Specialized 2020 Turbo Vado 4.0 Limited - Steed Cycles

Specialized 2020 Turbo Vado 4.0 Limited

  • $5,499.99


How did we manage to take one of our most versatile and fun Turbo e-bikes and make it even better? Well, we started with the smile-inducing speed and agility of the Turbo Vado 4.0 and added gravel-taming, all-terrain tires and a plush, bump-smoothing suspension seatpost—giving you the freedom and confidence to take on any road, even the one less traveled.

Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, the Turbo Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The 1.2 motor features a 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 both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations.

For the Vado 4.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-500 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.

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 10-speed components, all-terrain tires, suspension seatpost, 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 motor has been fully integrated with the frame, and it's been custom-tuned for city riding. We designed it to intuitively react 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 500 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.
  • Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
  • 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h
  • Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm
  • Herrmans H-Black MR8 e-Bike, stainless bracket for suspension fork
  • Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays

FRAME

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

FORK

SR Suntour NCX E25, steel steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel

FRONT HUB

Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15x100mm thru-axle, 32h

REAR HUB

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

SPOKES

DT Swiss Industry

RIMS

700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h

INNER TUBES

Presta, 40mm valve

FRONT TIRE

Sawtooth Sport, 700x50c

REAR TIRE

Sawtooth Sport, 700x50c

CRANKSET

Custom alloy forged crankarms

CHAINRINGS

40T, custom alloy

SHIFT LEVERS

Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

REAR DERAILLEUR

Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed

CASSETTE

Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t

CHAIN

KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™

FRONT BRAKE

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

REAR BRAKE

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm

HANDLEBARS

Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

GRIPS

Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on

STEM

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

SADDLE

Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm

SEATPOST

Spring suspension, alloy, 30.9mm, 2-bolt

SEAT BINDER

Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm

MOTOR

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

UI/REMOTE

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

BATTERY

Specialized U1-500, On/Off button, state of charge display, 500Wh

CHARGER

Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug

WIRING HARNESS

Custom Specialized harness

HEADLIGHT

Herrmans H-Black MR8 e-Bike, stainless bracket for suspension fork

TAILLIGHT

Herrmans H-Trace Mini e-Bike, 220-degree visibility, fender-mount

KICKSTAND

Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

FENDERS

DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays

RACK

Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible

BELL

Simple bell

PEDALS

Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors