Loving the bike. Mostly using it for commuting. Absolutely zero problems with it so far. I've swapped out the pedals for Shimano SPD pedals and I swapped out the seat for a Brooks Champion flyer that I took off my mountain bike. Otherwise it it is basically stock. This time of year we have plenty of daylight so I haven't tried to bump up the lighting since in this northern latitude I'm only biking in daylight but I did put a rear flasher on the back.Hey, you've been offline for a month...must be having fun!
If you have some time, could you update your thoughts on this purchase?
I also haven't tried to mount any mirrors on the bike like upstream. I just have a mirror on the helmet which I prefer to having it on the bike. I've tried a bunch of different bike mirrors on other bikes and never liked any of them.
I have the regular geared bike not the IGH so no issues with that. If I had to make a comment I'd say that I'd probably want to have one higher top end gear because when I get up to 28 mph on the flats I have to use a higher pedal cadence than I'd probably otherwise want to use. But that is a pretty trivial issue. I'm kind of a big guy and prefer a slower pedal cadence.
This is my first e-bike and it is a game changer for commuting as I live in a very hilly area and just don't have the energy to battle the hills every day with a conventional bike. I'm completely glad I bought the regular Vado over the SL. I have other lightweight conventional bikes for regular recreational riding. This one is for commuting and hauling things and the Vado does better at that then the Vado SL.
No buyers remorse. If I had to replace it I'd go out and buy the same bike. It is very well thought out and a joy to ride.