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Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0

Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0
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Meet the Vado SL. This super-light e-bike was designed to take on anything from daily commutes through urban landscapes to clocking even faster workouts. Need to carry your bike? No sweat. Weighing 40% less than the full-power Vado, there’s no other electric bike out there with ride quality, range, and power like this. All you need to do is get on and go.

The Vado SL comes equipped with everything you need to start riding right away. First, the extra-bright, built-in lights give you higher visibility in low-light areas. Next, the MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) makes it easy to view ride info on the go. The Pathfinder tires roll fast on or off the pavement with plenty of grip, and the Vado SL's featherweight status also makes it perfect for city commuting and offers far more than ride quality — it means you can hang it on a wall or car rack. And it makes public transportation a breeze.

So whether you're going fast or far or both, the Vado SL provides the confidence to do it all at a fraction of the weight.

LIGHT WEIGHT: You’ll be blown away by how easy it is to lift your bike on to a rack, carry it up stairs, or ride nimbly around town, thanks to the category-leading light-weight of the Turbo SL technology, optimised frame materials, design, and specification.

COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT: Body position and handling are optimized to deliver unsurpassed riding comfort, confidence, and control. Powerful hydraulic disc brakes reign in your speed, while larger tires provide maximum traction for turning and stopping.

TURBO SL: The heart of the Vado is its Turbo SL technology, the advanced and integrated electric bike system that delivers an unequaled combination of light-weight, natural feel, anti-theft functions, training tips, a full-function bike computer, ride anywhere range, and more.

The speed limit at which the motor will stop supporting may vary significantly by region and is based on local requirements. It may also affect range: a higher speed limit may result in less range.

- The MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) is your information hub with customizable display fields to experience precisely the ride you want.
- Coming Soon: Over-the-air updates when paired with the Specialized app, allowing your bike to improve over time.
- Long-Range - Fully integrated Specialized 320Wh downtube battery w/optional Range Extender compatibility for up to 80 miles (130 km) or 6 hours (eco mode) or up to 120 miles (200 km) or 9 hours w/ range extender (eco mode).
- Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor, peak 240W/35Nm, 2x you rider amplification (180% assistance), assist up to 28mph.
- Lightweight and high-strength premium carbon fork with Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle.
- Future Shock 1.5 reduces impacts from rough roads and terrain, potholes be gone!
- Premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power.
- Extra-bright front and rear lighting to see and be seen.
- SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain for lightweight, precise performance for the long haul.
- Float over the rough stuff with DT Swiss R500 disc wheels paired with fast-rolling, high-grip, Specialized Pathfinder 38c tires, featuring proprietary GRIPTON® rubber compoun

Crank Length (mm)170 172.5172.5175
Handlebar Width (mm)680 680680680
Stem Length (mm)60 757590
Saddle Width (mm)155 155155155
Seatpost Length (mm)350 350350350
Head-Tube Length (mm)130 161.5194.5230
Head-Tube Angle70 70.57171.5
Trail (mm)78 757168
Chain-Stay Length (mm)445 445445445
Seat-Tube Angle73.5 73.573.573.5
Stack (mm)542 574607643
Bike Stand-Over Height (mm)791 811836861
B-B Drop (mm)70 707070
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) (mm)558 589613632
Fork Rake/Offset (mm)50 505050
B-B Height (mm)291 291291291
Wheelbase (mm)1062 109111101126
Reach (mm)397 419433442
Front-Center (mm)626 655675690
Seat-Tube Length (mm)415 446.5494.5535
Fork Length (full) (mm)390 390390390
5'1" - 5'5"158 - 165 Small
5'5" - 5'10"165 - 178 Medium
5'10" - 6'1"178 - 185 Large
6'1" - 6'4"185 - 193 X-Large


Pedals Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
Motor Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
Battery Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
Charger Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
Controller/Display Specialized MasterMind TCU, percentage of remaining charge, 120 possible display configurations, MicroTune assist adjustment, over-the-air updates, ANT+/Bluetooth®, w/Handlebar remote Motor
Fork Future shock 1.5w/Smooth Boot, Rigid carbon fork, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
Hubs Front: Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lock™, 24h Rear: Specialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lock™, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h
Rims DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth
Stem Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Frame E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, front rack mounts, Smooth Welds
Tires Front: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c Rear: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
Brakes Front: Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm Rear: Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Saddle Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155mm
Spokes DT Swiss Industry
Crankset Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
Seatpost Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
Chainrings SRAM X-SYNC 44t, 110BCD
Handlebars Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8m
Tape/Grips Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t

* Subject to change without notice.