Now that business begins to return to the streets again, and bicycles can become a safe means of transport for moving around cities, Specialized presents its latest e-bike for everyday sporting activities. The American bicycle manufacturer has introduced the new Turbo Vado SL, a model for urban use. It has been totally renovated for its next-generation, with the promise of making urban commuting even more practical.
The performance, the range, and the ride quality should set the bike apart from comparable models. The bike can not only support on pedal routes, shopping, or city tours but also offers a sporty character thanks to its high-quality equipment, which enables the Vado SL to be used as a sports device.
In general, the Turbo Vado SL bicycles have a custom ten-speed motor that will help users to move up to a maximum speed of 45 km/h (28mph), enhancing the effort made by users themselves on the move. The entire system will be powered by a 320 Wh battery that offers a range of up to 128 km (80 miles), although, with an optional extender, they can add up to 64 more kilometers (40 miles) – total 120 miles. The Range Extender is also completely removable and compact, making it easy to recharge, no matter where you are.
SL means Super Light. That’s right; it is 40% lighter than normal e-Bikes. There is no other e-bike out there with the same range and power, but that weighs so little that you can carry it. Thanks to its light motor and its light aluminum frame, Turbo Vado SL bikes weigh less than 15 kg, ideal for moving and taking it everywhere.
Designed in California and developed in Switzerland, the just 1.95 kilogram motor with a magnesium housing delivers up to 240 watts of power fully synchronized with its cadence, from 0 to 25 km/h (15.5 mph). The battery takes approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes to get charged from 3% to 100%. And the range extender is charged from 3% to 100% in about 3 hours and 20 minutes.
All Vado SL models leave the factory with disc brakes for maximized braking, 1x transmission simple and easy to master integrated front and rear headlights to see and be seen, high visibility reflective stickers, and ergonomically designed saddles and handles. Additionally, the bike offers very detailed customizations and information on the smartphone application.
The most basic version is priced at $3,350, while the Equipped model, with tail light and rear support, is priced up by about $150 more, while Future Shock, which has better brakes and improved suspension, has a price of $4,350.