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  1. Thanks Dave! I appreciate the feedback. I agree that music is very subjective. Sometimes I will just have some low volume music and try to keep the ambient sounds. Other times the music is a joke or theme depending on the mood of the clip... I do have very varying music taste but deep house seems to go quite well with my footage. Just some nice beats you know. A lot of people have asked me for music which I can understand if they put one my my clips on and have it running in the background. Haha yes the banning would be well deserved. We never listen to that kind of stuff but I thought i'd play just a little to see if any of the people out walking would notice and to see their reaction. We were out in the middle of nowhere at that point though.
  2. If you are riding with a 100v rider he is going to make you sweat a bit haha. The 100V MSX is rated to 69kmh / 5 beeps according to the speed reduction thread / horse's mouth, etc. I agree that the built in alarm is the best algorithm so that would definitely be the best fix.
  3. Everything is fine though! That's exactly the way the wheel works. Damn you're a fast rider though... I have my Darknessbot alarm set to 50kmh on the MSX and then somewhere there or after the beeps will come depending on variables. So my alarm at 50kmh is my awareness buffer. BEEP BEEP BEEP okay soon the beeps will come.... beep beep beep... or I do not hear them but then I still know I am doing above 50kmh so if I want Darknessbot to shut up I slow down. I could raise it a bit to 55kmh but then I would even need a low battery alarm because I would feel less comfortable doing 55kmh at 40% battery. My Bose speaker is very close to me on my backpack so I can have the volume quite low. In this clip I also mention that the battery dropped from 100% to 86%. I am 1.5km from here. The 100% is only there for the first few meters though... it is better to say that the starting point is 95% battery. Let me know how the buzzer fix goes!
  4. Then you can imagine how I feel about the 4p configurations on the 100v wheels. Well let's see how long it takes for you to hit 60kmh on the MSX. My fastest is 56. My friend Thomas fastest is 58. But these are not cruising speeds.. these are speeds we touch for a second.
  5. Thanks! I have had similar discussions with Monika regarding her Instagram. I told her that if she wants more followers she could just show more of her ass. But then she has to ask herself why she is posting the content... and it's to share something that we love. In her case it's dancing. In my case it's wheeling. I used to make my videos a lot shorter and have them more formatted like a summary / music video but people actually said they preferred the longer versions. They do have a point because we can fast forward through the content and skip around in the video... which we will always do no matter how long or short it is anyway. Like you say I make them for the community and for people who are interested in maybe getting a wheel. And making them is simple because it integrates with my riding and lifestyle. Tomorrow I will be meeting two friends at 10 AM for some playing around at the Skate FlowPark and after that we will go for a cruise. So expect to see some crazy slopes being climbed at that park. Today I went for a 60km long cruise with Petra and Simon and I am currently working on putting it all together.
  6. Haha no worries man! I'm glad you think so. I like Chooch the most and I also like evx. Roberace has an attractive riding style. U-stride has a nice riding style too. I also like Robert Navarro on his Z10. I prefer watching vids with telemetry is possible unless it is more narrative based. I also like it when people do tricks on their wheels. So basically I like watching skilled riders because it is motivating for me. I also like informative videos but they are few and far between so I get most of that from reading the forums instead. So for instance range tests are interesting to watch as well as acceleration tests, hill climbing or even just ramblings about new stuff. My own production value is zero haha.. just a GoPro 6. I have some additional stuff for it, gimbal, etc but it just became terribly impractical. She will be in today's clip.
  7. You have to press enter twice. Petra rides a Tesla. She weighs 55kg. According to the speed reduction thread it is rated at 50kmh / 5 beeps. She gets beeps at 47kmh when freshly charged. She has hit 50.1 kmh once and that was a few days ago. She is riding the beeps more and more lately. But... those numbers on the speed reduction thread might be relevant for the wheel being on a treadmill.
  8. Haha exactly. That's why I wrote the way I did and said that we have answered this question here in the forum in different ways. The theoretical explanation and the real life explanation. Because the beeps are there. At full battery I will get beeps at around 53kmh. Same for my friend riders or maybe a bit earlier because they are heavier. Same for Tesla riders. I am very very acquainted with the speed reduction thread and I have read through most of this forum because I have no life and wheel is life. So we either listen to the beeps and respect them or we ignore them because of a theoretical max value that doesn't coincide with what we are experiencing. Check out U-Stride he is pushing the 84v MSX to 60kmh but that's a lot of beeping going on (that we can barely hear). I can drop up to to 20% battery if I ride at above 50kmh. It will recover once I stop but it still uses a chunk to go that fast. Same goes for Nikola 100V and 16X that I have been on at high speeds. You could let the wheel beep and set your alarm at 55kmh as long as your are over 50% battery. That way your max speed will be 55kmh. Or you could set it 50kmh and have it blazing and then the wheel will silently beep at 52-54kmh.
