The 2023 Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 Step-Through Hybrid Electric Bike is a 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.
The Vado SL is built around a lightweight aluminium frame and a Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor. This has peak power of 240W / 35Nm, which gives 2x rider amplification (180% assistance). A fully integrated and secure Specialized 320Wh downtube battery can be increased with optional Range Extender compatibility for up to 120 miles of range.
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 tyres 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.
Urban riders who want the extra assistance of an electric motor without the extra weight. The Vado SL gives enough power to ease your commute but is still light enough to carry up the stairs.
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 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.
We now provide free updates and diagnostics for life on any electric bike purchased from Cycles UK.
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:
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 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.
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.
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|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, Boostâ„¢ 12x110mm, front- rack-compatible|
|Stem||Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount|
|Handlebars||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm|
|Grips||Body Geometry Women's Contour|
|Front Brake||Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm|
|Rear Brake||Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm|
|Shift Levers||SRAM NX, 11-speed|
|Cassette||SUNRACE, CSMS7, 11-42t, 11-speed|
|Chain||KMC e11S, 11-speed w/ Missing Linkâ„¢|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX, 11-speed|
|Crankset||Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset|
|Chainrings||Praxis, 44T, 104BCD|
|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, 12x110mm, Center Lockâ„¢, 24h|
|Rear Hub||Specialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lockâ„¢, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Industry|
|Front Tire||Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c|
|Inner Tubes||Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50|
|Rear Tire||Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c|
|Saddle||Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm|
|SeatPost||Specialized, alloy, dual-bolt, 25mm offset, 27.2mm|
|Seat Binder||Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm|
|Motor||Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor|
|UI/Remote||Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/BluetoothÂ®, w/Handlebar remote|
|Battery||Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh|
|Charger||Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug|
|Wiring Harness||Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport|
|Headlight||Lezyne Ebike Hecto STVZO E65, 210Lumens, 12V|
|Taillight||Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED Technology, 12V|
|Colours||Limestone / Black Reflective|
|Sizes||L, M, S, XL|
|Barcodes||888818892853, 888818893409, 888818893775, 888818893942|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||93923-5102, 93923-5103, 93923-5104, 93923-5105|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
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