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  1. Hi, I'm new in here and I've got an issue with a dying IPS battery. Quick intro, I've been riding an EUC for about 3.5 years and long story short, after crashing and breaking my elbow on an IPS 122, the next logical step was to upgrade to a 191 😀 So anyway I've been happily riding my Lhotz for about 3 years and my battery is dying. I can barely climb a hill without the 2nd alarm triggering and I only get about 2 mi/3.2 km on a charge. I emailed some folks at IPS but they don't seem very responsive these days, so I have no lead on a replacement. At this point I'm considering building my own replacement including slaughthammer's 16s3p mod, cause the expanded capacity would be sweet! I'm pretty handy with a soldering iron but since I've never actually built a battery, I'm definitely concerned about the safety of using a diy battery. If anyone can offer some experience and/or other repair ideas I would really appreciate it. Or I might entertain buying a battery pack if I could only find one. Thanks!
  2. Hey guys, I just received my shiny new wheel this morning - courtesy of Linnea Lin! As the title goes, I got the IPS 191, or Xima Lhotz with a 340Wh battery. First Impressions: The 16 inch wheel looks a whole lot larger than the 14 inch Gotway MCM2s that I own. It's far more aesthetically pleasing and I'd put it above the Ninebot in terms of its exterior qualities. The front/back/side lights look really nice in dim/low lighting and can be turned on/off through the XIMA App. I took the wheel for a fairly long ride (25KM) after a short charge to full battery (arrived at about 80% charge) and it's safe to say that I'm very impressed. I've tried out a wide range of wheels; owning 3, and I would say this is the best of the bunch (although the most expensive). FEATURES Speed: The top speed I was able to achieve was roughly 19KM/hr as indicated both through the XIMA App and Runtastic. It's also good to note that the App doesn't exaggerate the speed unlike that of the Gotway one. At top speed, the pedals are definitely raised back and it can be a bit uncomfortable riding for long distances. I can confirm that the wheel may be unlocked to 30KM/hr via the app as there is an option to do so but only after the total mileage exceeds 100KM. Control: The wheel accelerates with ease, and is fairly 'hard' (comparable to Madden Mode), while also being extremely stable. What I REALLY love though, is the way it turns. On my previous wheels, turning is mostly mechanical - I'd bend one knee, swivel my hips etc, and the wheel turns as I physically force it to. On the Lhotz, you don't control the wheel - the wheel controls you. There is no need for heavy leg movement or motion - the wheel is extremely responsive and guides itself in the direction you subtlely lean/point towards. It's a very different experience and took maybe a minute to get used to - but it feels great. Probably something to do with the control software. Power: They say the wheel has a 1000W max output but I feel like that's more of a sustained/nominal figure. Maybe it's because I haven't pushed it beyond the 20KM/hr unlock but going uphill at my current speed feels like the wheel isn't even doing any work. It's so effortless and quiet. Decelerating is just as smooth, but I almost fell once because I tried to push back really fast while the pedals where leaning heavily backward. Range: I achieved a good 25 KM of riding distance with about 30% battery remaining. The area I was travelling within did have a number of long, medium gradients though. I'm 185 CM tall weighing roughly 80 - 85 KGs depending on whether I've been eating much during the week. I hope this range doesn't decrease once I unlock the 30 KM/hr and ride at higher speeds. Build Quality: The case looks and feels very durable. pedals are pretty standard, but have this weird opening/closing mechanism that doesn't rely on magnets. It requires a little more force to pull them down and up but this has yet to be an annoyance. The wheel makes no noise turning on/off, and the lights look fantastic in dim/low lighting. NEGATIVES: - I really don't like the tilt-back mechanism, but that's probably a matter of taste. However, leaning back at high speeds with the pedals tilted feels a little dangerous as it's easy to fall backwards off the wheel. After experimenting though, I found that I could simply use my midsection to lean rather than entire upper body, and this would mitigate the balancing issue. Maybe I just lack experience with tilt-back EUCs (I sold my Airwheel X8 a week after purchasing it) and had no idea what I was doing. Still quite unnerving the first time though. - Damn you IPS, you're really going to make me ride for 100 KMs before I get my speed back up??? - There is no higher battery option than 340Wh. I would have loved a 680 Wh capacity on this thing. - It's about 2 KG heavier than the MCM2s. Thing is, it actually feels nicer to carry due to the ergonomic handle. No idea why. Props for the design IPS. - I really hope IPS develops the app to control both tilt-back and beeping. The beeping is not loud at all, but being able to switch the earlier beeps off when cruising at say 25 KM/hr would be nice. VERDICT: 10/10 Would buy again. Soooo underrated - in fact I couldn't find a single review of it online. Awesome design, very safe, very well constructed. Can't wait to hit some higher speeds! Just 75 KM more to go smile emoticon I intend to charge it back up and take it for another 25 KMs this afternoon. DISCLAIMER: I don't work with any EUC companies, and do not endorse any products for financial reasons/benefits. Thanks for reading! I'll post another review once I unlock the 30KM/hr speed.
