EST. 1982

2021 Specialized Turbo Vado 5.0

There's no other e-bike out there with ride quality, range, and power like this, at a weight that's light enough to carry. The Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ is best...

There's no other e-bike out there with ride quality, range, and power like this, at a weight that's light enough to carry. The Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ is best for your daily commute, quick errands and getting around town. Extra-bright, built-in lights in front and back mean you'll see and be seen. DRYTECH fenders keep water and road spray away, and a standard rear rack is always ready for your bags and panniers. This is your go-to for local transportation. 

  • Integrated Turbo Connect Display to view key ride data quickly and safely.
  • Fully integrated and secure Specialized 320Wh downtube battery w/optional Range Extender compatibility for up to 120 miles of range.
  • Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor, peak 240W / 35Nm, 2x you rider amplification (180% assistance), assist up to 28mph.
  • Lightweight and high-strength premium carbon fork with Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle.
  • Future Shock 1.5 reduces impacts from rough roads and terrain, potholes be gone!
  • Premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power.
  • Extra-bright front and rear lighting to see and be seen.
  • Turbo SL mounted rear rack, Racktime-compatible for your favorite bags and panniers, and DRYTECH fenders to keep the spray away.
  • 12-speed Shimano SLX shifter and XT derailleur for lightweight, precise performance for the long haul.
  • DT Swiss R500 disc wheels paired with fast-rolling, high-grip, Nimbus II Sport Reflect 700 tires with BlackBelt flat protection and reflective accents to increase visibility.

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, alloy steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel

FRONT HUB:  Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 32h

REAR HUB: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

SPOKES:  DT Swiss Industry

RIMS:  700C disc, double-wall alloy, sleeved

INNER TUBES:  Presta, 40mm valve

FRONT TYRE:  Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm

REAR TYRE: Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm

CRANKSET:  Custom alloy forged crankarms

CHAINRINGS:  48T, custom alloy

SHIFT LEVERS:  Shimano SLX, 11-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

REAR DERAILLEUR:  Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed

CASSETTE:  Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t

CHAIN:  Shimano Ultegra

FRONT BRAKE:  Shimano Deore XT T8000, hydraulic disc, 180mm

REAR BRAKE:  Shimano Deore XT T8000, hydraulic disc, 160mm

HANDLEBARS:  Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

GRIPS:  Body Geometry XC Contour

STEM:  Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp

SADDLE:  Specialized Canopy Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm

SEATPOST:  Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm

SEAT BINDER:  Alloy, 34.9mm

MOTOR:  Specialized 1.3, 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 U1-600, On/Off button, state of charge display, 600Wh

CHARGER:  Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug

WIRING HARNESS:  Custom Specialized harness

HEADLIGHT:  Supernova V521s, 205lm w/ alloy mount to fork arch

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

KICKSTAND:  Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

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

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

BELL: Simple bell

PEDALS:  Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors