Recent content by Worm

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    Would the Vado 3.0 have enough range for me?

    I think it is disappointing you cannot get a "tailored" Vado 3 - at least not here in Australia, but the rub is when you come to replace your battery, ... only the higher capacity one is available, ...
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    Would the Vado 3.0 have enough range for me?

    I think many would hesitate to comment as there are so many variables. :-) What I say is a sample of one - so judge accordingly, ... I have a 2020 Vado 3, but being Australian the top speed is restricted to around 27 - (about 17MPH). Due to gearing on bike it is a bit of an effort to do much...
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    Kineket Suspension Seat Post - Anyone got a 'mountable' under seat bag?

    The Kinekt bag is shaped so it fits around the Kinekt mechanism but obviously there some movement in the area. Kinekt say their bag is a partial security measure as it hides the Kinekt suspension - though this is a weak point, not the least with Kinekt plastered over the saddle bag. I ordered...
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    Can I put a frame lock on the front wheel (fork) instead?

    If you closely inspect the photos of the Como 5 review in this forum you will see a photo of a Como that seems to have a frame lock attached for the rear wheel (this is the photo of the bike that also has a Kinekt suspension post). Also have you seen on Amazon they sell some ABUS mounting...
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    Which frame lock mounts to the Specialized Turbo factory mounts?

    Yes I have a Vado 3, 2020. The lock I got from Amazon was Abus Pro Tectic 4960 Frame Lock This also has an added cable (which I had forgotten about.) This extension chain is $42 at Amazon; Abus 4960 Immobilizer Extension Chain, 100cm
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    Kineket Suspension Seat Post - Anyone got a 'mountable' under seat bag?

    Kinekt sells a bag - see their web page
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    New Kinekt suspension stem

    https://gravelbikes.cc/tests/cirrus-cycles-kinekt-suspension-stem-review/ Interesting review at the above link
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    Which frame lock mounts to the Specialized Turbo factory mounts?

    I purchased an Abus Frame lock for my Vado 3 - but put it to one side dreading the hassle of attachment - but Facing up to this task yesterday found that it fitted mounting inserts perfectly. Luck of the draw?
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    Help me pick which Specialized Turbo to get -- thanks!

    In an older post you seemed equivocal about these handlebars. What’s your current view. How do you assess merits of Baramind and Kinekt stem suspension? Curious! 🤔
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    Help me pick which Specialized Turbo to get -- thanks!

    I think that's a major negative. I have more or less given up on prospect of self servicing and transporting due to Vado 3 being cumbersome. The other point is that whilst some will have better judgement than me, I would need 3 months solid riding to work out if bike is for me, ... so you...
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    Help me pick which Specialized Turbo to get -- thanks!

    I think it’s impossible to help you as in the end you have to put some value on each bikes characteristics given your own circumstances and context. I have been struggling with choice between Vado 3 and Vado SL. I really like that SL is lighter and all that goes with that, but as I am an ageing...
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    New Kinekt suspension stem

    What variants will fit Vado without stretching cables?
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    Reason(s) for the harsh Vado ride

    I am one of the Vado 3 owners who had not ridden in 40 years - so an older guy. I have had the bike now approaching 5 months and have a little over 3,000 k on the clock. I found the bike terrible in the early days every crack in a concrete path seem to be jarring. I immediately lowered the tire...
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    Tires are ruined 2020 Vado 4.0

    How do you know this?