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    Specialized Turbo Levo

    @tgianco thanks for the Dirt Daze link. Always wanted to go to one of these, close enough for me. Hope to go check it out, I'd like to go ride some top shelf bikes with really great suspension and compare handling and compliance to my own Spec Turbo Levo Comp Carbon to get some future project...
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    Specialized Turbo Levo

    @Prairie Dog , @Shooter88 @Stefan Mikes, Thanks for sharing your stories. Three years ago I sold my last dirt 2015 Husquvarna FE501, fully set up for long distance single track days, and still hanging on to my Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z, still thinking I'll get it out and ride with friends on...
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    Turbo Levo Comp Alloy - mastermind?

    @warthor I responded on the other thread when you were looking at the "base" model Turbo Levo. In all cases, whether it be Turbo Vado / Tero / Tero X, Levo, whatever it is, the one thing I can recommend is it's worth getting the right bike and model level for you when you are paying this much...
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    Turbo Levo Carbon deals

    Yep, this deal at 5k was for the "base" carbon Turbo Levo. Note: You have to look real close at what you're getting. You'll notice the forks, shock, shifting components you get with the base model, is what it is. It's an upgrade-path bike for lower entry cost. Once I decided to go back to full...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como/Tero/Tero X User Club

    Agree, and can understand why you do. I really enjoyed three separate demos recently on a new Vado 4.0. Super fun to ride. Precise handling on road, and compromised surface areas. Like the riding position and overall interaction with the bike. Highly recommend it recently to a few good friends...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como/Tero/Tero X User Club

    Agree, that's great. I looked for a while and did not see this kind of deal for a 5.0. Good for you, very nice!
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como/Tero/Tero X User Club

    Good points and definitely where my thinking is stuck. I called today and there are no available new 5.0 Vados in my region next 90-120 days. Oh well - This sort of cuts me loose to look around for potential alternatives. I find it hard to understand how my local incycle (specialized backed...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como/Tero/Tero X User Club

    Disclaimer: I only tested 3.0 in Tero, not 5.0, so my feedback might be limited. On the road, the Tero 3.0 for me was a little bit sluggish compared to my own Sirrus X 5.0 and the Vado 4.0 I demoed. I suspect two reasons for starters, types of tires - knobby vs street 50/50 hybrid, and taller...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como/Tero/Tero X User Club

    Thanks for sharing this @giantkn10. Something easy to swap like this is more attractive than replacing front and rear both. Sorry if I missed it, and when you mentioned a chain guide, I'm assuming you did this on a Vado maybe. Just to reconfirm, is it a Tero or Vado for this chain ring swap...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como/Tero/Tero X User Club

    I spoke to a shop yesterday who confirmed it can be done, i.e. all unplugged, safely. If I proceeded, my plan would be to disintegrate it, plastic bag all the parts, store it in a loft for safe keeping until I resale the bike down the road. Its possible I might like the option of riding in the...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como/Tero/Tero X User Club

    @Stefan Mikes and @giantkn10, Thanks for your thoughts. You both confirmed my concerns about the gearing situation, tires, and a few other things. If I go Vado to start, the racks and fenders may get removed relatively soon and getting stored. The first of the obvious differences come down to...
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    Specialized Turbo Vado/Como/Tero/Tero X User Club

    Hi All, new member here. What are the disadvantages trying to use a Tero 5.0 (new, Class 3 offering) as an 80% paved road bike? Situation: I'm going back and forth trying to decide between a 2023 Vado 5.0, and 2023 Tero 5.0. I ride 80% road to get to the 20% mild dirt-trail use. Maximum of...
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