SOURCE: Specialized Bicycle Components

Specialized Bicycle Components

October 08, 2015 15:37 ET

Specialized Launches Improved Turbo

Turbo Now Features More Power and Longer Range, Plus Added Functionality Via the Mission Control App

MORGAN HILL, CA--(Marketwired - October 08, 2015) - Specialized Bicycle Components has been working to improve the leading pedal-assist bicycle technology of the Turbo for improved riding and performance. The 2016 Turbo features a more powerful motor and redesigned battery for increased range and connectivity. To further improve the function of the bike, Specialized has developed the Mission Control App.

The free Mission Control App is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems. Riders can now pre-program rides, calculate range and battery efficiency, and eliminate range anxiety. The app syncs seamlessly with the bike so riders can set their ride route then let the app program the ride mode and speed helping to ensure they're able to get from point A to point B and back without doubting the battery levels.

"We want to provide riders with a pedal-assist bike unlike anything else on the market. We believe the improved motor power, increased battery range, and Mission Control App technology create a robust system that will allow people to ride whether for fitness, fun, or commuting," said Marco Sonderegger, Specialized Product Manager.

The Turbo is a speed-focused, high-tech urban bicycle that looks and performs like a traditional bike, while taking advantage of its integrated onboard motor. With a top speed of 27.9 mph, the Turbo is plenty fast. It's even fast standing still as the battery recharges in just four and a half hours. Every aspect of the design exudes speed, efficiency and style. The robust yet sleek and racy alloy frame has been built with a performance geometry specifically designed for high-speed riding complete with a tapered head tube, fully-integrated down tube battery, internal cable routing, thru-axle dropouts, and full fender/rack mounts.

The new Turbo technology has been integrated into all three models of the Turbo range (Turbo, Turbo S, and Turbo X) to provide improved technology at a variety of price points.

With a top speed of 27.9mph, the Turbo allows riders to get farther faster and explore areas or ride a bike at times when they ordinarily wouldn't be able. Turbo to work for your commute without breaking a sweat, climb hills you would normally avoid, or beat the evening commute. The Turbo is you -- only faster.

Images of the Turbo and Mission Control App can be found (PIN-Code: F1H5U00BFVR3) and please take a moment to enjoy our Turbo video.

About Specialized

Specialized was founded in 1974 by riders for riders. Based in Northern California, we focus on the rider's need for functional and technically advanced products that provide a performance benefit.

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