When comparing Specialized Turbo Vado 5.0 vs Carbo, the Slant community recommends Carbo for most people. In the question“What are the best electric bikes?” Carbo is ranked 6th while Specialized Turbo Vado 5.0 is ranked 8th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Variable assistance, according to the needs
This e-bike has three different levels of assistance: Eco, Sport and Turbo. The Eco level only helps you to maintain speed, whilst Turbo will kick in almost immediately and will push you forward with great effort. The exact amount of assistance levels for each mode can be fine-tuned in the smartphone app so you can personalize the bike to your needs. The battery capacity should be enough for most everyday commuters, as it can go as far as 50 miles in Eco mode or 25 miles in Turbo mode.
Pro Can be monitored and customized via a smartphone app
You can download the Specialized E-Bike Mission Control app that offers a wide range of features and allows to customize your bike. You can check all the previous stats of your rides, the current status of the battery, plan routes accordingly to the battery level and diagnose potential problems with the bike. You can also fine tune the characteristics and response of the motor and change the behavior of each travel mode.
Pro Won't attract unwanted attention
The bike is designed in a way that from a distance, it’s hard to tell that it has a battery and a motor. The battery is seamlessly integrated in the down tube while the motor sits hidden in the bottom bracket. It does have a built in headlight, a display mounted on the handlebar and a taillight that works as a brake light, but the rest looks like an ordinary bike so it’s less likely to attract thieves and will blend in the traffic with the rest of the bikes.
Pro Good looking
Pro Customer Service
Comparing to other companies(bought 2 other similar products from other bigger companies), they do a better job at getting back to you once you have concerns.
It's very well-built. Most e-bikes have little to big problems here and there but they this one is more solid.
Extra's can be ordered (at a price of course)
Costing more than $4000, it’s a serious investment so you have to definitely think if you really need all these features.
Con Can be too heavy to use without motor assistance
Because the bike is heavy, it’s almost impossible to pedal up a steep hill without the motor’s help.
Con Delivery Time
The delivery time is just a bit longer but it's worth the wait.
Con No suspension
Which can be a problem for people with reumatic complaints.