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Specialized Turbo Vado 1.0 2019 - Electric Hybrid Bike

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For those looking to glide through urban environments, parks and canal paths. The new Turbo Vado with fitness geometry makes easy work of leisure riding and the daily commute. Rider position is slightly sportier than a Dutch style bike. With a long-range battery, and intuitive assist from the smooth and quiet motor. The Turbo Vado unlocks your cycling ambitions.

Specialized Turbo Vado Review

Key Features:

  • Lightweight Aluminium frame with mudguard and rack mounts
  • SR Suntour MOBIE30 fork with 50mm of smooth suspension
  • Reliable Shimano Acera 8 speed drivetrain
  • Powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes
  • Specific Fitness geometry
  • Sizes: Small. Medium, Large, Extra Large
  • Colours: Metallic White Silver W/Blue Ghost Pearl / Black
  • The Specialized Turbo Vado 1.0 is available with 0% APR finance

 

Drive Information:

  • Motor: Integrated 1.2E motor
  • Battery: U1-400, 400Wh, removable, lockable
  • User interface/remote: 2.2-inch BLOKS computer

 

What's the one thing that comes to mind when you think about riding a Turbo? We'll help you if you haven't ridden one yet: A smile! It's the one thing that you can't help but have on your face when you're riding a Turbo, and the Vado 1.0 is no exception.

Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2E motor, the Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. It features a silently operating design with our Custom Rx Street tune that takes the output and makes it the most usable for the 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. Perfect.

For the Vado 1.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-400 battery that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and is easily removable for simplified charging. In other words, there's plenty of juice to take you to and from work, make a trip to the grocery store, or to even head over to that new café on the other side of town.

We also developed a custom 2.2-inch computer with the German powerhouse, BLOKS. With this smart computer, you're able to view your battery level and toggle various ride metrics such as speed, distance, and time. You can also peruse these screens via the custom handlebar remote without ever removing your hands from the bars.

To top off all of these innovative features, we chose a wallet-friendly build for the Turbo Vado 1.0, so it features a range of Shimano 8-speed components and powerful hydraulic disc brakes that stop on a dime.

 

Highlights:

  • The Vado features a lightweight alloy frame that’s been designed with our Fitness/Transportation Geometry.
  • The Vado’s Specialized 1.2E motor is 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 400 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.

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance on baskets over £99
  • UK price match
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Turbo Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds
Fork:SR Suntour MOBIE30, steel steerer, 9mm Open Dropout, 50mm of travel
Stem:Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display mount, 31,8mm
Bars:Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Front Brake:Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Rear Brake:Tektro HD-T275, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Rear Mech:Shimano Acera, SGS cage, 8-speed
Shifters:Shimano Acera, 8-speed
Speed:8
Rims:700C disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, no eyelets
Front Hub:Specialized 6-bolt disc, ball bearings, 9x100mm spacing, 28h
Rear Hub:Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h
Spokes:Stainless, 14g
Front Tyre:Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Rear Tyre:Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47mm
Seat Post:Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
Saddle:Specialized Canopy Sport, steel rails, 155mm
Chainset:Custom alloy forged crankarms
Chain:KMC X8 w/ Missing Link™, 8-speed
Cassette:Shimano HG41, 8-speed, 11-34t
Pedals:Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
Battery (Wh):400 Wh
Motor:Specialized
User Interface:Custom 2.2" LCD display

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Turbo Vado Sizing

Specialized Turbo Vado Sizing

See the table below to find the right size Specialized Turbo Vado.

Height

Sizes

5’1”

155cm

S

 

 

 

5’2”

158cm

S

 

 

 

5’3”

160cm

S

 

 

 

5’4”

163cm

S

 

 

 

5’5”

165cm

S

M

 

 

5’6”

168cm

 

M

 

 

5’7”

170cm

 

M

 

 

5’8”

173cm

 

M

 

 

5’9”

175cm

 

M

 

 

5’10”

178cm

 

M

L

 

5’11”

180cm

 

 

L

 

6’0”

183cm

 

 

L

 

6’1”

185cm

 

 

L

XL

6’2”

188cm

 

 

 

XL

6’3”

191cm

 

 

 

XL

6’4”

193cm

 

 

 

XL

 

 Turbo Vado Geometry

 

S

M

L

XL

CRANK LENGTH

170mm

170mm

175mm

175mm

STEM LENGTH

60mm

75mm

75mm

90mm

SEATPOST LENGTH

300mm

350mm

400mm

400mm

SADDLE WIDTH

155mm

155mm

155mm

155mm

HANDLEBAR WIDTH

680mm

680mm

680mm

680mm

REACH

396mm

406mm

428mm

441mm

STACK

619mm

619mm

629mm

652mm

WHEELBASE

1116mm

1126mm

1152mm

1173mm

CHAINSTAY LENGTH

478mm

478mm

478mm

478mm

FRONT CENTER

647mm

657mm

682mm

704mm

BB DROP

-70mm

-70mm

-70mm

-70mm

HEAD TUBE ANGLE

70°

70°

70°

70°

HEAD TUBE LENGTH

135mm

135mm

145mm

170mm

SEAT TUBE LENGTH, BB CENTER TO TOP VERTICAL

400mm

450mm

500mm

550mm

FORK RAKE

44mm

44mm

44mm

44mm

STANDOVER HEIGHT

762mm

800mm

833mm

875mm

TRAIL

86mm

86mm

86mm

86mm

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Electric Urban Bike Guide

 

Electric Urban Bike Guide

Is an Electric Urban Bike Right for Me?

