Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 2022 Electric Bike Brushed Aluminium

5 out of 5 Customer Rating

The Details

"SL" means super light. The Turbo Vado SL is 40% lighter than the average electric bike. Carry it down stairs, take it on the train, lift it on and off the car rack without breaking a sweat. The Vado SL features nimble handling and manoeuvrability with the weight in the right place, keeping the centre of gravity low and the front end light for precise and agile steering.
 

The SL 1.1 drive system provides a seamless integration of electrical assistance with no surges or power jump, a natural power curve giving you the smoothest ride possible. With a great range and user friendly dispaly and remote,you have all the information you need at the touch of a button. You can also control the integrated front and rear lighting system from the remote, which you can pair to the Mission Control smartphone app via ANT+ or Bluetooth.

 

The Shimano Deore SLX/XT combination 12 speed drivetrain gives you smooth, slick and reliable gear changes over a huge range of gears while the hydraulic disc brakes give you the modulation and stopping power to control your speed when you need to, whatever the weather and whatever the riding conditions.

 

DT Swiss wheels are lightweight, reliable and fast rolling, ready to take on long miles in city streets or country lanes. The front fork is not only made of carbon fibre to take away the buzz of the tarmac as well as reducing the weight, it also features Specialized's revolutionary Future Shock system, providing a small amount of travel under the handlebars to give you just the right amount of compliance without adding the bulk that comes with a conventional suspension fork.

 

"Vado" means "I go". With the Turbo Vado SL, you can go wherever you want, whenever you want, a whole lot faster than you ever have before.

Battery anxiety? Not with a Turbo SL. The discreet and compact SL Range-Extender Battery provides up to 40 additional miles (64km). More range, more riding. Click to see the range extender: https://www.rutlandcycling.com/accessories/electronics/specialized-sl-range-extender-battery-160wh__481271

 

Our Verdict

The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 is your ticket to expanding your riding further than you ever thought you would. Explore more, get fitter and ride faster, and let the bike do the hard work for you.

Industry Reviews

The Turbo Vado SL is a highly versatile, lightweight and comfortable bike that looks aesthetically sleek as well as giving you 2x rider amplification from the motor.

Key Specifications

Key Specifications

  • Frame - E5 Aluminum, Fitness/Transportation Geometry
  • Fork - Future Shock 1.5, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, carbon fork
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Deore XT 12 speed
  • Brakes - Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc
  • Motor - Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
  • Battery - Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Display - Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, incl. TCD Computer

Full Specification

  • Frame - E5 Aluminum, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds, reflective graphics
  • Fork - Future Shock 1.5, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, carbon fork
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - Shimano SLX, Rapidfire Plus, 12-speed, w/o OGD
  • Chainset - Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
  • Chainrings - Praxis, 44t, 104BCD
  • Cassette - Shimano SLX, Hyperglide+, 12-speed, 10-45T
  • Chain - Shimano SLX, 12-speed, w/Quick Link
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, SGS Cage, 12-speed
  • Pedals - Not included
  • Rims - DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth
  • Front Hub - Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lock™, 24h
  • Rear Hub - Specialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lock™, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h
  • Front Tyre - Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
  • Rear Tyre - Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
  • Front Brake - Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
  • Rear Brake - Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
  • Handlebars - Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
  • Grips - Specialized Body Geometry Targa, lock-on
  • Stem - Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD-W mount
  • Saddle - Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155/143mm
  • Seatpost - Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
  • Post Clamp - Lezyne Ebike Power STVZO E115, 310Lumens, 12V
  • Weight - Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED Technology, 12V

Sizing Information

Specialized Electric Hybrid Bike Size Guide Unisex

The below Size Guide is relevent for the following Specialized Bikes: Turbo Vado, Turbo Tero and Turbo Como


 

Inches Centimeters Size
5'1" - 5'5" 158 - 165 S
5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178 M
5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185 L
6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193 XL
 

Delivery

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is no packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

Reviews

Your Questions Answered

"SL" means super light. The Turbo Vado SL is 40% lighter than the average electric bike. Carry it down stairs, take it on the train, lift it on and off the car rack without breaking a sweat. The Vado SL features nimble handling and manoeuvrability with the weight in the right place, keeping the centre of gravity low and the front end light for precise and agile steering.
 

The SL 1.1 drive system provides a seamless integration of electrical assistance with no surges or power jump, a natural power curve giving you the smoothest ride possible. With a great range and user friendly dispaly and remote,you have all the information you need at the touch of a button. You can also control the integrated front and rear lighting system from the remote, which you can pair to the Mission Control smartphone app via ANT+ or Bluetooth.

