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  1. Daniel Clopton

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    The news just keeps getting better and better. I'm going to get mine ASAP. If my wife likes the ride she wants me to put a deposit down for a white one. Looking forward to some long rides in the near future.
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    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Is that an 18L on the far right, or is white going to be an option on the XL at some point? I love the matte black, but my wife would buy an XL tomorrow if it came in white.
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    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Full grip tape right to the edge. I love it.
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    KS-18L and KS-18XL rapid charging

    My goal is to carry fewer things and less weight. I appreciate your advice, but not the method I'd choose.
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    KS-18L and KS-18XL rapid charging

    The rapid charger for the V8 only goes up to 3A. Do you have a workaround to get it up to 5A?
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    KS-18L and KS-18XL rapid charging

    Good to know about the ports. I was just concerned about supplying 5A to a single port without knowing the gauge wiring or layout. Agreed about the high cost of that charger. I guess I was just thinking down the road. Already spent $150 on a rapid charger for my V8. Now I'll spend another $150 for a Kingsong rapid charger. If I ever get a Gotway I'll be dropping another $150 for that rapid charger. Tell me again how the Cycle Satiator is more expensive.
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    KS-18L and KS-18XL rapid charging

    I have a little confusion with the charging scheme on the new Kingsongs. I understand that the dual charging port is intended for adding a second stock charger in order to raise the charging rate from the standard 1.5A to a combined 3A. I instead like to buy a single rapid charger that can go up to 5A and plug that into a single port, assuming 5A is a safe upper limit for charging the 18L and 18XL. I know the main concern is overloading the wiring, but it I'm unsure as to how the dual ports are wired. Is it safe to supply 5A to a single charging port, or must the current be split between the two charging ports. Also, is 5A safe for the wiring and batteries, or does Kingsong intend that 3A is the max? Also, does anyone have experience with the Cycle Satiator?
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    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Big person, big feet, big wheel, big pedals. I'm happy to finally see pedals match the wheel size that's appropriate for larger riders. Lots of wheels out there for small feet. I've always had to wear very rigid sole shoes when riding to keep my overhanging toes from going numb on long rides.
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    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    I once heard they would be available for upgrading an 18L, but I'm not sure of the timeline. I'd email Jason since he would know the answer better than anyone else.
  10. Daniel Clopton

    First Impressions & Photos of the KS18XL

    Thank you for the in depth review Jason. I may have the funds for a pre-order this week. I need those long pedals for my size 12 feet. If you have Kingsong's ear please tell them to keep the pedals black on the production run. I was originally hoping for a white wheel, but those black pedals have changed my mind. I love the look.
  11. Daniel Clopton

    ACMv2 vs Tesla ?

    All good points. Of course external handles also break easily in even minor crashes, so I suppose all trolley handles are susceptible to damage. I suppose the best compromise is the V10. An externally mounted, but centered trolley handle. Too bad it doesn't have the battery or top speed I want.
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    ACMv2 vs Tesla ?

    I don't think it's unreasonable with modern wheels to ask for a balanced trolley handle in a 1600Wh wheel. I didn't complain about weight. I know it will be heavier than a 1000Wh wheel and I don't care. I want the ability to ride to the next town over and easily wheel it through stores while holding a shopping basket. Anyway, it sounds like I'm not alone in that desire if an 18XL is in the works.
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    KS-18L: Bigger Batteries?

    The KS-18L checks every box on my list of requirements for my next wheel except for the 1600Wh battery. The 18XL would get me to buy into the new generation if they keep all other features. Central trolley handle, lift sensor or button, and a max speed equal or greater than 30 MPH.
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    ACMv2 vs Tesla ?

    Gotway makes it so difficult for city riders. I'm in the market for the one wheel to do it all. I already have a V8, but I want the ultimate urban wheel that I can take on long trips. It could be 16" or 18", but the real holy grail for me is in a wheel that has a 1600Wh battery and an integral, centrally located trolley handle. The offset one in the MSuper would make me too nervous walking through the wine aisle at the grocery store. One little distraction or bump and it's falling into people or product. The Acm2 is close, but lacks the handle requirement. The KS-18L lacks the battery capacity, as does the Tesla. Guess I'm waiting to see what comes out in 2019.
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