About the Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 EQ
Is that really an e-bike?
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.
Easy to handle
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.
Do more than just commute
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'.