Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Electric Hybrid Bike

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Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Electric Hybrid Bike

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Specialized Vado SL 5.0 EQ Electric Hybrid Bike 

So light you'll forget it's electric, the Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Electric Hybrid Bike is an e-bike rethought and optimised for day-to-day use. The E5 Aluminium frame keeps weight low whilst being robust and ensuring durability, so you can hop on trains and slot it in and out of bike racks with ease, as well as stay agile when tackling traffic on the commute. Fully kitted out with DryTech mudguards, you're kept clean and road spray-free when you venture off the beaten path and, thanks to the rear rack, you can load up this bike without having to worry about how you'll carry unwieldy items.

Whether you fancy a long day in the saddle venturing a little further or need a bike to nip round and run errands on, the Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ is right for the job. Clunky, unresponsive e-bike handling is a thing of the past thanks to the low placement of the sub 2kg motor, placed as far down as possible to ensure a lower centre of gravity for enhanced agility. The Specialized SL 1.1 motor is geared up with a range of up to 130km and 180% assistance up to a maximum speed of 15.5 mph / 25 km/h, so you can save yourself a car trip, and it works in sync with your cadence to eliminate any sudden decelerations. When you're happy cruising unassisted, the motor’s clutch system can fully decouple from the crank to banish drag or resistance for a smooth, comfortable ride.

The Future Shock 1.5 is a cartridge-based suspension element that is placed above the headtube to smooth surfaces and stave off fatigue for an optimised ride that boasts true comfort. Impacts are reduced without losing out on speed or adding unnecessary weight, should you decide to explore some tougher terrain. Ultra-bright front and rear lights coupled with reflective accents on the fast-rolling and grippy Nimbus II tyres ensure visibility - so you can ride with added confidence in the knowledge that you're safe and seen on the road.

Superior stopping power is a given with the Vado 5.0 EQ thanks to Tektro hydraulic disc brakes; super responsive and capable in all weather conditions. For undulating rides with challenging gradients, 12-speed Shimano SLX and XT components come into play to provide precise performance with smooth shifting thanks to smaller gear-to-gear jumps and gearing options to best suit your needs. With a higher level of integration, Specialized have left no stone unturned when it comes to refining and tweaking the Vado 5.0 EQ for truly optimised performance - this is a bike that brings a smile to every ride.

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  • Integrated Turbo Connect Display to view key ride data quickly and safely
  • Specialized 320Wh downtube battery, optional Range Extender compatibility for up to 120 miles of range
  • Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor, peak 240W, assist up to 25kph
  • Lightweight and high-strength premium carbon fork
  • Future Shock 1.5 minimises impacts from rough roads and terrain
  • Premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power
  • Extra-bright front and rear lighting
  • Turbo SL mounted rear rack, DryTech mudguards
  • 12-speed Shimano SLX shifter and XT derailleur
  • DT Swiss R500 disc wheels, Nimbus II Sport Reflect 700 tyres with BlackBelt flat protection and reflective accents

Technical Specification

Frame Specialized E5 Aluminium, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, mudguard and rack mounts, Smooth Welds, reflective graphics
Fork Specialized Future Shock 1.5, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, carbon fork
Bottom Bracket N/A
Stem Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD-W mount
Handlebar Specialized Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Front Brake Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Rear Brake Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers Tektro HD-R510
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, SGS Cage, 12-speed
Shift Levers Shimano SLX, Rapidfire Plus, 12-speed, without OGD
Cassette Shimano SLX, Hyperglide+, 12-speed, 10-45t
Crankset Praxis Works, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
Front Wheel Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lock™, 24h, DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth rim, DT Swiss Industry spokes
Rear Wheel Specialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lock™, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h, DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth rim, DT Swiss Industry spokes
Front Tyre Specialized Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm clincher
Rear Tyre Specialized Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm clincher
Saddle Specialized Bridge Sport, hollow steel rails, 155mm
Seatpost Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
Pedals Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
Accessories Lezyne Ebike Power STVZO E115, 310 Lumens, 12V headlight, Lezyne Ebike Rear Mudguard STVZO, 11 Lumens, 12V taillight, Specialized DryTech, Aluminium mudguards, Turbo SL Rack, Closed Platform, direct mudguard mount, Racktime-compatible, 15kg rack, simple bell
Motor Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
Ui/Remote Specialized TCU, 10-LED state of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+ and Bluetooth®
Battery Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
Charger Custom charger, 48V System with SL system charger plug
Wiring Harness Custom Specialized wiring harness with chargeport
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.

All bikes collected from our shop, are built, tested and ready to ride. For hassle-free home delivery and bike set-up from a qualified mechanic use our Premier Delivery Service

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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