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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.  

What are the Differences between the Vado Models?

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What are the Differences between the Vado Models?

Charlie McCormick

The act of getting around town should be as much of an experience as your final destination, and there's no better way to do it than with the Vado. Clean, minimalist design sets the Vado apart from other super commuters. Sporty Handling with fitness style geometry for nimble yet confident steering and a relaxed riding posture. Low entry options for an easy mounting step thru frame. A suspension fork to take the edge out of those pesky potholes. Specialized has designed all of their eBikes around a stealthy frame integrated battery that blends seamlessly into the lines of the bike, without sacrificing on power capacity.

Specialized custom tunes their Vado (Brose) motors for sporty city riding. The signature feature is the belt drive and "natural" application of motor assistance - it feels like you are on a normal bike, only a lot faster. Conventional eBike motors with internal gears have noticeably more noise and vibration - and power delivery can be comparatively abrupt binary "on-off" power because of how the systems are designed. It’s designed to intuitively react to the force of your pedaling, so the harder you pedal, the more power it delivers.

On the TCD-W equipped models you connect via Bluetooth®, to the Turbo Mission Control 2.0 App, put in your destination in the mapping feature and control performance aspects of your motor. But best of all is the “Smart Control” technology where it uses an algorithm that automatically optimize motor power for the trip time or distance you are planning. If you are getting an older BLOKS model, you can upgrade to the Mission Control TCD display for around $150.

Detailed specifications comparison

Note that specifications are subject to change without notice