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  2. Scatcat

    The Photo Thread

    The range difference is there, but at least on my old GT16 it wasn't that bad. We really should have a thread for tire-info. Searching for relevant tires is pretty tiresome ( ho hum ). --- Hmm maybe I SHOULD try search before going of about needed threads...
  3. Gadgetfann

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    I wear a POC Artic SL spin helmet. It’s like an open face motorcycle helmet, but has a chin Guard, which I hope will help if I ever faceplant. I can hear beeps on my KingSong wheel loud and clear at all speeds, but struggle to hear anything after 20mph on the Z10. That’s really my only annoyance other than the speed throttling at 50% battery life. The Z10 is the wheel I always grab every time I go out for a short trip. For longer rides, I take the KingSong 18L.
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  5. houseofjob

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    The Z10 is polarizing indeed, but I find myself reaching for it almost every trip out. No other wheel IMHO comes close to giving confidence on crappy urban city streets (except the Monster), plus the slow-play of the wide tire makes it so easy to egg-beater / figure-8 while waiting for a traffic light, ie. not dismounting. That said, the KS-18S will always have a place in my rotation; totally different usage case wheel than the Z: long-range but compact seated class (and no, I don't regard the MSX/MSV3 a proper seated wheel). In fact, the Z (compact super wide), KS-18S (compact seated long-range), and Monster (full-size seated long-range) all belong in separate classes IMHO; they have no similarly built competitors. And it's funny how people become blinded by the performance of the MSX and excuse everything else about it. To me, the MSX is top 5 all-time performance wheel, top 5 all-time worst comfort / ergonomics wheel. All the ride modes are tuned way too hard, creating fatigue over prolong rides, and the fact that Gotway took the recycled MSV3 shell and simply just shifted the pedals up higher (the shell height needed to increase to compensate) creates this unsettling feeling of riding with even less side shell to leverage against. It's indicative that riders keep playing with de-angling the pedals and devising new sidepads.... this is all signs of bad ergonomics / comfort. Even the MSV3, which it borrows it's shell from, was way more comfortable, with more side shell leverage and true Gotway soft modes (less fatigue). It's still a bit mystifying to me why people would continue to buy this model, when clearly Gotway will be coming out with better ergonomic shell designs (ie. the more rounded and comfortbale shells, ala KS-18S, MCM5, etc, that almost need no side padding) based on basically the same performance MSX-type motor *smh. Note, I haven't even talked about the crap MSX shell quality; it's hard to find an MSX owner in NYC who doesn't have a broken trolley handle handle,... or forgo using the trolley handle altogether due to this part's weakness.
  6. Unventor

    18XL - 1 week (167km) review

    I rode with Jens today, about 20km. We didn't go fast due to ice patches but, at some point he went all crazzy when we got a nice clear straight bike Lane without anyone else there. He went like a bat out of hell.😈 I didn't do anything but trying to keep up.😇 I kept getting the please slow down (set at 42kmh). Despite it kinda felt short, I love our ride today. not as daring as @Mike Sacristan. But we both had a few skids but without accident or issues, but to keep us on our toes. The V8 looks like a toy, the KS18XL just fits dead on. I think I have to call you Jens "Gotia Tower" Ronnedal. 🙄 When I am standing on my KS18L I am at eye height with Jens on ground zero. Best guide you could hope for if you want to see Gothenburg by EUC.
  7. Nice! It's definitely a cool piece of safety gear! I wouldn't mind using one myself, as long as it were in steady, single-colour mode But the KS18XL has completely emptied my pockets, so I might have to settle with the cheaper alternative (the same 7€ LED collar I put on my dog when I walk her at night)
  8. Darrell Wesh

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    Ah I see, thought you were talking about the low volume music. What kind of helmet do you have? Some people have complained of not hearing gotway beeps and are wearing motorcycle helmets designed to stifle sound.
  9. travsformation

    KS18XL strange noise

    Thanks! Have added the video you attached to my Youtube "EUC" playlist! Thanks for the thorough answer! Looked into it and...so many designs to choose from! That'll definitely give me something to do on rainy days (like today; it hasn't rained here since October, not a drop...I get my 18XL, and two days later it starts raining and hasn't stopped since! ) BTW, how well do vinyls hold up in terms of falls, scratches, etc.?
  10. Gadgetfann

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    True, but with my helmet on I’d like to be able to hear the beeps. It’s more of a safety issue than anything. The KingSong is exceptionally loud. Louder speakers and more range would make the Z10 perfect.
  11. Darrell Wesh

    Unicycle storage (holder, dock etc)

    lol! That’s what I’m saying. Just prop it against a wall. Mine have never fell.
  12. Darrell Wesh

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    You can’t fault the wheel for having something barely any other wheel has except the king songs (music speakers).
  13. Darrell Wesh

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    The ks18s has a seat. That should automatically keep it in your stable of wheels. If you ever go on group rides you’re going to want to bring that wheel and not the Z. How long have you had the Z? If it’s less than 2 months I can only imagine you’re still in the “honeymoon phase” and eventually your enthusiasm to ride it will mellow down and you’ll rotate wheels only to rediscover the joys of the previous ones.
  14. pico

