When it comes to e-bikes, you won't often find the words "stylish" and "fun" in their descriptions—that is until the Turbo Como 5.0 with 650b wheels burst onto the scene. With a comfortable geometry, a modern look, nimble 650b wheels with cushy 2.3-inch tires, and an additional boost from the fully integrated motor, this Turbo Como brings more fun to your bike ride than you ever could have imagined.
Beginning with a completely redesigned, powerful, and integrated Turbo 1.3 motor, the Como proves itself as the fastest, most comfortable urban bike you've ever perched yourself upon. First off, our proprietary Rx Street Tune takes the power of a belt-driven motor that's smooth, silent, and free of annoying vibrations, and makes it optimized for riding in an urban environment by reacting to the amount of force you apply to the pedals. Think of it this way: The more power you put out, the more power the motor puts out (up to 20mph), and this makes accelerations from a standstill both quick and efficient. Perfect.
For the Como, we developed a custom battery, we call the Specialized U1-604, that seamlessly integrates into the frame, plus it's lockable and easily removable for simplified charging. With this battery, the Turbo Como delivers some extra "oomph," with plenty of juice to accompany you on your cruise down the bike path, a trip to the grocery store, or even to that new café on the other side of the city.
We also developed a custom 2.2-inch smart computer that lets you view your battery level and toggle various ride metrics such as speed, distance, and time. You can also peruse these screens via the custom handlebar remote without ever removing your hands from the bars.
The 650b wheels, meanwhile, have also been paired with 2.3-inch tires, so they can roll over most cracks, bumps, and holes with ease to ensure that nothing stands in your way on your path to a good time. And to top off all of these innovative features, we chose a high-end spec that includes Shimano XT/SLX 11-speed components, four-piston hydraulic disc brakes, racks, and fenders.
|Drive System||Specialized 1.3, custom Rx Street-tuned motor, 250W nominal|
|Display||Custom 2.2" computer. LCD display, USB plug, stem mount w/ custom handlebar remote|
|Battery Type/Weight||Specialized U1-604, On/Off button, state of charge display, 604Wh|
|Charger Type||Custom charger, 42V4A w/ Rosenberger plug|
|Frame||Turbo Aluminum, bottom bracket motor mount, fully integrated & lockable down tube battery, internal cable routing, fender/rack mounts, Smooth Welds|
|Fork||Turbo Como aluminum disc fork, 15x100mm thru-axle|
|Rims/Wheels||650b disc, double-wall alloy, pinned, 28h|
Specialized front hub disc, sealed bearings, 28h
Rear: Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 28h
|Tires||Nimbus II Sport Reflect, 60 TPI, 650b x 2.3"|
|Crankset||Praxis, 2D cold-forged alloy, custom offset, 165mm|
|Chainrings||40T, 104 BCD w/ chainguard|
|Chain||KMC X10eT, 10-speed w/ Missing Link|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42t|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore, 10-speed|
|Handlebars||Specialized, alloy, 30-degree backsweep, 26mm rise, 680mm width, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Body Geometry Contour|
|Stem||Specialized Flowset, alloy, 20-degree w/ display mount, 31,8mm|
|Brakes||Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, Center Lock 180mm|
|Saddle||Body Geometry "The Cup," 6-degree rise, elastomer base, steel rails, SWAT compatible mounts, 245mm|
|Seatpost||Specialized, alloy, 2-bolt, 12.5mm offset, 30.9mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Specialized Pizza Rack front carrier, max. weight: 15kg, Specialized kickstand, 40mm mount, Specialized Como Fenders, 650b, stainless steel stays, Simple bell, Specialized integrated saddle mount, LED technology, 6V|