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Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0

  • Remind yourself of what it feels like to feel good in the saddle again with Specialized's Vado
  • Turbo charged with a motor capable of providing 93 miles of range with speeds of up to 20mph!
  • Designed to store all your commuting, bike-packing & family needs with built-in racks & fenders
  • SR's Suntour fork provides 50mm of suspension to help you coast over Britain's imperfect roads

Was: £2,800

Now: £1,999



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Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0

If you find it difficult to fit in your daily exercise between work meetings, commuting, the family and also have a conscious awareness of looking after the environment, then Specialized's Turbo Vado is certainly worth getting excited about. Designed to help you on your way with pedal-assist technology, the Vado is capable of travelling up to 93 miles at a maximum speed of 20mph with a built-in motor. 3 different modes allow you to change between riding styles; economy, sport and turbo that is all controllable through a custom-built computer screen packed full of features, powered by Specialized's Mission Control App. The bike itself boasts SR's Suntour NCX fork providing 50mm of front suspension for added comfort on Britain's bumpy and unreliable roads as well as disc brakes that offer instant stopping power in all conditions. To complete your ride DryTech fenders and a built-in turbo rack make riding with your work bag, family picnic or continental bike-packing gear, easy to store. So find a way to feel good on your bike, keep fit in a busy weekday schedule and spend quality time with the family or exploring local to international routes. 

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Ideal for you if

It can sometimes feel like a huge challenge to fit everything into your busy lifestyles; there's never enough time, you're always rushing, always on-the-go. Well, Specialized made the Turbo Vado 3.0 to fit in with lives just like yours. Their much-loved Turbo pedal-assist technology is integrated into this urban transporter, making it your perfect tool for getting around.


Motor Technology

The Vado 3.0's seamlessly integrated battery is the custom Specialized U1-460, which is lockable and easily removed for the all-important recharge. The motor includes three functions to help you adapt it to your preferences: Economy mode for up to 93 miles, Sport mode for up to 40 miles and Turbo for up to 25. All these estimates are based on combined bike and rider weight of 100 kilograms over flat terrain in little or no wind. Whatever your selection, you should find that with its top speed of 20mph, you'll have plenty of power to see you to work and back, not forgetting a quick detour to your favourite cafe.


Navigation & Data 

To take ride customisation and usability to the next level, Specialized worked with German tech company, BLOKS, to develop a custom 2.2-inch computer packed full of features. First of all, the device connects up to the Turbo Vado Mission Control App via Bluetooth, allowing personally-tuned preferences and eliminating range anxiety through the Smart Control. Other features include navigation, tracking, diagnostics and even saved ride history. Finally, Specialized optimised safety and ease-of-use with the addition of the custom remote mounted to the handlebar, enabling the simple navigation between screens without taking either of your hands off the bars.



Frame - Turbo aluminum frame with bottom bracket motor mount, fitness/transportation geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, smooth weld

Fork - SR Suntour NCX E25, 50mm of travel, steel steerer, 15mm thru-axle



Front Hub - Specialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x100mm thru-axle, 28h

Rear Hub - Specialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 10-/11-speed freehub, 28h

Front & Rear Tyre - Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm

Inner Tubes - 700C, 40mm Presta valve



Crankset - Custom alloy crankarms

Chainrings - 40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed

Shift Levers - Shimano Deore, 10-speed

Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed

Cassette - Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t

Chain - KMC X10eT, 10-speed 



Front & Rear Brake - Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor



Grip - Body Geometry Contour

Pedals - Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors



Stem - Alloy w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm clamp

Saddle - Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails

Seatpost - Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm

Seat-Binder - Alloy, 31.8mm



Motor - Specialized 1.2, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor, 250W Nominal

UI/Remote - Custom 2.2" BLOKS. LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote & Mission Control App connectivity

Battery - Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh

Charger - Custom charger, 42V4A with Rosenberger plug

Wiring Harness - Custom Specialized wiring harness


Headlight - Aspheric Lens technology, alloy housing, 300 Lumen output, stem-mount, 6V

Taillight - Integrated rack-mount, Lightguide technology, 6V

Kickstand - Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

Fenders - Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, aluminum fenderstays

Rack - Specialized Turbo rack, Racktime-accessories-compatible

Bell - Simple bell