  3. We currently have some special offers on the IPS White Versions (ZERO and LHOTZ) We should be able to ship in EU Countries now ( For the first time ever ). Prices starting from €588 inc. 18% VAT while excluding shipping. We also have some good protection gear that you might want to add with your order or as a separate purchase. find our products page on http://www.myIPS.eu and send me a message if you are interested.
  4. As I mentioned earlier, and always raising interest, I am currently upgrading my IPS 191 "Lhotz" 340 Wh with an additional 16s pack of 18650 cells. So here is some documentary about this mod, so anyone can consider if it's worth it. Some details: I use Samsung SDI INR18650-30Q cells, as they are available quite cheap around here and had some good tests, beeing able to output 20A cont. while beeing rated by Samsung for 15A. However, turns out that even at 20A this cell can compete with the infamous LG HG2. Rated at 3 Ah this gives me 3*3,7*16=177,6 Wh additional capacity, making my Lhotz a roughly 520 Wh wheel! As these 30Qs have an internal resistance of only 18 mOhms, as opposed to 35 mOhms of the stock Panasonics IPS uses, this should nearly half the voltage drop under load, giving me either further additional range, or at the same range less limitations due to low voltage. Well not gonna bore you any longer with this, here are the pics. First, starting point: (the beeper was moved up prior to taking this photo, otherwise this is how the internals looked) How do we get 16 18650s in there? First idea: Fits comfortably in there, but wiring would be a real mess. So I came up with this: Nice and thight, and all the cells relatively compact together. I will not document on how to build the actual packs from the cells, this has been documente often enough on the internet I you want to do this, just keep in mind there is no space at disposal, just make those packs as tight and small as possible. Packs assembled and test fitted in: As you will have guessed, I will hook the new pack to the BMS of the wheel, thus all the thin white cables. In the bottom left corner you can see the connectors and how I dasy chained them, so i can plug both batteries to the BMS. I will do the same with the XT60 connector, so I don't have to touch any of the origianl wiring, besindes some relocation. Thus I can always extract my additional battery without much fuzz. As the packs are positioned tight against the metal controlboard box, I added an extra rub protection cardboard layer inside the shrinkwrap of the packs. But there won't be much rubbing here, it's a really thight fit! I should further mention that the sprew posts in the places where the new battery sits need to be removed. Left to do: finish the connections, fix all the wires in place, fasten the batteries,
  5. 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 of failure was... And while I expected my wheel to beep me (requesting a rest) I expected it to be due to the temperature - but the reality when I got the warning was that the app was showing the battery status as <15% but the temperature was still less than 50°C. But after stopping, and allowing the wheel to recover, the status ramped back up to around the 70% mark - so after a 30 second stop I was good to go. Now I should point out that this was 1800m (at pace) into the trip, and I did not let up at all along the way (though I may have slowed down a little as I passed the bakery to check out my options for the second leg). Previously I wasn't sure whether I needed to stop due to temperature or battery drain, but this is now confirmed. I am expecting to take some flak for this, but my statement now is that, "For a heavier rider going uphil, the battery drain can be more significant than the temperature." And in my case, the load became the limiting factor well before the temperature was an issue. Interestingly, it wasn't a torque issue, as the wheel still had a lot of pull in it, but it just didn't have enough stored energy available to draw on to power through? Is this a limitation of the battery technology? Leg 2 - Downhill This was a bit more experimental... The IPS app kept crashing (and I don't think I can use WheelLog) - It seemed to crash particularly when I was on the steeper downhill sections. I wonder if this was when the motor power was a negative value (regenerating) and it didn't understand how to present that? But what I did notice is that while the app showed power usage around 15-20% (while travelling ~10km/h) I did end up at the finish line with the battery charged to around 80% . Overall, my observations (and feeling) makes me think that on the "shallow" downhill, I am still using power to actively drive, but on the steeper sections, power is flowing back into the battery as one would expect. My conclusion is that, at slower speeds with a heavier load, it requires a steeper gradient to achieve regenerative power - and a percentage is actually used on the shallower gradients to maintain a constant (slower) speed. And continuing on that thought - I was interested to note the "stopped" effort - on the flat, I can hold onto something and the motor power to keep me upright is 1-3%. But on a good hill, it is 10-15% Okay, that is me - everyone feel free to shred my comments with science - I am more than happy to be wrong, I just want to understand all of this more!
