Vado SL

Brushed Aluminium / Black Reflective
Brassy Yellow / Black Reflective

2022 Specialized Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ

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There's no other e-bike out there with ride quality, range, and power like this, at a weight that's light enough to carry. The Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ is best for your daily commute, quick errands and getting around town. Extra-bright, built-in lights in front and back mean you'll see and be seen. DRYTECH fenders keep water and road spray away, and a standard rear rack is always ready for your bags and panniers. This is your go-to for local transportation.

  • Integrated Turbo Connect Display to view key ride data quickly and safely.
  • Fully integrated and secure Specialized 320Wh downtube battery w/optional Range Extender compatibility for up to 190 kms of range.
  • Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor, peak 240W / 35Nm, 2x you rider amplification (180% assistance), assist up to 25kph.
  • 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.
  • Turbo SL mounted rear rack, Racktime-compatible for your favorite bags and panniers, and DRYTECH fenders to keep the spray away.
  • 12-speed Shimano SLX shifter and XT derailleur 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.



Technical Specifications

FORK Future Shock 1.5, Boost™ 12x110mm thru-axle, flat mount disc, carbon fork
SEAT BINDER Integrated w/ frame
STEM Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD mount
HANDLEBARS Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on
SADDLE Bridge Sport, hollow cr-mo rails, 155mm
SEATPOST Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 30.9mm
FRONT BRAKE Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm
REAR BRAKE Tektro HD-R510, hydraulic disc, 160mm
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, SGS Cage, 12-speed
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano SLX, Rapidfire Plus, 12-speed, w/o OGD
CASSETTE Shimano SLX, Hyperglide+, 12-speed, 10-45t
CHAIN Shimano SLX, 12-speed, w/Quick Link
CRANKSET Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
RIMS DT Swiss R500 disc, 22mm internal width, 23mm internal depth
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
SPOKES DT Swiss Industry
FRONT TYRE Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm
REAR TYRE Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 700x38mm
INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve
MOTOR Specialized SL 1.1, custom lightweight motor
UI/REMOTE Specialized TCU, 10-LED State of charge, 3-LED Ride Mode display, ANT+/Bluetooth®
BATTERY Specialized SL1-320, fully integrated, 320Wh
CHARGER Custom charger, 48V System w/ SL system charger plug
WIRING HARNESS Custom Specialized wiring harness w/ chargeport
PEDALS Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors
HEADLIGHT Lezyne Ebike Power STVZO E115, 310Lumens, 12V
TAILLIGHT Lezyne Ebike Rear Fender STVZO, 11Lumens, 12V
KICKSTAND Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount
RACK Turbo SL Rack, Closed Platform, direct fender mount, Racktime-compatible, 15kg
FENDERS Specialized DryTech, Aluminum
BELL Simple bell


  S M L XL
CRANK LENGTH 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm
STEM LENGTH 60mm 75mm 75mm 90mm
SEATPOST LENGTH 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm
SADDLE WIDTH 155mm 155mm 155mm 155mm
HANDELBAR WIDTH 680mm 680mm 680mm 680mm
REACH 378mm 401mm 415mm 424mm
STACK 595mm 626mm 660mm 696mm
WHEELBASE 1062mm 1091mm 1110mm 1126mm
BIKE STANDOVER HEIGHT 770mm 790mm 815mm 840mm
HEAD TUBE LENGTH 185mm 217mm 250mm 285mm
FRONT-CENTRE 626mm 655mm 675mm 690mm
FORK RAKE/OFFSET 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70 70.5 71 71.5
TRAIL 71mm 67mm 64mm 61mm
BB HEIGHT 270mm 270mm 270mm 270mm
CHAIN-STAY LENGTH 445mm 445mm 445mm 445mm
FORK LENGTH (FULL) 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
BB DROP 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
SEAT-TUBE LENGTH 415mm 446.5mm 494.5mm 535mm
TOP TUBE LENGTH (HORIZONTAL) 554mm 587mm 610mm 630mm


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