Recent content by Gobuckeyes2002

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    Turbo Vado SL 4.0 eq question/thoughts

    Hello all. I wanted to see your input on an issue I have with my month old Vado sl. First off I love the bike but I’m getting a clicking noise from the crank area and my LBS has been trying to solve the problem (they have been great) but each time I get home the problem comes up again. I love...
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    Firmware update on motor

    What’s strange is that after I got the chain back on for the second time I went for a 3.5 mile ride to see if I could get it to jump off again and it didn’t. Pretty confusing really. I absolutely love the bike. Rode it just yesterday for 20 miles with no assist at all. Rides like a regular...
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    Firmware update on motor

    That’s good to know. Maybe it was just coincidental. I wonder what could have caused that on mine. So frustrating.
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    Firmware update on motor

    Wanted to give an update on this. I had my Vado sl 4.0 eq updated today at my dealer. I got the bike home and started a ride. The chain promptly jumped off the chain ring. Went back to the shop because the chain was stuck in between the motor housing and chain ring and I didn’t want to tear up...
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    Mission Control with a Garmin or Wahoo

    Hello all I apologize if this has already been addressed but I have searched google and can’t seem to find the answer so I thought maybe the forum could help. I have a Turbo Vado SL and would like to buy either a Garmin 830 or 1030. I have been using my phone mount and the mission control app...
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    Firmware update on motor

    I just checked mine as well (21 Vado SL 4.0 EQ) and mine says the same. I sent an email to Specialized customer support to ask what the software addresses. They are really good about responding back quickly.
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    New to the eBike scene...

    I found the Verve + to be very comfortable. The tires seemed a little more forgiving and the ride was more upright. I also liked the suspension seat post. I really felt how heavy the bike was but the Bosch motor more than made up for it. The Vado sl is a different experience altogether. I...
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    New to the eBike scene...

    Thanks! Let me know how you like the Redshift stem. I was researching that and thought about it.
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    New to the eBike scene...

    I couldn’t agree more. The weight of this along with the styling really hides to most people that it is an ebike. I put about 52 miles on the trek when I had it and liked it. It was nice. I have ridden the Vado SL now for about 200 miles and it is just a completely different experience. They...
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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    I actually did post my new bike. I had a verve plus 3 first then found the Vado sl while I was still in my first 7 days so I could return it for the Vado sl. https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/new-to-the-ebike-scene.36227/ I just saw yours and thought I would comment. Love these bikes.
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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    I went to the bike shop by me and they just got that color in. It’s called Dove Gray. They had one in my size that was supposed to be in route to their store. (I saw the medium and needed large). They also had 1 large in the blue color in stock so I paid for the blue one and left it at the store...
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    Just picked up my 2021 Vado 5 SL. What a beauty!

    That’s a really great looking bike. I just picked up the 4.0 eq model last week. Just hit 111 miles today. What an incredible bike. I also picked up the range extender and I love it. Congrats on your new bike.
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    New to the eBike scene...

    So I ended up running across a Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 equipped and fell in love with it. I was still within my return period of one week with the Trek so I made the switch. Waiting for the bike to be prepared for delivery. Very excited. They had two colors matte navy and dove grey. To...
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    New to the eBike scene...

    Thank you! Looking forward to putting some miles on this bike!
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    New to the eBike scene...

    From what I can tell I am thinking it’s gen 3 as well. I just started reading about how you can chip them. Very cool indeed. Does that void your warranty?