Recent content by Cable Dude

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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    BTW the Cirrus Cycles KINEKT 2.1 Aluminum Bike Seatpost with Suspension Post (27.2 x 350 mm) got installed last week when it was at the LBS getting a firmware update on the motor and highly recommend. Definitely smooths out the road imperfections like manhole covers and bridge transitions, etc...
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    Firmware update on motor

    I checked with the Specialized app and here's the rev number. Too my knowledge this has been the only update for the Vado 5.
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    Firmware update on motor

    Got the update on motor done today on my Vado 5 SL. I asked what was in the new firmware and tech didn’t know other than to say a few bug fixes and minor tweaks. I don’t think Specialized wants a lot of detail out there for competitive reasons. A little surprised to see a brand new silver...
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    Is Specialized Just OUT of Stock Indefinitely ?

    Had my Vado 5 SL into LBS suburban Philly for a 200 mile check and firmware update on the motor. And Cirrus Cycle seat post install. And noticed a brand new Silver Turbo Vado 5 SL like mine unsold on display. So Specialized starting to ship product, a good thing.
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    Is Specialized Just OUT of Stock Indefinitely ?

    The Vado 5 SL is in very high demand. No LBS will get stuck with one if he is even lucky enough to have one for sale. I ordered mine back end of June putting down $2500 deposit site unseen. I knew what it could do. Just wish I had more time to ride it. It will be hard for me to ever go back...
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    Firmware update on motor

    Thanks guys. When I bought the Vado 5 SL a month ago, the LBS offered a 5 year maintenance plan including free firmware updates for $200 and I added that to the invoice. The bike is more complex than my Sirrus Elite and thought a maintenance plan made perfect sense. Had planned to take it in...
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    Firmware update on motor

    Not sure where to post this. My question is can this be done at home? I know specialized wants to encourage LBS visits. But loading bike up and driving 1/2 hour, wait for tech to install new firmware, and 1/2 back back takes better part of the morning. I will call my bike shop and see how...
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    Curious How many Vado SL Owners & reviews after several miles riding

    I just posted on the Introductions forum about a reviewer who says the Turbo Vado SL best eBike out there. Not going to argue. Have had my Vado 5 SL for 3 weeks and it is unbelievably fun to ride. Best thing on the Bike is the $9 bell and its ringing all the time as I pass people on the...
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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    Did you guys see this? Looks like other folks agree that the Specialized Vado SL is a good one. https://www.motorbiscuit.com/the-specialized-turbo-vado-sl-is-the-best-lightweight-e-bike/
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    New to the eBike scene...

    You made the right call. Weight to me is important with the Trek @ 54 lbs+ and the Vado @ 33. Thats a big deal when transporting on a bike rack, moving it up a stairs, and total trip range. Nothing against Trek who make great bikes, but Specialized won this one.
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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    Buckeye, anyone with a brand new Vado should start their own thread and have the visibility you deserve. This is the spot to Introduce yourself to the group and show off the new bike. It won't be seen buried in my thread.
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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    Buckeye, that's what I needed, thank-you.
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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    Buckeye, that is a beauty just like mine! I didn't realize the Vado 4.0 came in white since it's not shown on Specialized website. And see you have a phone mount for your Mission Control App. It really looks good. I only have 55 miles on mine so far and wish it was more. I can go a lot...
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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    I agree Scott. The fact that it doesn't look like an eBike appealed to me. And it's so lightweight. Specialized really hit the sweet spot with this one.
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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    Thanks guys. I actually ordered the Vado back in Early June putting down a deposit of $2500. I knew what I wanted and the LBS tacked it on to 3 separate purchase orders and Specialized shipped one of them. He wasn't worried about getting stuck with any extra Vado's. The bike rack is a good one...