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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    If you watch Ian's latest video he raised his tire pressure to 32 and it got better... at your weight my guess would be to try 27 and you'll probably end up liking it somewhere between 26 and 28... I weigh 175 and my tire is set at 31.
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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I need a pic of Chris wearing that in NYC... LOL
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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    I have been following this thread and wanted to add my 2 cents... I started out not wearing a helmet and now I always wear a full face, either my Bell S3 or my new Fox proframe I just got. These are both BMX helmets, I don't disagree with the comment about CTE and concussion-proof. I always had this bug in my head thinking "what would happen if I had a face-plant". I have eliminated that "what-if" in my head wearing these (full face) and lately my speeds have gone up to the point that I am needing to slow down to stay in my comfort zone with the speeds I want to ride at (didn't help that my pebble was reading a few mph low)... seems as I am getting more comfortable riding, my normal cruising speed has gone up like 4 mph...
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    WheelLog Android App

    That all sounds great and fun... on a serious note, I am hoping that the energy and effort spent tweaking the WheelLog app will be focused on getting the information on the app more accurate for each wheel... battery, mileage, speed etc...
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    KS18XL

    Not sure where that info came from but 67 mile range with a 1036 wh battery could only work if the rider weighed about 50 lbs, rode downhill at 10 mph... Maybe
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    This is what I did to learn to ride backwards, took me only 3 days... 1. keep your shoulders up and straight, any movement should be from your lower body only, do NOT move or turn your upper body. 2. keep your head straight and level, stare at a point directly in front of you at eye level and don't take your eyes off of it. 3. never look at the ground or turn your head as you start to learn, do the above and I guarantee you will be going backwards in short order...
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    WheelLog Android App

    any possibility of posting the link here???.... I have been looking in the back posts and I can not find a link and my google search did not come up with it as well...
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    My MCM5 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    I would decide what EXACTLY... you are comparing a 14" to a 16" wheel... you need to think about what kind of riding you are going to do and then pick the size wheel then the manufacturer...
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    WheelLog Android App

    Hey @Marty Backe I am using the GW version you have on your video list which is the one I have been using with he issues described above, it is: Forked WheelLog_170922017.APK... are you referring to a different/older version you switched to?? The .15 version for the Z seems to work pretty good, the speed is same as my GPS, since I know the range limit for the Z, I should not have any issue with low battery for now, just want to not go over 25mph if possible...
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    WheelLog Android App

    Thanks... and Yes, the Z10 seemed accurate, but not the MSX... The 2 main things I want to know and would like as much accuracy as possible with are my current speed and total distance... Even if I am comfortable, I do not feel I need to be going faster than 25 mph (this seems very easy on my Z10, MSX and Tesla) at most any time, especially as my battery gets lower, and I am trying to use my distance on all my wheels so I can know/learn where I am at regarding the remaining range as I HATE getting below like 15% and getting beeps, speed reduction and tilt back I would rather monitor everything, and slow a little during the ride to avoid that nightmare... It's like a "road-rage" activator... @palachzzz Thanks again for all the help and support you provide with this program, I for one appreciate it...
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    Great tunes for EUC riding.

    it says the video is blocked but that "Classic" song is an Awesome choice... one of my favorites...
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    Great tunes for EUC riding.

    AC/DC LIVE Thunderstruck... 6:35 ROCKS!!!!!
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    WheelLog Android App

    So I did a 46 mile ride on my 18S a while back... I did the same ride on my MSX a couple of weeks ago and my pebble/wheellog said the trip was 42 miles... seemed something was wrong... I bought a Garmin Foretrax 410 a few days ago and started using it. What I found was that the wheellog is not accurate with my MSX. I am using the version Marty has posted on his videos for the GW wheels, and the .15 version that works with my Z10 which seems to be accurate as far as speed goes. What was the Most Surprising is that my speed was reading like 5-6 mph less on the pebble than my Garmin was showing for the MSX. When I was going like 21mph on my MSX I was getting some wobbles, turns out I was going 27 mph according to the Garmin GPS It did not make sense to me that I was super comfortable on the Z at 24 and getting wobbles at 21 on the MSX, now I know why...
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    My Wife Wants To Learn!

