TUNED FOR THE RIDE
For all of our Specialized Motors, we extended the ideology of our tried-and-true Rx Trail Tune to the possible motor characteristics. This emphasizes customizing the motor tune for the intended ride experience, so you'll always get the most out of your ride. Take our e-mountain bikes for example We knew that traction is paramount to the trail experience, and likewise, essential to the motor's tune. Too powerful, and traction is lost. Too passive, and the performance is degraded. Rx Trail Tune, however, allows you to operate in the sweet spot and have a thoroughly intuitive feel and ride quality. More importantly, it's all up to you.
You'll find that the same ideology was expressed in the development of our Rx Street Tune, only with urban specificity in mind. Regardless of the application, though, both customizations rely on custom software that was developed upon thousands of tracked and analyzed test rides around our engineering office in Switzerland. We also emphasized heat management, which is why our motors included special thermal pads inside the motor and between the motor and frame. This moves heat outside the motor to ensure the best possible performance in any situation.
And then there's the power. We offer different 250-watt nominal power versions. The Specialized 1.2 and the 1.2 S (28mph / 45 km/h version) motors are focused on hitting the perfect balance between power and efficiency to ensure maximum range, while the Specialized 1.3 gives you the absolute maximum power (torque) to get to the top of any mountain, no matter how steep.
KNOW YOUR BATTERY
All of this customization plays in harmony with the fully integrated, easily removable, and state-of-the-art Specialized batteries at the down tubes of our Turbos. These have something we call the Battery Management System, which ensures the longest possible battery lifetime and health by doing frequent cell balancing. They also possess their own circuitry and software that prevents the common ailments of overcharging and under-voltage. The design, meanwhile, makes charging a breeze, as you can charge the battery from wherever you like—on or off the bike. Depending on the battery series (U or M), our batteries have additional features, like built-in displays and a mode switch/lock mechanism to secure the battery. Our M-series batteries even feature an ANT+/Bluetooth® module that allows for connectivity to our Mission Control App, as well as any ANT+ (handlebar) device. It transmits pertinent ride information, like rider power, battery percentage, and further motor- and battery-specific information.