Specialized 2021 Turbo Vado 5.0 Step-Through
When we set out to revamp our Turbo line, we knew that we needed to design a bike that best meets your needs. With our lives getting more hectic with each passing day, finding the tiny pockets of time savings can have a huge impact, and the Turbo Vado 5.0 Step-Through truly embodies this concept. It utilizes our most advanced pedal-assist technologies, a high-quality component spec, and a suspension fork to take the edge out of those pesky potholes. No matter where you're going, you'll get there faster and in style with the Turbo Vado 5.0 Step-Through.
Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.3 motor, it has a higher max torque, max watts, and better heat management and efficiency than its predecessors. It's the most advanced motor ever found on an urban e-bike. Of course, it still features a 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 both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations.
For the Vado 5.0, we developed a custom 600 Wh 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.
And to top off all of the innovative features, we chose a high-end spec with Shimano XT/SLX 11-speed components, four-piston hydraulic disc brakes, an SR SunTour fork with 50mm of travel, integrated front/rear lights, and mounts for fenders and racks. It's ready to take on the town in effortless style.
- The Turbo Vado frame features an alloy step-through frame that's pretty light and super easy to get on or off of.
- The Turbo Vado’s Specialized 1.3 motor with Rx Street Tune is the most powerful and efficient motor ever to be found on an urban e-bike. It's fully integrated with the frame, and it's also 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 600 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.
Turbo Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds
SR Suntour NCX E25, alloy steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel
Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 32h
Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h
DT Swiss Industry
700C disc, double-wall alloy, sleeved
Presta, 40mm valve
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Custom alloy forged crankarms
48T, custom alloy
Shimano SLX, 11-speed w/Optical Gear Display
Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed
Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t
Shimano Deore XT T8000, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Shimano Deore XT T8000, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Body Geometry Women's XC Contour
Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm
Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm
Specialized 1.3, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal
Specialized TCD-W w/handlebar remote & built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, 5 available display pages
Specialized U1-600, On/Off button, state of charge display, 600Wh
Custom charger, 42V4A w/Rosenberger plug
Custom Specialized harness
Supernova V521s, 205lm w/ alloy mount to fork arch
Supernova E3, alloy housing, 3-LED, 250-degree visibility, fender mount
Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays
Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible
Specialized Commuter w/grip tape & reflectors