Specialized Turbo Vado/Como User Club

Kam1936

Well-Known Member
Her bike was specially designed as was her solar power system. BTW, she did NOT use her smartphone while riding. She felt she needed to pay attention to all the vehicle traffic around her and didn’t want to be distracted.
Yep. I checked out her website and shot her a kite. My question was where did she sleep along the journey. Her gear didn't include sleeping bag/tent or water supplies. Since she was averaging about 60 miles a day. She must of been catching her rest at motels/hotels along the way or at residences provided for her.
 

lloose

Member
I'll snap a few when I get home.
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RayZR

New Member
Region
USA
Hello. Have my first e-bike on order and am super excited, a Turbo Como 3.0. I sit at 6’0” with a 31” inseam and appear to be at the top of the size chart for a M/L by height. I was also at the top of the chart for my current bike, a Sirius size L, which has been fine. Any thoughts on sizing for the Como? I’ve ordered the traditional step over frame, they only had a low entry to demo at my LBS, which was a size L. It seemed to be sized properly. Thank you!
 

Kam1936

Well-Known Member
I met a young woman today when I picked up my Burley Nomad trailer. She was working on one of the back wheels of her cargo trailer that she built herself. When she isn't riding she sleeps in it on your. No comfort of hotels. Although her bike is Specialized, it's not an E-bike. If I didn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't of believed it. Ventilation and insulated. She welded it together by herself. She had a single Jackery 60w panel running to her Jackery 160 to keep her phone and the things she used charged.
 

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JackFlag

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Region
USA
Hi all,

Wanted to say hi. Received my Como 5.0 a few weeks ago. Great bike.

I installed a Redshift stem and used the existing spacers. However, the spacers have "bumps" allowing them to fit into each other. This causes the Redshift to sit unevenly on the spacer. To address this issue, I turned the spacers 90 degrees. This allows the Redshift to sit flush on the spacer. See the attached photos. This seems to work. Any thoughts? Thanks!
 

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mikecoin56

New Member
Hi all,

Wanted to say hi. Received my Como 5.0 a few weeks ago. Great bike.

I installed a Redshift stem and used the existing spacers. However, the spacers have "bumps" allowing them to fit into each other. This causes the Redshift to sit unevenly on the spacer. To address this issue, I turned the spacers 90 degrees. This allows the Redshift to sit flush on the spacer. See the attached photos. This seems to work. Any thoughts? Thanks!
When installing the Redshift stem on my Como 4, I decided to replace the original spacers with a spline with new ones from my LBS. No matter how I spun the original ones, I couldn’t make them work correctly.
 

NightRider1

New Member
Region
Europe
I met a young woman today when I picked up my Burley Nomad trailer. She was working on one of the back wheels of her cargo trailer that she built herself. When she isn't riding she sleeps in it on your. No comfort of hotels. Although her bike is Specialized, it's not an E-bike. If I didn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't of believed it. Ventilation and insulated. She welded it together by herself. She had a single Jackery 60w panel running to her Jackery 160 to keep her phone and the things she used charged.
I might have spoken to her and asked if her "snail-shell" also has air conditioning. 🐌
 

Kam1936

Well-Known Member
Hooked the Burley Nomad to the Vado today. Charged up the bike and the Bluetti while I worked out. I like the pass through charging that allows input and output charging simultaneously. Two 100w Rockpal panels running parellel gives a steady charge of 122w an hour. The Jackery power unit charges 84w an hour with the same setup.
 

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