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  1. Daniel Burkemper

    Hit by speeding car on Z10

    Fourtunately there was an Uber driver that was behind me and saw the whole thing to stop and file a report. I am very lucky about that, and glad that it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I would also suggest putting reflective tape on the sides of the Z10. Perhaps the black reflective would keep it still stylish. Thank you for all the support. I learned a good lesson of trying to find backroads to avoid traffic, and never forget how unpredicable drivers can be.
  2. I want to briefly share my experiance from last night on my Z10. I was riding in Tampa, FL and a car ran a red light and accelerated into me while turning into the far lane. I was moving to avoid him, but he accelerated to about 20-30mph directly at me. Long story short, I fell to the road and my Z10 became lodged under his car until the local PD recovered it. I just want to stress the importance of riding gear during these situations. I was wearing adequate lifesaving protection, but not enough to shield me completely. This was at night and I was wearing multiple visibility devices and had all the Z10 lights on. I was wearing a full face helm with reflective rear (not chin gaurd, but soft muzzle), padded gloves, full leather jacket, reflective LED wrist bands, and a reflective backpack. I can tell you now that all the gear I was wearing helped keep me safer than otherwise. I did impact on helmet, jacket, and hands. Unfortunately, my legs sustained injuries. See picture for the gear I was wearing (what I always wear on the Z10). Please do not ask for additional details, as I will likely be filing a claim for damages.
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    Broken Z10 Trolley Handle

    It also separated two of the inset screw holes for the top section. I was able to put them back in, but not nearly as secure. I was going less than 20 in an open parking lot and it barely went 10 feet. I figured I’d ask to buy the part on here since it will be a few months likely, and I know there are many people very against the Z10 accessories.
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    Broken Z10 Trolley Handle

    It was retracted while riding and from the markings, looks like it might have made a direct hit on the handle, not sure. I don’t remember how it was broken orginally. It was extended out after it fell and one of the arms was broken, with the other was bent and hanging. I snapped it off because it wouldn’t retract like that and needed it off to go home. That was my first fall, perhaps it fell in an unlucky manner? This picture was taken after I disconnected the remaining peices from the bottom. It is to just show a broken handle. I have since screwed the non-functioning handle back on, so it looks like a standard trolley (will protect the handle and function as a stand).
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    Broken Z10 Trolley Handle

    I got a lot of use out of the trolley handle. I would use it in stores, and when it was on the stand, I could put my helmet on it. Any of you anti-tolley handle folks want to sell me theirs, since spare parts are not yet on the market (link me if I am wrong)? For the record, this was my first tumble, so I wasn’t too impressed with the quality. It snapped right off and was completely retracted.
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    Ninebot Z10 - front lamp angle correction mod

    I want to share a method which requires less modification in case anyone is interested. Rather than changing the orientation of the lights, I experimented more with the light itself. They put a frame and lens to direct the light, but I ended up just removing the lens after my tests. Here are pictures showing different light configurations. I took the 4 screws out to open the headlight. Without the lens or frame, the light is very bright, but blasts out in all directions, also the headlight does not look as nice with DRLs. This could be a very good option if you are night riding on trails or through fields and need to see in all directions. I tried just tiling the lens downward, but the result wasn't worth it. I would have had to glue the lens into place. Pros: More light shines on the ground in front of you Light is brighter over a larger area No permanent modifications to wheel (Lens is difficult to take out. Don't use anything sharp) Cons: More light can shine higher. (This could be more annoying to drivers, however the higher light isn't as bright) Light is not as directed forwards and can spread more horizontally I hope someone else finds this mod useful, and I will be testing it once the hurricane here passes.
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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    At the very least, a tether would help mitigate the wheel damage. Also a brain would help stop the wreckage altogether.
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    My Z10 Review

    I have always used my spare E+ for beginners. Had my friends and cousins learn to ride. I don’t see myself going back to the E+ since my S1 is my lightweight, slightly faster and more maneuverable wheel. It is good for legal air travel and casual rides under 10 miles. Honestly though, we will see when I get over the intial Z10 awe.
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    My Z10 Review

