Specialized Turbo E-Bike

Specialized Turbo E-Bike
July 03 05:52 2013 Print This Article

Specialized Turbo EbikeThe new ebikes have spurred a small but growing niche market in the personal transport sector. Although not an entirely new invention, electric bikes have been around for years. But many of today’s electric bikes benefit from new technology in order to come up with better and more efficient options. Although electric bicycles today may not yet totally replace the motorcycle or even the car as an environment-friendly mode of transport, it offers another alternative or choice for people on the lookout for other ways of getting around the city. When it comes to speed, most electric bikes seem to be lag behind. But the new Specialized Turbo ebike aim to change that.

The Specialized Turbo ebike is designed to be a sleeker and speedier electric bike option for people. Most electric bikes tend to be bulkier and look more cluttered compared to manual bicycles. The Turbo comes with a sleeker design that does not set it apart from most bikes. The key to this is by integrating the battery into the down tube of the bike. The cables are also routed from inside the bike so that it does not hamper the sleek design.

In terms of performance, the Turbo is capable of reaching speeds up to 28 mph or 45kph via pedal assist. The rear-hub motor provides the power and added speed. A custom wireless computer keeps track of the speed and distance traveled and is also compatible with ANT+ heart rate straps. The Turbo makes use of a rechargeable lithium ion battery to provide the power to the motor. There is a magnetic connection on the Turbo for charging the battery on-board. A LED power indicator on the battery shows the remaining charge left. This ebike comes with a special Turbo Charger that can fully charge the battery in as little as 2.5 hours. The Specialized Turbo ebike is designed for urban commuters who like taking the bike to work but do not want to arrive all sweaty from the trip. It is available at Specialized for US$5,900.

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