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VADO 3.0 Cast Black/Silver Reflective XL

VADO 3.0 Cast Black/Silver Reflective XL

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If you can characterize your life as on-the-go, busy, or not having enough time, we made a bike for you—the Turbo Vado 3.0. It's made to accommodate busy lives that are always in movement, which is why we took our award-winning pedal-assist technology and accelerated it well into the future.

Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 E motor, the Turbo Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The 1.2 E uses the same hardware as our 1.2 motor, but it features a tune that prioritizes efficiency. This means less peak torque and maximum output. Of course, it still features a near-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 at, say, a traffic light both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations.

For the Vado 3.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-460 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 wired Turbo Connect Display (TCD-w) is the best way to view data on your Turbo. It not only displays important ride metrics (speed, cadence, rider power, distance, battery level, time, etc.), it also allows you to connect the latest version of the Mission Control App for an enhanced Turbo experience. With our free app for iOS and Android phones, you easily customize motor parameters, control your range, record/upload rides, and perform basic system diagnosis.

To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec that features Shimano 9-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 E motor emphasizes efficiency and range. We also fully integrated it with the frame, and it's been custom-tuned for city riding. It intuitively reacts 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 460 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.


Technical Specifications


48/32 w/ chainguard

Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t

Rear Derailleur
Shimano Alivio, SGS, 9-speed

KMC e9T, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™

Shift Levers
Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

Custom alloy forged crankarms


Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm

Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm

Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on


Wiring Harness
Custom Specialized harness

Specialized 1.2 E, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal

Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh

Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger w/ Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included

Specialized TCD-W w/ handlebar remote & built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, 5 available display pages


Front Hub
Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 32h

DT Swiss Industry

Rear Tire
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c

700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets

Rear Hub
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

Front Tire
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c


Front Brake
Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Rear Brake
Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 160mm


Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays

Simple bell

Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount


Inner Tubes
Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50


SR SunTour MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel

E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds

Seat Binder
Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm

 * Specifications are subject to change without notice