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  1. Kivis

    I could wait no longer

    Resale went well. Got $1150. The Vado SL is a much much better bike but probably not worth the extra money.
  2. Kivis

    I could wait no longer

    got Specialized Vado SL 5.0 so I sold the Charge
  3. Kivis

    VADO SL 5.0 EQ

    I think tubeless was a mistake as the tires lose pressure too quickly. The tires are 40mm which fit fine. But all in all it was a great move.
  4. Kivis

    VADO SL 5.0 EQ

    nope
  5. Kivis

    VADO SL 5.0 EQ

    Well 1200 miles later my Vado SL 5.0 EQ is flawless and going strong. Only big change I did was replace the tires with Maxxis Rambler's tubeless. I lot more traction off road and still smooth on pavement.
  6. Kivis

    Specialized’s ultra-light 120-mile range e-bike - Turbo Vado SL

    Yes. I use them on longer rides.
  7. Kivis

    Where to lock my ebike?

    Biggest problem. Some people don't know how to be nice.
  8. Kivis

    Specialized - Spec'd Chain Lube?

    Got these at https://www.handlebarjack.com/
  9. Kivis

    TCD Display Settings

    The TCD manual is useless. The print is so tiny that even with a magnifying glass I could not read it. Went to the LBS and he made it work. At $4500, you'd think Specialized could have done better on this.
  10. Kivis

    Specialized’s ultra-light 120-mile range e-bike - Turbo Vado SL

    So far I am not hitting 28 MPH but I haven't yet a long enough straightaway. Heck 24 MPH is pretty fast to me. Really bought the Vado SL 5.0 EQ for the assist in the 12 to 22 mph range anyway. And for that it is awesome.
  11. Kivis

    Vado 4.0 vs. Vado 4.0 SL EQ (I've owned both)

    I ordered a Vado SL (I was willing to take any variety as which ever came in first). While waiting (I heard rumors, it might be in January), I bought a Charge City Bike. Nice value for $1499. Was lots of fun. Only real complaints were the punishment my arms and shoulder took from the Alum fork...
  12. Kivis

    Where to lock my ebike?

    Now that I am serious about ebiking, I am sometimes not finding places to shop at that have somewhere for me to lock my bike against. I don't mean legitimate bike racks. I mean no nothing. No poles or sign post, etc. Anyone else having this experience, too or is it just my town? Or can provide a...
  13. Kivis

    Help me pick which Specialized Turbo to get -- thanks!

    A week now on the Vado SL 5.0 EQ. Could have gotten the 5.0 only but took what arrived at the LBS. )I like to pimp with my own stuff). This thing just glides through the air (not really). No throttle here, you must engage, i.e. pedal. But you go faster. Well like the ad: It's you but faster. I...
  14. Kivis

    That dang Turbo Connect Display (TCD)

    Went to the LBS. All is good. Everything is working great.
  15. Kivis

    VADO SL 5.0 EQ

    Went to the LBS. All is good. Everything is working great.
  16. Kivis

    Back lighting display (TCD).

    Turbo Connect Display (TCD) that comes standard with Vado SL 5.0 EQ so far is useless. The instructions (which took me forever to find) are such small print, I can not read it even with a loupe. When I blow it up (The instructions) the resolution gets blurred. Can't $4500 get me a better...
  17. Kivis

    That dang Turbo Connect Display (TCD)

    That dang Turbo Connect Display (TCD) that comes standard with Vado SL 5.0 EQ so far is useless. The instructions (which took me forever to find) are such small print, I can not read it even with a loupe. When I blow it up (The instructions) the resolution gets blurred. Can't $4500 get me a...