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 6.0 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 6.0.
Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.3 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 6.0, we developed a custom 604Wh battery, the Specialized U1-604, that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and is easily removable for simplified charging. With this battery, the 6.0 will deliver a pedal-assisted boost up to 50 miles in Economy mode, 35 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, 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 smart computer that lets you 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.
And to top off all of the innovative features, we chose a high-end spec. Featuring Shimano XT/SLX 11-speed components, two-piston hydraulic disc brakes, an SR Suntour fork with 50mm of travel, racks, and fenders, it's ready to take on the town in effortless style.
- The Vado features a lightweight alloy frame that’s been designed with our Fitness/Transportation Geometry.
- The Vado’s Specialized 1.3 motor with Rx Street Tune 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 604 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.
|Drive System||Specialized 1.3, Custom Rx Street Tuned Motor, 250W Nominal|
|Display||Custom 2.2" LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote|
|Battery Type/Weight||Specialized U1-604, On/Off button, state of charge display, 604Wh|
|Charger Type||Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug|
|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 NCX E25, alloy steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel|
|Rims/Wheels||700C disc, double-wall alloy, sleeved|
|Hubs||Front: Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 28h
Rear: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 28h
|Spokes||DT Swiss Industry|
|Tires||Electrak 2.0 Armadillo, 700x51mm|
|Crankset||Custom alloy-forged crankarms|
|Chainrings||48T, 104 BCD w/ chainguard|
|Chain||Shimano HG601, 11-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-42t|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, 11-speed|
|Handlebars||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 680mm width, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Body Geometry XC Contour|
|Stem||Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display/light mount, 31.8mm|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore XT T8000, hydraulic disc, 180mm|
|Pedals||Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors|
|Saddle||Specialized Canopy Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm|
|Seatpost||Specialized, alloy, single-bolt, 21mm offset, 30.9mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Turbo Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible, Supernova V521s, upside-down mount to stem, 205lm, Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount, Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays, Simple bell, Supernova E3, alloy housing, 3-LED, 250-degree visibility, fender mount|