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  1. Let's be real, KS is marketing this wheel to the masses with the typical rider cruising around on the streets, not blasting through gnarly bike trails as fast as possible needing every bit of suspension performance they can get to stay on the wheel. The typical rider will probably not know much about suspension and just ride it till something breaks (like most cyclists). In that usage case, you need to consider KS' perspective of long term reliability. As a coil shock wears, the compression and rebound gets weaker and you'll find yourself adjusting the dials until enough oil starts leaking and
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  2. Just a few more of the photos of the "Modular" construction posted by Bradley Michael Spence of eevee's on Facebook (for those that don't do Facebook): EDIT: Abrams side pads photo below courtesy of Negreanu George Ovidiu via Facebook:
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  3. Small off-road clip of the S20 in Jacks review of the commander here (linked to 3:14):
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  4. Abrams battery packs are sealed in individual housings and incorporated into the side panels. Photo courtesy of Afeez of e-Rides via Facebook: Very nicely done!
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  5. I too can't understand no one reacting to the much improved build quality Veteran have made with the Abrams, especially in this area of cooling! King Song's S18 used this method of control board housing without the need for fans for cooling and is one of the coolest running wheels currently available, so this move bodes well for the Abrams. Photos courtesy of Bradley Michael Spence of eevee's via Facebook: This is definitely a huge step in the right direction and also an initial insight into what Veteran are describing as "Modular" construction fo
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  6. Day 5 of Marty's 2021 SoCal Tour - the 90 mile mountain ride. I was able to the the new commander out for a long ride in mountains. Watch this video to see the ride and hear my brief thoughts on the wheel.
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  7. This 1000%. As a dance professional with some knowledge about knees/ankles/feet and the consequences of various stances, the extreme pedal angles are absolutely terrible for everyone. Even for those that say it's not a problem for them or that they like a more extreme pedal angle, there's still a likelihood of longer term consequences as a result of the types of stresses produced by such a stance. I understand the benefit of some pedal angle but the Begode wheels take it too far, whereas both the King Song and InMotion wheels have a far more reasonable amount and are therefore likely
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  8. Browsing Afeez’s / Erides photos, I came across this gem: compares the monster pro, commander, and Abrams all in the flesh. is it just me, or is the tire size on the Abrams and monster pro essentially the same?!
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  9. Looking through these photographs and videos I recall I have seen a similar aluminium failure before. One of our manufacturers from (East) Germany complied with all strict QA rules except they were purchasing aluminium from a (thought to be) reputable Turkish supplier. After molecular analysis of cracked and jammed componentry we found silicon and other contaminants in proportions significantly greater than tolerable. It was related to undocumented shortcuts (mainly temperature) in the smelting processes (aluminium requires a lot of energy for purification) when recycling metals. They had to c
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  10. I occasionally make YouTube videos as well, but there’s obviously a few things I still need to learn. For one of the first videos on a brand new suspension wheel, long awaited by some, remember to: - Avoid the 1.5” ledge next to you like a plague. Just hop up and down a few times on a flat section of the street, that’ll show them how groundbreaking the new suspension system is. - Replace all sounds from the wheel and the rider’s comments and expressions with a humor/comedy music. As long as it is uptempo and has a tuba. - Trolley the wheel around in the middle of the street seve
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  11. The reduction in battery capacity seems pretty significant if you're comparing 3200 Wh (Sherman) with 2700 Wh (Abrams, EX.N) The thing tho... Sherman has 240 cells, each with 12.42 Wh capacity. Total: 2976 Wh. That's not 3200 or 3100 as advertised. (I wonder how they were not fact checked and corrected for false advertising) But at least, it's not that different from 2700 Wh. In practice, 2700 Wh wheels get a range pretty close to a Sherman when riding together, including on long rides. Sometimes a 2664 Wh Nikola+ or EX.N would show a higher voltage, sometimes lower. It's hard t
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  12. Just for data points... https://euc.world/tour/603284842552022 Rode almost 40 miles today, started with 100% charge, ended around 6% I'm 240# geared up, 6'2". No wind, plenty of hills but no major climbs. 90% paved, 10% dirt/gravel trails. Wheel worked perfect, and gave me my first ever tilt back around 30 miles into the ride. Caught me by surprise, but I'd read enough here to know what to expect, and it combo'd with a warning beep. Very gentle tilt, at which point I slowed slightly and it resumed normal ops, albeit slower... basically a good warning and a non-issue.
