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The 2022 Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Step-Through EQ in Brushed Aluminium is EQ is best for your daily commute, quick errands and getting around town.
The Vado SL 5.0 comes with a Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor which gives peak power of 240W / 35Nm. This effectively doubles your power (180% assistance). The 320Wh batter is integrated into the downtube so it hardly looks like an electric bike and an optional range extender can be added to give you up to 120 miles of range. The Future Shock 1.5 gives you hidden suspension to soak up bumps while the lightweight carbon fork takes out some of the vibrations from the road.
This step through EQ version comes equipped with extra-bright, built-in lights, DRYTECH mudguards and a standard rear rack for your bags and panniers. This is your go-to for local transportation.
This bike is perfect for
Riders who want a lightweight and easy to use bike for getting around town. The Vado has a more upright and sportier riding position than the Como for a more engaging ride.
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.
|Frame||E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, fender and front rack mounts, Smooth Welds|
|Fork||Rigid carbon fork, Boostâ„¢ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc|
|Stem||Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount|
|Tape||Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on|
|Handlebars||Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm|
|Grips||Body Geometry Women's Contour|
|Front Brake||Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm|
|Rear Brake||Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Shift Levers||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Cassette||SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 12-speed, 11-50t|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Crankset||Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset|
|Chainrings||Praxis, 44T, 110BCD|
|Pedals||Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors|
|Rims||DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth|
|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||Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm|
|Rear Tire||Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm|
|Saddle||Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155mm|
|Inner Tubes||Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50|
|SeatPost||Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm|
|Seat Binder||Specialized Alloy, 30.8mm|
|Motor||Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor|
|UI/Remote||Specialized MasterMind TCU, percentage of remaining charge, 120 possible display configurations, MicroTune assist adjustment, over-the-air updates, 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 Power STVZO E115, 310Lumens, 12V|
|Taillight||Lezyne Ebike Rear Fender STVZO, 11Lumens, 12V|
|Kickstand||Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount|
|Rack||Turbo SL Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible, 15kg|
|Fenders||Specialized DryTech, Aluminum|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|Colours||Brushed / Black Reflective, Brushed Aluminum / Black Reflective|
|Sizes||L, M, S, XL|
|Barcodes||888818733224, 888818733231, 888818733248, 888818733255, 888818810475, 888818810482, 888818810505, 888818810536|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||93921-3102, 93921-3103, 93921-3104, 93921-3105, 93922-3302, 93922-3303, 93922-3304, 93922-3305|
You can choose how to receive your new bike. You can click and collect from our stores, pick a fast courier delivery or premium hand delivery. Whichever option you choose your bike will be fully assembled and checked by one of our experienced mechanics.
We regularly check our prices against our competitors to ensure that you are getting a good deal. If you find an item cheaper within seven days of purchase, just let us know and ask us to match the price.
Cycles UK provides 14 days of free insurance on all new bikes sold to UK customers. As part of our service, your new bike is automatically covered with 14 days’ FREE insurance against theft and accidental damage.
Opinions of contact points such as saddles, shoes and grips can vary a lot between different riders. If you buy a contact point from Cycles UK and you don’t find it comfortable, you can return it within 30 days, and we’ll swap it for something else.
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