Vado SL and Vado SL EQ are Now Available in Step-Thru Frames!

grnmtnbk

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I ordered mine yesterday--on Earth Day!! 🌏
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Court should be thrilled, as he's been reporting on this bike and its lack of a step-thru frame since at least 2020! https://electricbikereview.com/specialized/turbo-vado-sl-4-0-
 

Andrew Beattie

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we managed to get a a hold of a 2022 small 5 EQ step through here in Australia in Brushed aluminium for my wife. Its bloody awesome...........

320wh battery and 700c tyres, infact battery is showing 333wh on Mission control app!!!!
going to have to move the water bottle holder to below the bar......
 

Drace

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If you get the range extender battery it will only connect from the below bar spot (installed on my wife’s today - cord will not reach from the upper spot). Had to move her actual bottle cage to the top and remind her to take more care when stepping off the bike now
 

Andrew Beattie

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True, but dont expect to use the range extender, as should be good for 100km. My wife has only ever done 80km.
I have one for my Creo, but only use it when riding in the hills.... [we can share of course]
 

jodi2

Active Member
Number three is here!
Vado SL ST 4.0 EQ size S in raspberry

Well, almost... They need to change one hydraulic wire(?) next week, then we can fetch it.
My wife tried Como SL and Vado SL ST almost 7 weeks ago. She felt fine on the Como SL, but as she is very small and slim, the Como seems a monster with her in the saddle and looks 10 lbs heavier than it is. The Vado SL ST would be perfect for her, but the handle bar posiiton was way to sportive for her, to low and to straight/to much in front.
Today she could try it with another handle bar (compared to the original one: 60 to 15mm rise, 32 to 9 degree backsweep and 16 to 0 degree upsweep) and it was fine. The first impression "That looks fine, much better!!!" (and you all know, you never win against your wifes first impression... ;-) ) and also the test ride. So we bought it/made the first deposit.
 

jodi2

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Here the opposite, the dealer asked us yesterday more or less: "These SL ebikes are really great, especially for light riders like you and compared to your old ebike. But you don't seem that happy?" ;-)
My wife likes her things and uses them ususally as long a possible and doesn't like changes. Also all "technical stuff" normally is my "business". So at the moment it's more me behind her Vado Sl.
But before selling her old 26kg Flyer I will let her try it again after a weeks on the Vado. And she will say "What the hell... How could I ever ride such a monster???".
Even me with 50kg more, I'm fed up with all heavy standard ebikes/drives since I know the Creo. The Vado SL is made for people like her.
 

Andrew Beattie

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I believe it is, and its not complicated at all, and my wife is no techno........ keep it in level 2 and change to level 3 going up hills, and immediately back to level 2 at the top, otherwise it can 'shunt'
do need to keep peddling and that does take a bit of adjusting from the 26kg ebike. Exactly the same here....
my dearest wont go back to the old one, so it will have to to be sold....
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