  9. Thank you! I agree! If we are lucky we get 34mph no beeps at fully charged battery. Exactly this is why in many of my clips I have mocked the MSX and said "I thought it was supposed to be faster than the 18XL. Doing calculations and negotiation with oneself at 50kmh to get to 55kmh isn't really my idea of "faster". Our universe says that nothing is free though so we can ignore the beeps and push to 60kmh and even a bit beyond that. But what a risk we are taking... Haha! That is the biggest problem! 16X and Tesla are much much louder. So I am riding at 50kmh and the turn my head to the side to minimise wind noise and see if I can hear the beeps. I might as well set Darknessbot bot at 55kmh and battery alarm at 50%. Agreed! In traffic, with a helmet, etc... forget it! We will never hear it. And riding at ~42kmh with 50% battery and pushing hard into acceleration against 8m/s wind turns into this (timestamp to relevant part) 29:05:
  10. I know this has been discussed many times on this forum and that we have made our own different answers. In the end though we have to extrapolate a little from our experiences. It's not strictly a speed alarm and I see it as a "power availability" alarm. The amount of power remaining at a a certain speed will vary depending on battery level, wind, incline, surface, rider weight and even cold. So we have quite a few variables. The alarm is rather "dynamic" or perhaps better to call it variable so it's a pity we can't transfer it to an external device because it is one of the best alarms out there. Very hard to hear on the MSX though. The beep sequence you got was the 5 beeps I am sure of that. I can ride out with a fresh battery and get 5 beeps at 53kmh so the whole 55/58kmh thing is a dream. On windier days I can get the beeps at 51kmh. If I tuck down to break some wind resistance I can get 53kmh. On a heavy acceleration to stop speed I can get the beeps at 48kmh because I am at a higher load by the time I reach high speed vs creeping up there 1kmh at a time. Also I can agree that if this is the first time you are hitting the speed alarms that there is a bit of drama and uncertainty. 80% is quite a huge buffer though and you would still be able to push from 51kmh to 55kmh with no risk. Whether that leaves us at 85% or 88.0012% or 94% is hard to tell. The MSX can be pushed quite hard and if we get close to the 100% limit it won't just cut off entirely... we will just feel the pedals getting softer. But that would require speeds of 60kmh+ at above 50%. Even my friend who is 80kg got his MSX to 58kmh with no signs of protest. We can't do a flat calculation that 50kmh = 80% and therefore 62.5kmh = 100% because wind resistance will increase to twice that. So a more generous calculation towards our survival would be to add 10% speed available from beep speed. The problem then remains if it is beeping are we at 81% or 97%? Preferably we want the 20% power reserve although it is a huge buffer. On a known road with controlled conditions we can push accordingly. At lowish battery below 40% though I would not push the wheel past the beeps. I did the other day though and did so while seated. So I was at 33% battery, seated and doing 48kmh. The wheel slightly oscillated back and forth so I slowed down. It stopped oscillating. Sped up again. Oscillated. So basically it was getting soft and no longer able to keep up with my demands. The 16X behaves the exact same way but with soft tilt-back so it won't really let us push beyond that. We can try but then we will hit the 88% alarm and eventually hard tilt-back. So in the end @Hansolo answered before me. And his answer is correct.
  11. I ride with my alarm set to 45 kmh. Once the battery runs down a bit and I can no longer hit 45 kmh I will no longer trigger the alarm. This will continue down to 66V. At 66V the wheel will be limited to 30 kmh and once again sound the speed alarm. Shortly after the voltage alarm will also start. I think the behaviour is correct because I would not want to be capped at 42 kmh (or 37 kmh or any other number lower than 45) at 72V and getting a speed alarm telling me that i'm doing 45 kmh. You can see the low battery behaviour of the 16X in my testing that I did here with FW 1.07. I have embedded the link with the timestamp to the relevant part.
