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  1. Purplecycle

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Judging by the big black pedals, I would say the white one is also an XL...
  2. Purplecycle

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    I am actually very excited to try out the new pedals on my 18L. I think that 100€ is not a huge sum to pay for the bigger pedals, considering that the regular pedals cost 45€ each, not including shipping (at least from one European distributor that I consulted). I think the 18XL is a niche wheel, and those who buy it will buy it for the higher-capacity battery, the bigger pedals, and the rest of the improvements. I personally like having the option to choose whether or not I want the bigger pedals. I consider them as 'extras' just like you can choose extras on cars. What I like best is that these pedals are compatible with my 18L, which gives me the liberty to try them before shelling out for a 'full-option' 18XL... Thanks, Jason, for all your work and lobbying. People like you push the world forward and in our unicycle world, we need all the push we can get!
  3. Purplecycle

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Ulf, quick question -- I would like to order a KS18XL. Do the bigger pedals come installed by default, or I need to specifically request them?
  4. Purplecycle

    KS18XL

    I was just looking for info on the KS18XL and stumbled upon this thread. I must say, though, I also like the 'nutflap' more than the new design... Still, having read all you guys' comments totally made my day!
  5. Purplecycle

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Seba, a pic is worth a thousand words! You are right -- in a nutshell, a gimbal would not work because the chassis of the wheel will always keep its position, regardless of the slope. The gimbal would only work for side movements (to steer in curves, for example). For uphill/downhill I don't know what would be a good solution... Maybe some electronic sensor/gps to measure altitude loss/gain.
  6. Purplecycle

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Glad to hear of all these improvements! About the light -- I agree with you. With the current design, there is no way to ensure proper lighting at all times (going up/down hills). I would think of a gimbal-type design for the light socket/support to ensure that the light beam stays in a specific angle at all times (similar to the adaptive headlight systems on cars).
  7. Purplecycle

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Seba, do you know if they sell this tire anywhere? I've about 2000km on my 18L -- the tire looks like it will take another 1 or 2k even, but I would like to start looking for replacements.
  8. Purplecycle

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Yep, that's the one I have. Not bad, but I am very curious to try the other one.
  9. Purplecycle

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    I must have one from the first batches, because my KS18L has a different tire...
  10. Purplecycle

    Broken handle on my 18L, my I have not break it.

    After another 1000km, it has held up quite well. It’s essentially the same handle, but with improved spring system at the bottom. Overall I am satisfied.
  11. Purplecycle

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Jason, thanks for sharing your experience! I find it very hard to believe that this is the final production version... considering previous wheels and their finishing touches, I expect to see at least proper battery casing and more professional trimming of the inner part of the shell. The tire looks awesome, though, and I would really like to hear your experience riding this wheel on more difficult terrain (mud, sand, etc).
  12. Purplecycle

    Broken handle on my 18L, my I have not break it.

    Same thing here. I received my 18L on July 8 or 9th. The second day I starting having this issue with the handle. I contacted my reseller, sent a video of the problem and a couple of weeks later I received replacements for both trolley bars.
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