- BUYING A BIKE
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. Next, the MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) makes it easy to view ride info on the go. 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.
- The MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) is your information hub with customizable display fields to experience precisely the ride you want.
- Over-the-air updates when paired with the Specialized app, allowing your bike to improve over time.
- 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.
- Lightweight and high-strength premium carbon fork with Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle.
- Future Shock 1.5 reduces impacts from rough roads and terrain, potholes be gone!
- Safety features including premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power, and extra-bright front and rear lighting to see and be seen.
- Turbo SL mounted rear rack, Racktime-compatible for your favorite bags and panniers, and DRYTECH fenders to keep the spray away.
- SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain for lightweight, precise performance for the long haul.
- DT Swiss R500 disc wheels paired with fast-rolling, high-grip, Nimbus II Sport Reflect 700 tires with BlackBelt flat protection and reflective accents to increase visibility.
COCKPIT SADDLE Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155mm GRIPS Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on STEM Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount HANDLEBARS Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm E-BIKE WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport CHARGER Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug UI/REMOTE Specialized MasterMind TCU, percentage of remaining charge, 120 possible display configurations, MicroTune assist adjustment, over-the-air updates, ANT+/Bluetooth®, w/Handlebar remote MOTOR Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor BATTERY Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh WHEELS SPOKES DT Swiss Industry RIMS DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth FRONT TIRE Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm REAR TIRE Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm INNER TUBES Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50 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 FRAMESET FRAME E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, fender and front rack mounts, Smooth Welds SEAT BINDER Integrated w/ frame FORK Rigid carbon fork, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc ACCESSORIES HEADLIGHT Lezyne Ebike Power STVZO E115, 310Lumens, 12V TAILLIGHT Lezyne Ebike Rear Fender STVZO, 11Lumens, 12V BELL Simple bell PEDALS Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors FENDERS Specialized DryTech, Aluminum KICKSTAND Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount RACK Turbo SL Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible, 15kg DRIVETRAIN CRANKSET Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset SHIFT LEVERS SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed CASSETTE SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t CHAIN SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed CHAINRINGS SRAM X-SYNC 44t, 110BCD BRAKES REAR BRAKE Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm FRONT BRAKE Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm
* Specifications are subject to change without notice
S M L XL Crank Length 170 172.5 172.5 175 Handlebar Width 680 680 680 680 Stem Length 60 75 75 90 Saddle Width 155 155 155 155 Seatpost Length 350 350 350 350 Fork Length (full) 390 390 390 390 Front-Center 626 655 675 690 Head-Tube Angle 70 70.5 71 71.5 Head-Tube Length 185 217 250 285 Trail 71 67 64 61 Bike Stand-Over Height 770 790 815 840 Seat-Tube Length 415 446.5 494.5 535 Seat-Tube Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 Fork Rake/Offset 50 50 50 50 Stack 595 626 660 696 B-B Height 270 270 270 270 B-B Drop 70 70 70 70 Wheelbase 1062 1091 1110 1126 Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 554 587 610 630 Reach 378 401 415 424 Chain-Stay Length 445 445 445 445
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.