Mission Control App - Turbo Vado Solution Now Available

MarcoVado

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An other advantage is the 350 Watt motor, no need for derestricting, and your are streetlegal. You can (must in the netherlands) insure the bike as a speedpedelec (liability). If you do not, the costs in case of an accident could be imense. It's definitley worth the extra 1200 CAD!
 

Balinus

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An other advantage is the 350 Watt motor, no need for derestricting, and your are streetlegal. You can (must in the netherlands) insure the bike as a speedpedelec (liability). If you do not, the costs in case of an accident could be imense. It's definitley worth the extra 1200 CAD!
It works differently in Canada. All ebikes are restricted to 32km/h. So, no matter the model, if I want electric assistance higher than 32kmh, I will need to derestrict it!

Where do you get the information about the motor power? Specialized does not show much information about their branding of 1.2E, 1.2 and 1.3 motors! I know they are from Brose, but not much more! Brose T or S?
 

Stefan Mikes

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I hope i will remember to tell you @Balinus the real range of my Turbo Vado 5.0 before you do the purchase but when it is warm enough to judge the bike/battery performance correctly. One think I am sure is high speed feeds on the energy very much 🤣
It works differently in Canada. All ebikes are restricted to 32km/h.
You don't have anything like Class3 in Canada?!

Brose T or S?
It's Brose TF also known as Specialized 1.2s or Brose S Speed also known as Specialized 1.3
 
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Balinus

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I hope i will remember to tell you @Balinus the real range of my Turbo Vado 5.0 before you do the purchase but when it is warm enough to judge the bike/battery performance correctly. One think I am sure is high speed feeds on the energy very much 🤣

You don't have anything like Class3 in Canada?!


It's Brose TF also known as Specialized 1.2s or Brose S Speed also known as Specialized 1.3
Nope, no class 3 in Canada! I think it can be sold, but not used on any public roads. Hence, major brands do not import them in our country.

Range estimation during winter is useful : it mimics summer range in 4-5 years, when the battery gets older!
 

Stefan Mikes

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Guys, let me tell you something. In 2018, Specialized dared to publish ranges for their Turbo Vado 5.0 with 604 Wh battery and wrote this:

Eco mode - up to 80 km
Sport mode - up to 56 km
Turbo mode - up to 40 km.

Later, they updated their Web site with Range Calculator (and removed the figures) but one of their dealers forgot to update his Web page. That is how I know. You want to travel fast - you need to use a lot of juice.

@MarcoVado have you already found out the last 5% of battery cannot be used? This affects your range estimates. Always multiply your predicted range by 0.95.
 
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Stefan Mikes

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Can you remember all that controversy related to the replacement of the older BLOKS display with the new TCD-W display so the Mission Control App would work? I pushed the Specialized dealer in Warsaw. He got the following information from the Dutch headquarters of Specialized:

Since the beginning of 2020, Vado 6.0 uses the new display.
To convert the existing bike, we need the full new conversion kit, that is, lights, horn, etc.
That kit is not available yet but we expect the first shipment soon.
Please send me the bike's serial number so we can make a pending order for the kit.


The dealer warned me the conversion wouldn't be free. I guess so. My Vado is sound anyway and no reasons for a warranty claim really. It is on my whim I'd like to replace the display anyway.
 

Ebiker53

New Member
Can you remember all that controversy related to the replacement of the older BLOKS display with the new TCD-W display so the Mission Control App would work? I pushed the Specialized dealer in Warsaw. He got the following information from the Dutch headquarters of Specialized:

Since the beginning of 2020, Vado 6.0 uses the new display.
To convert the existing bike, we need the full new conversion kit, that is, lights, horn, etc.
That kit is not available yet but we expect the first shipment soon.
Please send me the bike's serial number so we can make a pending order for the kit.


The dealer warned me the conversion wouldn't be free. I guess so. My Vado is sound anyway and no reasons for a warranty claim really. It is on my whim I'd like to replace the display anyway.
My LBS (Bikesource) wants to charge me $300 to upgrade my BLOK display on my Como 2.0, even though the sales staff repeately claimed that one of the features of the bike was the Mission Control app.