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    Hey everyone, thought you might enjoy our mixed PEV group ride in the bay this past weekend.
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    Well, considering I take it up and down actual San Francisco slopes, daily, with no issues, I would say the 16X is indeed capable. Silliness aside, I have also really been appreciating the beep alarms when I'm ripping up the hills, but I agree, they should be documented! v1.07 has been great for me! I find this wheel so much more fun and comfortable than my Nikola.
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    @PodqueenIt's also worth considering just buying a used wheel first. You're going to drop your wheel a lot in the first few months and it's far better to beat up on old wheel than a brand new expensive wheel. When you're feeling confident on the wheel you could then sell it on and not loose much money. By then the wheel you initially wanted will be much cheaper and you'll be less likely to damage it. A sort of win win.
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    Impressive. I was fortunate enough to have a neighbor who coached me on my Segway i2 years ago. I wish I had someone like you locally.
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    Shieeeeet. Glad to hear you didn't suffer much damage. How was the feeling of overleaning? Did the pedals get weak or did they just go entirely limp? How was your body posture when you started to gun it? Did you go in full Gotway lean mode with a straight body or were you bent at the knees in a lower stance? Just asking for educational purposes. I've been playing around with pushing my 16X lately and also "gunned it". In a matter of seconds I hit an overspeed alarm + an overpower alarm and a soft tiltback which didn't turn into a hard tiltback. If I would have done that on my MSX I am sure I would have gotten 5 beeps and then been dumped as you did. I am playing with the 5 beeps a little on the MSX to see what my margin is but it's scary stuff. Any idea how fast you were going?
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    Yep I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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    Gonna have to add another one to this list. As discussed here, it's a big problem that we don't know how much thrust margin we have until we faceplant. We're given speed beepers, but they are programmed to activate when we have some arbitrary and unknown amount of thrust margin left, which is truly only appropriate for a single, and unknown, riding condition. Many people have fallen well before hitting the beeper, because they made large a demand for thrust that exceeded what the EUC could provide at that speed and state of charge. My boss at work fell off his OneWheel for the same reason: on a low state of charge, he tried to accelerate and instead of tiltback, he got nose dive. Where D is the motor drive duty cycle ranging from 0% to 100%, the thrust margin is proportional to (100%−D). Having an audible chirp that repeats with a period C(100%−D)/T (where C is a proportionality constant and T is the EUC's absolute temperature in Kelvin) would allow us to develop an intuitive feel for how close we are to the edge so that when we get near it with repetition and experience, we can better judge where it is and avoid it.
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    I am just getting excited for my new MsuperX 100volt that will be at my house Tuesday. I am coming up from a KingSong 14C, so this will be a huge improvement and I am very excited about the bigger pedals. By the way, shout out to Jason, he was kind enough to talk to me on the phone to help me decide between a Kingsong 18 xl, 16x and msuperx.
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    Mounting and dismounting will teach you wheel control and foot placement. It is definitely a good drill. The problem is finding a way to do enough reps without dropping the wheel. Here is my friend Mohamed learning how to ride. I filmed the process and I put time stamps in the description. 40 PSI would be very high for me on a V10. It would feel like riding a razor. But my riding weight when I tried 40 PSI on a V10 was 65kg.
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    Cogswell Ride from @Marty Backe's LA Tour
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    Hey everyone! Starting this thread to gather all tips that might be handy when DIY'ing in a single thread (if someone made a thread like this before, I'm sorry...). Everything is welcome, even the things that you might think is really obvious. I'll start off with one of those lol. Whenever you are moving connectors or something completely different on the control board, MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT POWER! It seems really obvious or you might think "I just have to move this wire", but things can and probably will go wrong. Just disconnect power, it takes 3 seconds instead of days waiting for replacement parts... Everything on the control board is exposed so you might do like me and short the phase wire with something and make a whole lot of sparks and a bang. Thanks for reading till the end and have a great day
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    I'm a new rider and feel like one of the minority who use a small rearview mirror on my helmet. How do most of you road riders check for approaching traffic from behind? Does it become natural to turn your head without the risk of turning your EUC? I'm too worried that if I look behind me I will veer into the road. I also feel like some drivers slow way down just to watch me ride, which makes me nervous, too. Just pass me already!
