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  1. A stock 2.5A charger? Wow! I've zip-tied my 16X & 18XL chargers to each other to get 3A (for when I'm not using my 1rad 5A charger)
  2. You're missing an important point here: A heavier rider & gentler hill could have similar results. And heavy riders are naturally going to be attracted to the most powerful EUC on the market, for obvious reasons. What's wrong with stress-testing things so that future batches have more fail-proof components?
  3. Devastated is "a bit" of an overstatement. I was just hoping it would meet my needs so I could order it See my other post: It isn't a big deal, I can wait for a revision or another new wheel. This is Veteran's first wheel, I'm sure there's plenty more to be excited about in the future even if this one turns out not to be for me +1 !
  4. And for those of us who were hoping it would be capable of serious off-roading as well as cruising. But with Marty's testing and Jason's determination to get Veteran to make this wheel "Overheat-hill Certified", we might just get what we're after, even if it's a little further down the road...
  5. Yeah, definitely! This is my dream route: But I think it's a little ambitious for now... I'll start small and work my way up. My first expedition test was 203 km in 3 days (not waking up early). I could easily do double that, but I prefer to take it easy. And that was without the motorhome. I need to see how it goes with the motorhome and what kind of mileage I can get in a day, without stressing myself, since It'll be round trips from and back to the motorhome. I'm not into crazy daily mileage, I like to take it easy and have the time to visit and enjoy the places I pass through, more like you guys, but the motorhome would be a must for longer trips, there's no way I could pay for months and months of hotels or cabins every night πŸ˜‚ This is just a vague idea of what I'd like to do...whether it's actually feasible or not is a different story altogether. This route must be at least 15.000 km (Eurovelo 7, from Southern Italy to the Northern tip of Norway, is already 7,700 km...), and at 40-50 km/day, it would take me minimum 10 months A lot of planning would have to go into that...from budgeting to weather, etc. It would probably have to be broken down into separate, shorter trips, we'll see. For now it's only a dream. But your trip, as well as @Seba's (and Monsieur Flex's!), are inspiring me! Even if not in one single, long trip, I do plan on doing all of Europe on my wheel at some point! And then the world! And if technology keeps advancing as it is, hopefully also outer space! So really, thanks for sharing and for the inspiration! I'm really enjoying following your expedition!
  6. This is a big issue for me personally. Depending on how "slight" that angle is and how fast you're going, that could lead to some nasty falls... Worries me for rutted off-roading too, I really hope they address this Goooooo Jason! It's awesome that we have him lobbying on our behalf, keeping manufacturers in check and trying to get them up to Western design and safety standards (insomuch as possible)
  7. BTW, me too, @Seba! And nothing to do with my personal preference for one algorithm over the other, more about how much time you'll save in in answering questions about "strange/incorrect" battery readings in EUC World. Cheers!
  8. Thanks! I'll probably be doing the northern coast of Spain! Yeah, that would be awesome! I'd love to follow the EuroVelo routes: find nice places to park, go exploring on my wheel, following the bike routes, then return to sleep in the RV. I'd have a low daily average like this because I'd be doing maybe 30-50 km in one direction, then returning back to the motorhome (if only I had the money to hire a chauffeur to drive my RV to the next destination...πŸ˜‚) and it would take quite a while, but sleeping every night in the RV would make the trip much cheaper, and as a digital freelancer I could I could work a few hours here and there and extend the trip as long as possible. The sooner I start planning it the better... Yeah, I know...I use Google Drive for videos. Or Youtube, but upload them as unlisted when it's just a short clip
  9. The Sherman is an interesting option and a great long-distance cruising wheel, and fine for mild off-roading (not too rutted because of the ground clearance, not too crazy because it's tough to brake and burned up on Marty's overheat hill test), but for me, too heavy and impractical for day-to-day use. If you do consider it, wait for the revised version further down the road, once they've corrected the issues with the 1st batch. Gotway has apparently announced a new wheel with suspension and a 3500W motor and 2700Wh in batteries. Might be worth checking out if that's what you're after
  10. BTW, spec-wise, kamikazejoenyc announced on Instagram that it'll have a 3500W motor and 2700Wh of battery
  11. Maybe not a gimmick, but it does look very much like a not-too-polished afterthought... Fantomas has managed 71 km/h on the MSP, and Vee recently did 83 km/h on the Sherman... I entirely agree! πŸ‘ It's all down to the rider/driver, ultimately. What I don't agree with is what some suggest: banning an entire category of vehicles based on the actions of some riders. And speed limits and vehicle top speeds are separate things. In Spain any PLEV capable of more than 25 km/h is illegal...what about cars? They aren't designed to max. out at the speed limit, they're capable of much, much faster speeds, yet no one is calling to ban them... πŸ˜“πŸ˜€ Look at Fantomas, he performs his speed tests in safe environaments, in the middle of the night when there's no one around. 60 km/h can be safe in certain scenarios (to others, if a rider wants to put himself in danger, and no one else, that's his/her call), while 30 km/h can be unsafe in others. It's down to holding individual riders/drivers accountable for their recklessness. BTW, sorry about your knee! Glad you recovered and are riding!
  12. Nice job, you accomplished what the NYC crew failed at! And they think they're the badass ones! A big thanks for doing this for the community! Especially in this very unique scenario where face-planting was far less of a concern than the exhaustion of having to lug the wheel back home! This image is absolutely EPIC and is going to go down in EUC history! I'm also wondering if the birds of prey circling around you at the base of the hill were yet another ominous sign of what was to come... πŸ˜‚ On a serious note...aside from the board blowing (I'm just going to say board because it seems unclear whether the MOSFETS were the sole culprits, or maybe the soldering), that motor noise and vibration prior to the cut-off was a bit unnerving...
