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  1. Hi, my name is Mauricio, i am from Bogota, Colombia, in my country there are not much EUCs, so I have had the luck to met someone here who taught me some basics. at this time, i am able to ride, make turns, (not to tight), mount without help, brake, etc, however, I have a slight fear, if i will have to stop, mount, and go forward in the middle of a hill, (up or down) is there any consideration to take, any variation of my body inclination, for mount and start to go forward? Sorry i have had to use a little help of deepl, for write here Thanks in Advance
  2. Still very new to this (2 weeks on street). I live in San Francisco so dealing with hills important. Today went out to practice taking off from a stop and climbing hills. Battery was at 80%. While going up a steep the wheel seemed to not have enough power. It didn’t freeze but slowly came to a stop. Forum members have told me it’s a relatively underpowered wheel for 5’10” 180lb self. I’m not sure if I wasn’t riding correctly or if it not strong enough. If it’s the wheel, I may have to upgrade sooner than I thought - there are a lot of hills around here.
  3. I have never used an EUC but I'm considering using one to get from home to train, train to work, work to train, and train to home. Essentially first and last mile transportation. Obviously I'm looking for something relatively portable so I can easily take it on the train and store it inconspicuously at work. I was leaning towards the KS14D. My only concern is how well it will handle hills. My last segment of the day, train to home, involves a steady hill climb over 2.1 miles at about a 5% grade (see below). Will the KS14D have significant slowdown (down from it's 18.6mph cruising) or overheati
  4. I'm not sure of the best place to put this post, so I am going with the IPS section, and will link it back to other relevant places... So today I rode my Lhotz from a full charge, directly uphill to check how it handled (while monitoring the stats). Leg 1 - Uphill Starting elevation: 100m Starting charge: 100% Starting temperature: 16°C Starting load: 115kg Finishing elevation: 250m Finishing charge: ~70% Finishing temperature: 49.5°C Distance travelled: 2000m So I wheeled hard on the uphill, while watching the stats. I wanted to see what the point o
  5. Tried to climb a 19* slope yesterday ( used phone app to measure) in Cabo Roig, Spain. Man is that steep. My ks14c 800w, 340wh motor, was willing and able, but those damn pedals are so short, I was literally balancing on the front edge of them, my heels, 2" (5cm) (est.) off the rear, trying to apply enough pressure to keep climbing. FYI, I would not climb something this steep on a regular basis. It was just plain scary. If your looking to buy a wheel and comparing stats, take it from me any slope this steep will hurt you eventually, if you ride it regularly. So look at climb angle data fo
  6. I have been noticing lately, now that summer is over and outside temperatures are dropping, it seems to me my EUCs are running stronger. I especially notice improved hill climbing. Hills that I had to carefully coax the wheel to climb during the summer, now the wheel seems to climb noticeably easier. Is it possible the cooler air is allowing better heat dissipation from the EUC, resulting in better performance? I wonder if anyone else has noticed better EUC performance in cool weather vs. summer heat.
  7. Okay, here is a question for all of you EUC math geeks... A road runs up the side of a hill. The road is 2.5km long, with a (fairly) consistent gradient of 0.1 (10%). If a hypothetically fat unicyclist (120kg - including lunch) lived 1km (40%) up that hill and had a fully charged EUC (IPS191 - 1000W / 340Wh), how far would he have to ride UP the hill (from his home), to allow him to ride DOWN the hill to the bottom without overcharging his battery?
  8. I wondered: is there a simple calculation that can predict my range from the next properties: My weight (wheel included), battery size, and the hilliness of the route I am about to go. Roughly said, your hilly range is your normal flat range minus 75 meter for every meter up and down. Since most of you know your flat range, this will do. But I also came up with a formula for your flat range (from real world experience myself and other people on this forum): 10 km per 150 Wh (weight 75 kg) 10 km per 175 Wh (weight 125 kg) In a formula, with B = battery size in W
  9. Been using a 2013 solowheel classic for 3 years--everyday, for a 5 mile commute. Where I live, it rains 150 inches per year (which is a lot), and there's much hills, including a 10 degree incline. I never had a malfunction of any sort, probably because it's well encased. It never kicks up mud since the classic has a case that acts like a fender. Some other observations: nothing on it is rusty, cracked, oily, and it's always cool to the touch. I would say the battery lasts about 60% as long as it did when it was new, so it did degrade, but it's still useable for my commute. It's n
  10. Hey all! Great community here. Just purchased a Ninebot One E+ (shoutout to HoodRiderz) and have been having a blast riding it around. I have two issues related to hills I was hoping for some advice on: 1) When descending a steeper hill, occasionally I'll get a steering shimmy - it becomes very hard to hold the wheel on a straight line, it wants to turn sharply in either direction and any attempt to correct it results in a snap to the other side. I suspect this is due to the fact that the contact patch with the pavement is located further aft on the tire than normal, thus creating posit
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