The 2022 Specialized Turbo Vado 5.0 IGH Step-Through Hybrid Electric Bike comes with an enviolo AUTOMATiQ Internal Gear Hub (IGH) for smooth and seamless gear changes. Vado is the vehicle for everything from daily commutes to fast workouts to longer-than-planned adventures—an electric bike for life. The smoothest-riding e-Bike experience yet, Vado is designed to boldly take on the ever-changing landscape you’ll encounter as a daily rider, carry whatever you need it to, and keep you riding more often.
Redesigned geometry puts you in the best position for everything from workouts to commutes while comfortably keeping your eyes on busy roads. We took learnings from the speed a road rider seeks and the maneuverability a mountain bike rider needs. The rider's position on the Vado instills confidence and, at the same time, optimizes the rider's ability to efficiently power from A to B.
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.
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.
|Frame||E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated &lockable downtube battery, internal cable routing, lock and front rack mount, sliding dropout|
|Fork||Rockshox Recon Silver RL, 80mm travel, Motion-Control, fender-mounts|
|Stem||Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp|
|Handlebars||Specialized, alloy, 15-degree backsweep, 46mm rise, 31.8mm|
|Front Brake||SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm 6-bolt|
|Rear Brake||SRAM G2 RS, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm 6-bolt|
|Rear Derailleur||enviolo AUTOMATiQ Pro shifting interface|
|Cassette||Gates Carbon Drive CDX 24t sprocket, silver|
|Chain||Gates Carbon Drive CDX 122t belt, black|
|Crankset||Custom alloy forged crankarms|
|Chainrings||Gates Carbon Drive CDX 50T chainring, black|
|Pedals||Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors|
|Rims||650b disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h|
|Front Hub||Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cardridge bearings, 6-bolt, 15x110mm thru-axle, 32h|
|Rear Hub||enviolo Heavy Duty, 380% range, 6-bolt, 10x135mm, 32h|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Industry|
|Front Tire||Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3|
|Inner Tubes||Schrader, 40mm valve|
|Rear Tire||Pathfinder Sport Reflect, 650Bx2.3|
|Saddle||Rivo Sport, steel rails, 155mm|
|Seat Binder||Specialized Alloy, 34.9mm|
|SeatPost||Spring suspension, alloy, 40mm travel, 30.9mm, 2-bolt clamp, 34.9mm sleeve|
|Motor||Specialized 2.2, 90Nm torque, custom tuned motor, 250W nominal|
|UI/Remote||MasterMind TCD, w/handlebar remote, built-in anti-theft feature, BluetoothÂ® connectivity, customizable display pages|
|Battery||Specialized U2-710, alloy casing, state of charge display, 710Wh|
|Charger||Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug, 230V|
|Wiring Harness||Custom wire harness|
|SWAT||RETAINING WIRE RING, HW-RING-OE, ENVIOLO, FOR IGH|
|Headlight||Lezyne Ebike Power E115, 310 Lumen, 12V|
|Taillight||Spanninga Commuter Glow XE, 12V|
|Kickstand||Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount|
|Rack||Specialized rack, MIK HD inteface, built-in pannier mounts, 27kg max load|
|Fenders||Specialized DRYTECH fenders, 65mm width, aluminum fenderstay|
|Bell||Specialized brass bell|
|Colours||Cast Black / Silver Reflective, Red Tint / Silver Reflective|
|Sizes||L, M, S, XL|
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|SKUs / Part Numbers||95322-2302, 95322-2303, 95322-2304, 95322-2305, 95322-2402, 95322-2403, 95322-2404, 95322-2405, 95322-2502, 95322-2503, 95322-2504, 95322-2505|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
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Loan Amount £675
Interest/Total Charge for Credit £109.32
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Balance Payable £784.32
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