Specialized Vado Turbo 2.0 electric bike review

With power-assisted pedalling, front suspension and large on-board LCD screen to monitor your ride data, the Specialized Vado Turbo 2.0 could be the ideal versatile e-bike.

Specialized Vado Turbo 2.0
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Specialized Vado Turbo 2.0 is a fantastic and fun ride. The urban bike is more than capable of taking to the slightly rougher stuff and delivers a confidence inspiring ride mile after mile. The weight of the bike does mean that transportation will be an issue when not being ridden, even getting in and out the house might require a second pair of hands, but for a bike that brings such joy to a whole family it'll be more than worth it. 

Reasons to buy
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    Powerful motor

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    Integrated battery

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    Removable and easy-to-charge battery

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    Long battery life

Reasons to avoid
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    Very heavy

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E-bikes are still relatively new to the UK bike-riding market but the Specialized Vado Turbo 2.0 is already a second-generation model. It has had a motor redesign and is now, according to the brand, ready to prove itself as the ultimate city bike. But we've discovered it can do a lot more than that.

Buy now: Specialized Turbo Vado 2.0 at Cyclestore for £2599

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.