Specialized Vado 4.0 Step Through


It’s a busy world out there, and the sad thing is, it’s getting faster all of the time. That’s why we recommend faster bikes for busy lives, like the Turbo Vado 4.0 Step-Through. It takes our award-winning and exclusive technology and tailors it to a package that’s designed for getting you around your day-to-day life quicker than ever before. It’s you, only faster.

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Beginning with the integrated Specialized 1.2 motor, the Turbo Vado 4.0 proves itself as the ultimate city bike. The 1.2 motor features a silent operating design with our Custom Rx Street Tune that takes the output and makes it the most usable for an urban environment. Think of it this way: The more power you put out, the more power the motor puts out, and this makes accelerations from a standstill both quick and efficient. The belt driven motor is also smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations. And the max speed? 28mph.

For the Vado 4.0, we developed a custom Specialized U1-500 battery that seamlessly integrates into the frame, is lockable, and easily removable for simplified charging. In other words, there’s plenty of juice to take you to and from work, a trip to the grocery store, or even to that new café on the other side of the city.

The new Turbo Connect Display (TCD) is the best way to view data on your Turbo. It not only displays basic ride metrics (speed, cadence, power, battery level, and time), but it also lets you toggle between modes. Its design, meanwhile, is rugged and clean, and it has multiple mounting options for either road or mountain setups. As for the latest version of the Mission Control App, you’ll find that it now has more features and is even more intuitive to use. It lets you custom-tune nearly every aspect of the bike with ease, monitor your power usage, control your range, perform basic system diagnoses, and record/upload rides.

To top off all of the innovative features, we chose a worry-free spec that features Shimano 10-speed components, hydraulic disc brakes, racks, front/rear lights, and fenders.

The Turbo Vado 4.0 frame features an alloy step-through frame that’s pretty light and super easy to get on or off of.
The Turbo Vado’s Specialized 1.2 motor has been fully integrated with the frame, and it’s been custom-tuned for city riding. We designed it to intuitively react to the force of your pedaling, so the harder you pedal, the more power it delivers. And with an internal belt drive design, it does this without added vibration for the smoothest and most silent ride possible.
We made the custom 500 Wh battery to be fully integrated with the frame, removable for easy charging, and lockable for added security. It communicates with the display and has multiple modes to maximize the overall efficiency and range. For range estimates based upon a variety of variables, please refer to our Turbo Range Calculator.

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

SeatPost : Specialized 2-bolt head, forged alloy, 8mm offset, micro-adjust, 30.9mm

Stem : Specialized Flowset, 3D-forged alloy, 20-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp

Tape : Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on

Saddle : Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm

Chainrings : 40T

Chain : KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™

Shift Levers : Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

Crankset : Custom alloy forged crankarms

Cassette : Shimano Deore, 10spd, 11-42t

Rear Derailleur : Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed

Fenders : DRYTECH fenders, 52mm width, stainless steel fenderstays

Pedals : Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors

Bell : Simple bell

Kickstand : Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount

Inner Tubes : Standard 40mm PV 700×32-50

Rear Tire : Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c

Rims : 700c disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 32h

Spokes : DT Swiss Industry

Front Tire : Trigger Sport Reflect, 700x47c

Rear Hub : Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 32h

Front Hub : Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 15x100mm thru-axle, 32h

Seat Binder : Alloy, bolt-type, 34.9mm

Fork : SR Suntour NCX E25, steel steerer, 15mm thru-axle, 44mm offset, 50mm of travel

Frame : E5 Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds

Charger : Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug

Battery : Specialized U1-500, On/Off button, state of charge display, 500Wh

Motor : Specialized 1.2, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal

Wiring Harness : Custom Specialized harness

UI/Remote : Specialized TCD-W w/ handlebar remote & built-in anti-theft feature, Bluetooth® connectivity, 5 available display pages

Front Brake : Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Rear Brake : Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Crank Length 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 680mm 680mm 680mm 680mm
Stem Length 60mm 75mm 75mm 90mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 155mm 155mm
Seatpost Length 300mm 350mm 400mm 400mm
Stack 619mm 629mm 629mm 652mm
Reach 396mm 404mm 428mm 441mm
Seat Tube Length 400mm 450mm 485mm 535mm
BB Drop -70mm -70mm -70mm -70mm
Chainstay Length 478mm 478mm 478mm 478mm
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70° 70°
Fork Rake 44mm 44mm 44mm 44mm
Trail 86mm 86mm 86mm 86mm
Front Center 647mm 658mm 683mm 704mm
Wheelbase 1116mm 1127mm 1152mm 1173mm
Standover Height 715mm 720mm 727mm 744mm
Head Tube Length 145mm 145mm 155mm 170mm

Additional information

Frame Color

Cast Black / Silver Reflective


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