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    So how is the weatherproofing or lack there of? So far it seems to more towards the latter... I'm considering buying a new 16¨ and being able to ride in the rain is important. (and i don't like the looks of the nikola)
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    1500 euro for a 16S?? geeeeeeeeeeeeeez... thats a rip off lol, hmm well if thats the case then it purely comes down to what youre willing to spend lol.. because at that price difference its comparing apples to apples.. if that were the case i might just pick up a V8F and you can decide later if you ever want to upgrade.. the V8F would make an excellent second wheel just as a side note to make your life harder, you dont need to pay those insanely inflated prices to get the 16S.. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33044074183.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.61d318d18EeeVZ&algo_pvid=d1199707-0f04-425a-9f79-070324023868&algo_expid=d1199707-0f04-425a-9f79-070324023868-20&btsid=c371cf17-00a5-45c7-b0d3-9a959697f5cd&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1,searchweb201603_55
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    I'm looking forward buying the V8F. I've been wondering for a long time between the V8F and the KS16S. It's been a long guessing since they have their advantages and weak points. What makes me go for the V8F is the weight (I weight less than 55kg so I don't want to have my wheel heavier than a part of my own weight), the cut-off button, the design, and the price since I was looking for the 840wh KS16S. But I'm still wondering, that's so hard ! Fortunately, I've got up to my bank's response to keep guessing !
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    Ditto! @Mike Sacristan - if I’m ever in your neighborhood (or yours @Lillian) I’ll stop by for a lesson! Ha!
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    Yeah I imagine it quite does well on the slopes. It would be fun if we had slopes like those here. That are actually asphalt and not dirt. So you get beeps sometimes going up? 3 beeps? 4 beeps? Ever checked the stats to see what triggered them? Thanks for sharing! I like the Nikola+ and am tempted to get one customised with 2600Wh and 21700 cells but i'm afraid it would steer like a truck. On the other hand it would solve my range/speed. But on the other hand it's winter now... I just came back from a 40km ride and still had over half battery left lol.
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    Thanks @Unventor. I’ll try not to get too confident (that’s a ways away for sure). Let me know what you think of the V10. I have no basis for comparison but the V10 seemed like a great EUC. Thanks for the videos!
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    Nice to see the tail end too - where the group sticks together and helps out (traffic - u - debris). Wish u the best (and your wheel too :-) ) .
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    Convenience, and the wheel might need a top up if visiting someone that is just a little bit too far for a round trip without top up. Sometimes you can change plans when out and need a charger, which you didn't bring because you weren't expecting to need one. Fast chargers reduce battery life and I wouldn't want to leave one unattended as fire risk is higher. A normal charger is perfect for overnight charging if you are sleeping over somewhere or on vacation. Many of us don't like having to carry a separate brick around and we don't all have the same needs/demands you know.
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    I agree. I even checked the manual and couldn't see any mention of this 3 beep alarm. Sadly they don't mention beeps and instead mention the voices. The manual should be updated with beep code translation and also with information regarding the new 88% alarm (4 beeps in quick succession). https://support.mykingsong.com/article/126-king-song-16x-electric-unicycle-user-manual-ks-16x
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    Chirping feedback will be VERY intuitive, akin to chirping barometric altimeters that glider pilots use to find the thermals (the frequency and tone indicate rate of ascent). Curious: why proportional to temperature? Decreasing battery capacity? Or to make the more sad chirping as the temperatures go lower for those who live in real winters and watch @Marty Backe's videos from California with envy?
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    I very rarely mount with my feet exactly where I want them. I am still quite the beginner though. I've had my wheel for about 4 months now, but haven't even done 50 miles on it yet, because of various things getting in the way. And yeah, it's strange how you'll be riding and think "oh, I turned much easier"...."I just moved my feet without wobbling" … "I just looked over my shoulder to check for traffic without veering sideways" It all just starts to click the more you ride
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    The lift is rated at 175 lbs so no problems. I just installed it today. It’s not my intention to store my wheels 10 feet up but it was fun watching the 16X climb.