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  13. For people living in apartments/condos the safest place to charge is by the balcony door or in the washroom. I always charge my wheels in the washroom because 1) I ride to work in all weather and need an easy to clean place for it to dry off, 2) If it starts smoking, I can toss it into the tub, turn on the water and shut the door. Washrooms are almost always ventilated and built using fire-resistant material such as tile so you can put a wet towel under the door and effectively seal off the damage to this one room. Charging in the living room/bedroom especially while unattended is risky.
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  14. Imagine buying any modern motorcycle and getting Gotway level of quality build and materials. No motorcycle buyer would support such a company, so why do we vote with our wallets for Gotway quality when such wheels dependability directly affects our well-being. I will support a company that strives for build quality and innovative features. I will buy the Abrams because they are doing the right things that matter. I don't care if it weighs a little more, or if the battery capacity is less than its competitors. It's all noise in the grand scheme of the EUC universe timeline. The Abrams is the c
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  15. Moro vaan kaikille. Olen saurannut palstaa jonku kuukauden ja pikkuhiljaa alkaa oleen oman EUC:n osto edessä, ja kyselisinkin että minkalaisia kokemuksia on eri liikkeistä? Tällä hetkellä ainakin Nikola Plus olisi se mitä olen ajatellut, mutta ainakaan nyt sitä ei ole saatavilla kuin oneride.com ja eucsale.comista. Onko niistä varsinkin millaisia kokemuksia? Entä millaisia kokemuksia teillä on näillä keleillä ajeluista, tai talvi kruisailuista? Oma scuutti ei tykänny yhtään kun ilmat kylmeni, että miten nämä kestää kylmää?
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  16. No one saying anything about the Abrams huge cast alloy board mounting/housing? (no fans required)
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  17. I can agree with certain points made on both sides of the recent discussion here between @Rich Sam and @Planemo, but would also like to add that the stock Kenda 262 knobby is by design a motorcycle trials tire. So the carcass is stiff, but as @Rich Sam states the sidewall is very pliable with a lot of built in give. This actually helps these types of knobby to purposely deform/mould/grip to the shape of the kind of obstacles negotiated at very slow speeds during motorcycle trials riding (i.e. rocks, boulders, plinths, stacks of pallets etc.) whilst using much, much lower pressures than the low
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  18. **Disclaimer** I am not a professional fireman, though was on a handful fire details in the military. Not a complete newb. My plan that I have had for some time now is to get a thick wool welding blanket to cover my wheel while charging or in my house\garage. I ride a veteran sherman which has those nice metal bar handles and I have a 4.5 foot hooked crow bar next to it on the wall. If the poop ever hit the proverbial fan my hopes are the blanket will help just long enough for me to hook the bar and quickly drag outside before fire and smoke damage becomes too great. The blac
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  19. I'm looking to pick up a used 18l hopefully this weekend, very excited! unfortunately it's the older 2000w motor and not the XL, but still looking forward to learning on it!
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  20. Within EU warranty is not something that you can decide yourself. It’s regulated by law. And includes shipping costs. If you sell something you have to follow the same law. It’s not the customer who decides. Just adjust your pricing to cover the legal requirement of warranty for two years including shipping. https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/faq/index_en.htm
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  21. It's a forum to exchange experiences with everything EUC related. So buying and aftersales experiences are and will be reported. As shortcomings of manufacturers, problems with some wheels, etc... We cannot and will not censor anything negative because it could be a lie or some very subjective opinion. Of course the internet is nothing better than the real world and everyone has to decide on ones own what one believes and what one questions. The seller has the same possibility to state his sight of what happened. We moderators are all just (long time) members inter
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  22. Sama käynyt itelläkin mielessä muutamaan otteeseen, ei varmaan kaikkein paras aika harjoitella. Ja tarkoitus liukkaimmat ajat körryytellä autolla, mutta viime talvi oli sen verran leuto täällä Turussa että tiet pysyi sulana tosi pitkään, ja toivon että sama jatkuisi tänäkin vuonna. Varusteet on tilauksessa, ihan täyslaidallinen. Niitä sitten päivitellä laadukkaampiin sitä mukaan jos ja kun vauhti alkaa sitä vaatimaan 😊 Tuokin oli itsestään selvyys, mutta niin sekin oli vain unohtunu, hyvä tosiaan että mainitsit asiasta. Tohkeissaan ei varmaan ois moista tullu ajatelleeksi.
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  23. Hi folks, Thought I'd share a simple glove hack which has proved very effective. I wanted a method to gently let people know I was gliding up behind them rather than startle them or risk them drifting in front of me. This has worked really well. They're tiny cymbals or Kartals. Available in musical instrument shops or your local Hare Krishna temple gift shop :-) They do limit the use of your hands but to be honest my hands aren't doing a lot when I'm riding so they've worked well for me.
