Specialized Turbo Como IGH

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Release Year
Charge Time
4, 4.8 Hours
Maximum Range
90, 63, 43.5 Miles
Top Speed
20, 28 mph
250 W
50, 70, 90 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
36 V 14.7 Ah, 36 V 19.7 Ah
Wheel Size
61.07, 62.2, 62.15, 68.35 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Specialized Turbo Como IGH. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

21 reasons to buy

  • Testers say the Como IGH is ergonomically comfortable throughout, from an upright ride stance to wrist position and gear shifting.
  • The Como IGH is easy to mount and dismount, with its ultra-low stepover height.
  • Testers say this easy-access, step-through frame resists flex and remains rigid.
  • enviolo's planetary hub provides wide-range, stepless gear shifting, low maintenance, high durability & “optimum acceleration”.
  • 5.0 riders are treated with automatic shifting via Enviolo’s ‘AUTOMATiQ Pro’ hub.
  • Gates’ belt drive is greaseless, quiet & durable, lasting up to 3x longer than a chain.
  • Como IGH models come fitted with a rack that can carry 60 lb and is compatible with many child seats.
  • Specialized also rate the Como to carry a trailer and cargo weighing up to 132 lb.
  • The Como IGH’s range impresses testers, who attained 44-68 miles on the 3.0 under real-world use.
  • Front and rear lights are included, integrated and internally cabled.
    5.0 owners receive a bright 310-lumen Lezyne headlight.
  • Reviewers say the Como IGH’s color display is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Moderate-width (2.3”) Pathfinder Sport Reflect tires are reportedly plush.
  • All models are available in 4x colors and 3x sizes (for riders 5’0”-6’5”).
  • 4.0 and 5.0 models feature a 40mm suspension seatpost.
    All models come with full fenders.
  • Testers commend the stopping power of the 3.0's Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Reviewers appreciate the bike’s “high torque”: 3.0: 50Nm, 4.0: 70Nm & 5.0: 90Nm.
  • An anti-theft system allows owners to remotely disable their motor and battery.
  • Testers laud the comfort of the 3.0’s SR Suntour fork (with 80mm travel + lockout).
  • An integrated USB-C port allows phone users to access additional information and options through Specialized’s Mission Control app.
  • Specialized’s 4 amp fast-charger charges the Como IGH in 4 hours.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Specialized’s proprietary bar/stem combo is not easy to replace or upgrade.
  • Two reviewers say the bike’s enviolo hub is “heavier and less efficient than a traditional cassette”.
  • One reviewer believes that the 3.0 & 4.0’s fork is underspecced for the price.
  • A couple of testers felt that removing the Como IGH’s battery is fiddly.

Bottom line

Specialized Turbo Como IGH 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 models are urban step-through e-bikes that come ready-to-commute, with lights, full fenders, a sturdy rear rack and an internal planetary hub. This enviolo CVT hub (Continuous Variable Transmission) slides progressively into gear, without ‘clicking’ into a certain ratio. On the 5.0, it’s completely automatic! Testers report smooth acceleration and consistent assistance. Reviewers say the Como IGH is easy to use and endorse it for e-bike beginners. It was nominated for 'Urban E-Bike of the Year 2022’ in the Netherlands ‘Fietsawards’.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 6 rated expert reviews
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Electric Bike Review

Specialized Turbo Como 3.0 IGH Review

Above average in most ways. The Como IGH does a lot right, in my opinion, and is an excellent cruiser electric bike for people who want power and range with a more active body position. Lighter than most.

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Electric Bike Report

Specialized Turbo Como Review, 2023

The Specialized Turbo Como 3.0 IGH is one of the most comfortable e-bikes I’ve ever ridden. The mid-drive motor and Enviolo internal gear hub pairing is a real game-changer… an e-bike for people who like to pedal…

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Specialized Turbo Como 3.0

A super-practical and easy-to-ride yet high-tech city e-bike… It exudes solid construction and sleek, smooth design. This is an ‘entry-level’ mid-drive, in terms of raw power.

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Cycle Volta

2022 Specialized Turbo Como 5.0 Review

Build quality is superb. A tech tour de force. The whole beast looks refined and sculptural. Dig the exceptionally quiet and smooth operation of the Gates belt drive. …not just taut and agile, but a ton of fun. Yep, this rig isn’t cheap.

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Specialized Turbo Como 3.0 IGH: Urban Elegance [German]

Casual elegance, perfect details, super ergonomics, superior drive system, lots of riding fun – the Specialized Como 3.0 IGH is a convincing urban bike!

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Specialized Turbo Como Test: The Best Value for Money on a Bike? [French]

The Specialized Turbo Como 3.0 is good value for money. It’s impressively easy and comfortable, with a sufficiently torquey engine. The Como is equally suited to both specialists and neophytes. It is beautiful. It may be criticized for its weight – which isn’t always easy to handle – and tires that lack grip on slippery ground.

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Gene Stump

2022 Turbo Como 5.0

Overall, I think this is an exceptional bike. It has a long range, it’s easy to ride, the 2.2 motor is great, the enviolo hub, the Garmin radar, it has a large 710Wh battery. The seat is very uncomfortable to me… I wish there was some type of mount that I could put on the handlebars…

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User Ratings

93/100 based on 10 ratings
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