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 460Wh battery, the
Specialized U1-460, that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is
lockable, and easily removable for simplified charging. With this
battery, the 3.0 will deliver a pedal-assisted boost up to 93 miles
in Economy mode, 40 miles in Sport mode, and 25 miles in Turbo
mode. These estimates, of course, have some assumptions-the total
rider and bike weight is 220 pounds, the terrain is flat with some
inclines, and there is either no wind or a light breeze. In other
words, with a top speed of 28mph, 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 computer with the German
powerhouse, BLOKS. With this smart computer, you're able to 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
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.