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    How long can I expect my bike to last?

    I have a new Vado 4. I use it for commuting about 20 miles a day and some recreational riding. I rarely deplete the battery below about 30% before recharging. I expect to need to replace the battery at some point and I’ve been told it will cost about $900. 2 years, 3 years? What can I expect...
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    Specialized motor 1.3 vs 1.2

    The top pedal assist speed seems to be right around 28 mph now that it’s been properly configured. Turns out that was simply it needed the correct firmware installation. This week I’ve ridden it to work twice now and this morning I averaged about 21 mph and made it to work in 22 minutes riding...
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    Specialized motor 1.3 vs 1.2

    That wasn’t an option I was presented with. And I don’t think it was that kind of a mistake, but it sure feels like it might have been. Tell me, if I was to purchase a Vado 4 in Canada, it would be class 1, yes? It configured as class 1, can it be reconfigured as class 3 or is it locked in...
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    Specialized motor 1.3 vs 1.2

    When I reach 20 mph, it Just stops assisting. No other problems. It accelerates nicely but quits at 20. It’s as if it’s set up as a class 1 e bike. I thought that might be it and just had been mis-configured but the shop guys were stumped. They will consult with specialized on Monday...
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    Specialized motor 1.3 vs 1.2

    Thanks. This morning was my first ride on it to work and it never got over 20mph. I biked home too and same thing. I’m back at the bike shop hoping it’s just a simple misconfiguration. I’ve been here over 30 mins now however and he’s still scratching his head though so not looking good.
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    Vado security strategies

    I just picked up a new Vado 4 today. I have a folding U Lock but I understand that the existing battery key can be used with some lock (ABUS?) that can be coded or cored to use it. Also there are bosses on the rear triangle that I hear can be used to mount a lock that will prevent the rear...
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    Replace Vado rear rack replacement recommendation

    The Vado rack won’t work with my ortlieb QL3 bracket system and I may replace the stock rack. I’m concerned whether the rack is one of the rack supports and so removing it is problematic. Any ideas? Any rack recommendations given that the rear hub is 148 mm wide I think? Thanks.
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    Specialized motor 1.3 vs 1.2

    First day with no rain and I rode a Vado 4 and a Vado 5. The 4 I rode for around 7 miles on gravel path and pavement path and it was about the same as the 3. The 5 I rode for about 6 miles and it actually felt more powerful but it’s hard to say if I was just imagining it. I have no real metrics...
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    Specialized motor 1.3 vs 1.2

    Got rained out. A hail storm hit just as I was ready to test ride. Maybe tomorrow but we’re getting a lot of rain and hailstorms regularly in the afternoon this spring.
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    Specialized motor 1.3 vs 1.2

    The local BikeSource has a Vado v4 RTR I may go test ride today. I rode the Vado 3 yesterday for 24 miles. Interested to see if I notice any difference. Thanks!
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    Specialized motor 1.3 vs 1.2

    Thanks Rob. I’m an engineer (software) but I’m not sure how to read this from a general, “what’s the difference?” Perspective. It looks like all except the 1.2E have similar Mechanical Power (wattage) curves. Maybe that means the 1.2 E is to be avoided. It looks like there might be some...
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    Specialized motor 1.3 vs 1.2

    I’m wondering what is the difference between the 1.2 and 1.3 motors? I’m considering a Vado 4 which uses the 1.2 but non of the shop guys can tell me what the difference is and I’d like to understand this before I buy. Thanks.
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    Commuter, roadie and mtbiker considering an ebike next

    Hi everyone. I’m seriously considering purchsing a Vado. I have a few questions like, are there any concerns about the propriety nature of specialized? also what’s the difference between the Vado 1.2 motor and the 1.3 motor? I’ve been surfing the forum and haven’t found answers yet so...