If you are new to the world of cycling and ebikes, our electric bike buyers guide will give you a good overview of the different types of pedal assist bikes. This will help you decide if an electric urban bike is right for you.

E bikes are a great way to cycle further with less effort. Urban electric bikes are designed to be comfortable, practical and efficient on roads and cycle tracks. This means that urban e bikes are perfect for commuting and getting about town as well as effortless cycling on quiet roads and cycle tracks.


How do E Bikes Work?

All our ebikes are pedal assist models. This means that the electric motor adds to your natural pedalling power, making them easier to ride. The effect is seamless, and you will feel the extra boost from the first pedal stroke. The harder you pedal the more the power the motor gives you. When you stop pedalling the motor stops too.

You can vary the amount of power that the drive unit delivers when you pedal. All you need to do is select one of the different power modes using the display unit or power button. Some e bikes allow you to customize these modes through a smart phone app that connects to the bike through Bluetooth.

By law all pedal assist ebike are limited to only offer assistance up to 15.5mph. This means that you can ride an ebike everywhere that you can ride a regular bike. You can of course ride faster, but you will have to rely solely on your own natural pedalling power at speeds over 15.5mph.



Are the motors different?

Hub drive motors

Hub drive motors sit inside the wheel hub. These motors are lighter weight than crank drive units but are less powerful, and the power is applied more subtly. You still get enough power to climb the hills and accelerate from a standing start easily, and once up to speed these bikes are easier to pedal. Because they produce less power, hub drive ebikes tend to have smaller battery packs that can be hidden in the frame more easily.

Crank drive motors

Crank drives use a more powerful motor that sits in the bottom bracket area of the bike. The power is added directly to the drivetrain through the cranks. The added power is much more noticeable on a crank drive bike and you will be able to power up the climbs like a Pro athlete. Of course, you can always turn down the amount of power that the motor delivers. This means that you can extend the range and take advantage of the larger battery packs that these bikes are equipped with.


Batteries

Most e bikes use a lithium Ion battery pack. These hold plenty of charge, offer long lasting performance and are quick to charge. The capacity of the battery varies depending on the model. Battery capacity starts at 200Wh for hub drive bikes and goes up to 500Wh or more on high-end crank drive bikes. The batteries can usually be charged both on and off the bike. A 500Wh battery pack will usually take about 4 hours to charge fully from flat.

See how far you can ride an electric bike


Display and Connectivity

All ebikes have some type of display that allows you to swap between the different power modes. On some bikes the display is minimal with LED lights to show the remaining battery capacity and power modes. Others have screen that show additional ride data as well. The very best displays act like a high-end cycling computer.

Bosch Kiox display on an electric MTB

Which type of electric road bike is best for me?

There are a few different types of urban e bike and each is best for a certain type of cycling. Many come ready fitted with luggage racks and mudguards, but you can fit these accessories to all urban e bikes.

Dutch’ style e bikes

Offering an upright cycling position Dutch style e bikes are comfortable and easy to ride. These bikes are perfect for gentle rides around town. You can visit friends or nip to the shops without looking like a ‘cyclist’.

Hybrid’ style urban e bikes

These bikes are based around the classic hybrid look with a mountain bike style riding position combined with road bike wheels. Hybrid style e bikes offer a sportier riding position, so they are better for cycling on busy streets than a Dutch style e bike.

Flat bar road e bikes

Just like a road e bike but with flat handlebars these bikes offer a very sporty riding position. The flat handlebars mean that they are still easy to navigate through the urban jungle. Fit some mudguards and a rack and these bike are very practical too.

Cargo e bikes

If you want to carry lots of luggage then you can’t beat a cargo e bike for practicality. The pedal assist motor makes lot of sense with a cargo bike. Regular cargo bikes require a lot of muscle power, so this limits their use. You don’t get this problem with a cargo e bike, so everyone can ride one.

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What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box
  • Basic setup instructions
  • 16 point quality control checklist
  • Free tredz multitool
  • Free tred pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Free drawstring kit bag
  • Free bike insurance voucher

All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free Tredz 9-key trail tool
  • Free Tredz drawstring bag
  • Free 8 weeks insurance voucher
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet

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