2019 Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0
If you can characterize your life as on-the-go, busy, or not having enough time, we made a bike for you—the Turbo Vado 3.0. It's made to accommodate busy lives that are always in movement, which is why we took our exclusive, award-winning pedal-assist technology and accelerated it into the future. Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, the Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. It features a silently operating design with our Custom Rx Street tune that takes the output and makes it the most usable for the 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. Perfect. For the Vado 3.0, we developed a custom 460 Wh battery, the Specialized U1-460, that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and is easily removable for simplified charging. Depending on your riding style, terrain, and setup, there's plenty of juice to take you to and from work, make a trip to the grocery store, or to even head over to that new café on the other side of town. We also developed a custom 2.2-inch smart computer that lets you view your battery level and toggle various ride metrics such as speed, distance, and time. You can also peruse these screens via the custom handlebar remote without ever removing your hands from the bars. To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec on the Turbo Vado 3.0, so it features Shimano 10-speed components, hydraulic disc brakes, racks, and fenders. The Vado features a lightweight alloy frame that’s been designed with our Fitness/Transportation Geometry. The Vado’s Specialized 1.2 motor is fully integrated with the frame, and 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. 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.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 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, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel SEAT BINDER Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm STEM Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm HANDLEBARS Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm GRIPS Body Geometry Contour SADDLE Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm SEATPOST Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display CASSETTE Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t CHAIN KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™ CRANKSET Custom alloy-forged crankarms CHAINRINGS 40T w/ chainguard, 104 BCD RIMS 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned FRONT HUB Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 32h REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h FRONT TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm SPOKES Stainless, 14g REAR TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve MOTOR Specialized 1.2, Custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W Nominal BATTERY Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh UI/REMOTE Custom 2.2" LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote CHARGER Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized wiring harness PEDALS Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors HEADLIGHT Specialized Aspheric Lens technology, alloy housing, 300-lumen output, stem-mount, 6V TAILLIGHT Supernova E3, alloy housing, 3-LED, 250-degree visibility, fender mount KICKSTAND Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount RACK Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible FENDERS Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays BELL Simple bell