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A few years ago, Specialized told you that its Turbo technology "is you, only faster." And by making our Turbo Vado 3.0 even smarter than its predecessors, they've taken this concept to a whole other level. It features a custom battery and motor that are fully integrated with the bike and specifically tuned for city riding, and in the case of the battery, it doesn't require any tools for removal, so it's super easy to remove from the bike for charging. They also made sure that it's totally compatible with Bluetooth®, so you can toggle between battery modes to increase your range in real time via the Mission Control App. There are three battery modes to work with in order to maximize the battery life, and with the app, you can even plot your course and the battery will adjust while you're riding to make sure that you get through your ride on one charge. For the construction, Specialized has opted for durable, lightweight aluminum and a geometry that's designed to increase comfort and smoothness on the road. It also features reflective paint that illuminates under a headlight, so you'll increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions. And at the build, you'll find confident hydraulic Shimano disc brakes and 11-speed shifting for a wide range of gears.
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 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.
A custom 2.2-inch digital LCD display enables you to monitor all of your ride data in real time. It also connects the Mission Control App via Bluetooth®, so you have full control over the tune, modes, range, and much more.
Specialized made the custom 460Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, and lockable for added security. It can communicate with the display and has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency and range.