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Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Electric Hybrid Bike

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Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Electric Hybrid Bike

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Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Electric Hybrid Bike 2023

The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Electric Hybrid Bike blurs the lines between weekday commuter and weekend explorer, all aided by a lightweight motor and battery to help lighten the load.

The 320Wh battery and SL motor peak at 240 watts of additional power, adding up to 180% of the rider's input to make hills easy and longer rides more manageable, and providing assistance up to 15.5mph/25kph. The lightweight design means that this additional power doesn’t come at the expense of handling, keeping the bike agile and responsive. Everything is controlled by the handlebar-mounted MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) that has customisable display fields and ANT+/Bluetooth connectivity.

Daily duties are made more convenient by the addition of integrated lights and mudguard mounts whilst the 38c Pathfinder tyres and Fitness Geometry ensure that longer explorations are rewarding and not limited to the tarmac. Furthermore, the Future Shock 1.5 fork provides a small amount of suspension that is designed to help with comfort and control, whether on rough trails or badly surfaced streets.

SRAM’s 12-speed, mountain bike-derived GX / NX Eagle drivetrain offers a vast range of gears thanks to the 11-50t cassette, so hills or heavy shopping won’t pose a problem. Similarly, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes provide easy modulation and power when heading downhill.

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  • Assistance up to a maximum speed of 15.5 mph / 25 km/h
  • Aluminium E5 frame with reflective graphics and mudguard and rack mounts
  • Future Shock 1.5 carbon fork
  • SRAM GX / NX Eagle 12-speed components
  • Tektro hydraulic disc brakes
  • 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, 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 carbon fork, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
Stem Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14°, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount
Handlebar Specialized, alloy, 9° 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
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Shift Levers SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50t
Crankset Praxis Works, Forged alloy M30, custom offset, SRAM X-SYNC 44t, 110BCD chainring
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 with grip tape and 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 size medium
Motor Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
Ui/Remote Specialized Mastermind TCU, charge percentage, 120 possible display configurations, MicroTune assist adjustment, over-the-air updates, ANT+/Bluetooth®, with handlebar remote
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 15.5mph / 25km/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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