  12. He was a bit shaken afterwards so I will get all the details and start a new thread. I guess it was just a regular overlean.
  13. Pretty much what you are describing. Sounds like he may have overpowered the wheel. The pedals are supposed to be stiff and hold the wheel upright. In the case of a Gotway if you ride past the beeps the wheel will eventually not have enough power to keep the pedals stiff. Since we are leaning forward the pedals will dip forward. Or droop. However no matter which brand of wheel if the pedals no longer hold the wheel upright and resist our forces on them then obviously we would faceplant won't we? Or are we all zen masters in balancing lmao. Yeah he's alright, thanks for asking. He has fallen at much faster speeds. He has a helmet like mine (the one I rarely use) and an armored jacket like mine (the one I use often). But he has lost a bit of confidence in the wheel. We took it to a skatepark afterwards and did some jumping and smacked it around a bit so that we could torture it at low speeds just to make sure it was alright. This is a bit off-topic though and the reason I posted this was to see if any other 18XL rider has had a similar issue and whether they have seen an improvement or not in FW 2.0. We have more people faceplanting on Kingsongs than Gotways now. RIP safe wheel. Even with "0.8 power choking". He is still on 1.13 as per my last sentence in my post and he has not upgraded. I wrote the above to avoid confusion.
  14. Yesterday I went for a ride with Joakim and Simon. Both 18XL riders. I mentioned the update to them and they were worried about problems. So they were a bit hesitant and wanted to wait first to see what others report. And today I see this. Thank you so much for this report and feedback! I will let them both know. Also... Simon got soft pedals yesterday at half battery and 30 kmh. When he got soft pedals the 18XL yielded forward, he overcompensated by leaning backwards and then forward again and faceplanted. I told him this is a once in a blue moon thing on the 18XL and it is the first time it has happened to him. I have heard of people getting this at a standstill. He is on 1.13 and it's a 2000W (whine edition from july).
  15. Some new variations or refreshes of wheels come out very quickly. Nikola 100v 1800Wh with 21700 cells. New 18XL. New batch of 16X. MSX 100v 2200Wh with 21700 cells. MSX 100v 1865/1845Wh with 18650 cells. etc The only rumour we have circulating now is regarding a new wheel from Inmotion. The Tesla is a very safe bet and a great well. One of the most attractive things about it is the price and if you buy it from AliExpress it is quite cheap. Then you can pocket the extra money for the next wheel that comes out. It took months for the Nikola 84v to be "safe" to ride. Same for the 16X except it's still hardly safe for most people. So a new wheel is not just a new wheel but also first batch including all first batch problems. The way things look right now... maybe someone will release a new wheel by summer 2020. Maybe. Tesla for $1200 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006409669.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.76a02b228t0QKv&algo_pvid=45524034-9f0d-4ffb-914f-a486738d31ee&algo_expid=45524034-9f0d-4ffb-914f-a486738d31ee-6&btsid=8209c1a9-4033-4c79-bb70-76b405369bf1&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5,searchweb201603_53 MSX for $1500 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32895987076.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.5aac35fbkuQz18 or from Chicway shop 16X for $1699 18XL with large pedals for $1799
  16. Forgot to answer this question. It's a cover she made out of a cheap sleeping mat. It took her a few hours to figure it out but if she did it again she could probably do it faster and with a better material. She's a bit of a handygirl/woman.
  17. I tried the Nik 84V 1600Wh and i've done quite a bit of riding on the Nik+ 1845Wh 18650. This Nik was differently balanced though and with pretty high PSI so I felt there was a lot of side to side movement. Also the pads were stock and quite high. So it wasn't that easy to ride or understand the sensation of speed. I got a surprise tilt-back at ~48kmh also haha. We later turned the tilt-back off and I hit 49kmh but not more as I was unsure as to how fast I was going, did not have a helmet on, etc. I really did like it though and it felt nimble. Now i just have to try out Kenny's 2600Wh version. Thanks! I didn't think it was much of a jump until I reviewed the footage! The MSX is great at doing those kinds of jumps!
  18. Finally got to test the Nikola+ 1800Wh with the 21700 cells. Not used to the wheel so I only touched 49kmh for a brief second there. Very nice wheel though!
  19. Yeah the wind is usually fine unless it gets really cold. Haha I actually used a filter in iMovie to add a bit more contrast and pop and never really thought about it looking even more depressing. Guess i'm just used to these short gloomy days!
