Specialized 2018 Vado 3.0
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 proven Turbo pedal-assist technology and accelerated it into the future.
Beginning with a completely redesigned and integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, the Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The Rx Street Tune takes the efficient output and makes it most usable for the urban environment—reacting to the amount of force you apply to the pedals. 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 both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations. Perfect.
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. With this battery, the Turbo Vado will deliver a pedal-assisted boost up to 93 miles in Economy mode, 40 miles in Sport mode, and 25 miles in Turbo mode. These estimates, of course, have some assumptions—the total rider and bike weight is 220 pounds, the terrain is flat with some inclines, and there is either no wind or a light breeze. In other words, with a top speed of 20mph, 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.
We also developed a custom 2.2-inch computer with the German powerhouse, BLOKS. With this smart computer, you're able to view your battery level and toggle various ride mectrics such as speed, distance, and time. You can also peruse these screens via the custom handlebar remote without ever removing your hands from the bars.
To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec on the Turbo Vado 3.0. This means that you'll find a range of Shimano 10-speed components, powerful hydraulic disc brakes that stop on a dime, racks to dutifully carry your stuff, and fenders to keep you dry on wet days.
|CHAIN||KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|CRANKSET||Custom alloy crankarms|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Deore, 10-speed.|
|CASSETTE||Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t|
|CHAINRINGS||40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle (axle not included), 32H|
|REAR HUB||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h|
|INNER TUBES||700C, 40mm Presta valve|
|RIMS||700C disc, 28h, double-wall|
|FRONT TIRE||Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm|
|REAR TIRE||Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor|