The S Mag motor is close to the most powerful mid drive motor by the numbers- dramatically peppier than most competing systems, with 15% more power than the already strong Brose T, It is more efficient, 15% smaller, and 11% lighter than the S Alu. The S Mag pushes 90nm of torque and 560 peak watts, and is applied with the signature Brose smooth/natural feeling and low noise/vibration. Specialized uses the S mag in their 2019 Levo eMtb bikes.. .Read More
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The S motor line is at the very front of the big dog pack - dramatically peppier than most competing systems, with 15% more power than the already strong Brose T. Pushing 90nm of torque and 550 (560 for the Mag version) peak watts, and applied with the signature Brose smooth/natural feeling with low noise/vibration. Specialized uses the S motor but calls it "Turbo 1.3" and there's an app that you can tune motor performance via bluetooth on your smartphone.Read More
Between all the model years, there are a lot of choices that can be confusing. This will break down in more exact detail what the those differences mean in terms of trade-offs. There are four Brose motors being used across the line, with big differences max speed, torque and power output. Batteries also come in three different sizes - check out Specialized’s Range Calculator to see which model suits your needs best. Drivetrain and brake component differ as well - depending on whether you need better performance/longevity or can get by with the budget choice - no matter what you can’t go wrong on a Vado!Read More