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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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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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Brose CB (1.2E)

Charlie McCormick

Brose produced a special motor just for Specialized’s entry level eBikes (Specialized calls it the Turbo 1.2E) It is geared toward efficiency for excellent range, while still providing plenty of torque at low rpms so fully loaded commuters can flatten their hills out, applied with the Brose signature natural feeling smoothness.

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Integrated Battery

Charlie McCormick

Batteries that are integrated into the downtube are increasingly being used to keep an eBike looking stealthy so they blend in better. Like downtube batteries, this battery's location advantages include better handing because the bike will handle most naturally the closer the battery is to the cranks where the pedals are. This location can also be used on step through designs - allowing easier entry at the same time having ideal weight distribution. 

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