Learn more about each eBike feature - what's the benefit? Is there value added for my experience?
Traditional chain/sprocket/derailleur external gears are the norm for most bikes, On premium eBikes, internal gears and belt drives tend to be quieter, cleaner and less maintenance. There is no free lunch though - each drivetrain type has it's strengths and challenges. Find out which one is right for you.
Daily commuting on an eBike will put you ahead of the pack every time, but it pays to be prepared. Fenders keep the spray off your face, back and feet. A rear carrier allows you to use bags. Lights that are integrated with your eBikes battery. A chainguard keeps your chain & trousers clean. Integrated frame locks for quickie stops. And a nice bell to politely tell people to get out of your way!
Where a battery is located on the bike can really affect the handling. Too high up and the bike will be top heavy - when pedaling hard out of the saddle it will fight being swung back and forth. To far back on a frame not stiffed in the rear, and the bike can "swim" when pedaling out of the saddle. When the battery is located in the frame, it keeps the lines clean and look is stealthy - so that your eBike will fit in more with regular bikes.
Long story short:
- skip cable brakes altogether
- if you want outstanding braking force - get hydraulic disc brakes.
- If you want the lowest maintenance brakes with great stopping power - get hydraulic rim brakes.
With any of the Specialized eBikes using the TCD display you you’re able to connect, via Bluetooth®, to the Turbo Mission Control App for full control over your eBike. This app allows you to tune the motor to your personal preferences, it eliminates range anxiety through the Smart Control function, and it offers the rider a wide range of features, like including navigation, tracking, diagnostics, and ride history. For older BLOKS equipped Vado/Como/Levo it is possible to upgrade to the newer TCD display.