Dumbar, For the same price of the super commuter,No, and that would be a deal breaker for me if I was in the market for a commuter. The new Specialized Vado will have suspension.
If only the SC was available in AustraliaI rode the Super Commuter tonight. Just about 3 blocks so I can't really provide much of a review. It showed up at my local Trek shop (small frame) this week. I took my R&M Charger in for a Nuvinci check and they had just charged the battery on the SC and insisted I be the first to take the bike out. Its definitely a more forward aggressive riding position vs my Charger. The bike feels light, nimble and quick and the battery integration is very well done. I first politely declined to be the first test rider because I said I wouldn't likely purchase the SC until they have an option with some suspension and another color. But nevertheless they wanted me to give it a try whilst they checked out my Charger. I heard/felt some brake rubbing and perhaps the front wheel was pulling left a bit so I only rode the few blocks and returned to the shop. I think they said more SCs are showing up at their shop this week. It seemed like the fenders, rack and lighting were pretty well done and there was no rattling.
It seems to be a terrific looking bike. They did a much better job of integrating the battery into the downtube than Specialized did on the new Vados, at least from the pictures so far. Still can't get behind the whole mid drive thing, though, not just yet. I hate to see the original Turbos going away, they were about as elegant as it gets as far as the design of the things.
Saw the Vado in person, I almost threw up. its a hideous bike, also 2/3 of the bikes had broken rear sections on the rack. Thats disconcerting. If I have to replace my Turbo with a road bike, it will be the Super8
All three of the bikes that came into the local shop (Specialized Vado) all had broken rear racks. Says more about the packing, but I was not impressed seeing that. I was going to buy the Vado but changed my mind. Now I like the fact that Bosch motor is in the trek bike, not specialized own design hard to get ahold of, I ordered a super commuter today. I really like the headlight and hope I am happy with it. The horn on the Vado was really cool, but I will see.