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Bicycles > E-Bikes > Road


The value and utility of urban and recreational e-bikes can now be appreciated not only non-cyclists, but also those who regularly ride a human-powered bicycle. The quality has gone up with improvements in drive systems, battery technology, and integrated features / accessories. Those developments have also resulted in light overall weight, making an e-bike easier to move or carry, as well as allowing the rider to save battery when desired and pedal without added power. Specialized has long been invested in high quality urban bikes, and with the Turbo Vado SL series, the current urban e-bike experience is more fun, practical, and efficient, making a car-less daily life more feasible. The EQ models are conveniently packaged with integrated or semi-integrated Lights, Fenders, and Rack.

Specialized has invested significantly in their Turbo (e-bike) line-up, with models for just about every use case, battery recycling program, and excellent technical support through their dealer network. The company believes there's no other e-bike out there with ride quality, range, and power like this, at nearly 40% lighter than the average e-bike, it’s built to go with you at a weight that's light enough to carry. The Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ is best for your daily commute, quick errands, and getting around town. Extra-bright, built-in lights in front and back mean you'll see and be seen. DRYTECH aluminum fenders keep water and road spray away, and a standard rear rack is always ready for your bags and panniers. This is your go-to for local transportation or just an easy fun ride with the family.

The Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ bicycle for 2022 features the Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor, with peak 240W/35Nm, and 2x You rider amplification (180% assistance), with assist speed up to 28mph. The battery is fully integrated into the frame design and is charged through an easy to see and access plug-in port via a custom wiring harness. You can expect about 80 miles per full charge, and an optional Range Extender can deliver up to 120 miles of range if needed. The MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) is your information hub, with a customizable display field set-up that allows you to experience precisely the ride you want. It will show you a percentage of remaining charge, offers 120 possible display configurations, MicroTune assist adjustment, over-the-air updates, ANT+/Bluetooth communication protocols, and a handlebar remote.

The 1x12-Speed mechanical drivetrain is built around SRAM GX Eagle components for a wide ranging, clean shifting riding experience chain driven by a Praxis crankset developed for proper fitment and use with the 1.1 motor drive design. A Tektro hydraulic disc braking system delivers control and power to keep you safer in all conditions. The sturdy, but svelte E5 aluminum frame is built to manage the force and power of the motor, while a Future Shock 1.5 suspension system built into the fork/headset system damps vibrations, eats up small impacts, and keeps you in control. It rides on a carbon fork that has the wider Boost front thru-axle (12/110mm) spacing and flat mount disc caliper interface. The battery system powers the front and rear lights; the rack is rated for 33 lbs, and the fenders integrate cleanly with the frame, fork, and rack. This is a bike built to handle the abuse of urban conditions, but offering you safety and control for comfort and peace of mind.

Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ

  • Top-level, properly equipped and powered, light weight E-Bike developed for commuting, urban transport and and recreation
  • EQ models come equipped with semi-integrated Lights, Fenders, Rack
  • The MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) is your information hub with customizable display fields to experience precisely the ride you want
  • Over-the-air updates when paired with the Mission Control App, allowing your bike to improve over time
  • Fully integrated and secure Specialized 320Wh downtube battery w/optional Range Extender compatibility for up to 120 miles of range
  • Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor, peak 240W/35Nm, 2x you rider amplification (180% assistance), assist up to 28mph
  • Future Shock 1.5 fork/headset system reduces impacts from rough roads and terrain to keep you safer and more comfortable
  • Safety features also include premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power, and extra-bright front and rear lighting to see and be seen
  • SRAM GX Eagle 1x12-speed drivetrain for lightweight, precise performance for the long haul
  • Nimbus II Sport Reflect 700 tires with BlackBelt flat protection and reflective accents to increase visibility
  • E-Bike Essentials
    • UI/Remote: Specialized MasterMind TCU, percentage of remaining charge, 120 possible display configurations, MicroTune assist adjustment, over-the-air updates, ANT+/Bluetooth, w/Handlebar remote
    • Battery: Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
    • Charger: Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
    • Motor: Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
    • Wiring Harness: Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport
  • Frameset
    • Frame: E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, fender/front rack mounts, Smooth Welds; Boost 12/148mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
    • Fork: Future Shock 1.5; Rigid carbon fork legs, Boost 12/110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc
    • Seat Binder: Integrated w/ frame
  • Drivetrain: SRAM 1x12-Speed
    • Rear Derailleur: GX Eagle
    • Shift Lever: GX Eagle
    • Cassette: NX Eagle PG-1230, 11-50t
    • Chain: NX Eagle, 12-speed
    • Crankset: Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
    • Chainrings: SRAM X-SYNC 44T, 110BCD
    • Pedals: Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
  • Brakeset
    • Front & Rear: Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic lever and caliper system, 160mm
  • Cockpit by Specialized
    • Stem: Stealth, alloy, 14°, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount
    • Handlebar: Alloy 15mm riser, 680mm wide, 9° backsweep
    • Grips: Body Geometry Contour, lock-on
    • Seatpost: Alloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 27.2mm diameter, 350mm length
    • Saddle: Bridge Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm
  • Wheelset & Tires
    • Rims: 700c DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth
    • Front Hub: Specialized alloy hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12/110mm, Center Lock, 24h
    • Rear Hub: Specialized alloy hub disc, Center Lock, sealed cartridge bearings, 12/148mm, 28h
    • Spokes: DT Swiss Industry
    • Tires/Tubes: Specialized Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm / 40mm Presta valve (700x32-50)
  • Accessories
    • Headlight: Lezyne Ebike Power STVZO E115, 310 Lumens, 12V
    • Taillight: Lezyne Ebike Rear Fender STVZO, 11 Lumens, 12V
    • Kickstand: Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
    • Rack: Turbo SL Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible, 33lb/15kg rating
    • Fenders: Specialized DryTech, Aluminum
    • Bell: Simple Bell
  • Component specifics by frame size
    • Small: Stem: 60mm, Crank: 170mm
    • Medium: Stem: 75mm, Crank: 172.5mm
    • Large: Stem: 75mm, Crank: 172.5mm
    • XL: Stem: 90mm, Crank: 175mm
  • Color: Brushed Aluminum / Black Reflective
  • Weight: 35.73 lbs (actual, Large)
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Size Small Medium Large XL
Wheel Size 700 700 700 700
Stack 595mm 626mm 660mm 696mm
Reach 378mm 401mm 415mm 424mm
Head Angle 70° 70.5° 71° 71.5°
Seat Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Top Tube Length 554mm 587mm 610mm 630mm
Head Tube Length 185mm 217mm 250mm 285mm
Standover 770mm 790mm 815mm 840mm
Fork Trail 71mm 67mm 64mm 61mm
Fork Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Front Center 626mm 655mm 675mm 690mm
Wheelbase 1062mm 1091mm 1110mm 1126mm
Chainstay Length 445mm 445mm 445mm 445mm
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