Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 e-bike review - integration-packed option that puts you into a comfy upright position

A powerful and fun bike, even if it is a little heavy...

Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 e-bike on an off yellow background
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The riding experience of the Turbo Vado 4.0 is excellent with a commanding seated position allied to good handling and powerful braking. The power delivery is seamless and range is also great. However it is somewhat heavy, and whilst this doesn't affect the riding experience it does make manoeuvring the bike somewhat awkward, particularly if you need to lift up more than one step.

Reasons to buy
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    Seamless power delivery

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    Commanding riding position

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    Built in lights

Reasons to avoid
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Specialized has designed the Vado range to suit commuters, riders out on relaxed all-day rides as well as daily utility riders. It has a geometry that enables the rider to feel confident with its handling as well as being able to see well from its upright position. The electric motor provides seamless power to help you on your ride, and integrated lights and tech keep things straight forward too. We take a look at how it compares to the best electric bikes, and who it suits best.

Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0: construction

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