    EXACTLY... big battery, don't throttle back so early, a little more pedal clearance, top speed of 26-28 mph and a 3" tire... I am no marketing genius but if they go down this path, I guarantee sales will be good, and I will buy 1 as well
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    Anything around for $500

    A Brand new V5F is $550, I personally never rode one but I have heard good things about it as a beginners wheel.
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    Gearbest Z10 - legit?

    Jason at EWheels is getting in z's in the near future, I heard there may be a few in addition to the 25 (air freight) coming in in a few weeks in a shipping container... I personally can't see any reason to try to go anywhere else right now based on what my concerns are from above. Even if I can save a few bucks and guarantee I will not get hit with the tariff, having someone a phone call away that has a reputation to stand behind and go way beyond in resolving problems if there are any is priceless to me. EXAMPLE: the 2nd to last ACMv2 EWheels had was shipped and expected here in Florida a little over a week ago... while en-route, the status didn't update. The buyer contacted Jason and the wheel was/is MIA, no one (FedEx) knows where it is... Before trying to get it fully resolved, Jason shipped out a new one (last one) and was received last Friday...
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    Gearbest Z10 - legit?

    I don't think the question is whether they are legitimate... let's assume you purchase the wheel and receive it as described... The 2 main issues are as you said, If there is a problem or issue that could be a warranty, how is that going to be handled, I have been reading instances of Manufacturers not honoring warranties of un-authorized sellers, and secondly, are you prepared to possibly receive a bill for the Tariff for an additional $437.50
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    Ninebot One Z : Z6-Z8-Z10

    Just saw the review and I thought it was "spot on"... Excellent... just confirming what everyone who has one has been saying... tire pressure is critical, it requires more effort to ride at speed and doesn't want to lean in fast turns, and build quality very high... It's a niche wheel that does not have great range and a blast to ride... and lastly his go-to-wheel is a MSX...
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    My Wife Wants To Learn!

    I knew you didn't want to hear this and I didn't know the best place to post it... here is the scary thing I do not think anyone has the answer to Marty... If we buy a wheel from Green and receive it, are we going to get a bill in the mail down the road for the Tariff???? if that's the case, the price from them right now for the 1600wh is like 2 grand, I suppose there is a possibility of getting a invoice for $500 from Unc Sam.... ??? this is my concern
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    My Wife Wants To Learn!

    I agree... the one thing he had on me was he said he rides on the trails at the Park down the road from me... it is like all deep sand, even with my Z10, I won't even try it as I know I will end up on my ass... LOL
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    My Wife Wants To Learn!

    that's a good question, maybe I was wrong and they don't make it anymore, but they are still available on ALI... may just be left over inventory... who knows, but from a business standpoint, what I am observing makes sense no matter what the deal is... on that note, I think they need to put a bigger battery in the Tesla and stick a 3" tire on it... that would certainly peak my interest but these prices are getting a bit crazy.. I ran into a couple riding "one-wheels" earlier this evening when I was on my ACM... we chatted for a few and his XR model was like $1700, and had a range of 18 miles... he was shocked when I told him I paid 1600 for mine and it had a top speed of 30mph and around a 50 mile range...
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    THE VIDEO THREAD!

    this is correct and can not be turned off with the app...
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    My Wife Wants To Learn!

    If I were to guess, this is my observation... Jason got a good deal on a large order, he was selling them $103 below list... now with the tariff, the price of one will be probably around $1800, the Teslas will be $1600 when he gets the next shipment... He has plenty of 16S's in stock at $1299 with silvers coming in in Nov... his relationship with KS is much better than GW... at the price he would need to sell the ACM at, it is close to the 18L which he has in stock as well and they are coming out with a bigger battery... SO, I may be wrong but this is my opinion on Why... maybe he will chime in but it who knows... I think it is a great wheel but also it will be close in price to a Z10 which is just one more reason, and I think he has 100 of those on order...
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    THE HELMET THREAD

    Most stores on-line have a return/exchange policy... I just ordered a 2nd helmet, I am going with the light weight ones that are made for BMX... I have a bell super S3 right now and will receive a Fox Proframe (750 grams) on Monday... both have great reviews and look to give great protection if I have a faceplant... the bell has a twist knob to tighten and loosen, the Fox has different pads to get the correct fit... both list sizing charts on-line to get the right one... you will get the best prices on-line as well...
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    My Wife Wants To Learn!

    hope she doesn't want a new ACMv2... @JES bought the last one from Jason and he is not selling them anymore...
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