  13. That kind of test is prone to injury. I think Marty's already put himself on the line enough for the community, I reckon that test should be left for someone else
  14. Wow, what gorgeous places, @HelRider and @UniVehje !!! I've added all of them to my Want to go list on Google Maps (thanks for adding the links! I've manually searched for the others) I was actually planning on going to Scandinavia with my motorhome this summer, to get away from the Spanish heat, but for the same reasons as you, it's going to have to be a domestic trip. But that will give me more time to plan my trip for next year! Looks like you're getting luckier with the weather---even when it does rain, you manage to find shelter before it catches you! I'm sure the V10F is thankful! BTW, those stops to stretch make a world of difference, I agree! I found that helped enormously on a recent expedition I did too. Keep the posts coming, you're making me all the more excited for next year's trip! And enjoy the last stretch of your trip! P.S. The links to the videos you posted are broken
  15. I've been considering a GW for some time, KS 50 kph tiltback just doesn't cut it for me anymore, but had concerns about build quality and QC. I've been trying to convince myself to overlook them but to be perfectly honest, their most recent releases inspire less and less confidence. The MSP with the non-revised trolley handle, awkwardly-placed kill switch, exposed speakers...this wheel where suspension seems to be more of an afterthought...I dunno, seems to me like they're just pumping out new wheels for sales' sake, trying to roll for as long as they can with what they've got, implementing as few changes as possible to the design. Not too keen on GW right now, especially now that Veteran's joined the game, making GW shortcoming all the more obvious. Might wait and see what they have in store...
  16. I understand your points, but if I had the choice, I'd choose the angled roll bars = a little more work to remove the side panels + sacrificing a little battery capacity, as opposed to faceplanting because it scraped when hitting a corner. I've asked Manu Wheeler (from the French video) if he's had any scraping issues other than off-road, maybe I'm exaggerating a non-existent problem (for street-riders at least), or maybe I'm just looking for defects to justify not buying one
  17. Any MSP owners out there who have had this issue? @EMA @Scottie @RetroThruster @Aleksandr Dolgov
  18. Maybe this post of my own personal EUC upgrade path will also help: The Inmotion V11 could also be a very good options for you. Safe, 18" tire + suspension, good range for when you inevitably become addicted (πŸ˜‰), probably the best waterproofing of any EUC, good range, very smooth ride, very classy to show up at work on... But let us know if you're after something smaller/with less range, since we're mostly recommending performance wheels (so you don't outgrow your new wheel too soon). But I entirely agree with everything that's been said about 16" being the minimum for safe commuting, especially when wet (and I reckon a 16x3" is much better than a narrower tire, it gives so much more stability). What's your commute to work like? What kind of paths and terrain is it on?
  19. I just found this, shared from a post of Jason's (source)
  20. Unpinned the post. I reckon it can stay for "historical reasons", but won't be displayed prominently in the app section and draw attention to it. Is the thread below the right one where new questions should be asked? I can always pin that one if you like
  21. Too bad they haven't addressed the roll bar / shell clearance issue mentioned by @DjPanJan (which I can understand, since it would basically involve redesigning the wheel), which is a BIG design oversight IMO...the distance between the tire and the frame is minimal at the corners. An angled roll bar (edit: and shell) as opposed to a "square" one would have prevented that (at the expense of a little battery capacity maybe?): The way it is now, I wonder whether it poses a problem exclusively for off-roading. I can envision a few streets scenarios where this could potentially also be problematic: What if you ride up a ramp at an angle? Or take a right at an intersection (e.g.), from a flat road to a steep hill? (you're accelerating, leaning into an incline, etc.). If this scraped at speed, it could lead to a seriously nasty fall. Do note that this is just speculation, the pedal would probably scrape first (or maybe not), it's hard to imagine accurately without physically having the wheel to see the real-world dimensions, it's just something that caught my attention when I first saw the wheel because I'd never seen an EUC where the frame was so close to the edge of the tire. Just compare it to the Monster V3, where just about the entire tire extends out further than the frame: And this is with a knobby tire and no rider on the wheel...swap that for a street tire and add a 90 kg rider and that tire-to-frame clearance becomes even smaller. Not trying to be alarmist here, but this is a safety discussion I think it's worth having. I'm going to write to the dude from the French video to ask him, since I don't like speculating with no real-world data to back my claims I love speculating but prefer having real-world, first-hand info to back my claims πŸ˜…
  22. It's pretty impressive how they managed to make such a heavy wheel so nimble and easy to turn, and that fat tire... 😍 Glad you'er enjoying it! Just wait until you feel more comfortable on it and start doing more off-roading, you're going to love it! Do be careful with that torque though, it's easy to pick up a lot of speed fast without even realizing it! πŸ˜‰ Since done your research, you've probably already read that you should be careful not to accelerate too aggressively when above 40 km/h (some people say 45 km/h, I just prefer to be extra cautious), but I thought I'd mention it just in case. And as a general safety precaution, since you're coming from a much slower wheel: get used to the speed gradually and try to stay self-critical about your riding skills, it's very easy to become overconfident and ride faster than you're able to control the wheel (if you need to swerve to dodge a pothole, person, etc.). And gear up! You're riding a performance wheel now! Happy riding!
  23. travsformation

    MSuper Pro?

    Great, thanks! I figured it would be that part, but it's nice to have confirmation from someone who's actually done it! (you also spared me having to ask and looking like an idiot) πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚
  24. On the opposite end of the scale, when Marty has the wheel, drivers pull over for him thinking he's a cop...
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