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Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 Step-Through Electric Hybrid Bike 2021

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Turbo Vado 3.0 Step-Through Electric Hybrid Bike 2021

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Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 Step-Through Electric Hybrid Bike 2021

Amalgamating a powerful pedalling assistance system, a rugged but responsive frame and dependable components, the Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 Step-Through Electric Hybrid Bike is ideal for regular commuting or town themed errands.

The bottom bracket motor has three assistance levels and reacts intuitively to the rider's pedalling, kicking in with more power on hills and during accelerations with assistance up to a maximum speed of 15.5 mph / 25 km/h. This smooth and quiet motor is partnered by its long-lasting battery, and both are neatly concealed within the frame’s silhouette. Battery recharging takes just four hours from flat while ride metrics such as speed, distance, time and more are conveniently shown on the handlebar-mounted Turbo Connect display unit. In addition to this unit, the Mission Control smartphone app affords further rider immersion by granting the opportunity to adjust motor settings and perform system diagnostics.

The aluminium frame is robust but light and combines with the SR SunTour MOBIE30 suspension fork to deliver an enthusiastic but composed ride character across all road conditions. Specialized’s comfortable Fitness geometry links the frame and fork, and a step-through top tube format makes getting on and off the bike a cinch, even when in a hurry. Strong wheels and puncture-resistant tyres cut maintenance time to a minimum, Shimano 9-speed gears are accurate and dependable, and a hydraulic disc brake setup stops confidently in all weather.

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  • Kickstand: Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
  • Mudguards: Specialized DRYTECH mudguards, 52mm width, stainless steel stays
  • Bell: Specialized Simple bell
  • Rear luggage rack

Battery Specifications

  • Rider Amplification: Four times the rider
  • Max Assist: 90Nm
  • Motor Weight: 3.4kg
  • Range: 115km / 72 miles (depending on rider weight and height, terrain, weather and power assist level chosen)
  • Battery Power: 460Wh
  • Charge Time: Four hours


  • Powerful motor assistance makes this bike the perfect city commuter and town navigator
  • The Specialized 1.2 250w bottom bracket motor is powerful, smooth and quiet
  • 460Wh battery has a range of up to approximately 115km/72 miles and can be recharged from flat in four hours
  • The battery is hidden in the frame’s downtube, is lockable and easily removable for charging
  • Handlebar mounted Turbo Connect Display (TCD) shows ride metrics
  • Mission Control smartphone app customises the motor levels, controls the range and performs system diagnostics
  • E5 aluminium frame is light and lively and has a step-through format to facilitate getting on and off
  • SR SunTour MOBIE30 suspension fork gives 50mm of travel to tackle harsh road imperfections
  • Fitness geometry is comfortable and composed but nimble enough for city riding
  • Specialized wheels are robust and reliable and team up with puncture resistant tyres
  • Shimano 9-speed gears change faultlessly through a wide range of ratios
  • Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes stop confidently in all weather conditions
  • Included mudguards, kick stand and bell add extra city-inspired convenience

Technical Specification

Frame Specialized E5 Aluminium, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation geometry, fully integrated and lockable downtube battery, internal cable routing, mudguard/rack mounts, smooth welds
Fork SR SunTour MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel
Stem Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
Handlebar Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Grips Specialized Body Geometry Women's Contour
Front Brake Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, with 180mm rotor
Rear Brake Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, with 160mm rotor
Brake Levers Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio, Shadow Design, SGS cage, 9-speed
Shift Levers Shimano Alivio, 9-speed with Optical Gear Display
Chain KMC e9T.NPNP, e-bike chain, 9-speed with Missing Link
Cassette Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t
Crankset Specialized custom alloy forged crank arms
Front Wheel Rim - Specialized 700c disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no-eyelets, 32h / Hub - Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 32h / Spokes - DT Swiss Industry x 32
Rear Wheel Rim - Specialized 700c disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets, 32h / Hub - Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h / Spokes - DT Swiss Industry x 32
Front Tyre Specialized Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c, clincher, with 40mm Presta valve inner tube
Rear Tyre Specialized Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c, clincher, with 40mm Presta valve inner tube
Saddle Specialized Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm
Seatpost Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
Pedals Specialized Commuter with grip tape & reflectors
Range 115km (72 miles) (depending on rider weight and height, terrain, weather and power assist level chosen)
Charge time Four hours
Motor Specialized 1.2, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal
Ui/Remote Specialized Turbo Connect Display (TCD-W) with handlebar remote and built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, 5 available display pages
Battery Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh
Charger Specialized custom charger, 42V4A with Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included
Wiring Harness Specialized custom harness
Electric assisted speed limit 15.5 mph / 25 km/h

Built, Checked, Tuned and Tested

All our bikes are fully built, checked, tuned and tested by our Cytech qualified mechanics and then securely packaged, ready for delivery. All you have to do is add the pedals (if included), attach the handlebars to the stem and tighten them following the included detailed instructions or by watching our video and using the provided FREE tools. Visit our Bike Assembly page to see how you assemble your new bike once you receive it.

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Please note, occasionally, manufacturers may change the specification without notice. Bicycles do not come with pedals unless otherwise specified. Bikes ordered for delivery will not arrive with the pedals installed, please refer to the owners manual and pedal installation guides provided for guidance. We do not install accessories to bikes, including mudguards. Bikes ordered for delivery that have tubeless compatible tyres and rims will arrive with inner tubes installed or with tubeless valves installed, this will be brand dependent. Sealant is available to be purchased separately.

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