To run, it uses custom software that senses the torque you’re applying in each pedal stroke, and an algorithm amplifies the power that you’re putting in. The more power that you apply, the more power it puts out. It even allows you to custom tune it, so you can ride in your sweet spot for an intuitive feel and ride quality. It’s all up to you.
The Power is in Your Hands
Like the motor, it’s customizable and fully integrated, however, it’s also easily removable, so you can charge it from wherever you want. While you’re riding, you can control the range, so you’ll never be left to pedal home unassisted.
Pedals sold separately
|Drive System||Turbo 1.2 S, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor|
|Display||Custom 2.2" BLOKS. TFT display w/ touchscreen & USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote & Turbo Vado Mission Control App connectivity|
|Battery Type/Weight||Turbo U1-604, On/Off button, state of charge display, 604Wh|
|Charger Type||Custom charger, 42V4A with Rosenberger plug|
|Frame||Turbo Vado aluminum frame with bottom bracket motor mount, fitness/transportation geometry, fully integrated lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, smooth welds, reflective graphics|
|Fork||Turbo rigid full aluminum disc fork|
|Rims/Wheels||700C disc rim, 28h, double wall|
|Hubs||Specialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 28h|
|Tires||Specialized Electrak 2.0 Armadillo, 700x51mm|
|Chainrings||48T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed|
|Chain||Shimano CN-HG601, 11Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT, Shadow Plus, SGS cage, 11-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, 11-speed|
|Handlebars||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 680mm width, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Body Geometry XC Contour Men's|
|Stem||Alloy w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm clamp|
|Brakes||Tektro Zurich, custom hydraulic disc, 180/160mm|
|Saddle||Canopy Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails|
|Seatpost||Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm|
|Accessories & Extras||
Specialized Wiring harness
Headlight: Specialized light w/aspheric lens technology and black translucent side illumination, 12V, 2x LED, 600 lumen, stem mount
Taillight: Specialized light, integrated rack mount, 12V, 8 SMD LED, w/clear window
Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
Rack: Custom Specialized, w/Racktime Snap-it system and integrated rear light, max. load 22kg