So you’re an up-and-coming businessperson who needs fast, reliable transportation. Trading two wheels for four seems like selling out. Until now, the idea of an electric bike had been wishful thinking. Sure, they were available, but the cost and the weight penalty that came with owning an E-bike were enough to change most folk’s minds, sending them in the direction of a scooter or public transport.
The Specialized Turbo is here to end all that. By combining the industry’s most advanced lightweight battery technology with components specifically designed for use on an electric bicycle, the Specialized Turbo delivers reliable zero-emissions transport in a package that’s light and maneuverable.
Capable of speeds up to 28mph, Specialized electric bikes allow you to commute on your own terms, even in traffic or up steep inclines. Turn off the electric motor, and you’ve got a completely viable bike, complete with a 20-speed SRAM drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes.
Specialized Turbo electric bikes represent a huge step forward in the progression of this novel idea because of the way that every component of the design has been built with e-bike use in mind. The Li-Ion battery has been placed as low as possible in the downtube, its weight evenly distributed. The bike’s battery management technology has been optimised to work with the rider for the most efficient power use and longest battery life. An easy-to-use joystick interface mounted to your grips lets you select the level of battery assistance you want, control regenerative braking to keep your battery charged and even fire off shifts.
Speaking of firing off shifts, the Specialized Turbo features a SRAM 2x10 drivetrain that would be right at home on your trail bike, were it not for the unique hub-mounted power unit. Specialized has placed the electric motor inside the Turbo’s hub, effectively eliminating the line-loss that other systems can suffer. Every watt generated by the motor is transferred into the SRAM cassette, making your ride easier.
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