The Turbo Vado 3.0’s E5 Aluminum frame is durable, strong, and naturally weather-resistant. Internal cable routing and an integrated battery also help the model maintain its stylish and streamlined appearance.
The Turbo Connect Display comes equipped with Specialized’s Mission Control software, which efficiently regulates power so you don’t run out of charge before arriving at your destination. It also records ride history, provides diagnostic assistance, and offers assist tuning to ensure you have the smoothest journey from A to B. This display is also removable, meaning you can protect it from the elements and prevent theft.
Reasons to Buy
One of the huge advantages of any Specialized e-bike is its Mission Control app. While most e-bikes within this price range come equipped with an LCD display, this software offers the most advanced technological capabilities. Aside from viewing key information and controlling aspects of your ride, the app also lets you disable your bike’s motor and activate the motion sensor alarm. This anti-theft feature means that once locked, your e-bike’s motor can only be enabled again by you.
Specialized has also added some nice safety features to the model. The inclusion of LED front and rear lights is vital for those who commute at night, while reflective stripping on both the fenders and sidewall provides extra peace of mind.
The Turbo Vado 3.0’s availability in four different sizes also allows it to cater to a wider variety of rider heights — from 5’1” all the way to 6’4”.
Things to Consider
The model’s 460Wh battery is less than the 604Wh battery in the Turbo Vado 6.0, but riders can still get roughly 20 miles out of a single charge while riding at the maximum assist setting.
Keep in mind that the Turbo Vado 3.0 hasn’t been designed for moderate or heavy off-road use, so for those wanting something with extra power and traction, consider a model from the brand’s turbo mountain e-bike range instead.