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  1. barakthecat

    Low battery warning and motor grinding

    Mines the opposite, it’s fine if the motor is off, if it’s on it makes grinding/slipping kind of sound. It sounds like either a bad bearing or a worn belt. It only happens when under load, so if I put the bike on a rack and pedal with the wheels off the ground it makes the sound for a moment...
  2. barakthecat

    Low battery warning and motor grinding

    Sigh, it’s not the motor problem…
  3. barakthecat

    Low battery warning and motor grinding

    Is that the motor issue too?
  4. barakthecat

    Low battery warning and motor grinding

    I’ve got a 2020 Turbo Vado 4 that is a replacement for a 2018 Turbo Vado 3 that developed a cracked frame just shy of 3000 miles. It was in the shop 6 weeks ago to get new brakes, new chainring, and firmware update. It’s been running great and I’m at 2970 miles. Today on my ride to work I...
  5. barakthecat

    Best tire for the wet

    I’m glad to find this thread. I upgraded my 2018 Vado 3.0 to the Marathon Plus after struggling through way to many flats. They always seemed less grippy but I thought it was my imagination. After my 2018 Vado 3.0 died of a cracked frame, my LBS moved the Marathon Pluses to the replacement 2020...
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    Loose Motor on Como 2.0 UPDATE: Cracked Frame (Vados too)

    Got it back yesterday and made my first commute to work today - 11 miles each way and it was 16°F this morning. I have to say, the 2020 Vado 4.0 is way nicer than the 2018 Vado 3.0. I can feel the torque difference, the new 4.0 takes a little longer to get up to full speed, but it cruises so...
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    Loose Motor on Como 2.0 UPDATE: Cracked Frame (Vados too)

    Sigh, picked up my new Vado 4.0 today and didn’t try it out at the store, got home to find that the motor kicks out at 16mph! Brought it back, but too late in the day to deal with it. Hopefully tomorrow …
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    Loose Motor on Como 2.0 UPDATE: Cracked Frame (Vados too)

    LBS went to bat for me, I’m getting a new 2020 Vado 4.0. Should have it by this weekend.
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    Loose Motor on Como 2.0 UPDATE: Cracked Frame (Vados too)

    I’ve got a 2018 Vado 3.0 that developed a wobble in the crank. I dropped it off at the LBS last night and it’s a cracked motor casing. Sucks to have to deal with this, but it least it sounds like everyone has gotten a good resolution to the problem.
  10. barakthecat

    Mission Control App - Turbo Vado Solution Now Available

    Anyone in the US been able to get this done? According to my LBS, Specialized says this is a UK thing.
  11. barakthecat

    Turbo Owners -- What's your total mileage? [OFFICIAL MILEAGE THREAD]

    I’m at 1829 miles on my Turbo Vado 3.0. That’s over 7 months of ownership.
  12. barakthecat

    Do you break spokes?

    I’m around 1600 miles and broke my first rear spoke. I’m in Boston and the roads have been beat to hell and tons of salt, so maybe it’s just that. I love riding my Turbo Vado 3.0, but it’s not the hardiest bike I’ve owned.
  13. barakthecat

    Low temperature affecting battery

    I’ve definitely noticed a hit. After a few weeks of 10-20° f riding it hit 60° f in New England and I used a full bar less on my 11 mile commute in both directions. That’s with the battery being stored and charged indoors. I never thought to use a sleeve to insulate it, that’s an interesting idea.
  14. barakthecat

    Turbo Vado 3.0 rack

    Dang, they won’t ship to the US! But it gives me the part # at least.
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    Turbo Vado 3.0 rack

    The light integrated into the rack snapped off my Turbo Vado 3.0. It looks like the light is replaceable separate from the rack. Any idea how to find one of these?
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    How fast is my Vado 3.0 suppose to go?

    I’m still on the 40t, how is the feel different? Is it just more power/effort?
  17. barakthecat

    How fast is my Vado 3.0 suppose to go?

    I bought my Vado 3.0 at Landry’s in Massachusetts. The display was set for km but it always hit 28 mph. I was able to change the setting for km/mph myself. I agree with the above comments that the bike is not really optimized for 28 mph, and I wore out the chain and sprocket at 1100 miles.
  18. barakthecat

    Turbo Vado - Tyre blowout

    I got a slow puncture at around 500 miles. One of my coworkers has the Schwalbe Marathon Plus and he says he hasn't had a flat in 4 years. I'm going to go for it in the near future, I just don't want to deal with flats. The largest I am seeing is 700c x 45, will that work?
  19. barakthecat

    Turbo Vado 3.0 control pad

    I’ve had the bike back for a week now. The wiring harness was completely replaced and the base for the Bloks computer was also replaced. The base is different than the original, there used to be 3 gold contacts on the right and 2 on the left. Now there are 3 on the right and 1 on the left. The...
  20. barakthecat

    Turbo Vado 3.0 control pad

    Heard back from the LBS today. Specialized is sending out a replacement of the controller, wiring, and computer. Should hopefully have it back by the end of the week. I noticed that the wiring on mine was very tight in the front and that on the current floor model there is much more slack than...