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    Yes! It would be wonderful to customize the tilt-back behavior, PID coefficients, and light show, and would open up a whole new dimension of the sport. If I had a Z10, I know that I'd want to disable the over-charge protection which protects the battery from excessive regen current by suddenly disconnecting the battery from the motor driver but, in doing so, causes falls as documented by Marty; I'd rather kill the EUC than myself. Of course, if you used custom firmware the manufacturer would need some way to know that you did; the worst thing for them would be if your custom firmware broke the EUC, for example, by setting the current limit or over-temperature protection too high, and you then re-flashed it back to factory settings and sent it back demanding warranty repairs. At the very least, visibility into the firmware would great to know what parts of the EUC's behavior can be trusted, and what parts are sketchy. For example, if a new EUC comes out with new firmware, I won't know exactly how the protection and cutoff features are implemented until somebody (hopefully somebody else) tests them, crashes, and reports back. That's not my preferred way to learn the limits of a new EUC.
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    That is actually a good idea ... a dongle that plugs into the USB port to turn on the EUC and to render the EUC useless without it ... great security idea! Although, as EUCs are so portable the idea would be to not leave your EUC out of sight. Thankfully, most people can't ride a EUC yet and wouldn't know what do do with one.
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    This is the biggest question here. How long can the spectacle last? Are actually obvious copyright infringements in the forum okay? https://www.google.com/search?q=Lada+Paglia&newwindow=1&client=tablet-android-samsung&source=android-browser&prmd=ivsn&sxsrf=ACYBGNSacC3zPLbZ33uA8L5uGw20zyeikg:1574022993579&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj-5pnLjPLlAhXBLFAKHdk3Co8Q_AUoAXoECA0QAQ&biw=1024&bih=768&dpr=2 A free wallpaper picture does not entitle you to use it as your own profile picture. It may be used as a wallpaper, not more. @meepmeepmayer @mrelwood
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    The Segway Ninebot MAX eScooter has a built-in fast charger, so hopefully this will be standard on other devices soon. I would expect such a feature to be on a separate module as it could be reused on many similar products. A compartment to store the lead for the charger would be a nice touch too.
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    Dear euc.world users, today I updated "Top riders" section. Now the ranking presents real, verified results. In addition, the rankings themselves have changed slightly - instead of average distance and speed during a tour, users who have reached the highest distance during one trip and the highest average speed during a trip are rewarded. So records are more important than average values within specified interval Now there are also additional intervals available - you can check the best riders of the last 7 days, 30 days or 180 days. Or the best riders of all time New "Top Riders" ranking is available at https://euc.world In order to be among the best, it is necessary to use recent version of the EUC World application. Older versions of the application (especially euc.world WheelLog versions that was installed from APK installer) use an outdated version of the API and do not send information that is necessary for the proper functioning of the ranking. Old API contain limitations making further development of the service and application problematic. For this reason, the old API will be turned off at the beginning of January 2020. For this reason, users of the old versions of the application will not be able to use the features of the euc.world service.
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    EUCs should include a "training mode" ... it sporadically cuts out at a pre-selected speed ...
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    "also important for safety (drivers DGAF). I'd like to see future EUCs with a top speed of 80 or 90km/h." - I'm guessing your idea of safety is different to mine "Belt-drive" - I believe some Rockwheel EUC's had gearing but it didn't seem to catch on. Not sure why. "I'd like future EUCs with 3kWh or more" - I suspect this might add substantially to the weight and cost. "still larger pedal size" - if the pedal attachment was standard across different wheels (and different EUC makers) then you could order your pedals separately to suit your feet or application. If the dihedral angle was adjustable then that might be nice. Perhaps have a choice of grips as well. Maybe choose between magnetic or friction closure. Personally, I think it would be nice to have standards on how pedals are made so you could have your favourite pedal on any EUC. Size, grip, dihedral angle, magnetic or friction. This should mean it would end up cheaper for manufactures and also better for consumers. Front and rear lighting with brakes should be standard on all wheels and at a useful height. It would also be nice to have independent standards on wheels. Waterproofing, crash resistance, speed and range for different weight riders (not just 70kg asian guys), safe speed for a given rider weight using a standard surface with bumps and dips. Braking distances at set speeds for different rider weights. Build strength by repeatedly simulating jumping off kerbs. Noise levels (for humans and dogs). I think it should be straight forward to build a machine to destruction test the wheels.
