If you can characterize your life as on-the-go, busy, or not having enough time, Specialized made a bike just for you—the Turbo Vado 3.0. It's made to accommodate busy lives that are always in movement, which is why they took their proven Turbo pedal-assist technology and accelerated it into the future.
The Turbo Vado 3.0 features a custom 250-watt motor and 460Wh battery that are fully integrated with the bike and specifically tuned for city riding, and in the case of the battery, it doesn't require any tools for removal, so it's super easy to remove from the bike for charging. The 3.0 iteration of the Vado's battery is perfectly suited to urban environments and short trips. The tune, meanwhile, is meant to be as efficient as possible for quick, spontaneous efforts that are demanded when riding in the city. Specialized also made sure that it's totally compatible with Bluetooth, so you can toggle between battery modes to increase your range in real time via the Mission Control App. There are three battery modes to work with in order to maximize the battery life, and with the app, you can even plot your course and the battery will adjust while you're riding to make sure that you get through your ride on one charge.
- The Vado's motor is fully integrated with the frame and features a 250-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 LCD digital 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 460Wh 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||Specialized 1.2, Custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W Nominal|
|Display||Custom 2.2" LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote|
|Battery Type/Weight||Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh|
|Charger Type||Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug|
|Frame||Turbo Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds|
|Fork||SR Suntour NCX E25, steel steerer, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel|
|Rims/Wheels||700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned|
|Hubs||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 28h|
|Tires||Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm|
|Crankset||Custom alloy-forged crankarms|
|Chainrings||40T w/ chainguard, 104 BCD|
|Chain||KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore, 10-speed|
|Handlebars||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Body Geometry Contour|
|Stem||Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm|
|Brakes||Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm/160mm|
|Pedals||Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors|
|Saddle||Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm|
|Seatpost||Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm|
|Accessories & Extras||
Rack: Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible
Headlight: Specialized Aspheric Lens technology, alloy housing, 300-lumen output, stem-mount, 6V
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
* Subject to change without notice.