    My opinion is that the pad should have just been built in and soft to begin with. I know many of the people who are gaga over the aestetics of the naked wheel will disagree. Also, I don’t know if you got different mounting pads or didn’t mess with them enough, but they are not velcro. Mine are just a strong double-sided adhesive. They don’t stick the best, so I used some Gorilla tape double sided and a little glue. You might not like the idea of ‘modifying’ the wheel this much, but I often use the method of pushing against the wheel to turn; I could only imagine the feeling without the cushion support.
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    My Z10 Review

    I will say that I also have many negatives with this wheel, but you’re not being completely fair in your analysis. I have owned 3 NB1E+ and 1 NB1S1 (modded 18mph 10m range). We are nearly the same in weight and build (135-140lbs) Biggest complaint is loss of enjoyability of ride and handling make it just less comfortable. I loved the aestetic of the 4in tubeless, but also think it is the biggest factor in making it a more difficult wheel. I think even a 3in tube tire like the Gotway MSX would have made for a great ride. I have never owned another brand, but I am basing this off reviews. I also disagree with people who say that the Z10 has better low speed handling because minor adjustments are more difficult. I was so in tune with my other Ninebots that I could easily go slower than walking pace and feel confident in my wheel control. I have a few issues with your review: I don’t remember you saying how much you have ridin the wheel. I have had over 100miles already and still am trying to get used the to the handling. I also put on the pads first thing and haven’t looked back once. That is one of those comfort vs aesetic things, and since you are concerned so much about comfort, you can only give a fair review if you use the PROVIDED leg cushioning. Also, the trolley handle is to help compensate for the weight, so if weight is an issue, the trolley is also a must. I too dread the lifting into the car compared to my other wheels, so I agree with you on the insane weight. I also very much agree on the power button issue as well. I think the BIGGEST downside of the Z10 is this though: You cannot easily switch between it and older Ninebots. Once you get used to the Z10 handling, riding the S1 or E+ is not the same. the years I spent mastering these wheels have to be relearned and overall confidence level is lowered. I can see usage cases for both wheels, but this borderline dangerous transition between them is very negative, because it is far from a seamless transition. I am glad you’ve highlighted some of the negatives about this wheel, but I too will reserve final judgements until I get many more miles on this wheel. After 400+ more miles if my opinion doesn’t change, I MAY feel happier going back to my S1 18mph ride for a more casual ride. I did find that the 10mile modded range was a big downside with it, however. I don’t ride my E+ anymore because the speed seems so slow to me after 18-26mph rides.
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    My Z10 Triumphs, Tribulations, and Failures

    Was the solution to the Z10 not charging after a long ride to let it cool down? I know when my S1 was having this issue, reconnecting it solved the problem. It had been charging fine, but now it isn’t at all. Tried multiple outlet configurations. Green light remains green. Any help would be appreciated I know I read about reports of this on here before. It has been about an hour since I finished riding.
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    Ninebot Z10

    What I’ve found is higher tire pressure equals speed wobbles and lower tire pressure equals veering. Actual optimal tire pressure will depend on overall weight. I cannot get my app to stop trying to get me to watch the 50km videos. This would be okay if it would allow me to watch the videos and complete it. What is the solution to this, as having to cancel these every time I reconnect has become very inconvient when I need the app to work ASAP in real-world situations. See pictures. It “downloads”, then pops back up with the “Later” and “Now” message.
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    Ninebot Z10

    Ellie loved her first ride on the Z10! The riding experiance is something else on this thing. It feels like I am learning all over again. I noticed over 26PSI I get the scary speed wobbles. Under 24PSI and it just begins to veer. Hopefully I can get it just right. I am fairly lightweight. It is a lot to handle when pushing around and riding. What is the sound settings? I started to try them out, but it says it will take 1-3 hours to download 0.05Mb (Chinese servers). I canceled it, now it doesn’t play certain sounds.
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    Ninebot Z10

    Ellie is ready to take her new wheel for a spin! Came about 55% charged. It’ll be awhile before it is ready to ride. Put the top padding on and I still have to finish cutting out the grip tape (using the factory tape as a stencil). Then I will have to open it up and install a Tile where I can find room and find some way to mount a bike lock on it; I am not taking any chances with a wheel that expensive. Can’t wait! Hope it lives up to all the hype. Two questions: Do you have to watch the videos to unlock the speed limit, or just take it for 1 Km? Does anyone else’s charging brick make a fairly loud noise? Sounds like burning. It is charging fine with no smell.