9th March 2016:- Me and my mate took a trip down to London from Norwich to go and see the Uniwheel and chat to the guys who designed it. I currently have an X8 but am now looking for a faster wheel. My mate rides a Solowheel Xtreme.
My opinion:- After spending an hour with these guys and then testing their Uniwheels in the back road, I was pretty impressed. It rode well and was comfortable (I'm female). In my opinion, reading through some of the comments here on this excellent forum, you should have confidence in the motor power numbers etc and not judge these guys by the standards of other EU manufacturers who stretch the truth. Maybe do what we did, and go visit them before offering opinions on the Uniwheel and get an understanding of it, and them and their ethos. These guys are passionate about their product and really seem to know what they are doing, with the valuable experience of having come for the automobile industry.
You should also know that they have decided to back away from the beta testing for many reasons. They said they will be supportive in case of product malfunctions on the first wheels off the production line on wards, and being a business woman myself, I found them sincere in their comments. They are clearly out to please their clients and are, in a sincere way, 'Geeks'.
The design was not just skin deep but went into the components too with 'safety' being very high on their list in order to satisfy not only themselves but the regulative authorities in the UK. I really got the sense that these guys genuinely really care about all aspects. The Lipo batteries seemed easy to swap over and I would personally not have an issue with carrying the spare in my backpack (handbag ;-) ) For me, the design was better in reality than on picture and I was suitably impressed all around. Because I don’t know the technical jargon I can't quote much here but when these guys say it goes 22kph, I believe them! (despite being a blonde).
This seems to be a real quality product compared to much cheaper units although I personally do feel it is still priced a little on the high end, but maybe this cost is an issue for me only because of the falling prices of the other EU's out there at this moment in time. Lets face it, in comparison, the Solowheel Xtreme is a pretty amazing quality wheel but again, the price is OTT. Quality and safety isn't cheap!
Go and see Steve and his team and give the new Uniwheel a ride! :-)