Available with hub gears and belt drive

The new Specialized Turbo Como is now a true low-entry e-bike

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The e-bikes of the Turbo Como series from Specialized already offered a deep trapezoidal frame for the most comfortable entry. Now, with the new model generation, they are going one step further and equipping the new Como models with a true low entry frame — a logical step, as they already offer a trapezoidal frame with the equally new Turbo Vado series.

Many of the innovations of the new Turbo Vado models can also be found in the new Turbo Como bikes: the latest motor with a strong torque of 50 to 90 Nm (depending on the model) is used here as well. The battery is also identical, with capacities ranging from 530 to a remarkable 710 Wh. Visually, the battery is neatly integrated into the frame, but can be easily removed at the bottom for easy charging. 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, and the desired cadence of the automatic transmission can be set on the display.

This automatic transmission is also a new feature of the Como models, which were previously only available with derailleur gears. With the new generation, those interested now have the choice between classic derailleur gears and comfortable hub gears. The latter comes from Enviolo and always shifts continuously, and on the top model even automatically!

And another new feature of the display, this time for road safety: in combination with a Garmin radar on the bike’s rack, there is a visual, acoustic and haptic signal based on the distance and speed of an approaching vehicle. The sensor is fitted as standard on the top models, and can be retrofitted on all others.

The rest of the equipment of the Como series is suitable for everyday use: there is a sturdy rack with the integrated Spanninga Commuter Glow rear light, which can carry a load of up to 27 kg. The Ebike Power E115 from Lezyne is used as headlight, and mudguards complete the Commuter equipment.

For maximum riding comfort, 2.3 inch wide tyres in 650B format are mounted, and all models also have a suspension fork with 80 mm travel at the front. Apart from the lowest model variant, the bikes also have a suspension seatpost.

Understandably, the extensive equipment is also reflected in the weight of the bikes: depending on the equipment variant, this is between approx. 26 and 28 kg. If you prefer a lighter e-bike, Specialized offers the Turbo Como SL.

The main differences between the model variants

Como 5.0Como 5.0 IGHComo 4.0Como 4.0 IGHComo 3.0Como 3.0 IGH
MotorTurbo Full Power 2.2, 90 NmTurbo Full Power 2.2, 90 NmTurbo Full Power 2.2, 70 NmTurbo Full Power 2.2, 70 NmTurbo Full Power 2.2, 50 NmTurbo Full Power 2.2, 50 Nm
Battery710 Wh710 Wh710 Wh710 Wh530 Wh530 Wh
Gears11-speed SRAM GXEnviolo HeavyDuty, 380% AUTOMATiQ-gear shift
Gates Carbon Drive
11-speed SRAM NXEnviolo TREKKING, 380%
manual gear shift
Gates Carbon Drive
9-speed Shimano AlivioEnviolo CITY, 310%
manual gear shift
Gates Carbon Drive
BrakesSRAM G2 RSSRAM G2 RSSRAM LevelSRAM LevelShimano BR-MT200
Shimano BR-MT200
Suspension forkRockshox Recon Silver RLRockshox Recon Silver RLSR Suntour Mobie A32SR Suntour Mobie A32SR Suntour Mobie A32SR Suntour Mobie A32
Seat postsuspensionsuspensionsuspensionsuspensionunsuspendedunsuspended
OtherGarmin RadarGarmin Radar
Weightn/a28.3 kgn/an/an/a27.8 kg
Price5,000 euros6,000 euros4,000 euros4,800 euros3,300 euros4,000 euros

Prices for the new Como generation start at 3,300 euros with the Turbo Como 3.0 with derailleur gears or 4,000 euros for the Turbo Como 3.0 IGH with hub gears. One step higher with better gears, suspension seatpost, 710 Wh battery and more powerful motor is the Turbo Como 4.0 for 4,000 euros or the Turbo Como 4.0 IGH for 4,800 euros with hub gears. The top model is the Turbo Como 5.0, here with the most powerful motor, radar system and best gears for 5,000 euros or the Turbo Como 5.0 IGH with hub gears and automatic for 6,000 euros.

All models are available in the four colours Cast Black, Limestone, Red Tint and Sand, each in three sizes from S to L. Piece by piece, the first bikes will be available as early as next month.

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