Experience Thread: A noobie getting into a specialized vado 5.0 IGH

Phiiip

New Member
Region
United Kingdom
Our plan was to buy two bikes and ride together. But since I haven't found a functional bike yet and she was never going to ride in the winter, we backed off that. The peloton is hopefully the conduit to being ready for spring biking together. I plan to use it when my bike is "down" (or weather sucks) as it has been more than 50% of the time since june. We think my wife will become attached to peloton classes and coaches. That kind of thing motivates her. I would much rather be outside on a real bike.

No more excuses. There will be biking in this house. ;P
I hope the Peloton works out reliable in the long term, the company laid off 5K staff this year amongst talk of a buyout. I see them sold on Amazon now. None-the-less looks an awesome machine.
 

dynamic

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
Took the new bike down to the LBS for a safety check and back to my house. ;) Exciting! It was raining. And I have a lot going on so I couldn't take it out for a real ride. If all goes well, tomorrow is the day! Woot!

One thing that was pretty frustrating: The varia radar kept triggering. I *think* it was somehow detecting the motion of the kinekt seat (with bag). I lowered it a lot, and it might be dealt with. But I may need to look at other mount options.
 

Allan47.7339

Well-Known Member
You should be able to turn the beep off or mount it lower. I have my Garmin Varia mounted just above the seat post binder and it detects traffic just fine. I use a mirror on my glasses to watch traffic and the Varia to track speed, quantity and last car speed. The other people in the group started to complain about the beeps but if I am riding in certain areas on my own I turn the sound back on.
 

dynamic

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
You should be able to turn the beep off or mount it lower. I have my Garmin Varia mounted just above the seat post binder and it detects traffic just fine. I use a mirror on my glasses to watch traffic and the Varia to track speed, quantity and last car speed. The other people in the group started to complain about the beeps but if I am riding in certain areas on my own I turn the sound back on.
It's constant regardless of if there is anything there. Mounting lower may have helped. But I need to go out on a real ride, not a podunk LBS run.

IN other news, the bike isn't charging. *sigh*.
 

GuruUno

Well-Known Member
It's constant regardless of if there is anything there. Mounting lower may have helped. But I need to go out on a real ride, not a podunk LBS run.

IN other news, the bike isn't charging. *sigh*.
Have we been apprised of the brand/type of bike you have chosen?