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 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, and it has multiple mounting options for either road or mountain setups. 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.
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.
FRAME - E5 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 MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel
FRONT HUB - Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 32h
REAR HUB - Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
SPOKES - DT Swiss Industry
RIMS - 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets
INNER TUBES - Presta, 40mm valve
FRONT TYRE - Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c
REAR TYRE - Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c
CRANKSET - Custom alloy forged crankarms
CHAINRINGS - 40T, custom alloy
SHIFT LEVERS - Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano Alivio, Shadow Design, SGS cage, 9-speed
CASSETTE - Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t
CHAIN - KMC e9T.NPNP, e-bike chain, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKE - Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 180mm
REAR BRAKE - Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 160mm
HANDLEBARS - Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
GRIPS - Body Geometry Women's Contour
STEM - Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
SADDLE - Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm
SEATPOST - Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER - Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm
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
KICKSTAND - Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
FENDERS - DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays
BELL - Simple bell
PEDALS - Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
With over 17 years experience offering quality bikes and service, you can rest assured we have deeply considered the quality of the products we sell and have the technical skills to assist if any possible problems arise.
Along with being the ‘local’ bike store to many riders in Auckland, we also have an extensive customer base of riders nationwide. Believe it or not we even have riders from overseas come to us for our quality products and expertise!
Lastly, we are riders ourselves. We are in this business because we are genuinely passionate about riding all types of bikes and are here to share our knowledge to help enhance your riding experience.