1. C

    Specialized "Body Geometry" 200mm Saddle (Seattle Area or Shipped)

    This saddle is from my 2023 Como 4.0. Only rod eon it once. It is a comfy saddle but the geometry is not right for me so I bought a different one. Selling for $25 obo. I prefer to sell locally if you live in the near South Seattle/ Renton area in WA. Willing to ship if buyer pays for shipping.
  2. N

    Petite rider ISO basic, lightweight ride

    I'm new to the ebike world, looking for a relatively lightweight ride to give just a little more oomph to my speed on mixed-use urban roads, and add some fun to my errand runs. Background / use: My "analog" bike is a 1980s touring Trek with very aggressive geometry and razor-thin tires. I...
  3. F

    Specialized 3.0 Vado IGH - I'm tiny but I like the feel of an M

    As the title says - I'm pretty damn small. 151 cm, so around 5'0 - inseam around 25''? This means I *really* should be an S. However the dealers are sold out for months, and I found an M today at a store and got the step-through in M. I test-rode a Tero (the only S they had in the store) and it...
  4. R

    Hello e-cycling world!

    Hello, I’m Ragesh and just joined the forum. I live in NW London (Pinner to be precise) and recently equipped myself with a Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 2023 to replace my car! I’ve done around 35 miles so far and absolutely loving it!
  5. Ellievking1

    Covering battery connections on Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 when battery is not attached

    I'd like to do a multi-day cycling trip with my Turbo Vado (2020 model I think), so I'll need to charge the battery overnight. I imagine most places are not going to have outdoor e-bike charging points, so the battery will have to come inside and the bike might have to stay outside...
  6. Dazzlah

    Hello EBR members

    Hi I am Michael from N California. Here my bikes: 1985 Olmo Professionisti with Suntour Superbe Pro drivetrain, Shimano Dura Ace brakes and levers, Campy shifters and seatpost. This was my college racer. Was stolen 2 years ago but recovered from a Craig’s list add 8 months later… yay! Serotta...
  7. PedalUma

    Is Vado Smoking Addictive?

    I smoke two Vados in the morning I smoke two more at night I smoke two Vados in the afternoon It makes me feel alright I smoke two Vados in time of peace And two in time of war I smoke two Vados before I, I smoke two Vados Then I smoke two more Smoke two Vados Is Vado Smoking Addictive?
  8. N

    Discounted pricing for Turbo Levo?

    I’m considering a 2022 Turbo Levo Expert, but just can’t swallow the idea of paying full price for a 2022 when the 2023‘s could be out any time (Spec and others). I know of several dealers that have been sitting on S2 sizes that haven’t moved, and I was considering throwing out a price if 10k...
  9. nate_lynch

    Auction: Electric Brompton AND Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 (supports nonprofit)

    My New York City area non-profit is auctioning off two amazing electric bikes (Brompton and Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0) that you could win!!!! Read on for details: MY21 Electric Brompton Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0 Shipping and eligibility: Anyone is eligible to bid online. The...
  10. Scarbs

    Turbo Vado SL wheel removal

    Hi, newby here. I have purchased a Turbo Vado SL and, when getting riding kit ready, notice that I don’t really know what tools I require to remove the wheels. Any ideas please?
  11. jakimo

    Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 vs Diamondback Union 2

    After much research, I finally decided on the Specialized. I'm a week or so away from buying.. and then.. Today I walked into a shop and saw the Union 2, now I’m wondering! The Union 2 has more torque, the Specialized seems to have more battery life Both are $4k, very similar Which one to...
  12. E

    3500-4500$ Ebike, help me choose

    Looking for a mid drive commuter for gravel and city roads. Typical commute is 15 miles or so, and would like to have sustained 20-25mph speed. I have shortlisted the following Cannondale Tesoro Neo X2 - 4100$ Trek Allant+ 7S - Trek - 4050$ Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 - $4000 Gazelle Medeo T10+...
  13. M

    How the heck do I legally ship a spare ebike battery domestically???

    How the heck do I ship a spare e-bike battery??? Just the battery, no bike. It is a 480Wh Lithium Ion battery for a Specialized Turbo Vado. Unfortunately, the local FedEx and UPS stores said they are unable to pack it up for me. It is being shipped domestically. So it can go via ground...
  14. C

    2022 Turbo Creo SL Expert EVO

    TLDR at the bottom. I'm new here. I live in a hilly area which has always limited the distance I rode my current road bike. I've always wanted to ride to the beach but was concerned that I wouldn't be able to make it back :rolleyes:. I started researching electric road bikes about a week ago. I...
  15. PedalUma

    Specialized Retaliates Canceling 400 Paid Orders in Nor. Cal.

    Mike's Bikes has been the largest retailer of Specialized bikes in North America. They were just purchased by a family owned company based in Amsterdam. Upon learning of this, however, Specialized abruptly terminated their relationship with Mike's. They later notified Mike's Bikes that they...
  16. N

    Specialized Vado 4.0 - Beware

    SPECIALIZED E-BIKE OWNERS – BEWARE … We wanted you to feel like you were on a “regular” bike, but that somehow, you’d grown superhero legs. Our core mission still hasn’t changed. It’s now, and forever will be, our promise for every Turbo: It’s You, Only Fast. The above caption is right from...
  17. T

    Pet Trailer?

    I would love to haul my little dogs in a trailer behind my new Specialized Como 4. I am having a hard time determining which brands are compatible with the Como, specifically axle attachment and what sort of adaptations are required. I really like the Schwinn trailer but don’t know if it will...
  18. Turbo Vado Pip

    Beat the queues. Specialized Turbo Vado 4 available now (Edinburgh, UK) £2400

    Beat the queues. £900 off price new!! Current model Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 eBike available now! This is the very latest and current model Turbo Vado 4.0 in Large frame size as shown on the Specialized UK website. For those of you interested in tech specs, facts and figures, there is no...
  19. Ravi Kempaiah

    Tesla's co-founder JB Straubel partners with an E-bike company to recycle E-bike batteries

    Recycling E-bike batteries is an issue that is mostly neglected by many companies because proper recycling of Li-ion batteries is complex. As EV and E-bikes are gaining traction, spent batteries need to be properly recycled or disposed if these EVs and E-bikes need to be considered "Green"...
  20. R

    Hello from PA - New to EBikes, but not to riding.

    I purchased a Vado SL-5 EQ 3 weeks ago for a "Turning 60" present (I turned 60 last year). I have been a long time rider - 35+ years of road riding, but age is taking it's toll. After 4 aortic valve surgeries in the past decade (on my 3rd artificial valve), a new pacemaker last year, an older...