Specialized Turbo Vado SL

Specialized Turbo Vado SL Top Tier Build

The Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ is equipped with the lights, pedals, and perfect componentry to get you out on the road right away.

Integrated front and rear Lezyne lights make you visible to others at all times of day, so you can focus on the ride. The Nimbus Sport Reflect tires offer additional visibility along the sidewalls. These fast-rolling tires, with Blackbelt flat protection, give the Vado SL 5.0 EQ ample traction and comfort.

Additional accessories include a bell, Specialized Commuter pedals, DryTech fenders, a kickstand, and a Turbo SL Rack. With the Vado SL 5.0 EQ, Specialized ticked all the boxes on what you’ll need for a safe, enjoyable ride around the city.

Complete with a full Specialized brand cockpit––stem, seat post, saddle, grips, and handlebars––you can trust that the components perfectly complement the Vado SL 5.0 EQ.

Best of all, the MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) provides up-to-date ride information on the go. The display is configurable with 120 unique options plus a handlebar remote control.

The Vado SL 5.0 EQ is light enough to carry up stairs, mount onto a bike rack, and travel on public transit, so wherever you’re riding, it's a breeze to travel.

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Specialized Turbo Vado SL Options

The Vado SL 4.0 is the no-frills build kit to get value seekers on the road faster! Rocking many of the same specs and components as its top-model counterpart, the 4.0 gives riders an approachable build kit at a price that can't be beaten.

Powered by a Specialized SL 1.1 motor and fully integrated Specialized SL1 battery, the 4.0 is capable of city strolls, car-less commuting, and around-town exploring at assisted speeds up to 28 mph. The Specialized TCU (Turbo Control Unit) features a handlebar remote, Ride Mode display, and battery level display. The 4.0’s TCU is ANT+/Bluetooth compatible, so it’ll pair with your compatible devices.

Specialized Pathfinder Sport tires keep the Vado SL 4.0 rolling fast and smooth. Versatile enough to be a top choice for gravel riders, the Pathfinder Sport tires maintain a balanced and active ride on the Vado SL 4.0. Ultimate stopping power is achieved with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes.

The Vado SL 4.0 features built-in front and rear lights so you can see and be seen any time of day, wherever you're riding.


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The Specialized Turbo Vado SL brings astounding versatility to an ever-growing range of active e-bikes. The Turbo Vado SL is a super lightweight everyday bike that aims to broaden the range of travel by doubling your pedaling power at speeds up to 28mph. 

While the Turbo Vado SL is perfectly suitable for around-town cruising, commuting, and errands, it is designed to capably adventure beyond the city limits. The sleek and durable E5 Aluminum frame appears less like a traditional comfort e-bike and more like a flat bar bike. The Turbo Vado SL features a Future Shock 1.5 equating to a reduction in bumps and impacts along the road. Typically a feature of gravel and road bikes, the Future Shock translates to a smoother ride. 

The Super Light (SL) frame and components weigh around 33 lbs, light enough, you’ll forget the Turbo Vado SL is an e-bike. SRAM drivetrains are a popular choice, giving riders high-tech paired with high performance. 

Turbo Vado SL’s are powered by Specialized SL 1.1 lightweight motors, designed in Switzerland and precisely tuned by Specialized engineers. The fully integrated 320 Wh battery has a range of up to 80 miles. Want to go farther? An optional range extender boosts your range to 120 miles. The Mission Control app pairs perfectly with the Turbo Vado SL, giving you the power to tune your e-bike settings, manage your battery efficiency, and update your system from your phone. 

The Turbo Vado SL features an integrated headlight, tail light, and Turbo Connect display so you can see and be seen.

Ride the Specialized Turbo Vado SL

Sleek and sporty aesthetic paired with Future Shock suspension in the headset and Pathfinder Sport tires for smooth rolling

SL 1.1 motor and fully integrated 320Wh battery for a range of 80+ miles

Step-through models give riders a comfortable mount/dismount

EQ models are equipped with DryTech fenders and Turbo SL racks