  6. I've bought the IPS XIMA LHOTZ 340Kwh Firmware is 4.12 this is an older version limited to 20kmH, which can neither be updated or upgraded (different motor?)
  7. There are 2 Lhotz white in USA store, if you need it, please contact me yueyue.wang@iamips.com battery 340wh, top speed 30kmh, max mileage 40km
  8. I am struggling to find any information about what accessories are available for the IPS 181/191 Lhotz wheel. I am keen to hear what is commercially available, or what other wheelers have made themselves...
  9. I'm looking to upgrade my EUC, and the IPS option from my local agent is the "IPS 191 Xima Lhotz 340" but when I look at the iamips.com website they show two (different) options - the ""IPS 181 Lhotz 340" or the "IPS 191 Lhotz 260" But other than the battery size (and an apparent 30km/h speed limit from the local model), I am struggling to understand the difference between them all. Is someone able to tell me how these models differ, please?
  10. It seems as the official app from XIMALAYAS have been removed from the AppStore. This is the app that can connect to the "older" wheels not the iamips app that doesn't work with my wheel. Does anyone know anything about this? The original iOS app was found here before: https://appsto.re/se/NLUX4.i As of right now the only way to control the "older" Xima wheel with an iOS device is with @Kevin's app. * Got answer from Runrui, it's temporary.
  11. I've had my Lhotz IPS191 since January, and everything was working fine. Of course I've had a few bails here and there but it still works very well, except for one thing... A few weeks ago I noticed that I was getting the push-back feeling in the pedals while I was riding, like when it was new and you would get up to 17 or 18km/h. I opened the app and connected, and noticed that my mileage had been reset from around 400km back to 0, so my speed limit was back to 20km/h, and I couldn't turn it back to 30! I rode around and noticed that I could log more kms in the top left where the current trip kms are stored, but my total mileage is always stuck at 0, and will not ever move. I have read on a few forums that this sometimes happens and after a reset or recharge it goes back to normal, but it's been a few weeks and nothing has changed yet! Does anyone know of a way to fix this, or to override the app so that I can go full speed again? Very annoyed!! Any help or suggestions are very very much appreciated!! Christoph
  12. Lex

    Maximum speed

    Probably the motor of the IPS Lhotz is powerful enough to go a lot faster than 20 km/h. The 'software' maximum speed is 16 km/h, after that the machine will protest and eventually even shut down if pressed beyond 20 km/h. I tested that and it hurt. Is there a tweak or hack or special app with which I can set the maximum speed to 25 km/h ?
  13. Hello. Some pre information. I found this nice forum and shortly after i bought the Xima Lhotz 340wH after finding it here. I think its fantastic (i had a Airwheel X8 previous) but this Xima is worlds apart. *The 16" 2.5"wide wheel makes all the difference for stability and balance *When the battery goes low it just starts a continuous beep and starts a tiltback and you are forced to stop. *The engine feels strong and gives confidence and behaves the way i expect it to behave. Some things are not fantastic though. - The stickers came of the wheel together with the protective plastic. (No biggie for me though, i wanted to remove them anyhow) - The rubber protectors are attached with the same "sticky but never drying glue" So eventually ill have to glu them back. - If you ride the wheel and get the long continuous beep (low battery warning) the km doesn't register. Thats why my app displays 55km when i actually have gone more than double. - The official app "Xima" is not fantastic, without Kevins "Xima Lhots" app i wold have been less satisfied. Thank you Kevin! Other than that with my limited (+100km) of riding this EU i have found no flaws. Now for the actual post... So i couldn't take it any more, i had to press the "Firmware Update Available" button in the Xima app. (iamips doesn't work) I was on v4.3 and have done 100km om that firmware and was very satisfied. Im now on v4.32 and purely subjectively i think its more smooth to ride. Before it felt a bit "harsh / not super smooth" going up and down between 25-29 km/h pushing against tiltback but i think that this transition a bit smoother now. I have no more scientific proof other than it works fine and the ride feels great for me.. I can still use the Xima Lhotz app to unlock 30km/h, thank god That app works 100% for me and a BIG thanks to Kevin for making this app. And now for the questions. Does anyone have info or a changelog for these firmware updates? Have a nice day!
