Specialized gets 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 Specialized thinks that busy lives need faster bikes, and it's from this philosophy that their Women's Turbo Vado 3.0 was born. It builds off of their proven Turbo pedal-assist technology, and tailors it for the urban setting. Even better, they kept price as a determining factor in their design decisions for the 3.0 model, so it has everything you need and nothing you don't.
The Vado 3.0 features a custom 250-watt motor and 460Wh battery that are fully integrated with the bike and specifically tuned for city riding. The battery is it's super easy to remove so you can recharge anywhere. The RX Street Tune is perfect for the urban environment—reacting to the amount of force you apply to the pedals.
Specialized also developed a custom-for-Vado 2.2-inch computer with the German powerhouse, BLOKS. With this touchscreen smart computer, you’re able to connect, via Bluetooth, to our Turbo Vado Mission Control App for full control over your Vado. This app allows you to tune the motor to your personal preferences, it eliminates range anxiety through the Smart Control function, and it offers the rider a wide range of features, including navigation, tracking, diagnostics, and ride history. You can also peruse through these screens via the custom handlebar remote, without ever removing your hand from the bars.
- 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.
- Specialized 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.
You're in Control
Meet the Turbo Vado’s motor. It’s eerily silent, and with its pedal-assisted, custom-tuned power, it multiplies your pedaling input by up to 320%. To run, it uses custom software that senses the torque you’re applying in each pedal stroke, and an algorithm amplifies the power that you’re putting in. The more power that you apply, the more power it puts out. It even allows you to custom tune it, so you can ride in your sweet spot for an intuitive feel and ride quality. It’s all up to you.
The Power is in Your Hands
Like the motor, it’s customizable and fully integrated, however, it’s also easily removable, so you can charge it from wherever you want. While you’re riding, you can control the range, so you’ll never be left to pedal home unassisted.
|Drive System||Specialized 1.2, Custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W Nominal|
|Display||Custom 2.2" LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote|
|Battery Type/Weight||Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh|
|Charger Type||Custom charger, 42V4A with Rosenberger plug|
|Frame||Turbo 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, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel|
|Rims/Wheels||700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned|
|Hubs||Specialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 28h|
|Tires||Specialized Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm|
|Crankset||Custom alloy forged crankarms|
|Chainrings||40T w/ chainguard, 104 BCD|
|Chain||KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore, 10-speed|
|Handlebars||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 680mm width, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Body Geometry Women's Contour|
|Stem||Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm|
|Brakes||Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm/160mm|
|Pedals||Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors|
|Saddle||Aldia Sport, steel rails, 155mm|
|Seatpost||Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm|
|Accessories & Extras||
Rack: Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible
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
* Subject to change without notice.