If you need a high spec ebike with a high capacity battery and want it to look like a normal bike as much as possible, you should be checking out the Turbo Vado 4.0, made by Specialized.
There are many reasons you will love the Turbo Vado, 4.0, including a very rood range and great price. But let’s look the electric bicycle in more details.
The Turbo Vado electric bike costs around $3,500, which places it in the category of the not too expensive electric bikes. With its sturdy build, it can replace your car or motorbike easily.
Specialized is a bicycle company that has been in existence for many decades. As the name suggests, the Turbo Vado 4.0 is an iteration in the line of ebikes.
One thing you will notice almost immediately is that the bike doesn’t scream I am electric in appearance. One of the reasons is that both the electric motor and battery have been engineered into the frame.
An advantage of the placement of the Brose-supplied motor, as opposed to hub placement, is the reduction in drag and better weight distribution. It also makes the wheels less complicated to remove or install.
The 250 W motor has three modes that boost your pedaling to different degrees. You will switch the assistance level with a controller placed on the left side of the handlebar. The same controller will control the lights on the bike.
There is a non-removable, non-adjustable display in the center of the handle for you to read data about the ebike. Beside it is a simple bell to warn road users of your pedaled progress.
The Turbo Vado 4.0 has a 600 watts battery that can literally go days without charging. Despite its size and weight, the power pack can be easily removed. This makes charging more convenient as it can be charged outside of the bike.
As the motor is not placed on the hub, both front and rear wheels use a suspended fork. The tires are wide, making the bike more stable as a whole. Shimano supplied the hydraulic brakes.
Total weight is 23 kg, which is not excessive for an ebike. While it may not be exactly light to lift or carry, the sturdiness makes it suitable for trail or off-road riding too. This means it is a bike that will handle both your weekday office commute and weekend nature adventuring. And if you need to bring any supplies, the rear fender will let you carry light cargo.
You can do more with the Mission Control app. It lets you check your riding data, even in real time. You can also customize the bike by changing the motor and power settings.
In all, the Turbo Vado 4.0 is a great way to get around with muscle power.