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  24. Their CEO initially said something to the effect of "we'll never make a 30 mph wheel". Then came under marketing pressure and KS unwisely raised the advertised top speed of the 16X too close to the point where it wouldn't work (it didn't blow up, but it's not at all safe enough). I'm guessing that the V12 is pushing them to a 40 mph wheel and they're not eager to repeat the 16X safety misstep so they're designing in safety margin by going to 126V. 126V isn't a big step. It begs for better battery management, but the electronic parts are old and mature.
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  25. For posterity, this issue has been resolved. According to eWheels, who repaired it as part of their warranty service, the sound was due to loose axle brackets, which allowed the axle to partially rotate in their cavity instead of staying still. The brackets were loose enough to undo with a single finger. Scary stuff. They applied loctite to the bolts and tightened everything and I am now riding happily ever after. Thanks for all the tips.
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  26. I think it is generally the advantage of having someone who actually knows what he is doing design the cooling system. the good thing is that abrams hero and v12 looks like they copied it, so overheating may become a thing of the past. But to be fair, this idea was first found on ninebot s2/a1, it took us 3-4 years, but we got there. ps. the ninebot a2/s1 even has the thermometer inside the heatsink, it will take us 1-2 years more, but we will get there too.
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  27. if it is anything like the s18, temp is not important anymore, it never goes up
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  29. Also: Top 10% Paid 71% of Federal Income Taxes, Bottom 50% Paid 2.8% [1]
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  30. My EXN beeps at about 47-48 mph. RS at around 42mph. I believe the battery sag is the reason why. I have hit 50 mph on exn. I know the RS cuts out around 48mph. So EXN definitely has a higher top speed.
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  31. Whether the best lights on some EUCs would even qualify by any stretch of the legal requirements is debatable and likely varies by jurisdiction and the mood of the particular officer, but certainly those narrow and dim little strips behind black plastic which have reduced viewing angles and are even lower than the top of our already low wheels don't stand a chance.
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  32. For the same power, the kv value is linked to the torque. The higher the kv value, the lower the torque. Assuming that the free speed of 100v is the same as 126v, it can be understood that the kv value of 126v is lower, that is, the torque is higher under the same current. Then the free speed of the motor is limited by the back-EMF limit, so the speed cannot be increased indefinitely. At high speeds, this back-EMF will also significantly reduce our available torque. The higher the speed, the lower the torque, and the higher the voltage energy Delay magnetic saturation and maintain high-speed t
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  33. Here is an anti-recommendation: Don’t get anything like the POC hydrogen 360. You might see some youtube influencers riding with it, but it does not offer full face protection. The “maxilla protector” is flexible plastic, and only meant to protect a face from being whipped by ski gates. In no way can it reduce the impact of a head onto asphalt. Any force put onto the maxilla protector translates directly into chin-strap pressure on your throat. Also its incredibly loud with wind noise starting at 25ph/15mph
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  34. Having to carry and load a large euc into a car or up stairs is wretched. I cant count how many times I've tossed the 18XL in the car, simply because the Sherman was too much a pain in the ass. Sometimes even the 18xl it too much and I toss the mten instead. Its not only weight, its the format/size. The s18 was a HUGE wheel in size when I got it. Thick at the top, tall, horrid to carry. I can only assume the v11 is similar(I could very well be mistaken). Don't fall into the trap that most newbies do. They either think the biggest and most expensive is the best. OR, they think a tiny wheel will
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  35. Common topic. Fwiw, you can remove/delete topic posts by 'editting' the first post under it. You can also 'hide' postings by clicking on the appropriate box. Here's two topics dedicated for it in the past, about what we prefer to call our euc's. I got tired of looking at around page 50 tho. Personally I think the moniker EUC is fine. I also think OW is successfull because of Free Motion's marketing budget, and country of origin, along with how easy they are to learn. I'm not sure I would credit their name as why they are popular.
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  36. Obviously, you came to the right place by accident. Here’s what you need to do: Sell the tools, buy an electric unicycle, start having some fun. Best,
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  37. Boats off the coast finally. Now to wait for….longer
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  38. I think the forum is exactly the place where good and bad experiences on any shop are to be shared at. Ewheels for example, I strongly believe that the forum has played a big part in it’s growth. And rightfully so. There have been a few customers that have had unreasonable expectations, and they share their unfairly pointed frustrations towards the seller or the manufacturer. But if the cause is unreasonable or unfair, it tends to be obvious from the first post. As always, it’s up to each reader how they interpret the situation. I have been personally involved with the case, as
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  39. Pack fires intensify until they stop... if you can recognize the problem (odor, smoke, and first sparks) early, before it gets intense, you often have a practical opportunity to act.