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    Downtown Toronto has quite a few euc riders, as well as OneWheels and e-sk8s. There is a small club on Facebook (Toronto E-Riders, 265 members) organizing weekly or monthly rides. I have yet to join. The city has a decent, constantly evolving, bicycle path network. I personally rarely see electric unicycles, but every time my heart races; it is still so unusual! A couple of months ago I saw a guy dressed up like a Transformer or Robocop (very futuristic-looking) delivering food (Foodora or Uber Eats?) swooshing by on his MSX. On my way home, a young guy was riding his Solowheel/InMotion V8/Glide 3 in the bike lane, probably commuting to/from school. Another day, in the suburbs, on a separated sidewalk (meaning there is grass between the road and the path) I saw a rider with a big backpack heading towards the commercial area (probably going shopping). Only saw 2 Segway riders over the last few months (beside the Segway tours operator based in the Distillery District (East of the downtown core)). Segways should be more popular with all the filmmaking being done here, but I guess, unless you are carrying a big camera, the cool factor is almost gone. Came back from a vacation in the slightly more isolated Canadian Maritimes (New Brunswick, Prince Edward’s Island, Magdalen Islands) and the feeling I got from the people staring at me riding the King Song was exquisite! I was from the future or an Alien with impossible advanced technology. They certainly are not exposed to frequent UFO sightings! There is something very cool about unicycles. For most people, that magical balancing act truly is fascinating.
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    Thanks for the concern, but I think I will stick with my flimsy Flexmeters I also suspect that there are more than a few people who have gone down hard with them and *not* ripped a slider off, and saved their delicate wrist and hand bones in the process. I can't speak for the mechanics of Marty's fall, but I maintain that Flexmeters offer the best overall protection against bone damage for EUC use.
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    Power on the wheel -- Connect with APP -- Unlock the motor -- Checking the status
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    Seconding the request for any updates on these. :-)
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    The galloping goose by the Mackenzie interchange project is finally paved! Just one small detour left south of McKenzie. I think my commute on my V8 (now at 23 km/hour) is faster then most cars in the morning. Loving it.
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    Old thread I know... was there ever any resolution? It is hard to tell from the sound if it is cogging... I recently started getting the same thing with my 16X. A rattling sound. I think it's the handle! If I extend the handle a bit and hold it while riding I can't make the sound. It happens especially when doing heavy acceleration and braking. Sometimes it will rattle more sometimes less.
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    Title should be ‘California Dreaming!’ While shoveling snow this morning I’m dreaming about your warm weather.
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    I'm inspired by the map. Wishing I had somewhere in NYC like that to ride. Better riders can go all over the city but I'm most comfy on smooth, paved terrain. Re. additional media, I have 3 cameras, front, rear and 360. I like the excitement of sharing, but find my best rides are without it. This morning I hopped up, went out and rode camera-free. I had fun looking at the stares, confused birds that didn't know how to time their fly-aways and chatting with folks about this strange wheel.
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    This guitar stand cost me $14 and holds my 60 lb Nikola like it was built for it. The part where the wheel rests against is padded slightly with a grippy material. The tire even rests perfectly in the lowest dip. I’m going to get another one to keep at work.
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    Trail, concrete Speed: 28 - 30 mph Riding style when mishap: Sitting then standing up with hard breaking, wheel started wobbling like crazy until it kicked me off. Material Damage: Leatt 5.5 shoulder protection, rear lower scrapes Triple 8 elbow guards, both with scrapes RidBiker under short protection, rear plastic with scrapes, foam and mesh shredded Flexmeters wrist guards, both with plastic scrapes and torn mesh at palm location Alpinestars leather gloves, scrapes Cargo shorts, shredded (destroyed) Fanny pack, shredded (destroyed) Bell DH helmet, untouched Leatt knee guards, untouched Nikola, left side shell and pedals with scrapes, scorpion handle scrapes (road rash), seat ripped off. --------- Bodily Injuries: R/H elbow, 2 small scuff/burn marks from elbow guard straps
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    What a great contribution you've done to the EUC family. Very thankful.
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    Wow, did I read that correctly - 10K km and you're still using the oem grip tape on your pedals?
