Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 Electric Hybrid Bike - 2021

Achieve the perfect balance with the Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 electric bike. The Vado SL 5.0 features a carbon fork for a smoother, more lightweight ride and high-end 12-speed gearing. Need some advice on your choice of e-bike? Give us a call on 020 8080 3448 for a no-obligation chat with one of our experts!

There's no other e-bike with ride quality, range, and power like this, and it's so light… you'll forget it's electric. The Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 is specced with high performance 12 speed Shimano SLX/XT gearing.

Ideal For

Exercise, commuting, urban riding, going off the beaten path

Key Features

  • Long 130km claimed assisted range for longer days out, battery extender optional
  • Custom-designed Specialized SL 1.1 lightweight mid-drive motor system, generating 35Nm max torque for up to 180% assistance
  • Integrated top tube Specialized display and control unit
  • Approx. 15kg total claimed weight - one of the lightest full-size e-bikes in the world!
  • Top assisted speed of 25km/h
  • Premium lightweight E5 alloy frame with sporty, fitness-oriented geometry and integrated FutureShock suspension for a smoother ride
  • Carbon fork for lighter weight ride
  • Powerful Tektro hydraulic disc brakes for controllable all-weather braking
  • Performance-oriented, durable 12 speed Shimano SLX/XT gearing
  • 38mm wide Specialized Pathfinder Sport tyres for a combination of easy-rolling and grippy all-weather performance
  • Lezyne Hecto e-bike front light (powerful 210 lumen output) fitted as standard, plus Specialized saddle-integrated LED rear light
  • Frame eyelets support fitting of mudguards and panniers

SKU: PSBISZ009

  • Maximum Speed
    15.5 mph / 25 km/h
    Maximum Range
    The distance that you can travel on a single charge. This can be influenced by terrain, riding style and environmental factors.
    80 miles / 130 km
    Frame Material
    Metal aluminum frames are strong, reliable and cost-effective. Carbon frames offer greater stiffness and less weight, but are more expensive.
    E5 Aluminum
    Weight
    15 kg
    Motor Power
    The rated power output of the motor. The higher the wattage then the higher the power consumption will be.
    240 W
    Motor Model
    Specialized
    Torque Output
    35 Nm
    Battery Model
    Specialized SL1-320
    Battery Capacity
    The amount of charge that a battery can hold, measured in Watt-hours. The larger the numer of Watt-hours, the greater the potential range of the e-bike.
    320 Wh
    Charger
    Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
    Battery Recharging Time
    4 Hours
    Range Extender
    Some e-bikes can be fitted with an extra battery to extend riding time and travel further.
    Range Extender Ready (additonal battery sold separately)
  • Brakes
    Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc
    Handlebar
    Stout Mini Rise, alloy
    Handlebar Grips
    Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on
    Tyres
    Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 28x1.50"
    Front Hub
    Specialized alloy front hub disc, sealed cartridge bearings
    Rear Hub
    Specialized alloy rear hub disc
    Rims
    DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth
    Seatpost
    Specialized, alloy, single bolt, 21mm offset, 27.2mm
    Saddle
    Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155mm
    Fork
    Future Shock 1.5, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, carbon fork
    Stem
    Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy
  • Drivetrain Brand & Model
    Shimano
    Crankset
    The crankset is the set of toothed rings and the cranks in the middle of a bike. Rings with fewer teeth are easier to pedal, while rings with more teeth enable you to travel faster.
    Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
    Cassette
    Shimano SLX, Hyperglide+, 10-45t
    Number Of Gears
    12
    Chain
    Shimano SLX
    Shifters
    Shimano SLX, Rapidfire Plus, 12-speed, w/o OGD
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, SGS Cage
  • Front Light Type
    Yes
    Rear Light Type
    Yes
    Reflectors
    Yes
    Bell
    Yes
    Mudguards
    Not included
    Kick Stand
    Not included
    Pedals
    Specialized Commuter with Grip Tape & Reflectors
    Pannier Rack
    A pannier rack allows pannier bags to be added, which is a classic storage solution for riders who need to transport a lot of gear.
    Not included
  • Display
    Specialized TCU
    App
    Yes
    App Name
    Mission Control
    Compatibility
    iOs & Android

What does the warranty cover? 

  • Lifetime Warranty to the original owner against structural defects in material or workmanship on ALL models of Specialized-branded frames and forks. This includes seatstays and chainstays on full-suspension bikes. Paint and graphics are not included in this definition. Frameset means a Specialized-branded frame equipped with a Specialized branded rigid fork. Suspension forks and suspension parts are not included in the definition of frame or frameset.
  • Roval wheels are also warrantied for life.
  • Other Specialized-branded products (as well as frame paint and graphics) are covered by a two-year warranty. Turbo batteries have a warranty for 2 years or 300 charge cycles—whichever comes first.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

How long is the warranty cover?

Electrical Parts 2 years, Frame lifetime  

What does the warranty exclude?

Replacement of wear and tear parts, damage from a crash or other accidental damage, and damage from abuse or corrosion are all examples of what is not covered.

More information

Please visit https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/warranty for more details.

How to make a claim

To make a claim please contact us at Pure Electric on help@pureelectric.com or visit your nearest Pure Electric showroom

Electric Bike Delivery

UK and Northern Ireland
We offer FREE UK and Northern Ireland Delivery weekday delivery. Deliveries take up to 5 working days to arrive.

Republic of Ireland
Deliveries to the Republic of Ireland is charged at £9.99 and takes up to 5 working days to arrive.

Import Charges from 1st January 2021

All Republic of Ireland orders will be shipped with Delivery Duty Unpaid. Prior to the delivery of your order, the carrier delivering will be in contact with you to provide a link to pay any excise, VAT and customs clearance fees. Any orders above €150 will also incur additional import duty charges. 

Please note: Accessories ordered with e-bikes may come in separate deliveries.

Showroom Click & Collect

Not around to accept a delivery? We offer free click & collect in all our UK showrooms. Simply purchase your item online to secure stock and collect it from your local Pure Electric showroom.

Your order will be ready within 5 working days and we’ll be in touch when it's available to collect.

International Ordering & Delivery

We currently only take orders from the UK and Ireland. Please see our Ordering & Delivery page for more details.

Built & Ready To Ride

When you order an e-bike from us, it’ll be built and inspected by a qualified member of the Pure Electric team before being boxed up and sent to you. Once delivered, all you’ll need to do is use the supplied Pure Electric multitool to straighten the handlebars and attach the pedals.

Returns

You have 30 days from the date in which your product has been delivered to return your product.

To obtain a full refund, the goods must be returned in an “as new” condition, unridden with all parts, manuals and accessories included in the original box and packaging.

To find out more information and how to return your items please visit our returns page.

Showroom stock

Please contact us on help@pureelectric.com to see if there is stock available in one of our showrooms. Unfortunately, we are unable to reserve showroom stock, this is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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