Any info on 2023 Models , 4.0/5.0 Vado's &SL 's ?

e-boy

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In June they teased a new e-cargo bike for 1st quarter 2023 release .

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e-boy

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Also for me link doesn't bring up any models .

My guess based on nothing :) is next model release with be a "carry-over " year with just color changes and price increases .
I did read one internet rumor that an even lighter and more high performance ebike is coming for 2023 .
 

gpburdell

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How do you know these are MY23?
(Your link does not work for me).
Also for me link doesn't bring up any models .

My guess based on nothing :) is next model release with be a "carry-over " year with just color changes and price increases .
I did read one internet rumor that an even lighter and more high performance ebike is coming for 2023 .

Not sure why the link doesn't work - it's what I had when I did a "Compare" of the three models on the SBC website.

As to @Stefan Mikes question - the website claims 2023 models, and these three are what show up when I shop the Vado SL models and select to sort by "New".

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Stefan Mikes

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Not sure why the link doesn't work - it's what I had when I did a "Compare" of the three models on the SBC website.

As to @Stefan Mikes question - the website claims 2023 models, and these three are what show up when I shop the Vado SL models and select to sort by "New".

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Well these models are 2022 in the Polish and German websites. For 2023, I just expect SLs equipped with the Mastermind TCU and some new colours.
 

Zekeer

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Also for me link doesn't bring up any models .

My guess based on nothing :) is next model release with be a "carry-over " year with just color changes and price increases .
I did read one internet rumor that an even lighter and more high performance ebike is coming for 2023 .
Lighter ? Honestly what on earth for ? I can see lighter in MTB world . But Bikes for the road seem fine where they are . Or are you speaking of smaller batteries and Motors .
 

Marci jo

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Sometimes these release dates get confusing. My new Como (3 weeks) is mark as a 2023. So wil next year be marked as 2024?
Gonna post a pic soon. Still working on a name. 😊🚴🏾‍♂️
 

Zekeer

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Sometimes these release dates get confusing. My new Como (3 weeks) is mark as a 2023. So wil next year be marked as 2024?
Gonna post a pic soon. Still working on a name. 😊🚴🏾‍♂️
I think most companies release for the next model year is July . Don't quote me on that . But My Trek was purchased in early august 2017 and is 2018 model . My Vado 4 purchased in Sept 2019 . Had just arrived 2 weeks earlier and is a 2020 model . I also think it varies by models . I know Trek releases some of their models 6 months before their model year dating:
Auto Dealers do the same sorta thing . When they have their Summer Sales . Back in the old days pre Covid . You were able to purchase by ordering . Models for the up-coming year 4 months earlier . Getting them in 2 weeks . At least Ford and GM were that way .
 

e-boy

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Specialized have already raised their prices .
I told them the 2022 Turbo Vado SL 5.0 EQ in Brushed Aluminum , Medium @ $4750 is Sold Out on line .
They sent me a link to that specific model that is in stock @ $5250 .

Will the 2023 be even higher ?!
 

e-boy

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Also for me link doesn't bring up any models .

My guess based on nothing :) is next model release with be a "carry-over " year with just color changes and price increases .
I did read one internet rumor that an even lighter and more high performance ebike is coming for 2023 .
My guess is the rumored lighter high performance model will be powered by the Mahle X20 .
Turbo Creo SL only ?

 
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Rás Cnoic

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So I bought my Vado SL 4.0 in Oct 2020 (It was released in March 2020 I think) for £2,500 UK pounds. The top of my budget. Around Christmas 2020 Specialized put up all their prices and the same model went up to £2800. It then crept to £3000 over the following months in 2021. Just checking the official Specialized UK site and the older Deore equipped version (same as mine) is listed at £3000 but sold out. The newer Sram NX & Sunrise cassette version in attractive lime green is listed at £3500.

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£3500!! That's a full one thousand pounds increase for the same bike- arguably with a lower spec. Certainly the sunrace cassette is cheaper then the deore M4100. If I was looking to buy an ebike now I could not afford this bike. Re the future - I'm guessing Mahle and Specialized in their Willy wonka red brick R&D factory in Switzerland must be working on a quieter & lighter mid drive motor to compete with the new TQ, Fazua 60 and Orbea's RS adjusted Shimano motors. The SL mid drive space is getting crowded. And very expensive.
 

jodi2

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Mahle X25 and the new (lighter?) X20 are rear hub motors. The SL is the only ebike/pedelec middle motor from Mahle and afaik until 2025 exclusively for Specizlized.
And even if it's nice looking, light and silent, I would never buy a racing bike with such a motor. Especially in the mountains it's no comparison to the Sl drive!
 
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