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  1. Thanks for the additional details, it all makes sense. @greentung
  2. @greentungThanks for your input about the mTen3 in the snow. Since a “A Tour de France rider will average 220 to 320 watts”, I think a 800-2000 watts machine may fare better at overcoming snow rolling resistance than the average biker. Pretty sure a ks16x will be better than any regular bike.
  3. Which wheel would ride better in the snow: 1- 16x2” tire (v8) 2- 10x3” tire (mTen3)
  4. I’m thinking of getting a small wheel for commuting which involves taking the train. I’ve tried the v8, v10, and ks18L on the train, and only the v8 is practical enough dimensions-wise. Im planning on riding it in the snow during winter, and was looking at the mTen3 as an option, which I haven’t tried. Since a v8 has a 16x2” tire, but the mTen3 has a 10x3” tire, how would they compare in the snow? Does width provide equal/superior traction to a larger wheel that’s narrower? If I am planning on getting a 2nd wheel for longer rides next summer (ks18xl), am I better off with a significantly smaller wheel for those short commute and contrast, being the mTen3?
  5. Nice table! I actually made one myself and looked up yours for reference last week. I see there are no dimensions though. Also, why did you choose to have the features as rows instead of columns?
  6. Hi, Im looking for a mTen3, would like the wheel to run great, dont mind cosmetic scratches. I’m in Montreal, Canada. Also, anyone has an idea approximately how much I should expect to be paying for one?
  7. Im just like you. By the way if I ever have a website about EUC you’ll be my content manager
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    V10F vs KS18L?

    Ive heard there might be a v12 next year which would fit your needs.
  9. PY ⠀

    V10F vs KS18L?

    Thats interesting. Makes me want to try it now. Would you say that it may be a better first wheel option than say a v8?
  10. Claimed range on the 18l is 90km and from what I read this seems unrealistic at good cruising speeds for an adult. But im pretty that my 80kg will still allow me to ride to 50km and not suffer from drastic speed reductions.
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    V10F vs KS18L?

    I have the feeling you’re right on point. I’ve seen Kuji Rolls in the city with his KS16X and he was much more able to move through pedestrian traffic compared to someone else on the MSX. I can see how with time and experience I may appreciate the nimbleness of a wheel like the V10. The ultimate nimble wheel (mTen3) is reported as an absolute blast, but comes with a warning from the owners that it definitely shouldn’t be a first/beginner wheel.
  12. Well theres also a fairly large price difference and I dont see myself doing more than 50km in a day anyway. I prefer a slightly lighter wheel as well so I think the L is perfect
  13. So after trying out the KS18L... Im totally in love. Wayyy better than the V10. Pretty sure the top speed will be sufficient. I hit 46kmh for a short burst and really wouldnt see myself go much faster. The wheel inspires confidence, it’s awesome. Thanks for all your tips.
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    V10F vs KS18L?

