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Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Electric Hybrid Bike 2021

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Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Electric Hybrid Bike 2021

The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Electric Hybrid Bike is an e-bike refined for ease of use and manageability every day. At 40% lighter than a traditional e-bike, this super-light machine is built for the commute and city living - kitted out with a lightweight yet robust E5 aluminium frame, the days of lugging your e-bike through traffic are long gone. Down the stairs, on the train, slotted into a bike rack and up the stairs again, the Vado 5.0 is your ticket to moving through the city in style and comfort. Agile handling is ensured by the low centre of gravity on this bike, created through placing the battery and 1.95kg motor as far down as possible for a responsive ride you can feel confident on. The Specialized 1.1 motor lends a hand should you need it, providing assistance up to 25km/h or 15.5mph in sync with your cadence for a predictable and even power output - no sudden decelerations here. When the extra watts are no longer needed, the motor’s clutch system can fully decouple from the crank so you experience no drag or resistance when riding unassisted. Your commute is stress-free thanks to the 320Wh (watt-hours) battery life and up to 130km range provided by a single charge, so there's no need for frantic charging at the office.

Should you want to explore a little further on your Vado 5.0, kit it out with mudguards and racks, and load it up for a great handling weekend steed that'll give you an extra boost if you start to flag. You're never caught short when the nights close in, thanks to the integrated front and rear lights and bell that keep you safe, seen (and heard) out on the road. Fatigue won't be quick to set in should you choose to have a big day in the saddle with Future Shock 1.5, a cartridge-based suspension element that is placed above the headtube to smooth surfaces and amp up comfort without compromising speed or weight.

When gradients ramp up, Shimano XT/SLX components have you covered, with the 12-speed capability and smooth shifting as a result of smaller gear-to-gear jumps, so you can spin up - not grind along wishing for that extra ratio. Larger tyres roll over uneven terrain effortlessly, ensuring comfort and improved traction, whilst hydraulic disc brakes mean serious stopping power in all weather conditions.

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  • Aluminium E5 frame with reflective graphics and mudguard and rack mounts
  • Future Shock 1.5, Boost™ carbon fork
  • Shimano XT/SLX 12-speed components
  • Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor
  • Specialized SL1-320 battery, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Custom Specialized wiring harness with chargeport
  • Front and rear lights, bell

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
Chain Shimano SLX, 12-speed, w/Quick Link
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 Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c clincher
Rear Tyre Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c clincher
Saddle Specialized Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155/143mm
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, Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED Technology, 12V taillight, simple bell
Claimed Manufacturers Weight 14.9kg
Motor Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
Ui/Remote Specilaized TCU, 10-LED state of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+ and Bluetooth®, included TCD Computer
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

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.

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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