  14. I’m going give a head to head comparison between the IPS Lhotz 340 and the T680+(a.k.a. “Tank” or 151/152, or T500 which is mentioned on the box; the fine art of marketing cleary has not trickled down to IPS yet ). I’ll split the review up in several parts, as this will make it easier to comment and/or ask questions. After combing through most threads on brands, BMS, motor, battery, FP or not to FP, etc., I count myself lucky to have bought a Lhotz340Wh (older version with torque biased motor, limited to 20KmH) august last year. So why did I buy the IPS 680+? Lhotz Design: The broader (2,5inch) and larger tyre which actually makes the wheel around >1inch bigger than the one of th IPS680+ results in good traction and stability. It has relatively long pedals (22cm, you can scrape the corner of the pedals on the ground in tight turns) so you can place your feet exactly where you want them depending on what you want to do, which improves control over the wheel. The pedals are made of solid painted aluminum, they are not that thick and I tend to feel some flex (real flex or the hinges, fixtures?). Because of the paint the pedals are quite slippery when wet, this is nothing a patch of skate board tape cannot cure. The body (15cm wide) tapers off towards the edges and there’s no protruding battery housing at the top, so there’s room for the inner side of your calfs (no pressure) and you can put your feet close to the center which is great for stability and control. As a consequence the biggest pressure is on the inside of the ankles instead of the calfs. There’s here and there in strategic places soft rubber-like bright red padding (the brownread stuff on the pictures is my doing), with a high friction surface which is great for improving control over the wheel. The case has broad cut-outs front and back, so negotiation small obstacles like branches on the road poses no problem at all. The Lhotz is very sturdy by design, no rattles or creaks if you pressure it, and the handle is stainless steel so it doesn’t break even if you wheel bounces downhill without you. This all comes at a weight penalty of course: 14 kg. The round stainless tube of which the handle is made doesn’t improve the weight perception when carrying it, it’s slippery and cold in winter (I’m now using a samsonite belt to carry it). I don’t understand why IPS put a plastic slide-on charging port cover on it, which doesn’t stick for more than a minute. To save weight perhaps, really??? (I replaced it by an aftermarket metal screw cap)The battery charger is a very light box with an active cooling system (which doesn’t inspire a lot of trust, what happens if the ventilator dies?), and a US style wall plug (an EU adapter was sold separately) Verdict: Excellent Lhotz Safety: The Lhotz has enough torque to cope with my 100Kg adequately but it’s not perfect, I’ve had 2 FP, 1 overtorqueing when acceleration too fast from standstill, and 1 on a slight downward slope riding in a pit when at it’s cruising speed. When I push the weel, I can feel it (the motor?) struggling and (I believe) the BMS sometimes cuts in fractions of a second when the battery is drained too fast. I’ve experienced no BMS cut-outs though; when the batt level decreases the pedals start tilting at lower speeds and the weel starts beeping if you try to push it, even at very low speeds the tiltback is quite strong so there seems to be plenty of reserve programmed into the BMS. Therefor I would consider the Lhotz by design a relatively safe wheel, the flipside is that below 50% batt level the wheel is no fun to ride at all, and it’s game over below 30%. Verdict: Very good Lhotz Range/speed: Even with the torque biased motor, limited to 20KmH, it doesn’t feel that stable at the 17KmH cruising speed (see safety topic above). At 17KmH cruising speed, it drains 50% of the battery in about 12km. I live in a small village, and for shopping, the library, public administration, etc. I have to commute to the main village of the region which is at 5km one way. 12Km max range is not enough, driving around a bit for the shopping, windy conditions, low temp, and I barely can get home. There’s no fun in carrying a 14kg wheel, believe me, this causes me quite a bit of range anxiety. My wife already had to come and ‘save’ me by car, because I forgot the evening before that I rode just a very short distance and didn’t charge it to a full 100% (I try to avoid this because it’s not good for the battery). So if a guy of my size needs a cruising range of >15Km at a cruising speed of 20-25KmH, 340Wh is nearly not enough. Adequate. Which brings me to my choice of the T680+: Looking around, I saw no 16” alternatives from a reputed brand with such a big battery and a proven design (the KS16 is brand new). With the T680+ I hope to find (almost) the same build quality, high torque motor, and decent safety features, all this for a price of 1,129.- USD (delivery and taxes included) delivered to my door in Belgium straight from the IamIPS factory in just 12 days.
