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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. 

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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 T Speed (1.2)

Charlie McCormick

Aka Specialized 1.2, it provides up to 28 mph assistance. Noticeably peppier than competing systems, the Brose T motor’s "natural" feeling power delivery hits the perfect balance between plenty of giddyup and efficiency to ensure great range. Torque peaks at 72nm and 520 watts, beating out both the Shimano Steps city motors and the Bosch Active line, and on par with the Bosch Performance street motors,

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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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