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Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH Step-Through

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Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH Step-Through

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Consider Vado your high-performance transportation bike, getting you where you’re going with an unmatched combination of speed, reliability, and confidence. Whether you load it up with your stuff, or jump on and go, commute to work, or ride to the gym, Vado’s full power and huge range will get you from ‘point A’ to ‘point B’ ASAP.

The Specialized Vado has everything you need for e-powered transport. It brings a balanced nature to the way it handles and superior levels of comfort. This is a true class leader of its type.

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

POWERFUL: It’s you, just faster — it’s 4x You. The Turbo Full Power system senses the force you apply to the pedals and naturally quadruples it for an experience that makes getting up any hill or to any destination no sweat. Literally.

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.

SMOOTH: Stay comfortable in the saddle with an 80mm front suspension fork, higher volume tires, and a plush suspension seat post that smooths harsh bumps from points A to B.

SECURE: Vado has anti-theft lock built right into the bike. Prevent would-be bike thieves by disabling the motor with a press of a button so no one can turn on the motor without your phone connected to the Specialized app or your personalized pin. The Vado’s battery locks in the bike or can be easily taken with you. And if anyone tries to move your bike an alarm will sound. Beat it, thieves.

The speed limit at which the motor will stop supporting may vary significantly by region and is based on local requirements. It may also affect range: a higher speed limit may result in less range.

Technical Specifications

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Accessories

Fenders

Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 65mm width, aluminum fenderstay

Headlight

Lezyne Ebike Power E115, 310 Lumen, 12V

Taillight

Spanninga Commuter Glow XE, 12V

Pedals

Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

Bell

Specialized brass bell

Kickstand

Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

Rack

Specialized rack, MIK HD interface, built-in pannier mounts, 27kg max load

Bike Lock

Turbo System Lock

Radar

Integrated Garmin Radar, with custom information displayed directly on the Mastermind TCD

Wheels & Tires

Rims

650b disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h

Spokes

DT Swiss Industry

Rear Tire

Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3

Front Tire

Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3

Front Hub

Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x110mm thru-axle, 32h

Inner Tubes

Standard 40mm SV 650Bx1.75-2.4

Rear Hub

enviolo Heavy Duty, 380% range, 6-bolt, 10x135mm, 32h

Cockpit

Saddle

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm

Grips

Ergon GA30

Stem

Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp

Handlebars

Specialized, alloy, 15-degree backsweep, 46mm rise, 31.8mm

SeatPost

Spring suspension, alloy, 40mm travel, 30.9mm, 2-bolt clamp, 34.9mm sleeve

Drivetrain

Crankset

Custom alloy forged crankarms

Chaincase

Custom chaincover

Chain

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 122t belt, black

Cassette

Gates Carbon Drive CDC 22t sprocket, silver

Chainrings

Gates Carbon Drive CDX 50T front sprocket, black

Internal Gear Hub

enviolo AUTOMATiQ Pro shifting interface

E-Bike

Charger

Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug, 100-240V

UI/Remote

MasterMind TCD, w/handlebar remote, built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, customizable display pages

Motor

Specialized 2.2, 90Nm torque, custom tuned motor, 250W nominal

Battery

Specialized U2-710, alloy casing, state of charge display, 710Wh

Frameset

Frame

E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated &lockable downtube battery, internal cable routing, lock and front rack mount, sliding dropout

Suspension

Fork

Rockshox Recon Silver RL, 80mm travel, Motion-Control, fender-mounts

Brakes

Rear Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Front Brake

SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Weight

Weight

27.57kg (60 lb, 12.5 oz)

Weight Size

MD

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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SMLXL
Crank Length170mm170mm170mm170mm
Handlebar Width680mm680mm680mm680mm
Stem Length60mm60mm75mm75mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm155mm155mm
Seatpost Length350mm350mm400mm400mm
Stack625mm639mm652mm676mm
Reach423mm444mm464mm481mm
Headtube Length135mm150mm165mm190mm
Headtube Angle68°68°68°68°
BB Height285mm285mm285mm285mm
BB Drop70mm70mm70mm70mm
Trail96mm96mm96mm96mm
Fork Length (full)480mm480mm480mm480mm
Fork Rake/Offset44mm44mm44mm44mm
Front Center699mm724mm750mm777mm
Chainstay Length470mm470mm470mm470mm
Wheelbase1160mm1186mm1212mm1239mm
Toptube Length (horizontal)585mm615mm645mm675mm
Bike Standover Height618mm617mm617mm626mm
Seat Tube Length400mm450mm460mm500mm
Seat Tube Angle (Virtual)75.5°75°74.5°74°
Geometry

Manual Downloads

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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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AG_FRONT_RACK_&_ADVENTURE_PLATE-English
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Li Ion Battery UN38.3 Test Summary
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2022 VADO USER MANUAL - EN FR DE CZ PL SK
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Charger User Manual (SBC-C04 / SBC-C05 / SBC-C06 / SBC-C07)

Rider Reviews

  • 4.3
  • 4 Reviews

Love this Bike

I ordered one of the first IGH Vado 5 step through directly from Specialized spring, 2022. I have loved riding it and no longer want to ride my Vado 3. It does take time to learn to adjust the settings to exactly where I want them, and to adjust pedal speed. But if you are willing to take the time to experiment and learn what the bike can do, you won’t be disappointed. I live in a hilly area and encounter a big hill every time I return home at the end of a long ride. The Vado 5 IGH takes me up that hill much more easily than my Vado 3 did. I am getting very spoiled not having to think about changing gears anymore. Starting at full speed after a stop is one of my favorite features of this bike. However, I do adjust pedal cadence and resistance periodically during the ride. The more I use the bike, the better I am able to adapt it to how I ride. I am a woman in my 70’s who does regular. 20-30 mile rides with our local bike group. I have almost 2000 miles on this bike.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Janine

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Great bike but....

So, took us a while to come to grips with the purchase price. Applying the logic of "it's a second car" helps... but then after purchase for $4900...2 weeks later, Specialized lowers the price to $3999. ?????? So while we can highly recommend the quality of the design and components, we can not help but feel duped by Specialized. So, sorry guys... I can assure you, despite the awesome bike, this will be our last Specialized.

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Yes!

Name:
Sam

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Just finished my First ride

Picked it up today from the awesome people at Boone Bike in Boone NC. I’ll definitely be a repeat customer. They were beyond helpful it’s a smooth bike. This is my 3rd specialized bike the others were carbon fiber road bikes . I love the IGH feature and not having to think about shifting. I never felt it needed to shift. It was nice having the stats. Admittedly it was only a 4.73 mile ride with an elevation climb of 476 feet. But the E factor and the info on the display was great. I’m 69 and recovering from open heart surgery so this is my cardiac rehab bike. Tomorrow I hope to do more distance

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Yes!

Name:
Robert

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