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Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Active Electric Bike

Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Active Electric Bike

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Introducing the Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Active Electric Bike – your adventure companion with an electric twist! This isn't just any e-bike; it's the Vado SL, a super-lightweight dynamo built to conquer city streets and supercharge your workouts. Whether you're zipping through your daily urban hustle or aiming to break your own speed records, the Vado SL is the ticket.

Don't fret about lugging your ride around – this featherweight champion tips the scales at 40% less than its beefier counterparts. Unmatched in ride quality, range, and power, it's the ultimate electric bike for hassle-free cruising. Simply hop on and hit the road, no sweat required.

The Vado SL arrives ready to roll. Say hello to built-in blazing lights that'll make you the star of any low-light show. And for the info-hungry riders, the MasterMind Turbo Control Unit (TCU) puts ride stats at your fingertips. Tame any terrain with Pathfinder tires that grip like a gecko, whether you're on the pavement or plotting your own off-road adventure. Plus, the Vado SL's svelte profile isn't just for show – it's your pass to hanging it on walls or tossing it on a car rack. Public transit suddenly seems like a breeze.

Need speed? Longevity? Both? The Vado SL's got you covered. This bike is all about defying gravity without defying logic. Light as a feather and ready to weather any journey, it's a confidence booster that won't break your back.

Unveil your newfound superpowers as you lift, ride, and soar through the streets. The Turbo SL technology and precision design make lifting onto racks, skipping up stairs, and city cruising a walk in the park. Settle in for a comfortable ride with a posture that screams "pro," and rule the road with hydraulic disc brakes that halt time (well, your speed) on command. And oh, those tires – they've got more grip than a pop star's entourage.

At the heart of the Vado is the Turbo SL technology, the high-tech wizardry that's more than just an electric motor. It's your training partner, security detail, and personal tour guide, all rolled into one sleek package. And remember, while speed is a thrill, it might play tag with local speed limits – just a heads-up for the adrenaline junkies.

So there you have it, the Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ Active Electric Bike – a light-as-a-feather, powerful-as-thunder ride that's got the magic to turn your daily grind into a joyride. Get ready to own the road, and maybe even the skies!


  • 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!
  • Safety features including premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power, and extra-bright front and rear lighting to see and be seen.
  • Turbo SL mounted rear rack, Racktime-compatible for your favorite bags and panniers, and DRYTECH fenders to keep the spray away.
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain for lightweight, precise performance for the long haul.
  • DT Swiss R500 disc wheels paired with fast-rolling, high-grip, Nimbus II Sport Reflect 700 tires with BlackBelt flat protection and reflective accents to increase visibility.



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

Front Tire

Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm

Rear Tire

Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm

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, fender and front rack mounts, Smooth Welds

Seat Binder

Integrated w/ frame


Rigid carbon fork, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc


Lezyne Ebike Power STVZO E115, 310Lumens, 12V


Lezyne Ebike Rear Fender STVZO, 11Lumens, 12V


Simple bell


Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors


Specialized DryTech, Aluminum


Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount


Turbo SL Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible, 15kg


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 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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