- BUYING A BIKE
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. 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 wired Turbo Connect Display (TCD-w) is the best way to view data on your Turbo. It not only displays important ride metrics (speed, cadence, rider power, distance, battery level, time, etc.), it also allows you to connect the latest version of the Mission Control App for an enhanced Turbo experience. With our free app for iOS and Android phones, you easily customize motor parameters, control your range, record/upload rides, and perform basic system diagnosis.
To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec that features Shimano 9-speed components, hydraulic disc brakes, front/rear lights, and fender & rack mounts.
- The Turbo Vado features a lightweight alloy frame that’s been designed with our Fitness/Transportation Geometry.
- The Turbo Vado’s Specialized 1.2 E motor emphasizes efficiency and range. We also fully integrated it with the frame, and it's been custom-tuned for city riding. 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.
- We made the custom 460 Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, and lockable for added security. It communicates with the display and has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency and range. For range estimates based upon a variety of variables, please refer to our Turbo Range Calculator.
DRIVETRAIN CHAIN KMC e9T.NPNP, e-bike chain, 9-speed w/ Missing Link™ CRANKSET Custom alloy forged crankarms SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display CASSETTE Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t CHAINRINGS 40T, custom alloy REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Alivio, Shadow Design, SGS cage, 9-speed WHEELS FRONT HUB Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 32h REAR HUB Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve SPOKES DT Swiss Industry RIMS 700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets FRONT TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm REAR TIRE Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm COCKPIT SADDLE Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm SEATPOST Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm STEM Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp HANDLEBARS Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm GRIPS Specialized Body Geometry Targa, lock-on BRAKES FRONT BRAKE Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 180mm REAR BRAKE Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 160mm ACCESSORIES RACK Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible PEDALS Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors HEADLIGHT Herrmans MR4 e-Bike, stainless bracket for suspension fork, 6V KICKSTAND Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount FENDERS DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays BELL Simple bell TAILLIGHT Herrmans H-Trace Mini e-Bike, 220-degree visibility, fender-mount FRAMESET SEAT BINDER Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm FORK SR SunTour MOBIE30, custom crown, steel steerer, 9mm open dropout, 50mm of travel FRAME Turbo Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds E-BIKE BATTERY Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh CHARGER Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger w/ Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included MOTOR Specialized 1.2 E, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized harness
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
All bikes purchased from iRIDE will have been pre-assembled by our mechanics and test ridden. You will also receive a multi point checklist of all the safety checks and bike build elements we work through to ensure you bike is correctly assembled, and then tested so that it runs as it should. Bikes being sent to a customer who is unable to collect it from iRIDE, will have it boxed, wheels, saddle and bars generally off and re-packaged.
The delivery of bikes will be organized once a freight fee can be determined based on weight and delivery location.
Assembly should take no longer than 10-20 minutes. It is recommended that a skilled mechanic assemble, or check the bike. If possible your local bike shop is likely best placed to do this from a safety perspective to ensure all is as it should be. If a rider is having any issues we can hook up an online video chat, or talk over the phone. If this service is required email us at email@example.com to organise a time that suits all parties.