Turbo Como Review Overview
The Specialized 2.0E custom-tuned motor with silent operation gives you a quieter ride than many e-bikes. Features such as the suspended seatpost, higher volume tires, and an 80 mm suspension fork also combine to provide a smoother ride, allowing the Turbo Como to live up to its name as one of the most comfortable city bikes.
At 47.2 lbs, the model is fairly light and easy to maneuver, while its step-through frame is available in small, medium, or large, allowing riders to choose a product that suits their height perfectly.
The Turbo Connect LCD Display is another great addition, which comes built-in with the Specialized Mission Control app. This software allows you to tailor the motor’s power output for each assistance level, as well as organize your rides where the battery will automatically manage its power based on how far your ride is.
Reasons to Buy
The Specialized Turbo Como is built with comfort and relaxed riding in mind. The e-bike’s low step-through gives riders an easy mount and dismount, while its more upright riding position is designed to relieve stress on the rider’s hands and upper body.
The Turbo Como promises up to 90 miles of range, which is significantly higher than the average e-bike.
The e-bike’s anti-theft features include a removable and lockable battery, as well as a pin-protected motor that can be disabled through the Mission Control app.
One of the biggest selling points of this e-bike is its range of models and pricing, so it appeals to a wider range of budgets. The feature-packed Turbo Como 3.0 costs $3,250, while the more powerful Turbo Como 5.0 IGH is available for $5,750.
Things to Consider
Despite its numerous security features, the e-bike’s display isn’t removable. Aside from the potential theft risk, it also means the display could be exposed to the elements if the e-bike can’t be stored under cover.
The rear kickstand is effective on hard surfaces, but due to its more pointed edge, it can get caught in soft surfaces, like grass.