2018 TURBO VADO 4.0


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It’s a busy world out there, and the sad thing is, it’s getting faster all of the time. That’s why we recommend faster bikes for busy lives, like the all-new Vado 4.0. It takes our proven Turbo pedal-assist technology and tailors it in a package that’s designed for getting around your day-to-day life quicker than ever before. It’s you, only faster.

It features a custom 250-watt motor and 504Wh battery that are fully integrated with the bike and specifically tuned for city riding, and in the case of the battery, it doesn’t require any tools for removal, so it’s super easy to remove from the bike for charging. We also made sure that it’s totally compatible with Bluetooth®, so you can toggle between battery modes to increase your range in real time via the Mission Control App. There are three battery modes to work with in order to maximize the battery life, and with the app, you can even plot your course and the battery will adjust while you’re riding to make sure that you get through your ride on one charge.

  • The Vado’s motor is fully integrated with the frame and features a 250-watt output. It’s also been custom-tuned for city riding, and 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.
  • A custom 2.2-inch digital LCD display enables you to monitor all of your ride data in real time. It also connects the Mission Control App via Bluetooth®, so you have full control over the tune, modes, range, and much more.
  • We made the custom 504Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, and lockable for added security. It can communicate with the display and has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency and range.

FRAME Turbo Vado aluminum frame with bottom bracket motor mount, fitness/transportation geometry, fully integrated lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, smooth welds, reflective graphics

FORK Custom SR Suntour NCX, coil spring, custom Multi-Circuit Damping, alloy steerer, remote lockout w/custom lever, magnesium lowers, post disc mount, 50mm of travel

FRONT HUB Alloy disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 28h

REAR HUB Specialized disc, alloy, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h

SPOKES 700c, 15g (1.8mm) XDB Stainless BLACK

RIMS 700c disc, 6061 aluminum double-wall, 28h

INNER TUBES 700c, 40mm Presta valve

FRONT TYRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm

REAR TYRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm

CRANKSET Custom alloy crankarms

CHAINRINGS 40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speedSHIFT

LEVERS Shimano SLX, 11-speed

REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore XT, Shadow Plus, SGS cage, 11-speed

CASSETTE Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-40t

CHAIN Shimano CN-HG601, 11Speed

FRONT BRAKE Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 180/160mm rotor

REAR BRAKE Shimano M506, hydraulic disc, resin pad, 160mm rotor

HANDLEBARS Alloy bar, 15mm rise, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 680mm width, 31.8mm clamp

GRIPS Specialized Body Geometry Contour Men’s

STEM Alloy, 7-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp

SADDLE Canopy Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails

SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 30.9mm

SEAT BINDER Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 27.2mm

PA MOTOR Custom & exclusive for Specialized, Rx Street tuned, 250 W

PA USER INTERFACE/REMOTE Custom Specialized 2.2″ Bloks LCD display, USB plug, stem mount, with custom handlebar remote and Mission Control App connectivity

PA BATTERY Custom Specialized Turbo Vado Li-Ion battery, 504Wh, lockable and downtube-integrated, on & off-bike chargeable, with LED power indicators

PA CHARGER Custom charger, 42V4A w/Rosenberger plug

PA WIRING HARNESS Specialized Wiring harness

HEADLIGHT Specialized light w/aspheric lens technology and black translucent side illumination, 12V, 1x LED, 300 lumen, IP67, Aluminum die-cast body, stem mount

TAILLIGHT Specialized light, integrated rack mount w/lightguide technology, 6V, 1 x LED, w/clear window, IP67, plastic injected housing w/aluminum rack attachment studs, inner cable routing in left stud

RACK Custom Specialized, w/Racktime Snap-it system and integrated rear light, max. load 22kg


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