I ordered mine from the bike shop also, I test rode the 2.0, but wanted the added speed of the 3.0.I just got the Como 3.0. There is really any pictures or reviews of the bike online. My LBS had the Come 2.0 so they had to order the 3.0. I like your rack. How did you get your rear light off the seat and on to the rack?
It appears that the Kinect/bodyfloat, for seatpost, latest version, is the marginally supreme choice for smoothness and visual appearance, at the premium price of course! If you don't feel comfortable rewiring the rear light, I'm sure your bike shop will do it. It's such a convenience to have lights and not bother with separately recharging them, and that back light is quite bright.Thanks for the reply. I was wanting to also get a suspension seat post. I didn't even think about how the wire could complicate things.
I test rode the como 2.0 and a vado 6.0. It was amazing how must more comfortable the como is to ride. I hope to commute 8 miles to work on it. See how it goes.
I also have the Como 3.0 and experienced the surging and/or lack of assistance from the motor. There is a approximate 1.5 inch rubbery shim that needs to be replaced in the battery compartment. It is placed on the right-side about 5 -6 inches from the top. It places the right amount of pressure on the battery and the bike contacts to prevent this temporarily until the piece get compressed again to be ineffective.
Specialized is aware of this issue and is working on a more permanent solution.
As for the Mission Control app, Specialized had told me that it should be a new version that works with our bikes around July.
In the attached images. The shim should align with the raised section on the battery. This is the raised area above the Specialized branding.Any possible way you would be willing to take a pic of where the shim goes in case the LBS keeps stroking me around. They should have contacted Specialized when I brought the bike in but of course no one did and they did not even get the description of the problem right on the work order.
Thank YouIn the attached images. The shim should align with the raised section on the battery. This is the raised area above the Specialized branding.
I was informed I will have to go back in at some point when the shim is no longer putting enough pressure on the battery to make a good contact. This is also dependent on where you ride. I tend to ride over a lot of rough sections of road on the way to work which puts more wear on the shim. If the roads are smoother, you should not notice the surging.
Hi Volts,Very useful information here. As the original poster here, I'll chime in and say, that my Como 3.0 has not had any surging, I wonder how common it is. My bike has 350 miles on it, mostly 10 miles a ride and I just love it. It feels sturdy, smooth, and after two months I am still so excited about the purchase.
I live in Portland Oregon, a big bike town, the dealer I got my Specialized from is one of the biggest bike shops, in the center of the city. They went over the bike with a fine toothed comb before they handed it to me, and seemed very up on the machine, maybe that factors in my good performance?
My girlfriend has rented a Vado 3.0 and a Raleigh mid motor. The vado was uncomfortable on the shoulders and the upright (good) Raleigh only went 20 mph (bad). She's wanting to buy a bike, and is leaning towards getting the Como 3.0 step thru as it checks all the boxes. For its price catagory, the Como is competitive and for me, the styling/design is the most handsome on the market now.