2022 Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 Step-Through Electric Bike

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The 2022 Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 Step-Through Electric Bike is the vehicle for everything from daily commutes to fast workouts to longer-than-planned adventures. It’s Specialized’s smoothest-riding e-Bike experience yet.

Redesigned geometry puts you in the best position for everything from workouts to commutes while comfortably keeping your eyes on busy roads. The rider's position on the Vado instils confidence and, at the same time, optimizes the rider's ability to efficiently power from A to B. The Turbo Full Power 2.0E motor and 530Wh battery offer an unparalleled riding experience, providing a smooth, seamless, and shockingly quiet amplification of your efforts. The integrated controller responds to your pedal inputs resulting in intuitive amplification of your efforts with an incredibly natural feel.

The Vado 3.0 comes with an 80mm travel suspension fork and wide 2.3” tyres for a comfortable ride on bumpy surfaces. 1x9 speed Shimano gears and hydraulic brakes bring mountain bike reliability to everyday riding. Specialized DRYTECH mudguards, LED front and rear lights, and 27kg capacity rear HD Rack complete the build. The rear rack is compatible with child bike seats, and the bike is also rated to pull a thru-axle trailer.

This bike is perfect for

Riders who want a full power electric bike for everyday use around town. With an upright riding position the Vado works on a range of surfaces and can carry everything from your kids to a week’s worth of shopping.

Key Features

  • Turbo Full Power 2.0E motor and 530Wh battery offer an unparalleled riding experience, providing a smooth, seamless, and shockingly quiet amplification of your efforts
  • MasterMind and Mission Control - The MasterMind display reveals all relevant info about your ride, allows real-time tuning of support levels, and enables over-the-air updates so that your bike gets better over time. MasterMind seamlessly integrates with the Mission Control app for range optimization tools, advanced tuning, on-ride diagnostics, and more.
  • Proven Smooth Efficiency - Higher volume tyres, and an 80 mm suspension fork, will flatten roads before your eyes.
  • Turbo System Lock - Use the Mission Control app to disable your bike’s motor and activate the motion sensor alarm. Once locked, the motor cannot be enabled again except by the owner.
  • Fully Integrated Removable and Lockable Downtube Battery - Easy to charge, easy to secure.

Electric Bike Updates and Diagnostics

As electric bikes have become more sophisticated it’s important to stay on top of updates. Just like your home computer or smart phone regular updates are now released for most electric bike systems. If you buy a bike from Cycles UK we will do electric bike updates and diagnostics you need free of charge.

Electric Bike Updates

Electric bike updates can help to improve battery life, tweak how the motor works and fix bugs and problems. Most systems will require you to plug your bike into some specialist software at an authorised dealer. At Cycles UK we are authorised dealers for top electric bike brands including Specialized, Trek, Orbea, Whyte, Cannondale and Raleigh. As a result our stores have the software and hardware to run updates on all the major electric bike systems including Bosch, Shimano and Ebikemotion.

Free Electric Bike Updates and Diagnostics

We now provide free updates and diagnostics for life on any electric bike purchased from Cycles UK.

What is Specialized Mission Control?

Mission Control is a free app created by Specialized to work with their Turbo electric bikes. The app is exclusive to Specialized and unlocks a lot of features which you can’t get on other electric bike systems. Specialized recommend that everyone who has one of their electric bikes should pair it to Mission Control.

Mission control has been around for a few years and has gradually been evolving and improving. It covers four main areas:


  1. Track your rides – record speed, distance, maps etc
  2. Tune your ride – adjust max power, acceleration and other settings
  3. Manage your ride – make sure you don’t run out of power
  4. Fix your ride – get notified of errors and access diagnostics, including suggested fixes


Find out more about Mission Control

Electric Bike Motors Explained

Electric bikes have really come into their own in the last couple of years. Thanks to advances in electric bike motors and batteries. A couple of bike manufacturers, most notably Specialized, are making their own electric bike motors. The vast majority of bike companies are using the same motors. So, you will find exactly the same electric motor being used on bikes from different brands and at different price points. In this guide, we’ll take you through the main types of electric bike motors. Look at the differences between the most commonly used brands.

Electric Bike Hub Motors vs Mid-Drive Motors

Electric bikes tend to either come with a hub motor or a mid-drive motor. Mid-drive motors sit where the cranks and bottom bracket are on a bike and drive the cranks and chain around. Hub drive motors sit in the middle of the wheel and drive the wheel directly. Hub drive electric bikes are cheaper but less efficient, and less smooth, to ride.


Read our guide to electric bike motors


Who are Specialized?

Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.

" Made for riders, by riders."

They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.

Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.


Find our more about Specialized bikes

Price Match at Cycles uk

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FrameE5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated & lockable downtube battery, internal cable routing, lock and front rack mount
ForkSR Suntour MobieA32, 80mm travel, lockout, fender-mounts, integrated light mount
StemSpecialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
HandlebarsSpecialized, alloy, 15-degree backsweep, 46mm rise, 31.8mm
GripsBody Geometry Women's Contour
Front BrakeShimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm Centerlock
Rear BrakeShimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm Centerlock
Rear DerailleurShimano Alivio, SGS, 9-speed
Shift LeversShimano Alivio, 9-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
CassetteShimano CS-HG400, 9-speed, 11-36t
ChainKMC e9T, 9-speed w/ Missing Linkâ„¢
CranksetCustom alloy forged crankarms
ChainringsPraxis, 48T, 104BCD
PedalsSpecialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
Rims650b disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h
Rear HubShimano MT400-B, Centerlock, 12x148 Boost, 32h
Front HubShimano MT400, Centerlock, 15x100mm, 32h
SpokesDT Swiss Industry
Front TirePathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3
Inner TubesSchrader, 40mm valve
Rear TirePathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3
SaddleRivo Sport, steel rails, 155mm
SeatPostSpecialized, 6061 alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 0mm setback, 30.9mm
Seat BinderAlloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm
MotorSpecialized 2.0E, 50Nm torque, custom tuned motor, 250W nominal
UI/RemoteMasterMind TCD, w/handlebar remote, built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, customizable display pages
BatterySpecialized U2-530, alloy casing, state of charge display, 530Wh
Charger Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug, 230V
Wiring HarnessCustom wire harness
HeadlightLezyne EBIKE MINI STVZO E65, 210 Lumen, 12V
TaillightSpanninga Commuter Glow XE, 12V
Chaincasecustom chaincover
KickstandSpecialized kickstand, 40mm mount
RackSpecialized rack, MIK HD inteface, built-in pannier mounts, 27kg max load
Fenders Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 65mm width, aluminum fenderstay
BellSimple bell
Colours Cast Black / Silver Reflective, Red Tint / Silver Reflective, White Mountains / Black Reflecitve
Sizes L, M, S, XL
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 888818741885, 888818741922, 888818741946, 888818742141, 888818742431, 888818742462, 888818742523, 888818742615, 888818745494, 888818745586, 888818746279, 888818746439
SKUs / Part Numbers 95022-6102, 95022-6103, 95022-6104, 95022-6105, 95022-7602, 95022-7603, 95022-7604, 95022-7605, 95022-7702, 95022-7703, 95022-7704, 95022-7705

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