2020 Turbo Vado 4.0

2020 Turbo Vado 4.0
Regular price $6,200.00

Busy lives call for faster bikes.

It's a busy world out there, and the sad thing is, it's getting faster all of the time. That's why we recommend faster bikes for busy lives, like the Turbo Vado 4.0. It takes our award-winning and exclusive technology and tailors it to a package that's designed for getting you around your day-to-day life quicker than ever before. It's you, only faster.

Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, the Turbo Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The 1.2 motor features a silent operating design with our Custom Rx Street Tune that takes the output and makes it the most usable for an 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. And the max speed? 28mph.

For the Vado 4.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-500 battery that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and easily removable for simplified charging. In other words, there's plenty of juice to take you to and from work, a trip to the grocery store, or even to that new café on the other side of the city. If you wish to see exactly how far you can go on a charge, have a look at our Turbo Range Calculator for more exact estimates.

The new Turbo Connect Display (TCD) is the best way to view data on your Turbo. It not only displays basic ride metrics (speed, cadence, power, battery level, and time), but it also lets you toggle between modes. Its design, meanwhile, is rugged and clean, and it has multiple mounting options for either road or mountain setups. As for the latest version of the Mission Control App, you’ll find that it now has more features and is even more intuitive to use. It lets you custom-tune nearly every aspect of the bike with ease, monitor your power usage, control your range, perform basic system diagnoses, and record/upload rides.

To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec that features Shimano 10-speed components, hydraulic disc brakes, front/rear lights, and fender & rack mounts. 

  • The Turbo Vado features a lightweight alloy frame that’s been designed with our Fitness/Transportation Geometry.
  • The Turbo Vado’s Specialized 1.2 motor has been fully integrated with the frame, and it's been custom-tuned for city riding. We designed it to intuitively react 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 500 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. For range estimates based upon a variety of variables, please refer to our Turbo Range Calculator.

Specs

  • FRAME E5 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
  • FRONT HUB Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 32h
  • REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
  • SPOKES Stainless, 14g
  • RIMS 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned
  • INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve
  • FRONT TYRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
  • REAR TYRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
  • CRANKSET Custom alloy forged crankarms
  • CHAINRINGS 40T, custom alloy
  • SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
  • CASSETTE Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t
  • CHAIN KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
  • FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
  • REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
  • HANDLEBARS Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
  • GRIPS Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on
  • STEM Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
  • SADDLE Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm
  • SEATPOST Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
  • SEAT BINDER Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm
  • MOTOR Specialized 1.2, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal
  • UI/REMOTE Specialized TCD-W w/ handlebar remote & built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, 5 available display pages
  • BATTERY Specialized U1-500, On/Off button, state of charge display, 500Wh
  • CHARGER Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug
  • WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized harness
  • HEADLIGHT Specialized Aspheric Lens technology, alloy housing, 300-lumen output, stem-mount, 6V
  • TAILLIGHT Herrmans H-Trace Mini e-Bike, 220-degree visibility, fender-mount
  • KICKSTAND Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
  • FENDERS DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays
  • RACK Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible
  • BELL Simple bell
  • PEDALS Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

Geometry

S M L XL
BB Drop -70mm -70mm -70mm -70mm
Chainstay Length 478mm 478mm 478mm 478mm
Fork Rake 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Front Center 647mm 657mm 682mm 704mm
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70° 70°
Head Tube Length 135mm 135mm 145mm 170mm
Reach 396mm 406mm 428mm 441mm
Seat Tube Length, BB Center to Top Vertical 400mm 450mm 500mm 550mm
Stack 619mm 619mm 629mm 652mm
Standover Height 762mm 800mm 833mm 875mm
Trail 86mm 86mm 86mm 86mm
Wheelbase 1116mm 1126mm 1152mm 1173mm

Click here for a general sizing guide.

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Why buy a Specialized?

The frame is the single most important factor in a bike's ride quality. While there are many other components involved, the frame is what ties it all together and ultimately determines how well a bike rides. Specialized makes the highest quality, most sorted frame on the market. The fit and finish is excellent and they ride amazing.

Why buy from us?

We're your local Christchurch bike shop. When you buy from us you get the best support, fast. You don't have to email customer service and hope for a response, just come in and see us. We keep a ton of parts in stock and have mechanics that are trained up on all the latest tech in a modern workshop.

Free General Service

Bikes need regular maintenance but we're here to help. To guarantee that your new bike stays running sweet, we offer a free General Service on all bikes that we sell. Worth $89, we'll do your first one for free at 6 months of ownership. Note that while the General Service labour is free, additional labour or parts cost extra. Bookings are required.

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Best Warranty

Specialized is confident with their quality and has one of the bike industry's best warranties out there. Frames and Roval wheels have a lifetime warranty and are transferrable to a subsequent owner, who then get 2 years from the original retail purchase date. We have very few come back with problems and the ones that do are sorted quickly.

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