The Specialized Turbo Tero X is an adventure enabler, with the perfect combo of electric assistance, full-suspension control and plenty of storage space. Specialized were kind enough to invite us down to their HQ pre-launch to check out this exciting new model – if you’ve been to our Gatwick store you might recognise the faces of Andy and Ed who were our lucky riders for the day.
Read on to find out more about this exciting addition to the Specialized lineup.
It was a grey and drizzly day, but the bad weather did nothing to dampen our spirits. After all, it was a day out of the office riding bikes – what’s not to love?! We made our way out into the beautiful surrey countryside to find out more about what these bikes had to offer.
Specialized Turbo Tero X – Electric Assist
The Turbo Tero X comes equipped with Specialized’s full power 2.0E motor and Turbo operating system – a combo that will allow you to ride further and explore more than ever before. The system features a 530Wh battery and 50nm of torque, which provides a fantastic blend of power and long lasting battery (no one likes battery anxiety on a long ride do they?).
The system has been tested in some truly rugged, harsh conditions to make sure it can stand up against anything you throw at it and provide reliability when the going gets tough.
The Mastermind display brings tuneability to your fingertips and enables you to keep an eye on your range, while also syncing perfectly with the Mission Control app, providing you with further advanced optimization.
Safe to say both Ed and Andy had a blast zipping around on these bikes and were blown away by how much e-power helped when coming to any steeper incline!
All Specialized Turbo Tero X models feature built in Lezyne front and rear lights that are powered off the bike’s battery so you never need to worry about making sure your lights are charged before a ride in the dark.
Turbo Tero X – A Full-Suspension Adventure Bike
Each Specialized Turbo Tero X features 130mm of plush suspension travel up-front, and 120mm on the rear, allowing you to soak up every pothole, bump in the road, or rock on the trail. This bike is designed to maximise comfort while pedalling in the saddle or carrying a load.
Speaking of load, the Tero X features front & rear racks that can carry all the gear you’ll ever need. We thought the bikes looked great loaded up with these Fjällräven Cave Lid packs:
Cycling Weekly refers to this bike as an “expedition bike” which we feel fits the bill perfectly. This is Specialized’s first SUV style bike and they’ve designed it perfectly for big days out, adventures and your comfortable weekend cruises.
Style However You Like
The Fjällräven/Specialized clothing looked great on Andy, but this really is a bike for anyone – go for the full MTB look, gravel styling or completely casual.
When you ride these bikes it’s easy to envision yourself heading out on some great bikepacking adventure, but it’s just as easy to imagine yourself taking a comfortable cruise to town.
Overall it’s an incredibly versatile bike that is suitable for a number of different purposes, and would stand up against some of the best gravel and adventure bikes on the market!