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  1. That's what I did, leftover foam tiles. Makes a big difference on my MSuperX which I thought was just too heavy to jump. Now after installing the pads and literally 5 minutes of riding I can easily jump curbs. If you haven't checked out the rest of his videos you should, they are very well done.
  2. What a joke. Apparently due to two cyclists hitting each other: https://kdvr.com/2019/06/27/after-cyclist-critically-injured-denver-increases-bike-speed-enforcement/ People get so used to the carnage that cars cause that it doesn't even make the news. But the second that a cyclist is involved it's all bans/fines/calls for licensing.
  3. Thanks for that! Seems like quite the project, looks awesome though.
  4. I seem to recall there was going to be an updated GotWay app that would let us change the random colors of the LED's on the MSX to our liking. I tried downloading the app from the official site but I couldn't get it to work - kept getting warnings that it was infected with a virus. Anyone know if this is still in the works?
  5. I was curious about this too, but even at 100% efficiency you don't get a lot of energy back. A 100m drop in altitude with a 100kg rider/wheel combo would get you 27 Wh, again assuming 100% efficiency which is not possible. My MSX has a 1600Wh battery, so it's minuscule in comparison. As far as speed/range goes, riding style and speed makes a huge difference. As does head/tail wind etc. If I was going for max range I'd probably set the speed at 20km/h tops and be very gentle on the acceleration. But where's the fun in that!
  6. Who organizes this event? Seems like it is very well run. The community there seems night and day from where I am where there are only a few of us that I know of that ride these.
  7. What material? I had these printed in PLA and I broke one of the top tabs off right away.
  8. That's funny, at least with the MSX the sitting technique can cure the wobbles on braking for me.
  9. I find it too heavy to jump really, although I haven't tried a lot. I can go up curbs at low speed but it's more that I hop and the large wheel is able to roll up the curb without my weight on it. It's much different than my KS16 which I could squeeze between my calves and easily jump over an upright pop can or similar. Now jumping off things is fine. I've taken mine down a staircase (although I probably wouldn't do it again) and routinely jump off curbs. Even have done a 2.5 foot drop off of a deck and it handles it no problem.
  10. Ok, thanks for the advice. I am a pretty dynamic rider so I think maybe they will just get in the way. I don't really enjoy hill climbing anyway, and on the times that I have had to I just squeeze the wheel between my calves and force it. I'm fairly heavy @ 220lbs so I can use that to my advantage to push the wheel around. Actually I don't find the acceleration or braking to be an issue. The wheel does require a different style to get the performance though. I did some tests with braking @ 30km/h vs my expensive bike with hydraulic brakes, and IIRC the bike stopped in 12 paces and the MSX was at 14, so not significantly different. In order to brake hard like this though you have to adopt a sitting braking style - basically you crouch down like you are about to sit in a chair. Otherwise the normal style of braking is really slow.
  11. Are the angled side pads worth it? I may do this.
  12. Mine came with the crappy side pads that tore up right away. I replaced them with yoga mat material. But then Jason at ewheels sent me the Gotway replacements which are super thick, but I haven't put them on as I think they would be uncomfortable. Anyone use them?
  13. Maybe it had to do with patent law - I believe that's the reason Kingsong used a pressure sensor in their wheels instead of a button.
  14. Can you tell me which switch you purchased? I like the idea of it under the handle.
  15. Thanks, yeah seems easy, I think I will do this mod.
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