2018 Specialized Turbo Vado 2.0
Get all of the pedal-assist features you desire at a price that lets you keep your daily cappuccino ritual with the Vado 2.0. Featuring many of the same characteristics as its more expensive siblings, albeit with a little less “roar” to its motor, the Vado 2.0 is firmly rooted as the ultimate transportation tool for everything from grocery runs to commutes. Remember: Busy lives call for faster bikes.
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 2.0, 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 these innovative features, we chose a wallet-friendly build for the Turbo Vado 2.0. It features a range of Shimano 9-speed components and powerful hydraulic disc brakes that stop on a dime, so the Vado 2.0 is the perfect tool for your busy lifestyle.
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FRAME: Turbo aluminum frame with 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, 50mm of travel, steel steerer, 15mm thru-axle
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
SPOKES: Stainless, black
RIMS: 700C disc, 28h, double-wall
INNER TUBES: 700C, 40mm Presta valve
FRONT TIRE: Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm
REAR TIRE: Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm
CRANKSET: Custom alloy crankarms
CHAINRINGS: 40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed
SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Alivio, 9-speedREAR
DERAILLEUR: Shimano Alivio, 9-speed
CASSETTE: Shimano Acera, 9-speed, 11-36t
CHAIN: Shimano E6070, 9-speed
FRONT BRAKE: Tektro HD-T285, hydraulic disc, 180mm
REAR BRAKE: Tektro HD-T285 hydraulic disc, 160mm
HANDLEBARS: Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 680mm width, 31.8mm
GRIPS: Body Geometry Contour
STEM: Alloy w/ light mount, 31.8mm clamp
SADDLE: Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails
SEATPOST: Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER: Alloy, 31.8mm
MOTOR: Specialized 1.2, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor, 250W Nominal
UI/REMOTE: Custom 2.2″ BLOKS. LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote
BATTERY: Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh
CHARGER: Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger with Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included
WIRING HARNESS: Custom Specialized wiring harness
BELL: Simple bell
PEDALS: Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors