With it’s new Turbo Tero, Specialized brings a versatile e-bike that is supposed to offer a mix of everyday suitability, mountain bike DNA and leading drive technology. It is just as suitable for touring in the city as it is for weekend excursions on the trail.
The motor used in all models is the Specialized Turbo Full Power motor of the second generation, which was developed together with Brose. Depending on the model, it offers between 50 and 90 Nm of torque. The battery is located in the down tube, can also be removed for charging, and has a capacity of 530 Wh up to a massive 710 Wh! The drive is controlled via a compact button on the handlebar and the MasterMind TCD, a compact and modern display that is positioned centrally on the handlebar.
In addition to current riding data, the display now also shows common functions such as navigation — made possible by the wireless connection with the Specialized smartphone app. But that’s not all: the new Como models also offer the option of locking the bike via smartphone to protect it against theft. The electric drive is then deactivated and can only be reactivated via the app. Firmware updates over the air are also possible.
The mountain bike DNA naturally includes appropriate tyres and a suspension fork: Specialized uses 2.35 inch wide Ground Control lugged tyres of the 2Bliss Ready type and suspension forks with 110 mm travel. Apart from the smallest model, the bikes are also equipped with a dropper seatpost.
The so-called EQ models ensure suitability for everyday use. These are equipped with mudguards, kickstand, rack and lighting system. The rack can carry a load of up to 327 kg and has the Spanninga Commuter Glow XE taillight neatly integrated, while a Lezyne EBIKE MINI STVZO headlight is fitted at the front.
The Turbo Tero bikes are available with a diamond frame as well as with a comfort frame in trapezoidal shape (then with the addition Step Trough in the name). Prices start at 3,300 euros for the Turbo Tero 3.0, 4,700 euros for the Turbo Tero 4.0 and 5,400 euros for the Turbo Tero 5.0, the top model. The Turbo Tero 4.0 EQ for 5,000 euros is the EQ version suitable for everyday use.