Specialized 2018 Men's Turbo Vado 3.0
Brought to you by Garland Cycleworks
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 proven Turbo pedal-assist technology and accelerated it into the future.
It 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. You might have noticed that this motor has the same output as the 4.0, which is true, but where the internals of these two diverge is at the battery and custom motor tune. This 3.0 iteration of the Vado's battery has a little less "umph" to it, so you could say that it's better suited to urban environments and shorter trips. The tune, meanwhile, is meant to be as efficient as possible for quick, spontaneous efforts that are demanded when riding in the city. We 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.
We 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.
FRAMETurbo 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 graphicsFORKCustom SR Suntour NCX, coil spring, custom Multi-Circuit Damping, steel steerer straight, remote lockout w/custom lever, magnesium lowers, post disc mount, 50mm of travelFRONT HUBSpecialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x100mm thru-axle, 28hREAR HUBAlloy disc, sealed bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28hSPOKES700c, (1.8mm) XDB Stainless BLACKRIMS700C disc, 28h, double-wall INNER TUBES700C, 40mm Presta valveFRONT TYRETrigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mmREAR TYRETrigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mmCRANKSETCustom alloy crankarmsCHAINRINGS40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speedSHIFT LEVERSShimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speedREAR DERAILLEURShimano Deore, Shadow Plus, SGS cage, 10-speedCASSETTESunrace, 10-speed, 11-40tFRONT BRAKEShimano BL-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180mm rotorREAR BRAKEShimano BL-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 160mm rotorHANDLEBARSSpecialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 680mm width, 31.8mmGRIPSSpecialized Body Geometry Contour Men'sSTEMAlloy w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm clampSADDLECanopy Sport, steel railsSEATPOSTSpecialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mmSEAT BINDERAlloy, 34.9 mmMOTORTurbo 1.2, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor UI/REMOTECustom 2.2" BLOKS. LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote & Mission Control App connectivityBATTERYTurbo U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460WhCHARGERCustom charger, 42V4A with Rosenberger plugWIRING HARNESSSpecialized Wiring harnessHEADLIGHTSpecialized light w/aspheric lens technology and black translucent side illumination, 6V, 1x LED, 300 lumen, IP67, Aluminum die-cast body, stem mountTAILLIGHTSpecialized light, integrated rack mount w/lightguide technology, 6V, 1 x LED, w/clear window, IP67, plastic injected housing w/aluminum rack attachment studs, inner cable routing in left stud KICKSTANDSpecialized kickstand, 40mm mountRACKCustom Specialized, w/Racktime Snap-it system and integrated rear light, max. load 22kg