It features a custom 250-watt motor and 460Wh 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. You might have noticed that this motor has the same output as the 4.0, which is true, but where the internals of these two diverge is at the battery and custom motor tune. This 3.0 iteration of the Vado’s battery has a little less “umph” to it, so you could say that it’s better suited to urban environments and shorter trips. The tune, meanwhile, is meant to be as efficient as possible for quick, spontaneous efforts that are demanded when riding in the city. 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 LCD digital 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 460Wh 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.
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
Custom SR Suntour NCX, coil spring, custom Multi-Circuit Damping, steel steerer straight, remote lockout w/custom lever, magnesium lowers, post disc mount, 50mm of travel
Alloy disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 28h
Alloy disc, sealed bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
700c, (1.8mm) XDB Stainless BLACK
700c disc, 6061 aluminum double-wall, 28h
700c, 40mm Presta valve
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Custom alloy crankarms
40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed
Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed
Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, SGS cage, 10-speed
Sunrace, 10-speed, 11-40t
Shimano BL-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180mm rotor
Shimano BL-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor
Alloy bar, 15mm rise, 9-degree backsweep, 5-degree upsweep, 680mm width, 31.8mm clamp
Specialized Body Geometry Contour Men’s
Alloy, 7-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
Canopy Sport, steel rails
Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 12.5mm offset, 30.9mm, anti-corrosion hardware
Custom & exclusive for Specialized, Rx Street tuned, 250 W
Custom Specialized 2.2″ Bloks LCD display, Micro-USB plug, stem mount, with custom handlebar remote and Mission Control App connectivity
Custom Specialized Turbo Vado Li-Ion battery, 460Wh, lockable and downtube-integrated, on & off-bike chargeable, with LED power indicators
Custom charger, 42V4A w/Rosenberger plug
Specialized Wiring harness
Specialized light w/aspheric lens technology and black translucent side illumination, 6V, 1x LED, 300 lumen, IP67, Aluminum die-cast body, stem mount
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
Custom Specialized, w/Racktime Snap-it system and integrated rear light, max. load 22kg