Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 2022 Step-Through EQ Electric Hybrid Bike White Sage / Black Reflective

4.1 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 Specialized 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 SRAM NX 11 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.

Specialized's 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 Electric Hybrid Bike, 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 4.0 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.

Key Specifications

  • Frame - E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, fender and front rack mounts, Smooth Welds
  • Fork - Rigid full aluminum disc, Boost™ 12x110mm, front- rack-compatible
  • Motor - Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
  • Battery - Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Remote/Display - Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, w/Handlebar remote
  • Number of Gears - 11-speed
  • Shifters - Sram NX, 11-speed, multi-shift
  • Chainset - Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
  • Chainrings - Praxis, 44T, 110BCD
  • Cassette - SUNRACE, CSMS7, 11-42t, 11-speed
  • Chain - KMC X11eT, 11-speed
  • Pedals - Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
  • Rims - 700C disc, 22mm rim depth, 21mm internal width
  • Front Hub - Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, Center Lock™, 12x110mm, 24h
  • Rear Hub - Specialized alloy rear hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, Center Lock™, 12x148mm, 28h
  • Front Tyre - Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm
  • Rear Tyre - Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm
  • Front Brake - Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
  • Rear Brake - Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
  • Handlebars - Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
  • Grips - Body Geometry Women's Contour
  • Stem - Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount
  • Saddle - Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155mm
  • Seatpost - Specialized, alloy, dual-bolt, 25mm offset, 27.2mm
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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 Specialized 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 SRAM NX 11 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.

Specialized's 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 Electric Hybrid Bike, 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

 
  • Frame - E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, fender and front rack mounts, Smooth Welds
  • Fork - Rigid full aluminum disc, Boost™ 12x110mm, front- rack-compatible
  • Motor - Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
  • Battery - Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Remote/Display - Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, w/Handlebar remote
  • Number of Gears - 11-speed
  • Shifters - Sram NX, 11-speed, multi-shift
  • Chainset - Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
  • Chainrings - Praxis, 44T, 110BCD
  • Cassette - SUNRACE, CSMS7, 11-42t, 11-speed
  • Chain - KMC X11eT, 11-speed
  • Pedals - Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
  • Rims - 700C disc, 22mm rim depth, 21mm internal width
  • Front Hub - Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, Center Lock™, 12x110mm, 24h
  • Rear Hub - Specialized alloy rear hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, Center Lock™, 12x148mm, 28h
  • Front Tyre - Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm
  • Rear Tyre - Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm
  • Front Brake - Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
  • Rear Brake - Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
  • Handlebars - Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
  • Grips - Body Geometry Women's Contour
  • Stem - Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount
  • Saddle - Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155mm
  • Seatpost - Specialized, alloy, dual-bolt, 25mm offset, 27.2mm
  • Manufacturers disclaimer - Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 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
 

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.