2023 Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 Step-Through Hybrid Electric Bike

£2,500.00
Dispatched between 25th Jun and 27th Jun, if ordered before 2:00pm today.
Part Number:

93923-5104

GTIN/UPC:

888818892853

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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.


This bike is perfect for

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.


Key Features
  • Premium lightweight E5 Aluminum frame.
  • Clean internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, and reflective graphics.
  • Step-through frame for easier on/off and managing commuter traffic.
  • Premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power.
  • Bright, integrated front and rear lighting to see and be seen.
  • 11-speed Sram NX shifting for reliable performance for the long haul.
  • Durable, lightweight alloy wheels paired with fast-rolling, high-grip, Specialized Pathfinder 38c tyres, featuring proprietary Gripton rubber compound, are as good on gravel as they are on pavement

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

We understand that price is important, so we regularly price-check our competitors to make sure we have the best offers available. We recognise that we will not always be the cheapest, so if you see the same product cheaper from any of our competitors then please get in touch via the form below and we will do our best to match any reasonable advertised price.

FrameE5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, fender and front rack mounts, Smooth Welds
ForkRigid full aluminum disc, Boostâ„¢ 12x110mm, front- rack-compatible
StemSpecialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount
HandlebarsSpecialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
GripsBody Geometry Women's Contour
Front BrakeTektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Rear BrakeTektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Shift LeversSRAM NX, 11-speed
CassetteSUNRACE, CSMS7, 11-42t, 11-speed
ChainKMC e11S, 11-speed w/ Missing Linkâ„¢
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX, 11-speed
CranksetPraxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
ChainringsPraxis, 44T, 104BCD
PedalsSpecialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
Rims700C disc, 22mm rim depth, 21mm internal width
Front HubSpecialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lockâ„¢, 24h
Rear HubSpecialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lockâ„¢, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h
SpokesDT Swiss Industry
Front TireSpecialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
Inner TubesStandard 40mm PV 700x32-50
Rear TireSpecialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
SaddleBridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm
SeatPostSpecialized, alloy, dual-bolt, 25mm offset, 27.2mm
Seat Binder Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm
MotorSpecialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
UI/RemoteSpecialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, w/Handlebar remote
BatterySpecialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
ChargerCustom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
Wiring HarnessCustom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport
HeadlightLezyne Ebike Hecto STVZO E65, 210Lumens, 12V
TaillightSpecialized integrated saddle mount, LED Technology, 12V
BellSimple bell
Colours Limestone / Black Reflective
Sizes L, M, S, XL
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2023
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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