specialized turbo vado sl

  1. A

    Installing Jones H Bar on Turbo Vado SL 5 EQ?

    Hi All! I've had numbness in my hands and soreness in the back of my shoulders after long rides (+20 miles) on my TV SL5 EQ. I've had a bike fit and we believe we have the back end of the bike correct regarding post / saddle height and tilt. I've seen others in this forum discuss their...
  2. Lancer X

    Specialized Vado Turbo SL 5.0 EQ - please help confirm my choice!

    Hi folks. I'm a lapsed road cyclist. A bout of back problems and iron deficiency anemia has me off the wagon and 40 pounds heavier. With these health problems behind me, I'm ready to get back into shape and out in the big blue room! I have made the decision to go e-bike, and to use it to...
  3. J

    New Vado SL step through owner

    The posts in the Specialized Vado forum were very helpful as I was deciding what kind of e-bike to get. I settled on the Vado SL because I still want to feel like I am able to get a workout on my bike, and I light how light it is. I took it for a ride yesterday and it was a dream to ride. I rode...
  4. G

    TCD2 or TCU mastermind on older Vado SL?

    I bought a 2021 Vado SL 4.0 EQ and see the new models come with either the TCU or TCD-2. I’m wondering if anyone has been able to get a specialized dealer to retrofit an older model with one of these new displays?
  5. DJRib

    Conventional Road Bike to Vado SL. Thoughts?

    Glad to discover this great forum! Looking at picking up a Vado SL to replace my 2006 carbon Roubaix. Even before hearing the phrase "2X You" I was telling some long-time riding friends that sometimes I want to ride 50-60 miles but only do 25-30 miles of work. I'm 58 and do mostly road riding...
  6. ampao

    Hello from NYC

    Hi everyone Bought an ebike last year to commute without using the subway. Joined the community so I could tap on your knowledge on the ins and outs of repair and perhaps gain enough so I could share mine in the future. I think this was one of my best decisions ever. I lost weight, improved...
  7. R

    Vado SL 4.0 Motor suddenly not working!

    That is the simplest way to describe what's happened. I've contacted the bike shop and will take it back next week for diagnostics. So what happened - was riding on a hill outside my gate, I'd adjusted something (just hand positions nothing electrical related) on the bars and was just riding up...
  8. R

    So a quick review of the Vado SL after a month’s use.

    It’s brilliant. I do have to work. I get out of breath on steep climbs but rarely have to stop and as this is primarily for exercise that’s a good thing. The Ride - It is stiff, but I’m used to it now. Weight - I know the SL is light for an e bike but unassisted it can feel heavy. I'm getting...
  9. Qamera

    Turbo Vado SL 4.0 EQ - First Ride Comments and Questions From Newbie

    Why I went e-bike: I just turned 65. I run 15-20 miles a week and do a half marathon about once a year. Last year I did a trail half. But I figured I should start to cross-train and take some of the pounding off my knees, and also try something new! So I did the homework and pretty much knew...