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    I back off as soon as I feel the KingSong tilt-back. I accelerate until tilt-back begins, back off a bit until it goes away, and repeat a small cycle between activating and deactivating it. Activating slowly like GotWay means it's hardly noticeable, and once you do notice it takes forever to go away, so the activation and deactivation cycle is slow and large. Maybe I just need to get used to it though and it'll grow on me ... which won't happen unless they increase the tilt-back speed options. I like your attitude. It lends some confidence that the 3rd alarm is set sufficiently low (leaving enough margins) to be useful. That said, I think I might have heard it while going to grab food yesterday. I heard a really faint beeping, and it was so quiet that I wasn't sure if it was just my imagination. Maybe the first order of business is increasing the beeper volume; the KS18L's beeper is definitely louder. With how smooth and stable the MSX feels, it's really easy to get up to those speeds. Thanks for the clarification. People seem to suggest their wheels unexpectedly "cut out," as if they just turned off without provocation, but this makes more sense. To clarify these discussions, it seems prudent to speak of "torque margins," if you'll allow me to make up a term for it: We can define the steady-state torque margin τM as the difference between the maximum deliverable torque τmax and the steady-state load τload. The maximum possible torque generally decreases with velocity v, while the load torque increases with velocity, as shown above. Some torque margin is always required to support transient torque demands: for example, before you can decelerate, the wheel must first accelerate ahead of your center of gravity so that your center of gravity falls behind the contact point with the ground (causing a net force backward). Also, if you hit a bump the wheel will slow down and must be accelerated to return underneath your center of gravity. The speed at which there is no more torque margin, τM=0, can be described as the wipeout velocity, vwipeout. Upon exceeding this velocity, it is impossible to actuate the wheel to slow you down by zipping ahead of you; it is only capable of falling behind you, which further accelerates your body, and your only option is to faceplant while its only option is to turn off after exceeding its over-lean angle. (Unless you can suddenly increase your air drag, like by opening your jacket... good luck.) It should be noted that, as I have defined it here, this is on flat ground; if a bump is encountered, or if you attempt aggressive acceleration by placing your center of gravity too far ahead of the contact patch, then it is possible to wipe out at a velocity lower than vwipeout. (It is arguable that these gadgets ought to have a boost converter to avoid wipeouts, but that's a debate for another day.) To avoid wipeouts, the wheels implement audible alarms and tilt-back to communicate to the rider that their torque margins are dangerously low, and the wheel might not support the transient torque demands that it could be subject to. At the alarm speed valarm, some amount of torque margin is still available, τMA: the torque margin when the alarm turns on. Just how much torque margin should be available at the alarm speed to handle these transients under "normal" riding conditions is presumably a matter of debate; hitting larger bumps will require larger torque margins, as will aggressive and heavy riders who attempt to accelerate quickly. Different manufacturers probably have different ideas of how much margins are appropriate. It would be great if we could program our wheels based on how much margin we wanted, but my understanding is that we don't currently have enough information to make such decisions. Maybe if somebody would stick their wheels on a dyno we could at least get a better idea of what these margins are. As the battery discharges, two changes occur: its open-circuit voltage reduces, and its equivalent series resistance (ESR) increases. The former acts to reduce the no-load velocity, while the latter flattens the slope of the torque/velocity curve to produce even less torque still. Both of these cause vwipeout to reduce dramatically. In response to these changes, the alarm speed valarm must reduce in order to keep τMA reasonably large: It would be interesting to know how the alarm speeds are reduced: Are they reduced in such a manner as to keep the alarm torque margin τMA constant as the battery discharges? Or are they reduced in such a manner as to keep the alarm velocity margin (vwipeout−valarm) constant? Or something different altogether? Agreed. Tilt-back is simply a way for the wheel to communicate to the rider that the torque margins are low; if you want to test your luck by pressing ahead anyway, it can't stop you. I do however believe that tilt-back is good; it communicates this effectively even when the wind noise drowns out the sound of the audible alarm.
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    Slight correction as lithium batteries don't like to be at full charge for long periods and will lose their capacity much more quickly if kept this way. Best kept between 40% and 80% charge and only fully topped up just before a ride.
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    Some people changed the tire at about 4,000 miles. The pedals can possibly crack after long use. Keep the batteries charged if not using the wheel for a long period of time.
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