Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 Step-through - Clay / Black - 2021 - SALE


Price £2,299.00 Regular price £2,800.00

• New Turbo Connect Display LCD display
• 460Wh Integrated battery
• Specialized 1.2 E motor, tuned for efficiency

Quick Spec

  • 460Wh Integrated lockable battery

  • Specialized 1.2 E motor

  • Tektro HD-T276 hydraulic disc brakes

  • Alloy frame

  • Internal cable routing

  • SR SunTour MOBIE30 fork

  • Trigger Sport Reflect tyres

  • Herrmans front and rear light

  • Shimano Alivio 9-speed gears with an 11-36 cassette

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 Step-Through. 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, racks, front/rear lights, and fenders.


  • The Turbo Vado frame features an alloy step-through frame that's pretty light and super easy to get on or off of.
  • 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.
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    CHAIN - KMC e-bike chain, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™

    CRANKSET - Custom alloy-forged crankarms

    SHIFT LEVERS - Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

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

    CHAINRINGS - 40T w/ chainguard

    REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano Alivio, Shadow Design, SGS cage, 9-speed



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

    CHARGER - Custom charger, 42V4A 

    MOTOR - Specialized 1.2 E, 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 - DT Swiss Industry

    RIMS - 700C disc, double-wall alloy

    FRONT TYRE - Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm

    REAR TYRE - Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm



    SADDLE - Specialized Aldia Sport, steel rails, 155mm

    SEATPOST - Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 21mm offset, 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 Contour



    FRONT BRAKE - Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 180mm

    REAR BRAKE - Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 160mm


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

    PEDALS - Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

    HEADLIGHT - Herrmans MR4 e-Bike, stainless bracket for suspension fork, 6V

    KICKSTAND - Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

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

    BELL - Simple bell

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



    SEAT BINDER - Alloy, 34.9mm

    FORKSR - SR SunTour MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 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