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  40. The move to sealed boxes is awesome, it's just a shame that by doing so it does waste some unused space within the shell. A really good use of available space (like the Z10) could cram in more Wh (and maybe make each pack 4P possibly?) but buyers of this wheel are unlikely to be bothered I am sure. Deffo a good move though, I like it! Given that the boxes look well screwed to the panel, lets hope that the panel is well screwed to the shell!
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  41. En välttämättä ajattele talvea ja liukkautta parhaaksi aloitus kohdaksi harrastukselle. Mutta toivottavasti ostat myös suojavarusteita.. Harjoittelussa kaatuu melkein kaikki, eikä kaikki ole harjoitellut kaatumista joten.. Nastoilla toki saa pitoa mutta sanoisin, että talveen kannattaisi ehkä olla jo hieman ajokokemusta alla. Ei olisi pahitteeksi ainakaan, harjoittelu ja varmuus. Jos joku Oulussa sanoisi, että aikoo talvipyöräillä, jossa tunnetusti pyörätieverkko on kunnossa ja ylläpidetty myös talvella -> varmasti nastoilla toimisi liikkuminen. En voisi sanoa muista kaupungeista
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  42. Hei, kiitos tosi paljon tiedoista. Toi eucsale juttu oli näemmä mennyt minulta kokonaan ohi, hyvä että tuli kysyttyä 😊 Voltridea tosiaan täällä kehuttu, ja sieltä katsellutkin pyörää. Niillä vain ei ole Nikola plussaa ollut tarjolla, että joutuukohan säästeleen hiukan pidempään että on varaa V12 malliin. 😁 Nikola senkin takia kiinnostanut että jää rahaa ostaa uudet pedaalit, juurikin talvi ajoa ajatellen. Mutten ole kyllä näihin nastarenkaita nähnyt myynnissä tai tuben videoissakaan, joita tullut muutama kuukausi ahmittua sen verran paljon, että tyttöystäväkin jo varmaan t
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  43. And from my personal experience riding and building my own custom MTB's, theres a shit ton of people out there riding around with suspension set up so badly they may as well not have it. Like you say though, the masses wont have a clue. I wonder how many S18 riders had no idea there was anything wrong with their binding linkages until one rider worked it out. I'm not saying I want everything perfect. In fact a DNM shock can be set up to work amazingly well for its price. (I have one on an MTB). I will leave it there, I dont want to criticise this wheel, I would just prefer an ai
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  44. Mine (2019 firmware) is pretty close to GPS: https://euc.world/tour/601700166344160 Discover the "80% beep speed" safely by lifting up the EUC and balancing it carefully, with L1+L2 beeps and tiltback disabled... More info here: https://forum.electricunicycle.org/topic/4258-gotway-alarm-beep/ Ride the MTen >20mph at your own peril
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  45. Wow, if you think a 5102 has stiff sidewalls dont go anywhere near a motorcycle tyre! I felt the 5102 was very pliable personally, and I loved it at 25psi on my MSX. Super smooth, great for carving and running it at that pressure was good for bump compliance.
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  46. This is a sad fact. I have a 1st batch (pre-order) S18 and I expected this from my wheel. Suspension was basically non-functioning. I had to completely dis-assemble the wheel to "free up" the movement. Replaced probably 30-40 screws, added nylon sliding washers, removed locking washers etc. After the overhaul it works great though! KS has apparently not been following this board a whole lot as there is a mammoth-thread regarding how to overhault the suspension. All new wheels still have the same issue to various degrees. This is also a fact. Battery definitely could be larger, e
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  47. If that's a 3inch tire, then in that video the rest of the wheel looks crazy-wide by comparison. Maybe the perspective is skewed by the lenses (the image does look a little warped/weird)?
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  48. Now that's the level of model-to-model improvement we want to see!
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  49. https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Sanyo NCR18650GA 3500mAh (Red) UK.html Measured capacity: 3345 mAh at 0.2A (12.275 Wh / 2946 Wh total) 3264 mAh at 1A (11.850 Wh) - more realistic for an EUC chill ride on Sherman Then the Sherman discharges the cells only down to 3.15V, so that's even less capacity. No 3500 mAh cell type, including Samsung 35E and LG MJ1 store 3500 mAh in tests, it's mostly a marketing name it looks like, not representative enough to get a sense of the actual capacity. Same with the 2700 Cells called 50 something, like the Samsung 50G:
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