2021 Specialized Como 3.0
It’s cool to go fast, but it’s only fun if you’re comfortable. Sadly, speed and comfort rarely come together, but the Turbo Como 3.0 650b is out to change that. With a comfortable geometry, a sleek, stylish design, and our exclusive, award-winning technology, you’ll get an extra jolt of power that’ll make riding just as fun as it is functional.
Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 E motor, the Turbo Como 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. And the max speed? 20mph.
For the Como 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 Turbo Connect Display (TCD) is the best way to view data on your Turbo. It not only displays basic ride metrics (speed, cadence, power, battery level, and time), but it also lets you toggle between modes. Its design, meanwhile, is rugged and clean. As for the latest version of the Mission Control App, you’ll find that it now has more features and is even more intuitive to use. It lets you custom-tune nearly every aspect of the bike with ease, monitor your power usage, control your range, perform basic system diagnoses, and record/upload rides.
For this model, we included smooth and agile 650b wheels have been paired with cushy 2.3-inch tires, so it can roll over most cracks, bumps, and holes with ease to ensure that nothing stands in your way on your path to a good time. And to top off all of these innovative features, we spec’d it with components that are sure to keep you rolling worry-free for the long run. This means that you’ll find Shimano 9-speed components, powerful hydraulic disc brakes, racks, fenders, and bright LED lights at the front and rear of the bike.
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– The custom aluminum frame on the Como cleanly houses the battery and motor, while still keeping the lightweight properties that E5 is known for.
– The Turbo Como’s Specialized 1.2 E motor emphasizes efficiency and range. It’s also fully integrated with the frame, and has 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.
FRAME: E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds
FORK: Turbo Como aluminum disc fork, 15x100mm thru-axle
STEM: Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS: Specialized, alloy, 30-degree backsweep, 26mm rise, 680mm width, 31.8mmGRIPSBody Geometry Contour
FRONT BRAKE: Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 180mm
REAR BRAKE: Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 160mm
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Acera, RapidFire Plus, 9-speed
SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
CASSETTE: Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36tCHAINKMC e9T.NPNP, e-bike chain, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™
CRANKSET: Custom alloy forged crankarms
CHAINRINGS: Praxis, 46T, 110BCDPEDALSSpecialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectorsRIMS650b disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h
FRONT HUB: Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15x100mm thru-axle, 32h
REAR HUB: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
FRONT TIRE: Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, 650b x 2.3″
SPOKES: DT Swiss Industry
REAR TIRE: Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, 650b x 2.3″
INNER TUBES: Schrader, 40mm valve
SADDLE: Body Geometry “The Cup,” 6-degree rise, elastomer base, steel rails, SWAT™ compatible mounts, 245mm
SEAT BINDER: Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm
SEATPOST: Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 30.9mm
MOTOR: Specialized 1.2 E, 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 U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh
CHARGER: Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger w/ Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included
WIRING HARNESS: Custom Specialized harness
TAILLIGHT: Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED technology, 6V
KICKSTAND: Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
BELL: Simple bell