The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 is an electric gravel bike that makes you look twice. A super slim battery and compact motor are so well integrated into its frame that it is hard to tell that this is an electric bike.
Specialized are legends in the bike world, having innovated mountain biking and all manner of components. Here they have brought their considerable expertise and eye for detail in creating their own motor system and an electric bike that weighs only 14.9kg! This is lighter than most folding electric bikes. If you need to regularly move your e-bike around (upstairs, through corridors etc) then this makes it so much easier to handle.
Gravel e-bikes like this are great for commuting on the roads, but because the geometry is a little more relaxed than a road bike and it has slightly wider tyres, you can take scenic routes on well-maintained tracks such as those you find alongside canals and through parks.
Summary: An e-bike for a good rider that doesn't need a huge amount of assistance but wants an edge to keep up their riding speed over the full length of their journey. A top class bike for regular cyclists ready to 'electric'.
As with all our e-bikes, you can give them a test-ride, so get in touch to arrange one at your nearest branch. Size guide: Please get in touch to check which sizes are currently on the sales floor.
neatly enclosed within the frame with 320wh capacity
14.9kg makes this easy to ride without power and easy to transport
Clean, internal wiring
for a sleek aesthetic
10 speed gearing from the world's biggest bike component maker
Key Electric Features:
Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®
This is a brand born in the Californian sunshine all the way back in 1974, so you can be certain that it has fun, leisure and adventure at its heart. We have been extremely impressed by the overall feel of these bikes. They are spritely without being overly aggressive, and comfortable without feeling old-fashioned.
If you want a bike that looks special, you'll want to look at Specialized bikes (pun intended).