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My review of the GotWay 18 Super

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Sounds like you're having fun on it ^tom^ making me jealous, still not long to wait now hopefully.

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oh i can't wait for mine! If only it weren't so expensive. I will get the GW18 too. Do you have the "big" batter with 800 something wH? Now that you have ridden it for more miles - do you think it is more nimble than when you weren't used to it yet? I mean - can you dodge in and out of crowds for example?

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why would you prefer a smaller wheel to the 18 inch in off road conditions? It seems that is what you write.

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oh i can't wait for mine! If only it weren't so expensive. I will get the GW18 too. Do you have the "big" batter with 800 something wH? Now that you have ridden it for more miles - do you think it is more nimble than when you weren't used to it yet? I mean - can you dodge in and out of crowds for example?

No it easy to answer, but I can drive it more easily then when I started.

But I have not tried to drive it in a crowd of people.

I think it could be too heavy and too big for it.

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why would you prefer a smaller wheel to the 18 inch in off road conditions? It seems that is what you write.

If you can answer this question:

you know more.

I think in rough conditions (like in the woods) the GW 18 is too heavy and too big for it. You have to handle a 1/4 mile semi-race car in the woods!

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If you can answer this question:

you know more.

I think in rough conditions (like in the woods) the GW 18 is too heavy and too big for it. You have to handle a 1/4 mile semi-race car in the woods!

I think the 18 inch possibly suffers from the "lever effect" when dealing with uneven inclined terrain.  Refer to this excellent post from John Chew. 

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I think the 18 inch possibly suffers from the "lever effect" when dealing with uneven inclined terrain.  Refer to this excellent post from John Chew. 

The power of the GW18 is enough to keep up with you.

But is is big an heavy and like a rocket, if it goes in one direction you can not change this direction so quick like with a 8 Kilogramm less EU.

Also the high of the wheel does not allow you this so easy/quick.

 

Yesterday I was driving my Rockwheel again and as I told...driving the GW18 improved my wheel ride level extremly.

I do not why exactly, but it could be of the size of the GW18. If you can handle this weight and size you have no problem at all with smaler ones.

After a week I drove my GW18 longer (in distance) then all my other weels together in 3 month.....so my legs hurts my again......but not the bones...the muscles from my skiing style.

I really love the GW18 and for me it is worth every cent I payed for it.

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So, yesterday I drove the GW18 again, but without any padding (stock version) and it was even better.

Nothing did hurt not even the muscles.

So with a extra padding, the belly of the GW18 is getting bigger and maybe if you have O-legs it will help, but not for me.

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So, yesterday I drove the GW18 again, but without any padding (stock version) and it was even better.

Nothing did hurt not even the muscles.

So with a extra padding, the belly of the GW18 is getting bigger and maybe if you have O-legs it will help, but not for me.

 

Yes the GW18 doesn't hurt.  It also has a CURVED edge on the top which helps.  My only concern is the lack of friction with the plastic.  Perhaps adding a very thin soft material to add more friction?

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Yes the GW18 doesn't hurt.  It also has a CURVED edge on the top which helps.  My only concern is the lack of friction with the plastic.  Perhaps adding a very thin soft material to add more friction?

You are right arbee, this is a point it changed as I removed the "extra" padding.

For driving it was I have the get use to it, what I did so far, but I was not be able do to sharp curves like with the padding.

So I have to figure out, if I get used to this too, or do I have do add a extra thin antslip foam to get a little bit of a friction.

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I've never added any padding to any of my eucs.

The EYU had some built in but the IPS is smooth and slippery why do you want to grip the euc? Only time I try to grip a little is when hopping up kerbs.

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1 hour ago, Villac said:

My experience with the Gotway Msuper2 18 inch MS (middle speed) version:

- Pedals are big, I ride with the "V" shape open to the front (power switch on right) the pedals are a ridged metal, I think aluminum. When riding in the rain they get really slippery. I may add grip tape, but it might be hard to get to stick with the ridges.

 

You can use some rubber contact cement to stick the grip tape in place.

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@Villac

Put grip tape on mine some 200km ago and it sticks just nicely where I put it. I made an effort massaging the tape into the grooves and that seems cause better adhesion to the pedals. It's a bit harder to clean when I catch a a leaf under my foot and tha gets massaged into some grooves, too.

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Thanks for this advice. I'll make it work somehow! If I can't handle getting the tape to stick to the pedals, maybe I'll get it to stick to the bottom of my sneakers!

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17 hours ago, Villac said:

My experience with the Gotway Msuper2 18 inch MS (middle speed) version:

I just got an Msuper from @johnc415 and wanted to share my first impressions.

First off, John was a model vendor and made the purchase extremely easy. I sent him a signed waiver and paid using a credit card, and he shipped it to me from NJ to PA in a couple of days. He answered all questions expertly, and kept open constant, helpful communication. I highly recommend him to anyone considering a purchase.

I installed a trolley, foam padding, and reflective tape.

 

I agree @johnc415 is a great salesperson to buy from.  He seems very concerned with service after the sale.  I am having an issue with mine and he has offered to go above and beyond what I believe he needs to do.  We are in a holding pattern at the moment but I have no doubt that he will do whatever needs to be done to get my issue resolved.

Where did you get your trolley handle?  I am planning on getting one soon.

 

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A bit of an update. I've been commuting to work on the Gotway 18 and enjoying myself.

I made a saddle out of the packing foam in which it was shipped. Although it is more comfortable to stand, I sit when riding around the driveway for fun. Tonight I finished the saddle with tape, lights, and reflector tape. I like the feel of the thick padding up at the top of the Gotway because it lets me lean body and EU as a unit, it is especially helpful when offroading and extra lean is needed to overcome torque and bumps in the trail.

 

HEADLIGHTS.jpg

reflectors.jpg

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Looks interesting

When you ride standing up do you still have the seat on? Its not too wide to interfere with your stance?

 

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@Cloud , yes, I'm a little bow-legged when I'm riding it! It may be hard to see, but I've cut indentations into each side where my legs fit. Also, it is compressible foam, so I kind of squeeze in as I ride: it helps me keep control on leans and turns. Probably because I'm accustomed to it now, I prefer to ride with the saddle on!

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Looks pretty cool and even better from the top view!

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When you come to a stop, do you grab it or lean it against leg? To lift it, you have to take seat off? How wide when folded up? In case you have to slide it under something, like bus seat...

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