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Some very impressive technical riding on small (14") wheels. Super daring/crazy at 13:34 Single foot riding on rough terrain at 5:00 The riders are the familiar top Kingsong testers/riders. Sorry, if this was posted before. Helmet required for us mere humans... p.s. Great leg/foot position showcase.
  15. Mike Sacristan

    18XL - 1 week (167km) review

    That is some crazy range especially considering the cold!
  16. Wouldn't mind watching the video also don't have Facebook
  17. Jens Ronnedal

    18XL - 1 week (167km) review

    After owning my first wheel (V8) for about two week I was already thinking about an upgrade. V10F, Z10, MSX or KS18L? I wanted the 18L but with the battery size of the MSX, and all my dreams came true with the 18XL. So far the wheel has delivered to all my expectations. It’s a really smooth ride, smaller bumps that made a not so smooth ride on my 16” are hardly felt at all. Where a smaller motor had to struggle getting my weight up a hill this handle with ease.Only thing I don’t like is not being able to turn of notifications that sound more like alarms. People both at home and office that were accustomed to my former totally silent wheel were not so happy with these sounds. I found my own way of dealing with it but Kingsong should do something about this very easy to solve problem. I fully understand the need of alarm when you’re pushing the wheel to it’s limits and the riders safety is at risk. Not so much why the same alarm is needed to tell you that the light is turned on.I have not yet received the larger pedals, and my 46 size shoes doesn’t even nearly have enough space to get full support on the standard pedals. It’s far from a deal breaker, but I’m sure that most riders would benifit from larger pedals.I’m 195cm tall weighing just above 100kg. My old wheel would take me 25-30km if I ran the battery to the very bottom. The longest ride I’ve taken so far is 55,6km in about freezing temperatures and it left me with 46% battery according to the Kingsong app.
  18. Jens Ronnedal

    Did tiltback throw me to the ground? 18XL

    I don’t know is this i technically correct, but from what I can feel from riding both my V8 and 18XL there’s two levels of tiltback. When I reach the speed that the tiltback is set to I notice that the pedals stiffens and if I push past that I get tiltback. I’m always aware of what speed the tiltback is set to, my current speed and battery status. Since low battery usually means tiltback at lower speeds. To just lean forward as much as possible and totally rely on tiltback will probably throw you off the wheel just as you explained. It’s better to set warnings to get your attension to lower your speed and set as goal to never reach speed that would give you tiltback. And while running on low battery, lower your speed and don’t ride agressivly
  19. Vanzen

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    Funny how diferent we all are ... 1200 km on my Z10 that I learned to love despite obvious flaws. Got a 1600 MSX last week and decided to part with my Z10. I find the MSX so more comfortable and easy to ride, not even speaking about range and speed ...
  20. I think if the battery has discharged to below around 3v the cell is knackered no matter what you then do to it. I wouldn't be happy to be charging a battery which has gone below the minimum inside my house. Im only going by the title on the video "over discharged " so don't know the specifics but be careful.
  21. Gadgetfann

    So I’ve stopped riding everything but my Z10

    The Z10 is my favorite wheel by far. Battery life and the speaker are the only weak points, but the ride is superior to anything else I’ve ridden. I can’t say I blame you for selling your other wheels.
  22. Gadgetfann

    Unicycle storage (holder, dock etc)

    I already replied to a post in the mods section, but thought I’d post this here in case anyone is looking for a way to store multiple EUCs. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0178QBDP4/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_DYmrCbJ3WN5QH It took me a while to find something that would work for my Z10, KS18L and Glide 3. Might be the perfect solution.
  23. Jean Dublin

    KS-18L and KS-18XL rapid charging

    Thanks for the info I don't have a charge doctor and the charger doesn't show current, but maybe checking the KS App will show the current % of battery while charging. Or may show close to 100% when it actually isn't, as it's charging and the voltage shows more than it is. It would not be very practical to disconnect the charger to check on the KS app, but still an option.
  24. Mike Sacristan

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Haha falling would be interesting. I would probably bounce off the ground with all the clothes I was wearing. I am vary careful when riding and always have my eyes open for potential hazards. Even if there is a small risk or unknown risk I slow down. If I do see a clean stretch though... and nobody is around... then I play a bit with the speed. Today when playing with the speed there were a couple of times where I had to slow down quickly and one time I hesitated in slowing down. The path became irregular because of the ice adding texture to it which made me lose a tiny bit of control. Enough for me to remember I wasn't wearing a helmet. -1 to +1. Our favourite haha! Somewhere between ice and slush. Every day that we can ride is a great day!
  25. Unventor

    Sverige - Uppsala, Bålsta, Stockholm

    @Mike Sacristan you dare devil 👹
  26. Unventor

    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Is short, mind blowing. 🤯 How do you avoid getting balls that big not getting roadrash?😁 I went on a ride today too. Around -1 to +1. No snow, but a few frozzed puddles or patches. About 22 km ride to Ikea different route there and back. My mind were so tired afterwards due to the constantly focusing on ice and how to control the wheel. I can say I wouldn't dare to test your road conditions. not even with a helmet and fully geared up.
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