2021 Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0

*Now available for preorder*

*Now available for preorder*


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 4.0 is best for workouts, riding beyond the beaten path and last-minute adventures. All you need to do is get on and go. Extra-bright, built-in lights in front and back mean you'll see and be seen. Plus, Pathfinder tires roll fast on or off the pavement with plenty of grip.


  • Fully integrated and secure Specialized 320Wh downtube battery w/optional Range Extender compatibility for up to 130 km of range.
  • Specialized SL 1.1 custom lightweight motor, peak 240W / 35Nm, 2x you rider amplification (180% assistance), assist up to 32 km/h
  • Premium lightweight E5 Aluminum frame.
  • Clean internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, and reflective graphics.
  • Premium hydraulic disc brakes for maximum stopping power.
  • Bright, integrated front and rear lighting to see and be seen.
  • 10-speed Shimano Deore shifting for reliable performance for the long haul.
  • Durable, lightweight alloy wheels paired with fast-rolling, high-grip, Specialized Pathfinder 38c tires, featuring proprietary Gripton rubber compound, are as good on gravel as they are on pavement.


  • FRAME: E5 Aluminum, Fitness/Transportation Geometry, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds, reflective graphics
  • FORK: Rigid full aluminum disc, Boost™ 12x110mm, front- rack-compatible
  • 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
  • RIMS: 700C disc, 22mm rim depth, 21mm internal width
  • INNER TUBES: Presta, 40mm valve
  • FRONT TIRE: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
  • REAR TIRE: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c
  • CRANKSET: Praxis, Forged alloy M30, custom offset
  • CHAINRINGS: Praxis, 44t, 104BCD
  • SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
  • CASSETTE: Shimano Deore, 10spd, 11-42t
  • CHAIN: KMC e10S, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
  • FRONT BRAKE: Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
  • REAR BRAKE: Tektro HD-R290, hydraulic disc, 160mm
  • HANDLEBARS: Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
  • GRIPS: Specialized Body Geometry Contour, lock-on
  • STEM: Specialized Stealth Stem, alloy, 14 deg, 31.8mm, integrated TCD-W mount
  • SADDLE: Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155mm
  • SEATPOST: Specialized, alloy, dual-bolt, 25mm offset, 27.2mm
  • SEAT BINDER: Integrated w/ frame
  • SWAT: Specialized Stealth Stem, Light Insert
  • 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
  • HEADLIGHT: Lezyne Ebike Hecto STVZO E65, 210Lumens, 12V
  • TAILLIGHT: Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED Technology, 12V
  • BELL: Simple bell
  • PEDALS: Specialized Commuter w/ grip tape & reflectors


  S M L XL
B-B Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
B-B Height 270mm 270mm 270mm 270mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 770mm 790mm 815mm 840mm
Chain-Stay Length 445mm 445mm 445mm 445mm
Crank Length 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm
Fork Length (full) 390mm 390mm 390mm 390mm
Fork Rake/Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Front-Center 626mm 655mm 675mm 690mm
Handlebar Width 680mm 680mm 680mm 680mm
Head-Tube Angle 70° 70.5° 71° 71.5°
Head-Tube Length 185mm 217mm 250mm 285mm
Reach 378mm 401mm 415mm 424mm
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 155mm 155mm
Seat-Tube Angle 73.5° 73.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Seat-Tube Length 415mm 446.5mm 494.5mm 535mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm
Stack 595mm 626mm 660mm 696mm
Stem Length 60mm 75mm 75mm 90mm
Top-Tube Length 554mm 587mm 610mm 630mm
Trail 71mm 67mm 64mm 61mm
Wheelbase 1062mm 1091mm 1110mm 1126mm