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Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Active Electric Bike

Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Active Electric Bike

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5'1"-5'4" 49
5'4"-5'6" 52
5'6"-5'9" 54
5'9"-6'0" 56
6'0"-6'3" 58
6'3"-6'6" 61

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Introducing the Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Active Electric Bike – the urban warrior's dream ride! Zip through cityscapes, conquer your daily commute, and even break a sweat during intense workouts without breaking a sweat yourself. This e-bike is like a superhero's sidekick, only lighter and faster.

Imagine effortlessly hoisting your bike onto a rack or breezing up stairs like it's weightless. The Vado SL is 40% lighter than its full-power cousin, making it the envy of all electric bikes. It's not just about the ride; it's about defying gravity.

Illuminate your path with built-in lights that cut through the dimmest corners. The MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) keeps you in the know while you ride. Those Pathfinder tires? They're not just good- they're great on and off the pavement, delivering a grip that's as solid as your confidence. And when you're not riding, this featherweight champ doubles as wall art or a subway sidekick.

Speaking of confidence, the Vado SL is a comfort maestro. Designed for ergonomic nirvana, it handles like a dream and stops on a dime thanks to its powerful hydraulic disc brakes. Plus, those beefy tires grip the road like a bulldog with a bone, ensuring you're always in control.

Let's talk Turbo SL – the genius behind Vado's magic. It's not just about electric assist; it's an orchestra of innovation. Light as a feather, it keeps your ride natural while packing in anti-theft mojo, training wizardry, a full-function bike computer, and a range that says, "Challenge accepted!" It's like having a personal trainer, GPS, and superhero powers all in one.

Buckle up, speedster! The Vado SL adjusts its support limit based on your locale, giving you a range that's more flexible than a yoga instructor. Remember, higher speeds might mean less range, but isn't that the price of flying? So, whether you're racing the wind or cruising the horizon, the Vado SL makes every mile feel like an ounce and every journey an adventure. Get ready to own the city, or should we say, own the FUN!


  • The MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) is your information hub with customizable display fields to experience precisely the ride you want.
  • Coming Soon: Over-the-air updates when paired with the Specialized app, allowing your bike to improve over time.
  • Long-Range - Fully integrated Specialized 320Wh downtube battery w/optional Range Extender compatibility for up to 80 miles (130 km) or 6 hours (eco mode) or up to 120 miles (200 km) or 9 hours w/ range extender (eco mode).
  • Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor, peak 240W/35Nm, 2x you rider amplification (180% assistance), assist up to 28mph.
  • Lightweight and high-strength premium carbon fork with Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle.
  • Future Shock 1.5 reduces impacts from rough roads and terrain, potholes be gone!
  • Premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power.
  • Extra-bright front and rear lighting to see and be seen.
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain for lightweight, precise performance for the long haul.
  • Float over the rough stuff with DT Swiss R500 disc wheels paired with fast-rolling, high-grip, Specialized Pathfinder 38c tires, featuring proprietary GRIPTON® rubber compound.



Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155mm


Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on


Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount


Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm


Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm

Wiring Harness

Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport


Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug


Specialized MasterMind TCU, percentage of remaining charge, 120 possible display configurations, MicroTune assist adjustment, over-the-air updates, ANT+/Bluetooth®, w/Handlebar remote


Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor


Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh


DT Swiss Industry


DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth

Inner Tubes

Standard 40mm PV 700x32-50

Front Hub

Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lock™, 24h

Rear Hub

Specialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lock™, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h


E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated downtube battery, internal cable routing, front rack mounts, Smooth Welds

Seat Binder

Integrated w/ frame


Future shock 1.5w/Smooth Boot, Rigid carbon fork, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc


Lezyne Ebike Power STVZO E115, 310Lumens, 12V


Simple bell


Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors


Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED Technology, 12V


Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset

Shift Levers

SRAM GX, trigger, 12-speed

Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed


SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t


SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed



Rear Tire

Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

Front Tire

Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

Rear Brake

Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm

Front Brake

Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm


Crank Length 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 680mm 680mm 680mm 680mm
Stem Length 60mm 75mm 75mm 90mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 155mm 155mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm
Stack 595mm 626mm 660mm 696mm
Reach 378mm 401mm 415mm 424mm
Head-Tube Length 185mm 217mm 250mm 285mm
Head-Tube Angle 70° 70.5° 71° 71.5°
B-B Height 270mm 270mm 270mm 270mm
B-B Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Trail 71mm 67mm 64mm 61mm
Fork Length (full) 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm
Fork Rake/Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Front-Center 626mm 655mm 675mm 690mm
Chain-Stay Length 445mm 445mm 445mm 445mm
Wheelbase 1062mm 1091mm 1110mm 1126mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 554mm 587mm 610mm 630mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 770mm 790mm 815mm 840mm
Seat-Tube Length 415mm 446.5mm 494.5mm 535mm
Seat-Tube Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
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