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No matter if you’re new to caravans or an old-hand, one thing you will know is how fantastic it is to be able to get away on holiday at the drop of a hat.
But as a caravanner, you want to be able to get out and about from your campsite with ease – whether you need to pop around the corner to the shops for camping supplies, are planning to head off for a coffee with your family, or simply want to put in a few miles for exercise and visit a historic attraction, taking a bike on tour with you makes perfect sense.
Cycling is great for both your mental and physical health, and e-bikes in particular are a brilliant and fun way of getting further than you’d have thought possible – featuring pedal assist, they allow you to travel far and wide in comfort, and with so much less effort.
But there are so many different types of e-bike out there, how do you know which is the right one for you? The answer is to go for a name that you can trust – and that’s where Specialized comes in. It offers a wide range of e-bikes that are stylish, light and easy to lift, and have a great battery range – everything that you could possibly want on tour.
Something for every cyclist
Specialized was founded almost 50 years ago, and has grown over the years to become one of the biggest and most trusted cycle brands in the world – so you’ll know that your e-bike comes with decades of experience built in.
And its bikes aren’t just for the professionals: the Specialized Turbo Como SL and Turbo Vado SL e-bikes are perfect for everyday riding – they’re the ideal companion on your caravanning tours, no matter where or when you want to travel.
Style and comfort star in the Turbo Como SL
The Specialized Turbo Como SL has Specialized’s custom SL 1.1 system with a maximum assistance level of 100%, effectively doubling your cycling effort to make tackling hills a breeze. It has a relaxed, more upright geometry, meaning comfort on the road is guaranteed – whether you’re popping into town or cruising along country lanes.
You’ll be able to travel far and wide because of the 62-mile range, and there’s another 31 miles available if you add the range extender battery, so there’s no chance you’ll be stranded when out on your ride.
It’s low maintenance, thanks to the belt drive and internal gear hub; integrated, automatic lights and a 35kg luggage capacity – complete with handy storage basket on the front – make the Turbo Como SL even more fun, funky and appealing.
It’s also available in a range of eye-catching colours, and it’s supremely comfortable: Ground Control geometry allows you to find the optimum saddle height while still allowing you to place your feet on the ground.
Go further with the Turbo Vado SL
If you’d prefer a more adventurous ride to your e-bike, the Turbo Vado SL is for you.
It benefits from Specialized’s custom SL 1.1 system, as well as a 12-speed Shimano SLX shifter and XT derailleur, both of which combine to give you reliable, precise performance, enhancing your comfort and cycling experience.
The Turbo Vado SL is the perfect lightweight and balanced e-bike for longer cycles over more challenging terrain.
It offers a huge 121-mile range (with the optional range extender), and it is 40% lighter than the average traditional e-bike, giving it an unrivalled combination of power, light weight and fantastic range.
That light weight also means it’s simple and easy to lift onto the rack on the back of your car or caravan, so you’re always ready for your next adventure.
Get more from your rides
The easy-to-maintain pedal assist motor makes light work of even the steepest hills, and Specialized’s e-bikes charge quickly – ready for you to hit the road whenever you feel like it. Power is available at the touch of a button on the frame in front of you, so the assistance you want is right at hand.
And there’s even a companion app: Mission Control links to your bike, allowing you to tailor the system to you. There’s no need to worry about range or battery life: the system will work automatically within the parameters you set.
Whether you want to find out more about the Specialized Turbo Como SL, the Turbo Vado SL, or Specialized’s other comprehensive range of e-bikes, including the Creo, Kenevo and Levo ranges, simply take a look at the Specialized website. You can also locate the Specialized retailer near you, and find Specialized on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.