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.
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.
|MOTOR||Specialized 1.2E, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor|
|BATTERY||Specialized U1-460, On/Off button, state of charge display, 460Wh|
|CHARGER||Custom Specialized 42V2A Charger w/ Rosenberger plug, AC power cord included|
|DISPLAY||Custom 2.2" computer. LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote|
|Turbo aluminum frame with bottom bracket motor mount, fitness/transportation geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, smooth welds|
|FORK||SR Suntour NCX E25, 50mm of travel, steel steerer, 15mm thru-axle|
Shimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
Shimano CS-HG200, 9-speed, 11-36t
|CHAINRINGS||40T custom alloy|
Shimano Alivio, Shadow Design, SGS cage, 9-speed
Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 28h
|REAR HUB||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h|
|INNER TUBES||Presta, 40mm valve|
|RIMS||700C disc, double-wall alloy|
|TIRES||Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm|
|SADDLE||Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm|
|SEATPOST||Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm|
|STEM||Alloy w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm clamp|
|HANDLEBARS||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree back sweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS||Body Geometry Contour|
Tektro HD-T276, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm
|KICKSTAND||Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount|
Herrmans MR4 e-Bike, stainless bracket for suspension fork, 6V
Herrmans H-Trace Mini e-Bike, 220-degree visibility, fender-mount
|RACK||Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime compatible|
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Since 1974, we’ve had one goal: Innovate and inspire to improve riders’ lives. So, when we developed our first electric bike in 2009, we knew it had to ride and feel like a great bike first—something we’d really love to ride ourselves. We wanted you to feel like you were on a “regular” bike, but that somehow, you’d grown superhero legs. Our core mission still hasn’t changed. It’s now, and forever will be, our promise for every Turbo: It’s You, Only Faster.
Taking a motor and battery off the shelf would be easy, but we never compromise by just doing the “easy” thing. Instead, we develop our tech in e-Bike-obsessed Cham, Switzerland, and we tune the ride at our Morgan Hill, California headquarters. We carve our own path to deliver electric bikes that ride like they’re truly you, only faster.
Bicycles and products are generally shipped via FedEx and tracking information will be provided to you once en route. Shipping time typically takes from 6–10 business days. Bikes will be shipped 80-90% assembled and we encourage customers to have a professional bicycle mechanic complete final assembly and tuning for performance and safety reasons. We offer a $50 reimbursement for this provided the customer gives proof of service. At that time, we will send a check for reimbursement and activate the manufacturer’s warranty.
We encourage local customers to pick up fully assembled and tuned bikes (free of charge) or inquire about our local delivery options. Delivery within a 15 mile radius of our shop is free when bikes are ordered online. Contact us immediately at 619-564-7028 or email@example.com after online purchase to make arrangements.
Our policy lasts 10 days and a 12% restocking fee will be assessed. If 10 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. For bikes, they must have less than 3 miles on the odometer. It must also be in the original packaging with manuals and accessories. To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted; Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error; Any item that is returned more than 10 days after delivery. There are no returns or refunds offered for already applied labor or special order items.
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. There will be a twelve percent restocking fee. As mentioned above, we do not offer returns or refunds for labor or special order items.
Late or missing refunds
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only regular priced items may be refunded and sale items cannot be refunded.
To return your product, you should mail your product to: 1851 San Diego Ave, Suite 100B, San Diego, CA 92110
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary. You should consider using a trackable shipping service and purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.