Specialized Vado 5.0 St 2020


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When we set out to revamp our Turbo line, we knew that we needed to design a bike that best meets your needs. With our lives getting more hectic with each passing day, finding the tiny pockets of time savings can have a huge impact, & the Turbo Vado 5.0 Step-Through truly embodies this concept. It utilizes our most advanced pedal-assist technologies, a high-quality component spec, & a suspension fork to take the edge out of those pesky potholes. No matter where you're going, you'll get there faster & in style with the Turbo Vado 5.0 Step-Through.

Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.3 motor, it has a higher max torque, max watts, & better heat management & efficiency than its predecessors. It's the most advanced motor ever found on an urban e-bike. Of course, it still features a silent operating design with our Custom Rx Street Tune that takes the output & 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, & this makes accelerations from a standstill both quick & efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, & free of annoying vibrations.

For the Vado 5.0, we developed a custom 600 Wh battery that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, & easily removable for simplified charging. In other words, there's plenty of juice to take you to & 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 & Android phones, you easily customize motor parameters, control your range, record/upload rides, & perform basic system diagnosis.

And to top off all of the innovative features, we chose a high-end spec with Shimano XT/SLX 11-speed components, four-piston hydraulic disc brakes, an SR SunTour fork with 50mm of travel, integrated front/rear lights, & mounts for fenders & racks. It's ready to take on the town in effortless style.

The Turbo Vado frame features an alloy step-through frame that's pretty light & super easy to get on or off of. The Turbo Vado’s Specialized 1.3 motor with Rx Street Tune is the most powerful & efficient motor ever to be found on an urban e-bike. It's fully integrated with the frame, & it's also 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. & with an internal belt drive design, it does this without added vibration for the smoothest & most silent ride possible. We made the custom 600 Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, & lockable for added security. It communicates with the display & has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency & range. For range estimates based upon a variety of variables, please refer to our Turbo Range Calculator.

Product Details

  • Item condition: New
  • Availability: In-store
  • Brand: Specialized
  • Category: Electric Bikes
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Color: Black
  • Size: Medium, Large
  • ID: 155819577
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Wattage: 250W
  • Motor Manufacturer: Specialized


CHAIN Shimano Ultegra CRANKSET Custom alloy forged crankarms SHIFT LEVERS Shimano SLX, 11-speed w/ Optical Gear Display CASSETTE Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t CHAINRINGS 48T, custom alloy REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed FRONT HUB Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 32h REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve SPOKES DT Swiss Industry RIMS 700C disc, double-wall alloy, sleeved FRONT TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm REAR TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm SADDLE Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm STEM Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp HANDLEBARS Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm GRIPS Body Geometry Women's XC Contour FRONT BRAKE Shimano Deore XT T8000, hydraulic disc, 180mm REAR BRAKE Shimano Deore XT T8000, hydraulic disc, 160mm RACK Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible PEDALS Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors HEADLIGHT Supernova V521s, 205lm w/ alloy mount to fork arch KICKSTAND Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount FENDERS Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays BELL Simple bell TAILLIGHT Supernova E3, alloy housing, 3-LED, 250-degree visibility, fender mount SEAT BINDER Alloy, 34.9mm FORK SR Suntour NCX E25, alloy steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel FRAME Turbo Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds BATTERY Specialized U1-600, On/Off button, state of charge display, 600Wh CHARGER Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug MOTOR Specialized 1.3, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized harness

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