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    luffy, mten3, MCM5 (wide tire mod), Nikola+

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  1. Hi @PY ⠀. I was referring to the problem of traction on the snow. The mten3 could not plow through 5" of fresh snow. The snow started pushing up on the front shell. You would need a large diameter wheel to overcome the snow height. The biggest problem was maintaining balance with only one contact patch. A bike you at least have two points. The wheel I used, Z10 would move left and right as it tries to find traction on fresh snow. The wheel goes where it finds traction. It was steering me. I was just a passenger along for the wild ride. I was able to ride somewhat straight on packed snow track created by cars.
  2. I tried riding the mten3 in the snow and failed. I doubt 2" wide tire would fare better. The only wheel that was somewhat successful on snow was the Z10 with the 4" wide tire. It requires some work to stay on as the tire slips and grips. Packed snow may be ok to ride on with most wheels. Maybe. If you can't ride a bicycle in snow then a EUC would not fare any better.
  3. Ohm my god. This is Positively going to start a chain of re-Volt-ing jokes. The answer is they order some orange Joules.
  4. Hi. I have not tried a V8. I can only speak for the 14" MCM5, 16" Nikola+, and 18" Z10. The mten3 was the easiest wheel to learn on and the 14" MCM5 was the hardest. I recommend you give the mten3 a try. It's a fun inconspicuous wheel.
  5. I have to disagree about the mten3 not being a beginner wheel. I learned on the mten3 and I've taught half a dozen friends on the mten3. Its wide tire, high torque (smaller wheel), light weight, and low to the ground makes it easier to stay balanced while moving slowly as beginners tend to do. The fastest way to learn and reinforce muscle memory is to stay balance on the wheel as long as possible. Also, large diameter wheels often require push off technique to get it going before hopping on. Beginners want to get both feet on first then roll. This is easier on the mten3 than on larger wheels.
  6. Nice. I bought and returned the Klim TK1200 modular helmet. For summer riding I have a Troy Lee Stage and POC Coron carbon. I don't recommend the huge POC Coron. I got it on sale and keeping it for backup. I don't have the Shoei RF1200. But I have tried it on. It's fairly compact for a moto helmet. I guess it would feel nice if you're coming from the motorcycle world typical heavy helmets. But I am coming from biking and it took me a long time adjusting to full frame helmet (starting with the Troy Lee Stage).
  7. Hey @photorph. The TSG Pass Pro Carbon runs small compared to the regular TSG Pass. I have a large Pass Pro and it fits me perfectly. My bike helmets are size medium. So if you can't find a medium Pass you should try out the the Pass Pro Carbon in large. I gave the motorcycle helmet a try (Klim). But it is heavy, FOV is narrow, and feels constricted. DH helmet is the way to go.
  8. The insta360 have withstood rain. They sell underwater housing for it as well. I think any camera is better than none. You can get good deals on previous years action cameras and without expensive features like stabilizations. The key is getting a camera with 1/4 screw mount so you can use it on any GoPro style mounts (helmet, straps, chest, wheel handles, etc). Unless you actually get a GoPro then the mount is built into the frame. You'll want simple instant on and off function. I press one button on my GoPro to start recording when I leave the house and press the same button to stop when I get to my office building. My goal is just to document my ride. If you want to discuss more about specific cameras we should start a new topic.
  9. I sometime use an Insta360 camera mounted on the top of my helmet. It captures everything around. It's hard not to miss it. People tend to be on better behavior when they see the 360 camera.
  10. This is main the reason I ride with a camera either mounted to my helmet or backpack. Bike guy need to be arrested for assault.
  11. greentung

    U.S. i5 retailer?

    Why not get a bike lock and lock the EUC around the handle to a bike rack outside the theater?
  12. greentung

    U.S. i5 retailer?

    You should be ok at 95kg on the mten3. I've done 90kg. Carrying the mten3 in a backpack is doable. Where it gets dicey is carrying the mten3 in a backpack while riding an euc. I recent got a cargo backpack to transport the mten3. It's uncomfortable riding with 24lbs of awkward bulk on your back. The weight balance shifts to the rear. I find hand carrying the mten3 to be more stable. But that only work for short rides. The i5 might be better for backpack carry. Its flatter and will sit closer to the body in a backpack. But it's probably underpowered for your combined weight.
  13. Hey @Darrell Wesh. I cut the shell edge on my MCM5 to accommodate a 2.5" wide tire over the standard 2" tire. It's made the MCM5 more stable at low speed and turning. It's turned the MCM5 to a 14" mten3. Going backward on the MCM5 2.5" is almost as easy as the mten3. I've been using the MCM5 for my daily short commutes instead of the mten3. Before the wide tire, I would say I prefer the mten3. Oh. The TSG Pass Carbon is my favorite full face helmet. It's so comfortable and light. The visor is great in the rain. I tried a couple motorcycle helmet. They're too bulky. I am not a fan of the TSG Pass D-ring. So I don't buckle it. I might look into modding it to take a magnetic strap clip.
  14. I stand by my quote to inspect GotWay wheels. I should qualify it to also include KingSong. I don't own a KingSong so I mention only GotWay. But when I did get a future 16XL I will also inspect it upon arrival.
  15. My Nik+ fan turns on almost right away and stays on until I turn off the wheel. As with any new GotWay wheel, open it up and make sure wires are properly tied down, harness secured, etc. I wouldn't trust the QA on GotWay wheels.
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