Specialized’s ultra-light 120-mile range e-bike - Turbo Vado SL

rochrunner

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Region
USA
City
Rochester Hills
The two larger plastic pieces, if they are wedge shaped, look like what I use between the brake pads when I'm transporting a bike with the wheel removed. It prevents problems that can occur if the brake lever is accidentally pressed with the wheel off. Good to keep handy!
 

Atlgaga

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Region
USA
It works perfectly. Trust me.
I got ready to cut an opening to insert the Mirrcycle in the stock grips - but the grips have a plastic sleeve which covers the ends - so I bought the Ergon GP2 and just installed those and the mirror. I did have to slide the TCU remote and brake lever over 3/4 inch. I think my hand position is about an inch and a half narrower than with the stock grips - but that is fine. And just did a test ride - dramatically better than my old bar end mirror and any helmet or glasses mirror I've used. Thanks for the help.
Jay
 

Atlgaga

Member
Region
USA
I got ready to cut an opening to insert the Mirrcycle in the stock grips - but the grips have a plastic sleeve which covers the ends - so I bought the Ergon GP2 and just installed those and the mirror. I did have to slide the TCU remote and brake lever over 3/4 inch. I think my hand position is about an inch and a half narrower than with the stock grips - but that is fine. And just did a test ride - dramatically better than my old bar end mirror and any helmet or glasses mirror I've used. Thanks for the help.
Jay
UPDATE Mirrcycle: 30 miles today including some challenging traffic. LOVE the mirror.
 

Over50

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When I switched to the carbon Salsa Rustler handlebar I had to ditch the Mirrcycle (bar doesn't accomodate a bar-end mirror). The only thing I could find was a cheapo on Amazon. I used to have Ergo-Tec on the R&M but apparently they don't sell in the US anymore otherwise that would have been preferred. Anyway, the Amazon cheapo is a bit chunky but functionally it is working out ok.

Recently North Street had a pannier sale. Their Micro Panniers (in the picture) turned out to be a good fit (only 15L per bag) to the SL EQ's stock rack. I recently went back to working in the office on a 2x per week basis and I'm doing 23 mile commutes. The Vado SL has been a wonderful commuter. I checked some stats back from a couple of years back when I was riding the R&M Charger GX and my de-tuned Haibike. My average times were 16-17 mph. Average times on the Vado SL around 14.5 mph. Seems a big difference but it is by design - riding on custom settings below the stock settings - averaging about 90% support and burning about 150WH of battery (extrapolating to ranges on the downtube battery of about 50+ miles). And that has been with some recent windy/headwind days. My recent commutes on the Allant 9.9s are slightly faster at around 15 mph but I also have those settings tuned lower relative to stock thanks to the Nyon.
 

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