 

The Shimano Deore SLX/XT combination 12 speed drivetrain gives you smooth, slick and reliable gear changes over a huge range of gears while the hydraulic disc brakes give you the modulation and stopping power to control your speed when you need to, whatever the weather and whatever the riding conditions.

 

DT Swiss wheels are lightweight, reliable and fast rolling, ready to take on long miles in city streets or country lanes. The front fork is not only made of carbon fibre to take away the buzz of the tarmac as well as reducing the weight, it also features Specialized's revolutionary Future Shock system, providing a small amount of travel under the handlebars to give you just the right amount of compliance without adding the bulk that comes with a conventional suspension fork.

 

"Vado" means "I go". With the Turbo Vado SL, you can go wherever you want, whenever you want, a whole lot faster than you ever have before.

Battery anxiety? Not with a Turbo SL. The discreet and compact SL Range-Extender Battery provides up to 40 additional miles (64km). More range, more riding. Click to see the range extender: https://www.rutlandcycling.com/accessories/electronics/specialized-sl-range-extender-battery-160wh__481271

 

Key Specifications

  • Frame - E5 Aluminum, Fitness/Transportation Geometry
  • Fork - Future Shock 1.5, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, carbon fork
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Deore XT 12 speed
  • Brakes - Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc
  • Motor - Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
  • Battery - Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Display - Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, incl. TCD Computer

Full Specification

  • Frame - E5 Aluminum, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds, reflective graphics
  • Fork - Future Shock 1.5, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, carbon fork
  • Number of Gears - 12
  • Shifters - Shimano SLX, Rapidfire Plus, 12-speed, w/o OGD
  • Chainset - Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
  • Chainrings - Praxis, 44t, 104BCD
  • Cassette - Shimano SLX, Hyperglide+, 12-speed, 10-45T
  • Chain - Shimano SLX, 12-speed, w/Quick Link
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, SGS Cage, 12-speed
  • Pedals - Not included
  • Rims - DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth
  • Front Hub - Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lock™, 24h
  • Rear Hub - Specialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lock™, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h
  • Front Tyre - Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
  • Rear Tyre - Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
  • Front Brake - Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
  • Rear Brake - Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
  • Handlebars - Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
  • Grips - Specialized Body Geometry Targa, lock-on
  • Stem - Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD-W mount
  • Saddle - Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155/143mm
  • Seatpost - Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
  • Post Clamp - Lezyne Ebike Power STVZO E115, 310Lumens, 12V
  • Weight - Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED Technology, 12V

The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 is your ticket to expanding your riding further than you ever thought you would. Explore more, get fitter and ride faster, and let the bike do the hard work for you.

Sizing Information

Specialized Electric Hybrid Bike Size Guide Unisex

The below Size Guide is relevent for the following Specialized Bikes: Turbo Vado, Turbo Tero and Turbo Como


 

Inches Centimeters Size
5'1" - 5'5" 158 - 165 S
5'5" - 5'10" 165 - 178 M
5'10" - 6'1" 178 - 185 L
6'1" - 6'4" 185 - 193 XL
 
The Turbo Vado SL is a highly versatile, lightweight and comfortable bike that looks aesthetically sleek as well as giving you 2x rider amplification from the motor.

Standard Delivery - FREE on all bikes**

Bikes are given a full pre-delivery inspection and delivered 95% built, with only pedals to be fitted and handlebars to be adjusted. Sent via a 24 hour courier service in a best in sector bike cargo box with wheel braces and wrapped in 100% recyclable protective packaging to prevent damage during transit.

**Some off-shore locations and areas of Scotland may incur a surcharge of £39.99. Please check shipping cost before checking out, these areas may also have an extended lead time.

 

Premium Delivery  - FREE on bikes over £3999*

Our Premium same-day bike delivery service is our quickest and best delivery service; once despatched, you'll receive your new bike later that same day with a personalised delivery slot to suit you. Your bike will come fully built and 100% ready to ride, with any accessories you've ordered fitted too. Our Customer Care team will call to arrange a delivery day and a personalised delivery slot to suit you. There are no middlemen or distribution centres - your new bike will come from Rutland Cycling, direct to your doorstep. Plus, there is no packaging to dispose of!

* Postcode exclusions apply, normally £99.

 

Same Day Premium bike delivery at Rutland Cycling

 

Click & collect - FREE on ALL bikes

Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.