Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ
The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ is an ebike with a difference, and totally unique.
The addition of mudguards, rear carrier and kickstand tip this beauty’s weight slightly over the SL 5.0’s 14.9kg. However, the inclusion of these components enhances the practicality of the bike without detracting from its outstanding performance.
The Vado SL 5.0 EQ is the higher spec brother to the Vado SL 4.0 EQ. One of the main differences is the inclusion of a ‘Future Shock’ on the front fork for even greater comfort rather than it being rigid. In addition, it’s a lightweight carbon fork too. Moving up in spec to the 5.0 sees 12-speed XT gearing, a wider ranging cassette, DT Swiss rims, and upgraded brakes.
The word ‘Vado’ means ‘I go’ and has been specifically chosen by Specialized. It describes the freedom that the Vado range of ebikes provide. The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ is all about cruising past traffic and getting to work both healthier and faster without working up a sweat. It also means riding your bike much more often than you ever thought. Furthermore, it’s about exploring, having new adventures, getting fit, and doing your thing. It’s fair to say that the Vado SL eliminates the barriers and shackles that a conventional bike has.
The ‘SL’ in Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ means ‘Super Light’
The Vado SL is 40% lighter than the average ebike. This means that you can realistically carry it up a flight of stairs, lift it onto the train or bus, or secure it onto a bike rack without any trouble at all.
Vado SL delivers the defining combination of weight, power, range, and ride quality, giving you the confidence to ride more often and to places that you never felt possible. With up to 80 miles of range from the internal 320Wh battery and an optional range extender for up to another 40 miles of power, the Vado SL lets you enjoy the ride, without worrying about running out of juice.
A pure & natural ride experience
The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ features the SL 1.1 drive system. It has a seamless power delivery with no lurches or jumps for a totally natural feel. In addition, it fully decouples resulting in zero drag. It’s cadence range reflects that of a real rider, with no drop in power at 70/80 rpm. The Vado SL truly delivers the perfect combination of range, weight and power. As a result, this means superb handling just like that of a conventional bicycle. It has 3 x modes of assistance including an ‘off’ setting too.
At the heart of the Vado SL is Specialized’s Mission Control App. This extremely flexible tool allows the rider to access key functions of the bike via a smartphone. Infinitely tune your power delivery and automatically manage your battery use with the App. It’s a seamless and intuitive way to unleash your Turbo experience.
The Vado SL 5.0 has a plethora of high quality components with performance to match. Specialized want to create a totally unique rider experience, and have done just that!
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