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Specialized Turbo Vado 2.0 NB 2018 - Electric Hybrid Bike

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The Specialized Turbo Vado 2.0 NB electric bike makes city riding that much easier and more fun. By using a powerful motor and long lasting battery, you can get where you need to go quickly and without breaking a sweat. Perfect for your daily commute, the Turbo Vado will become essential for errands and getting around town.

Key Features:

  • Alloy frame with integrated crank drive motor and li-ion battery pack
  • Suntour NCX E25 fork offers 50mm of suspension travel
  • Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for powerful all-weather stopping
  • Shimano Alivio/Acera 1x9 speed drivetrain for reliable shifting
  • Specialized Trigger Sport Reflective 47c tyres are great for urban riding
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large
  • Colours: Satin Metallic White Silver/Black
  • The Specialized Turbo Vado 2.0 NB is available with 0% APR finance

Drive Information:

  • Motor: Brose 250W (530W max) with Specialized custom urban tune
  • Battery: 460Wh, lockable, tool free removal, 3.5hour charge time
  • Display: 2.2-inch BLOKS digital LCD display mounted on the handlebars
  • Connectivity: ANT+, LEV & Bluetooth compatible
Specilaized Turbo Vado review

Get all of the pedal-assist features you desire at a price that lets you keep your daily cappuccino ritual with the Vado 2.0. Featuring many of the same characteristics as its more expensive siblings, albeit with a little less "roar" to its motor, the Vado 2.0 is firmly rooted as the ultimate transportation tool for everything from grocery runs to commutes. Remember: Busy lives call for faster bikes.

Beginning with a completely redesigned and integrated motor, the Vado proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The Rx Street Tune takes the 250-watt output and makes it most usable for the urban environment—reacting to the amount of force you apply to the pedals. 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 2.0, we developed a custom 460Wh battery that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and easily removable for simplified charging. With this battery, the Turbo Vado will deliver a pedal-assisted boost up to 93 miles in Economy mode, 40 miles in Sport mode, and 25 miles in Turbo mode. These estimates, of course, have some assumptions—the total rider and bike weight is 220 pounds, the terrain is flat with some inclines, and there is either no wind or a light breeze. In other words, with a top speed of 28mph, 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.

We also developed a custom-for-Vado 2.2-inch computer with the German powerhouse, BLOKS. You can peruse through these screens via the custom handlebar remote, without ever removing your hand from the bars.

To top off all of these innovative features, we chose a wallet-friendly build for the Turbo Vado 2.0. It features a range of Shimano 9-speed components and powerful hydraulic disc brakes that stop on a dime, so the Vado 2.0 is the perfect tool for your busy lifestyle.

A custom 2.2-inch BLOKS. digital LCD display enables you to monitor all of your ride data in real time. It also connects with the Turbo Vado Mission Control App via Bluetooth®, so you have full control over the tune, modes, range, and much more.

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 pedalling—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 460 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 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
Stem:Alloy w/ light mount, 31.8mm clamp
Bars:Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 680mm width, 31.8mm
Front Brake:Tektro HD-T285, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Rear Brake:Tektro HD-T285 hydraulic disc, 160mm
Rear Mech:Shimano Alivio
Shifters:Shimano Alivio
Speed:9
Rims:700C disc, 28h, double-wall
Front Hub:Specialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x100mm thru-axle, 28h
Rear Hub:Specialized alloy disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 10-/11-speed freehub, 28h
Spokes:Stainless, black
Front Tyre:Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm
Rear Tyre:Trigger Sport Reflective, 700x47mm
Seat Post:Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm
Chainset:Custom alloy crankarms, 40T, BCD: 104, single Xsync style 10-/11-speed
Chain:Shimano E6070, 9-speed
Cassette:Shimano Acera, 9-speed, 11-36t
Pedals:Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

Specialized Turbo Vado 2.0 NB 2018 - Electric Hybrid Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
3.9
out of 5
3.91
Build Quality
4.75
Performance
4.50
Value For Money
2.50

Customer Reviews (2)

4
Great e-bike and a stunning paint job

I bought this bike to try and give me a bit more longevity when out and about. Its great, the motor is quiet and it easily provides assistance when required. The frame paint work is excellent and the satin metallic colour is certainly a head turner. There are one or two down points I should raise: Don't expect the mission control or any App to work with this bike, it doesn't, apparently there is an app in development but currently the Vado and Como series of bikes are not supported even though the bike does have Bluetooth. The Tyres: They dont seem to be available as replacement items at all anywhere they are chunky at 700c x 47 that given, but you simply cannot get them. The Charger: it comes with the slow 2 Amp charger, the optional 4 Amp one.... well you cannot get that either. The battery: Its a consumable, and when its worn out.... well you cannot get that either. So it loses points for value for money because the parts are not available.

I bought this bike to try and give me a bit more longevity when out and about. Its great, the motor is quiet and it easily provides assistance when required. The frame paint work is excellent and the satin metallic colour is certainly a head turner. There are one or two down points I should raise: Don't expect the mission control or any App to work with this bike, it doesn't, apparently there is an app in development but currently the Vado and Como series of bikes are not supported even though the bike does have Bluetooth. The Tyres: They dont seem to be available as replacement items at all anywhere they are chunky at 700c x 47 that given, but you simply cannot get them. The Charger: it comes with the slow 2 Amp charger, the optional 4 Amp one.... well you cannot get that either. The battery: Its a consumable, and when its worn out.... well you cannot get that either. So it loses points for value for money because the parts are not available.

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3.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 2.5/5
4
Great all round ebike

Wanted this bike to compliment the other bike I have. It doesn't disappoint, the motor assistance is quiet and provides plenty of torque when required. Allows me to go that much further and to enjoy cycling more. Some people think ebikes are cheating, I don't agree it gets me out more and is enjoyable and the turbo Vado does that. A criticism of Specialized thoughts that currently neither the tyres, upgraded 4 amp charger, (it comes with the 7h charging 2 amp version) or battery are available as replacement parts, which having spent all this money is a bit unnerving seeing as the battery is a consumable items.

Wanted this bike to compliment the other bike I have. It doesn't disappoint, the motor assistance is quiet and provides plenty of torque when required. Allows me to go that much further and to enjoy cycling more. Some people think ebikes are cheating, I don't agree it gets me out more and is enjoyable and the turbo Vado does that. A criticism of Specialized thoughts that currently neither the tyres, upgraded 4 amp charger, (it comes with the 7h charging 2 amp version) or battery are available as replacement parts, which having spent all this money is a bit unnerving seeing as the battery is a consumable items.

Close review
4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 2.5/5

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

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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