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  1. M

    route across the USA

    That's a great story! Getting a ride by a cop. Thanks for sharing!
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    route across the USA

    I can't do this ride in 2022, but I'm definitely hoping to do a cross country bike ride in 2023. Looking at all of the routes on the Adventure Cycling website, I'm having a hard figuring out what a good coast to coast route is where it's certain that ebikes are legal? Seems like there's some...
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    Specialized Black Friday sale through the weekend

    My LBS just called and said the bike is there, already built and ready to pick up. The whole thing took a week from order to ready to pick up.
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    Specialized Black Friday sale through the weekend

    My LBS said that when they ordered the Creo Comp Carbon on Black Friday, the Specialized Rep, said it will be here within two weeks. We'll see what actually happens?
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    Specialized Black Friday sale through the weekend

    Don't know if you saw, but Specialized has a Black Friday sale going on through the weekend. 20% off a number of bikes and lots of other stuff. It's kind of a random selection. I just put an order in for a Comp Carbon Creo with my LBS today. $5599 down from $7000 US. As crazy as it is, I had...
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    Headlight disconnected- Turbo Vado

    I'd definitely bring it back to your LBS and see what they say. Can't hurt right? That happened to me one time before I got a rear rack installed on my car and had to pull the front wheel off to put the my Vado 4 in the back of my car. The handlebar twisted forwards and popped the headlight...
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    Do you have a favorite way to carry a second water bottle on a Vado?

    Thanks PedalUma! Those are some other great tips that I hadn't known about!
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    Do you have a favorite way to carry a second water bottle on a Vado?

    I meant to say, other than Camelbacks. I hate that sweaty spot on my back on a hot day. That's a great idea! I had no idea about mounting two cages off of one spot. Thanks!!
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    Do you have a favorite way to carry a second water bottle on a Vado?

    A year or so ago, when I bought my Vado 4, I was happy to see there were two places to attach water bottle cages. Sadly, at least on the medium size frame (like I have) there's not enough room to attach two water bottle cages. So the second bolt on location isn't functional for anything, at...
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    Vado SL 4.0 Motor cuts out in Turbo

    A similar thing happened to me. I have a 2020 Vado 4. The power cut out at random times. The first thing the LBS did was check the battery connections and installed a new battery lock. (the Vado SL doesn't have that same battery lock as the Vado) The power still kept cutting out. It worked out...
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    Big Specialized price increase

    Wow! I didn't see that coming? The global parts shortage is creeping up in so many unexpected ways. It's hard for me to imagine that Brose doesn't have any replacement motors between now and the next couple of months, but I guess it could be true? Hey, one slightly positive thing. It sounds like...
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    Big Specialized price increase

    Seriously MRE. Don't give up! I am 99% sure that your bike is fixable. Your description of your bike's problem really doesn't sound that complicated. Some part or parts are now faulty and need to be replaced. It may be because of the global parts shortage that the necessary parts are unavailable...
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    Big Specialized price increase

    Geez! I'm sorry MRE. That sucks! Sure sounds like you tried everything. Fingers crossed for you!!
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    Big Specialized price increase

    MRE, Your LBS saying that your bike can't be repaired doesn't make sense to me? Maybe it will cost too much to fix or maybe your LBS doesn't have the technical know-how to fix it, but rarely is there a problem on a bike that can't be fixed. Your bike is probably out of warranty, but Specialized...
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    LBS is unable to update firmware on Vado 4.0 (solved)

    This thread got me curious, so I just checked my 2020 Vado 4. All aspects of the firmware are up to date. I remember the last update was for the display. The LBS did it easily and it just took a couple of minutes. I'm lucky, my LBS doesn't mind me coming in whenever there's firmware update, so I...
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    Take care of your ebikes because you may not be able to get one til 2022!

    I did my best to keep replacing chains, not cassettes, but after about 6000 miles on my Vado 4 in a little over a year, the cassette really needed to be replaced. Went to my LBS a couple of weeks ago to set up an appointment. Not only were no Shimano cassettes in stock with the original gearing...
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    Vado broken rear spokes

    That's awesome! Congrats on not giving up and getting it fixed! I was pretty certain that Specialized would come through for you if they were told about the problem. Enjoy the Canadian spring cycling weather! It's gotta feel good after a long winter!
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    2017 Turbo basic model

    I don't know the answer to your question about whether the 2017 Turbo bike can take 700 x 38 tires, but I put them on my 2020 Turbo Vado and they fit perfectly. I made sure that my LBS agreed that they'd fit before I bought them. I've learned on this forum that the width of bike tires is a...
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    Vado broken rear spokes

    Geez. I'm sorry Cyklefanatic! I've read similar stories in this forum. Where the Specialized warranty only covers certain parts of the bike. Seems pretty messed up to me! I had an issue with the display on my Vado. My LBS put in a warranty claim to Specialized to replace it. It took forever...
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    Vado broken rear spokes

    Here's one thread about Vado broken spokes, which means it's a known issue. https://electricbikereview.com/forums/threads/do-you-break-spokes.24281/ I'm sticking with what I said. Your bike is only one year old and still under warranty. You take good care of it and you're not abusing it...