E-bikes are now more popular than ever before, though this is nothing new to Specialized. The Morgan Hill-based manufacturer dropped its first electric option back in 2009, and it’s only improved upon every generation to follow. In fact, with some eight million kilometers to its name (in more than 140 countries, at that), we’d go so far as to say that Specialized has the market on lock.
And with the launch of the latest Turbo e-bikes, it looks as though Specialized will continue in its industry dominance. That’s because, along with updates to the ever-popular Turbo Como and Turbo Vado, Specialized has also announced an all-new model known as the Turbo Tero. As before, the Como offers users a relaxed step-through design that’s perfect for quick errands, while the Vado is best thought of as a spirited daily commuter that doubles as a fast workout bike. The Tero, however, brings some extra off-road capability, as it’s essentially a hardtail e-MTB with some added utility. Across the board, you’ll find that Specialized has fitted the bikes with its updated MasterMind onboard computer. When connected to the accompanying Mission Control app, such an addition allows for a pretty convenient setup, with over-the-air updates, real-time assistance adjustments, and an advanced anti-theft system all being part of the experience. Rounded out by a rear-facing vehicle detection radar from Garmin, the result is a range of e-bikes that takes two-wheeled tech to the next level.
You can preorder the Turbo Como, Vado, and Tero now starting at $3,250. Each available in 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 models, they vary by componentry as well as assistance level. With the fastest amongst them topping out at 28mph, it’s the closest you can come to flying.