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Mountain Bike? City Bike? The Specialized Turbo Tero X is a Go Anywhere + Bring It All, Mullet eBike

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When it comes to the new Specialized Turbo Tero X, they had me at fenders and full suspension. Right? This bike looks like it can take you wherever the OG Turbo Tero MTB went but…during an apocalypse-type scenario. Or, if you just wanted to go the store to get some groceries… You know, it’s your world, ride it how you want – but with the Turbo Tero X, Specialized thinks you’ll need a bigger map.

Specialized Turbo Tero X 4.0 SIL DST full side
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The Turbo Tero X uses Specialized’s Turbo Operating system. This ebike system integrates Specialized’s custom, purpose-built software/hardware that combines eBike technology and human effort to experience something “beyond simple battery/motor thinking”.

Specialized Turbo Tero X 6.0 BLK SMK motor shot

Using the Specialized Full Power 2.2 motor on the Turbo Tero X, they say it will “effectively quadruple your power output” aiding the steep climbs while loaded with gear. It’s the aforementioned, symbiotic relationship the system has with the rider, that they say really makes the experience special.

The Tero X claims to have up to 6 hours of assisted ride time. It comes with a swappable battery, that can be easily switched out to increase your range for bigger days. The bike has the Turbo System Lock as well – a feature designed to work through the Mission Control App that disables your eBike’s motor while activating a motion sensor alarm.

The Turbo Tero X uses an aluminum frame that is built to put the Tero X rider in a more comfortable upright riding position. To add to the comfort and help reduce fatigue, the Tero X has 130mm of front and 120mm of rear suspension. It uses a single-pivot rear suspension system that Specialized says “eliminates complexity while boosting performance during seated riding and while carrying a load”.

A dropper post is on the spec sheet as well as a pair of Specialized’s iconic Ground Control tires on all of the available wheel sizes.

Specialized Turbo Tero X 6.0 BLK SMK front cockpit

Being that the Turbo Tero X can be used for all kinds of riding, it is equipped with a headlight that can spew out up to 1000 lumen to light your way in the darkest of areas and the dimmest adventures. Also available for the Turbo X is a speed-sensitive rear light that increases from 11 to 22 lumens when deceleration is detected.

Specialized Turbo Tero X 6.0 BLK-SMK close up back side

The full coverage front and rear DryTech fenders keep the dirt, mud, and muck off your clothes, face, or other areas it doesn’t belong while you ride. It has an integrated rear rack system that has a carrying capacity of 20kg (44 lbs)…enough for some firewood or snacks and beverages. There’s also an available front rack that can hold 10kg (22 lbs), ya know, for the additional stuff you need at camp or wherever the adventure takes you.

If you need more ways to carry stuff on the Turbo Tero X, Specialized offers performance-minded baskets and panniers like the Coolcave that will work on the Tero X’s rear rack. You can even pull a trailer if need be.

Available Colors

All three of the Turbo Tero X models come with, what is called a Mullet wheel setup. Specialized says that this is for “for optimal ride control”. The Tero X features a front wheel that is a 29″, and a rear wheel that is a 27.5″. This carries through the line in all sizes but the small, it gets a 27.5 in the front and the rear.

Model and Spec Comparison

Specialized Turbo Tero X model comparison chart

Turbo Tero X Geo

Specialized Turbo Tero X Geo Chart

Sizes, Colors, and Retail

Turbo Tero X 4.0

  • Retail: $4,500
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
  • Colors: Gunmetal/White Mountains or Silver Dust/Smoke

Turbo Tero X 5.0

  • Retail: $5,500
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
  • Colors: Oak Green Metallic/Oak Green or Red Onyx/Smoke

Turbo Tero X 6.0

  • Retail: $6,500
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large
  • Colors: Black/Smoke or Morning Mist/Dark Navy

Get more details on all of Specialized’s eBikes at the link below.


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11 months ago

Btw, the rear light increases from 11 to 22 lumens when deceleration is detected. It gets brighter when braking, not dimmer.

11 months ago

Yawn. At that point you might as well just buy a moped.
I like my bikes light, simple, affordable, long-lasting, cheap to maintain, and fun. This bike is none of those.

11 months ago
Reply to  WhateverBikes

Why are you even reading this article? You’re the kind of Karen who goes to a vegan restaurant and complains to the waiter about not being able to order a steak.

9 months ago

I also didn’t see you mention that the motors Nm goes from 90 to 70 to 50 as the model numbers drop and the lower model has a smaller battery than the other two.

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3 months ago
Reply to  Glen

Says it right in the specs

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