I never said step thru was a girlie thing . I didn't say there was anything wrong with ST. I said on a Men's HS bike . You can't get both feet on the ground in a hurry without some possible pain . From what I read Green has the option of getting a Standard Men's 5 . Or a 4 Step thru. I'm just telling him if he can see himself riding what he can find available to get it . Who knows what the future of getting anything is going to be . I've had a Truck 4 wheel on order now 9 months .Vado 5.0:
If I were in position of Green and could spend a thousand bucks more, I would take the 5.0. Not that 4.0 is a bad e-bike, no!
- The air suspension fork vs. steel coil: a big difference
- Better drivetrain for 5.0
- 4-piston brakes vs 2-piston make difference in the hills
- Stronger motor. It is not just 15 Nm difference. It translates to max motor power of 565 W for the 5.0. Yes, possibly the motor of 4.0 has 520 W peak power.
No, Zeeker. Just no. You live in the past. ST e-bikes are the choice of people with mobility issues. I own 2 ST e-bikes, and only one High-Step (and only because Vado SL ST was unavailable when I was buying the lightweight e-bike).
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Tell me the Highway Star is a girlie thing...
I have both, a 2022 Vado 5.0 and a 2022 Como 5.0. I also had (but no longer do) a 2022 Vado 5.0 Step thru. I never rode the step-thru so I cannot say how it compares to the regular Vado 5.0, but I CAN say that the Como is a totally different feeling of a bike while riding (as compared to a Vado).The shop may be able to get a 5.0 step through. They are now showing stock in black. This might be the way to go and just find a spot for the water bottle case.