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    Vado 4.0 LTD (2020), now sometimes says “no battery” when riding

    So today I was out riding and almost right away on pavement the display shows “no battery” and the battery level bars on the left were gone. It seemed as if the bike was “surging” somewhat in its assist and the changes from eco to sport to turbo didn’t affect anything. I turned around and...
  2. J

    Vado 4.0 LTD - very capable "gravel" e-bike as well as commuter

    I know it's not even classified as a "gravel" bike, but where I live (near Boulder, CO), there are many trails (mostly fire-roads and wide gravel trails, but some thinner, smooth-ish single-track) that I've ridden on in the two weeks that I've owned the Vado 4.0 LTD. This version has the...
  3. J

    Topeak EXP Bag on Vado 4.0 Rack?

    Looking to get a commute bag, and the Topeak EXP seems like it would be a good fit for my needs. It is the model with the pannier bags that unzip and hang down. I know you can get an "MTX" adapter for the Racktime rack to fit the sliding lock mechanism, but I was curious about the hanging...
  4. J

    Trying to decide: Vado 4.0 vs 5.0 (US market)

    I’m currently in the market for an Ebike (1st) for commuting to work near Boulder, CO. The commute will be mixture of hills / flats and some trail (gravel road) but only 4.0 miles one way. I’ve ridden the Vado 5.0 SL and while I would love to own that bike overall, for commuting in my route I...