Specialized 23' Turbo Vado SL 4.0 Step Thru

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Meet the Vado SL. This super-light e-bike was designed to take on anything from daily commutes through urban landscapes to clocking even faster workouts. Need to carry your bike? No sweat. Weighing 40% less than the full-power Vado, there’s no other electric bike out there with ride quality, range, and power like this. All you need to do is get on and go.

The Vado SL comes equipped with everything you need to start riding right away. First, the extra-bright, built-in lights give you higher visibility in low-light areas. The Pathfinder tires roll fast on or off the pavement with plenty of grip, and the Vado SL's featherweight status also makes it perfect for city commuting and offers far more than ride quality — it means you can hang it on a wall or car rack. And it makes public transportation a breeze.

So whether you're going fast or far or both, the Vado SL provides the confidence to do it all at a fraction of the weight.

LIGHT WEIGHT: You’ll be blown away by how easy it is to lift your bike on to a rack, carry it up stairs, or ride nimbly around town, thanks to the category-leading light-weight of the Turbo SL technology, optimised frame materials, design, and specification.

COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT: Body position and handling are optimized to deliver unsurpassed riding comfort, confidence, and control. Powerful hydraulic disc brakes reign in your speed, while larger tires provide maximum traction for turning and stopping.

LONG-RANGE: Enjoy ride-anywhere range, go up to 80 mi / 130 km on a single charge. Need more? You can add an optional range-extender battery that fits in your water-bottle cage to take your ride even further.

TURBO SL: The heart of the Vado is its Turbo SL technology, the advanced and integrated electric bike system that delivers an unequaled combination of light-weight, natural feel, anti-theft functions, training tips, a full-function bike computer, ride anywhere range, and more.

BETTER OVER TIME: Because our technology never stops improving, neither will your ride experience. With new features, introductions, and firmware updates happening wirelessly, take your ride experience to the next level every time an update is available.

  • 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.
  • Turbo SL mounted rear rack, Racktime-compatible for your favorite bags and panniers, and DRYTECH fenders to keep the spray away.
  • Premium lightweight E5 Aluminum frame.
  • Clean internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, and reflective graphics.
  • Step-through frame for easier on/off and managing commuter traffic.
  • Premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power.
  • Bright, integrated front and rear lighting to see and be seen.
  • 11-speed Sram NX shifting for reliable performance for the long haul.
  • Durable, lightweight alloy wheels paired with fast-rolling, high-grip, Nimbus II Sport Reflect 700 tires with BlackBelt flat protection and reflective accents to increase visibility.



Seat Binder
Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm
E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, fender and front rack mounts, Smooth Welds
Rigid full aluminum disc, Boost™ 12x110mm, front- rack-compatible
Body Geometry Women's Contour
Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155mm
Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount
Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Specialized, alloy, dual-bolt, 25mm offset, 27.2mm
Rear Brake
Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Front Brake
Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Praxis, 44T, 110BCD
KMC e11S, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
Rear Derailleur
SRAM NX, 11-speed
Shift Levers
SRAM NX, 11-speed
SUNRACE, CSMS7, 11-42t, 11-speed
700C disc, 22mm rim depth, 21mm internal width
DT Swiss Industry
Front Tire
Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm
Rear Tire
Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm
Front Hub
Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lock™, 24h
Rear Hub
Specialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lock™, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h
Inner Tubes
Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50
Wiring Harness
Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport
Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, w/Handlebar remote
Lezyne Ebike Hecto STVZO E65, 210Lumens, 12V
Lezyne Ebike Rear Fender STVZO, 11Lumens, 12V
Simple bell
Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
Specialized DryTech, Aluminum
Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
Turbo SL Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible, 15kg
Crank Length 170 170 172.5 172.5 172.5 172.5 175 175
Seatpost Length 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
Handlebar Width 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680
Stem Length 60 60 75 75 75 75 90 90
Saddle Width 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155
B-B Height 291 291 291 291 291 291 291 291
Trail 71 71 67 67 64 64 61 61
Head-Tube Angle 70 70 70.5 70.5 71 71 71.5 71.5
Chain-Stay Length 445 445 445 445 445 445 445
Bike Stand-Over Height 616 631 655 688
Head-Tube Length 130 130 161.5 161.5 194.5 194.5 230 230
Reach 397 397 419 419 433 433 442 442
Fork Length (full) 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390
Seat-Tube Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
Stack 542 542 574 574 607 607 643 643
Front-Center 626 626 655 655 675 675 690 690
Wheelbase 1062 1091 1110 1126
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 558 587 610 630
B-B Drop 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70
Fork Rake/Offset 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
Seat-Tube Length 405 431.5 469.5 510



With decades of 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 you.

We genuinely want our riders to love their cycling and to achieve this we focus on ensuring our riders purchase the bike they truly need and want and fits their riding purpose.

We also genuinely want to look after our riders post purchase - its a duty of care that we take seriously.

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.

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