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Please use the form on the right to contact us, or call 202 794 6620. We are happy to answer any question about electric bikes that we can. 

Allow up to 24 hours for a response - we get very busy helping folks in the store! 

Hope to see you soon! 

ElectriCityBikes Team

 

4810 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
United States

202-794-6620

We have carefully curated the most reliable and innovative models of electric bikes from the top brands - Specialized, Kalkhoff, Focus, Raleigh. Come in today to browse and a free test ride - try before you buy! Our head tech has over 5 years experience in all brands and types of e-bikes and kits. Electricity Bikes was founded by City Bikes, pioneers of the urban transportation bike shop in DC since 1988.  

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Brose S Magnesium (2.1)

Charlie McCormick

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.. .

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Brose S (1.3)

Charlie McCormick

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.

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What are the Differences between the Vado Models?

Charlie McCormick

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!

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