  15. Tuesday, last week, I placed my order to electro-sport.de, after having a few conversations with Ferenc Franke, apparently the entrepreneur himself. Because I had really a need for wheel, I e-mailed to several shops in Europe, most of them either didn't answer to my questions or didn't answer at all. Ferenc was in his category alone and I'm happy about that. Of course I might have saved around 100€ by taking the cheapest possible option. But Ferenc really helped me, and found a way to get the wheel for me in less than one week, thumbs up So I got it after work on Tuesday, took it out of the box and outdoors, about -25--30 Celsius freeze, snow and stock tire on. Heh, first tender touch to pedals, smooth acceleration and what stability! Just unbelievable how big the difference is, but try to picture it: if You tried Rockwheel GR16 and Ninebot, You know that differences might be huge, but imagine that Lhotz is even same amount more stable, compared to NBO! Okay, next I spinned. Went back indoors, tried to fit Michelin Starcross 60/100-12" front but it just wont fit, it's too wide and thick. Then measured stock tire and decided to give it a try, Best Grip 1000, might puncture the tube, might work fine. And it was just fine! Pedals were way too slippery, barely a few flakes of snow and zero grip. So I installed some holding screws to pedals. Outdoors, testing, weird... because I installed the studs the way they wouldn't touch the floor without payload, they caused some instability. But now I wasn't able to make the wheel spin anymore, so got the traction needed. Because we have very cold weathers now, temperatures have been -24 to -33 Celsius this week, battery doesn't feel so well. I can only get 8-10km range and already at the 6km (4 of those in -30...-33 C) it started to tilt pedals on uphill, even though it wasn't beeping, so I think less than 20 km/h. I didn't see red, just blinking green. How much freeze lowers battery voltage? Well, in -30 C app showed 61%, after 3h indoors (no charging) it climbed up to 90%. And when You put on any load, voltage will decrease more in freeze. So I believe 30-40km in summer conditions is quite possible for someone around 55 kg like me (my version is 340Wh). After using my Lhotz for app. 10km for now I just love it! For these conditions 2-4 fold batteries would be awesome, that's the only drawback. I'm also happy choosing Electro-sport, and I got the 30km/h app by e-mail and never needed to try restricted speed - this is so fantastic wheel that already after something like 1-1,5km I felt 20km/h so slow. Tiny safety tilt back 20km/h felt weird, after 5km I used constantly speeds over 22 km/h, even about 25-27 km/h - I just didn't know that, since I had winter coats hood on over my fur hat and MX google strip over the ears too, all the time. I just noticed that from sports tracker, after I forgot the hood and heard a lot of beeping If anything, this should tell pretty well how stable wheel the Lhotz is! And it's easy too, even with those tricky studs I can make 8 in less than 1m wide fairway with ease. Pedals are just great. Larger than in any other I think(?). And they reach under the big toes too, helps me a lot and haven't felt any numbness on my legs on this wheel. So only negatives are the well known charging port cap, slippery pedals (for winter use), metal handle (in freeze, not nice to carry on stairs at work) and flexible feel on pedals (I really liked hard stiff Rockwheel pedals) is still a bit weird - even though it isn't even close how bad they are in NBO.
  16. Hello, I upgraded to a MSuper shortly after unlocking my IPS191. It has some scratches, and a couple adhesive go-pro mounts on it (bonus?) but it should have thousands of KM remaining in life It comes with 2 Chargers I paid $1,100 for it a few months back. I would like $800 OBO and I will ship UPS Ground. if you are not a recognized member of this forum, I will post in eBay for both of our safety... If there are no offers soon I will post on Ebay anyway. Note in the pic, it does not come with the Flashlight, taillight or the Sony action cam. PM me if interested.
