2018 Specialized Turbo Vado Step Thru 3.0 Gloss Satin Dreamblack / Powder Green


Price £1,900.00 Regular price £2,380.00

• 460Wh Integrated battery
• Specialized 1.2 motor
• Suntour NCX E25

Quick Spec


We get it. Life can be hectic, and at time, it feels like it's passing you by in the blink of an eye. That's why we think that buys lives need faster bikes, and it's from this philosophy that our Women's Turbo Vado 3.0 was born. It builds off of our proven Turbo pedal-assist technology, and tailors it for the urban setting. Even better, this iteration isn't superfluous in any way, meaning that we kept price as a determining factor in our design decisions, so it has everything you need and nothing you don't.

It features a custom 250-watt motor and 460Wh battery that are fully integrated with the bike and specifically tuned for city riding, and in the case of the battery, it doesn't require any tools for removal, so it's super easy to remove from the bike for charging. You might have noticed that this motor has the same output as the 4.0, which is true, but where the internals of these two diverge is at the battery and custom motor tune. This 3.0 iteration of the Vado's battery has a little less "umph" to it, so you could say that it's better suited to urban environments and shorter trips. The tune, meanwhile, is meant to be as efficient as possible for quick, spontaneous efforts that are demanded when riding in the city. We also made sure that it's totally compatible with Bluetooth®, so you can toggle between battery modes to increase your range in real time via the Turbo Vado Mission Control App (available later this year). There are three battery modes to work with in order to maximize the battery life, and with the app, you can even plot your course and the battery will adjust while you're riding to make sure that you get through your ride on one charge.

  • The Vado's motor is fully integrated with the frame and features a 250-watt output. It's also been custom-tuned for city riding, and 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.
  • A custom 2.2-inch digital LCD display enables you to monitor all of your ride data in real time. It also connects the Turbo Vado Mission Control App (available later this year) via Bluetooth®, so you have full control over the tune, modes, range, and much more.  
  • We made the custom 460Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, and lockable for added security. It can communicate with the display and has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency and range. 
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    CHAIN KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™

    BOTTOM BRACKET Included w/ crankset

    CRANKSET Custom alloy forged crankarms

    SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore, 10-speed

    CASSETTE Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t

    CHAINRINGS 40T w/ chainguard, 104 BCD

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


    UI/REMOTE Custom 2.2" LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote

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

    CHARGER Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug

    MOTOR Specialized 1.2, Custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W Nominal

    WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized wiring harness


    FRONT HUB Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 28h

    REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

    INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve

    SPOKES Stainless, 14g

    RIMS 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned

    FRONT TYRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm

    REAR TYRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm


    SADDLE Aldia, Hollow CR-MO Rails, 155mm

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

    STEM Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm

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

    GRIPS Body Geometry Women's Contour


    FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

    REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm


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

    PEDALS Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

    HEADLIGHT Specialized Aspheric Lens technology, alloy housing, 300-lumen output, stem-mount, 6V

    KICKSTAND Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

    FENDERS Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays

    BELL Simple bell

    TAILLIGHT Supernova E3, alloy housing, 3-LED, 250-degree visibility, fender mount


    SEAT BINDER Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm

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

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

    Specifications are subject to change without notice