What's the one thing that comes to mind when you think about riding a Turbo? We'll help you if you haven't ridden one yet: A smile! It's the one thing that you can't help but have on your face when you're riding a Turbo, and the Vado 1.0 is no exception.
Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2E 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 1.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-400 battery that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and is easily removable for simplified charging. In other words, with a top speed of 20mph, 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 these innovative features, we chose a wallet-friendly build for the Turbo Vado 1.0, so it features a range of Shimano 8-speed components and powerful hydraulic disc brakes that stop on a dime.
The Vado features a lightweight alloy frame that’s been designed with our Fitness/Transportation Geometry.
The Vado’s Specialized 1.2E 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.
We made the custom 400 Wh battery to be 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.
CHAIN KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed
CRANKSET Custom alloy forged crankarms
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Acera, 8-speed
CASSETTE Shimano HG41, 8-speed, 11-34t
CHAINRINGS 40T w/ chainguard, 104 BCD
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera, SGS cage, 8-speed
FRONT HUB Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 28h
REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve
SPOKES Stainless, 14g
RIMS 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets
FRONT TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
REAR TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
SADDLE Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm
SEATPOST Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
STEM Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display mount, 31,8mm
HANDLEBARS Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
GRIPS Body Geometry Contour
FRONT BRAKE Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 180mm
REAR BRAKE Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 160mm
PEDALS Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
KICKSTAND Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
BELL Simple bell
UI/REMOTE Custom 2.2" LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote
BATTERY Turbo U1-400, on/off button, state of charge display, 400Wh
CHARGER Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger w/ Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included
MOTOR Specialized 1.2E, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal
WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized wiring harness
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
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