  20. 30kmh winds while riding at 50kmh = a lot of wind resistance. I could feel the wind pushing me upright and even wanting to push me backwards.
  21. Oh yeah almost forgot.. size comparison. 75 seconds in (timestamp embedded in URL) Petra has zero complaints about the trolley handle: Me crashing the hell out of her Tesla. Had to snap the side panel back into place. Has never moved since.
  22. Even my Ninebot One E+ will outclimb a Onewheel+ XR. The Tesla is not easy to crack. My friend has dropped her Tesla plenty of times and we have even crashed it a few times at a skate park. Gotway allows you turn the tilt-back off and by default it is on. You would faceplant before you fried the wheel. Comfort: V10 by a huge margin Speed: Tesla Climbing: V10 because of the pedal clearance Zippiness: Tesla Off-road: V10 Quiet motor: Tesla/V10 pretty much the same Both the V10 and the Tesla are proven wheels meaning I would buy them from the cheapest supplier (AliExpress). The Tesla will let you ride above 40kmh for the first half of the battery. Then it will turn into a V10. The side lights on the Tesla can be seen from behind and can be set to red only. Then they will rotate until you brake at which point they will stop flashing and just shine red. This is compliant enough imo. I would never buy a V10 because I would always regret not buying the V10F.
  23. Riding for leisure I will always pick the 16X over any other wheel. Mine has the CX tyre and I have not tried a 16X with another tyre. The MSX is a truck and the faster you go the harder it gets to carve unless you start throwing your weight around which is a dangerous game at above 40 kmh. The 18XL is easy to steer and in that way it feels nimble but also sometimes a bit nervous especially at high speed. The 16X is easy to steer and dances on it's own with the CX tyre, you flow with it and it flows with you. High speed carving is very easy and pretty much happens on it's own. It's a very exciting and stimulating ride. The 16X is cushier than the 18XL/L and will absorb bumps better although larger holes are better handles by larger wheels. This is a matter of tyre circumference. Some of the things that contribute to the fun on the 16X: Wide stance = you can do heavy shifting left and right without the body touching your legs. This makes for playful carving and a huge sense of freedom as you are not locked in like with the Nikola, MSX and Tesla. Only two points of contact, the pedals. The 18XL/L has a narrow stance and you are also not locked in. However the narrow stance makes it a bit harder to move the wheel side to side without the calves touching or without going more duck-footed and bow-legged. High pedals = More clearance for manipulating the wheel side to side. Nicely balanced = but not as well as balanced as the 18XL/L. Although I felt the 18L flopped more than the 18XL. The balance on the 16X makes it easy to idle, ride backwards, ride single legged, climb hills and ride off-road. "16"" - in quotes because of the circumference being bigger than a 16" 2.125, etc. Very fun at low speed, very fun to do tight turns with. More responsive than larger wheels. Feels way more responsive than the Nikola and has more of a "small wheel" feeling. Firmware = Very responsive / too responsive. Answers to input giving a feeling of being an extension to the body. The 18XL also does very well here and feels very natural. The MSX does not. And now the bad about the 16X: It is only safe until it is proven but is imo an unsafe wheel. So I would stress test it in the beginning, armour up, ride it at progressively higher speeds and in different scenarios until is has proven itself to me. It has never come close to failing me though. Nor any of my friends who have been on it. The only thing that is stopping me from buying a new wheel now is that I know that it won't give me the same sense of freedom and fun as the 16X does. Other EUC tend to feel like vehicles. My MSX feels more like a motorcycle. The pedals and dihedral on the 16X are perfect. The 18XL pedal angle makes me sad but it can be modded. I like the extreme dihedral on the MSX but only on the MSX. That dihedral on the 16X would force my calves into the body of the wheel. I rarely recommend the 16X though and almost always recommend the 18XL. Especially for a first time buyer. Chicway.shop sells them both for very cheap with the 16X even being a bit cheaper. So in the end the 16X is one of those heart/feel/joy things that we technical people don't talk about. All other wheels in that class are technically better though. So it becomes a question of practicality vs potential for maximum fun. The 16X allows you to ride fast and still keep most of your body over the wheel instead of in front of it.
  24. Haha. I have kept her up to dat regarding overleaning, cut-offs, etc and when we were riding yesterday I asked several times if the experienced soft tilt-back, alarms, etc. But yeah... scary business when it's someone else ass on the line.
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