Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0

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The Turbo Vado SL is a remarkably lightweight urban bike featuring Specialized's industry-leading integrated motor for seamless, super-quiet pedal assistance.

The Vado SL 5.0 features a strong and lightweight carbon fork, 12-speed 1x drivetrain for smooth shifting with minimal gaps, upgraded components throughout, and best of all Specialized's FutureShock 1.5, which provides 20mm of shock absorbing front suspension.

Read more about the Turbo Vado SL in our first-look on the Bespoke blog.

Availability varies on the new Turbo Vado SL, with some models/sizes available now, some due within the next month, and a few not shipping until later in the year. Please contact us to check latest availability prior to purchase.

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Colour: Brushed / Black Holographic / Reflective


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At a Glance

  • Integrated Turbo Connect Display to view key ride data quickly and safely.
  • Fully integrated and secure Specialized 320Wh downtube battery, with 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.
  • 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.
  • 12-speed Shimano SLX shifter and XT derailleur, giving 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 tyres, featuring proprietary Gripton rubber compound.

Vado: it means "I go." Cruising past traffic at up to 28 mph and arriving faster to work than your co-workers, all while still having time to stop for coffee. It also means riding your bike way more often than you ever thought you would, explore, get fit, do your thing, Vado SL eliminates the barriers that had your old bike collecting dust.

SL: it means "Super Light." At 40% lighter than the average e-Bike, that means carrying Vado SL up a flight of stairs, lifting it onto the train or bus, or dropping it onto a bike rack without breaking a sweat and without throwing out your back.

SL means livable. 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 imagined you would. 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, Vado SL lets you enjoy the ride, without worrying about the range.

  • Frameset: E5 Aluminium, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, mudguard/rack mounts, Smooth Welds, reflective graphics
  • Fork: Future Shock 1.5, Boost 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, carbon fork
  • Stem: Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD-W mount
  • Bars: Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
  • Grips: Specialized Body Geometry Targa, lock-on
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm
  • Rear Mech: Shimano XT, ShadowPlus, SGSCage, 12-speed
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX, Rapidfire Plus, 12-speed, w/o OGD Shimano SLX, Hyperglide+
  • Cassette: 12-speed, 10-45t Shimano SLX
  • Chain: 12-speed, w/Quick Link
  • Cranks: Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
  • Chainring: 1x Praxis, 44t, 104BCD
  • Rims: DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth
  • Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x110mm, Center Lock, 24h
  • Specialized alloy rear hub disc, Center Lock, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm, 28h
  • Tyres: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
  • Saddle: Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails
  • Seatpost: Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 27.2mm
  • Motor: Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
  • Control Unit: Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®, incl. TCD Computer
  • Battery: Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
  • Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport
  • Lights: Front Lezyne Ebike Power STVZO E115, 310Lumens, Rear 12V Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED Technology, 12V
  • Bell: Simple bell


With its relaxed, relatively upright riding position the Vado SL is extremely versatile and comes in a simplified range of sizes from Small to XL.

Use the chart provided to calculate the size required depending on your height.

As always we are happy to offer advice on fitting when making a purchase, and also offer our full bike fit service as an option.