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    Specialized Turbo Vado 5

    I had a Vado for about a year (sold it to go to a Gravel bike) but it was not because it was anything less than great. They have plenty of power and good battery life. Never had an issue with the bike and if I could have afforded to keep it and get my new bike would have.
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    Any idea where I might find a 2022 Spec Turbo Vado in M , white (pref) ? And some ebike questions Allant 8 plus S and Turbo Vado 5.0.

    I had a Vado 4.0 in a medium I recently sold (great bike by the way) but I'm only 5'4 and 140ish (28 inseam) and it fit very comfortably so you may want to try a med and a large to see which is best for you.
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    Anyone add a suspension fork on Como?

    What is funny is the Como in the US (for 2021) now has the Suntour Suspension fork but Specialized doesn't seem to have any and Suntour told me they don't make anything with a long enough steering tube????
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    Anyone add a suspension fork on Como?

    Bringing back an older thread..... The problem I am finding is the head tube length on the Como is excessively long and the steering tube on a LOT of shocks are too short from the factory from the Med/Large Como.
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    Is that new electric bicycle your looking at legal?

    Agreed, by not based on top vehicle speed. Let's face it, I don't think there is any vehicle currently available that is not capable of breaking the speed limit on 99% of the roads in the US.
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    Is that new electric bicycle your looking at legal?

    The whole class system is sort of silly in my view. I rode a bike trail yesterday with my wife and we both were on class 3 bikes, Average speed 11.2, top speed 22 (VERY steep short downhill section of road to get to trail). Did the class matter at all? Nope. Just have a speed limit and be...
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    Como front suspension

    Thank you !!!!!
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    Como front suspension

    We ride gravel roads a lot and some of the "bike trails" we ride are rough due to roots lifting the asphalt or the dirt below the trails heaving and causing 3"-4" peeks ( think asphalt in this shape ^ ) so the fork take the impact out where the tire just doesn't have that much to give. If you...
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    Como front suspension

    Thanks - it looks fairly simple, just need to get the shock but want to make sure I get the geometry correct.
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    Como front suspension

    Has anyone added a front suspension fork to a Como? I was looking to add a fork to the wife's bike just for gravel roads and such so nothing fancy. Any suggestions on what I need or should look for? I was considering the Suntour that is on some of the models from the factory since it is very...
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    No problem, and I appreciate your input and trying to help.
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    Lol - I understand. I am one of the weird ones that like the look (and function of course). For some reason, the engineering draws me to the one-legged fork look. Around us, I have not noticed one Lefty when riding last year. I think the cost turns a lot of people off which is...
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    Why would you not use the Lefty when it was designed and engineered for the Topstone? It gets very good reviews and seems that everyone says it does a good job for what it is intended for. Seems the travel of the Rock Shox is a hair bit more in one option or the same so I don't see a big...
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    I checked with Redshift and they say it is fine to use with a fork. Here is the stuff from their website if anyone is interested.
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    Thanks - I have the Redshift on the bike now and figure this will help with harder hits. I appreciate the response.
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    Cannondale Topstone Gravel Ebike

    Has anyone added a Lefty fork (700) to a Topstone that did not come with it? I am planning on adding the 700 Oliver fork to my Neo 2 and other than a new wheel hub was wondering what else I may need? Thanks!
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    V brake ok on an ebike?

    Depends on what you are doing and where. Here in WV on large steep down hills, I will stick with discs. I have had v brakes on non electric bikes not produce enough stopping power on long steep downhills. Adding the weight from an Ebike would only make it worse.
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    How do you store your bike?

    " I've heard brakes that use mineral oil can leak out if stored 90 degrees." If the brake systems works as designed this is not an issue. For the system to work it has to be 100% sealed and if it leaks that would mean it is not sealed and pressure would not be able to be built up so stopping...
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    Check with your insurance agent if you're looking to insure...

    Our agent ended up having write them as motorcycle policies based on the information from the underwriter. This way we have full coverage on all three bikes for around $300ish a year. Considering what we pay for cars around here that didn't seem too bad to be full covered.
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    A LSEB is truly defined as a bicycle / 3-class ebikes not same & voluntary

    I do not mean this in an insulting way - What exactly is the problem? Why do we care they have a 3 system rating for the bikes? Around where I live it is not a real big deal so I was just wondering?