    Im quite inexperienced, but I rented the V10F for 5 days and put around 60km on it (city + off road). Then I rented the 18xl for 2 days. I MUCH prefer the solid feel, carving dynamics, and speed of the 18xl. It inspires a lot more confidence IMO and the wheel feels more natural, doing what the mind wants to do effortless. It is much less nimble, but I find it is still way sufficient to carve quickly enough.
  15. Thats a good point I had’t thought about. Im trying a v10 and ks18xl this week and will better assess this. Thanks. Thanks for this, I didnt know about the throttling. Lots of ppl seem to recommend the 18xl. Thats strange cause my v10f keeps throttling down at 24 mph. I have to ride at 23 to not be bothered by it. Correct, and on top of that there are specific rotational speeds where the motor is more efficient. Sort of like sweet spots. This is why dual motor cars like Teslas use torque vectoring. The gearbox ratio of each motor is different and depending on the cruising speed, power will be shifted to the motor whose rotational speed is most efficient.
  16. Since I was so undecided about which wheel to buy after trying a bunch of them for 15 minutes each, I decided to rent one for a week. I went with the V10F as it’s the cheapest wheel I can get that goes 40km/h (25mph), and wanted to see how I feel about it. My riding experience is less than 60 km (36 miles) for all wheels combined and had not exceeded 30 km/h (19mph) prior to renting the V10F. Yesterday I wont on a longer ride with the V10F, did some off road and street. After about an hour I was getting comfortable and started hitting the top speed, accompanied by the annoying sound warning and tiltback. I wanted more. This leaves me with no option but to look for a more powerful wheel. In your opinion guys, would getting a ks16x bring me to a point where I hit the speed of 50km/h (30 mph), and the same story happens where Im left unsatisfied, wanting more? Or is the jump from 40 to 50 a whole other level? In my consideration I also realize that the size/weight is important for me. I find the 45 pounds V10 already heavy for the commuting I want to do.. The 30 pound V8 was perfect in that sense. So Im stuck with the weight/speed problem. With that said, would the GW Tesla be a good contender for me?
  17. I did judo for 10 years when I was young. One time I was biking and my front wheel fell into a grill, instantly stopping my bike. I jumped over the bike and performed a roll on my shoulder/side before landing straight on my feet. I was going fast and had a minor scratch on my wrist. An old lady saw the whole thing and thought I was quite the stuntman. I didnt think, I just reacted. My 10,000 judo rolls in practice helped me a lot. Moral of the story: Learn HOW to fall. And practice it.
  18. @goos3man Tire will be 16x2.125. I have the specs
  19. @Mike Sacristan Hey man, thanks for your input. Watched a lot of your videos and you got great content What do you mean? The Tesla is an option for me so just wondering what you mean here. Wow really? One thing I didnt like about the 16x is how wide it is compared to the v8 (not same category but still). So the 16x will fall smaller between my legs than the Nikola? Well the same as you do in the first video once in a while on weekends, but also light trails with no pavement but no rocks/roots either. So really a good mix. I dont think i would do enough off road to justify having very high torque and highest pedal if its a compromise for general ride feel and portability. Im still very very undecided and I live in canada so i wish i could enjoy the rest of fall to ride but i cant make a decision as I want to make the right choice... So tough. My ideal wheel would be a v8 size with Tesla performance. Havent ridden the Tesla though
  20. @mrelwood My commute would be 30km on the wheel, and i would do it if it wasnt for the fact that there are long stretches of with no bike path on boulevards... i have yet to try it though. Ideally id like a v8 but capable of 25mph
  21. Can you elaborate on which conditions/usage you prefer the MSX to the Nikola?
  22. Theres a shop there called Noaio and they were nice enough to let my try their demo/test wheels. I rented the v8 for 3 days as i wasnt sure if getting a EUC or OW back then. Yeah I met some nice guys who were kind enough. My commute is basically from my house to the train (1km) and from train to office (1km). That includes a total of 20 stairs or so (im in good shape, no issues with lifting 50 pounds). So my impressions: v8: first wheel i tried and tested for longer. Absolutely loved the form factor: light, small, easy to carry, easy to store under my desk. I felt comfortable, and had very limited wobbles decelerating despite my lack of experience. Solid wheel, but i felt its limit on the first day maxing at 30kmh, where I was curious about going 35kmh. Most probably would get bored fast (i raced motorcycles before) v10: similar feeling to v8, just wider arcs while riding and power feels more like it goes where your mind wants to go. Like the narrowness. ks18xl: felt similar to v10 but better ride, just smoother and feels more planted. Less nimble but loved it ks16x: felt very very nimble, almost too much. Had to adjust here. Lots of power and sometimes goes faster than my minded was aiming for. Got close to falling, my only time. The wheel wants to stay upright, so carving is really not that fun. The wheel is wide and very heavy, i felt having it in the train would be more of a pain than a v8 but still manageable. It didnt feel as natural as a v10. The pedals are great and my feet were super comfy, and i felt thats the wheel i could do the longest ride with. ks16s: nice little wheel, very nimble and you get a very different feel where the wheel feels much smaller. The pads rest super low on your shins, so you have less control. Hardest wheel to get a good start with. Pedals are weird and not comfy. Power is nice for a small size compared to v8. If the price was on par with a v8 and pedals/pads were adjusted this would be a killer choice and probably my pick as a first wheel.
  23. @Marty Backe Tagging you fine sir to get your educated opinion on the first message.
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