  17. Here's a 30 minute video of my first time "off-roading". (See description for time-stamps.) I had a blast and might have a new addiction. Unfortunately most of the trails are closed in my area so I won't get to do it often, but I very much look forward to doing it again soon.
  18. So I received my IPS LHOTZ from Amazon yesterday (yay for 24 hour delivery!) and spent a few hours riding it today with a friend. I thought I would give some impression and compare it to my King Song 840wh 800w 14" unit. Beautiful- the case and aesthetic is simply gorgeous on this unit. The King Song doesn't even compare in this department. 10/10 for sure. Smoothness of ride- Man is it smooth! The 2.5" tire makes for such a nice ride. I much prefer the actual ride on this unit to my King Song by quite a bit. Bumps and riding in the grass are no problem on this unit. Power- the unit is surprisingly powerful for climbing and acceleration. I haven't really felt a difference between this one and the King Song yet. Speed- this is a mark against the unit, at least for now. I haven't ridden the 50KM yet so I'm stuck at an 18KM/H tilt back, which feels quite slow to be honest. I will update this part of my impression once I unlock the advanced mode. Bluetooth/App- This stinks. Only the IAMIPS app works, which is not near as nice of an APP as the LHOTZ or Xima apps. It constantly disconnects and then fails to find the wheel. I have to stop, power off the unit, force close the application, turn off my bluetooth on my phone, turn it back on, turn the wheel back on, and relaunch the application just to get it to reconnect. HUGE pain. The user created app does NOT work on this unit. TiltBack- The tiltback on this model is pretty smooth and you really can't force through the tilt back. Definitely has a more pronounced feeling of tiltback compared to the King Song. Handling- handling is great. The ride is smooth and the unit is near-silent, especially compared to my King Song. I have no problems doing extremely tight turns on this unit. Cons: No headlight/break light. This really stinks and will require me to purchase one for my helmet. Annoying, but certainly not a deal breaker Until unlocked, very low speed Bluetooth stinks No speakers Side padding is awful (non-issue for me because I always wear shin guards and high top hiking boots) Pro's: Extremely comfortable / great pedals! No need to add grip tape to the pedals Gorgeous - definitely turns heads LED lights are sweet looking Fast charging - app better than King Song app but connectivity issues ruins it Price is pretty good (sub $1000 on Amazon delivered) / great return policy. Overall, better than the Ninebot E+ for roughly the same price (my friend just bought an E+ and it's definitely good, but I prefer the larger tire and aesthetics of the LHOTZ) With all this being said, unless after unlocking it feels substantially faster, I will be returning it in favor of an 1100w King Song KS18A with 1360wh battery. Hopefully this review helps potential owners make a decision!
  19. I hopefully get my new IPS Lhotz soon and thus preparing everything ready for it, to just put the parts/equipment on and ready to ride. It's snow and -20 C here, so stock tire won't let me have fun with the wheel - commuting with it would probably be even dangerous. I've been trying to find some knobbed 2.50 tire for replacement, with poor results. Until I thought out of the box and memorized MX tire sizes - oh yeah, 12" MX tire matches in diameter! But how it will fit? It is 2.50" wide as the Lhotz original, but knobs make it larger. How thick the original tire actually is and how much there is extra room between OEM tire and casing? Anyone else made this kind of mods? To any wheel? Vee73 has a narrow solution, but I wouldn't like to waste wider tire benefits... especially on winter, when lower pressure and more space is just plus for friction.
  20. Want to buy a nice, high quality 16" EUC - prefer IPS Lhotz or 9bot1E+, used one in good condition or brand new. Or if You feel You have a candidate that compares to those, I'm open to suggestions. EUC needs to suit well for commuting as well as fun, reliable, IP65, operating temperature at least from -10 Celsius. Appreciate also: large battery capacity, high climbing angle, measures that allow driving stairs too. EUC needs to be sent to Finland. Sold my "generic" EUC already, don't want to spend long without any :/
  21. I used a GoPro clip-on mount for my Xima lhotz as a handle to roll it along while walking around with it. Not very sturdy though but better than carrying it around ..I've uploaded a video of it here. https://youtu.be/gD-FpZIvJs8
  22. Lex

    Pedal height

    Is it possible to adjust the height of the pedals on the IPS Lhotz? They are quite low and tend to hit the ground on sharper turns.
  23. In the first round, we have two contenders from IPS, LHotz and Zero, given the names, I would be surprised the Zero could stand a chance, but lets se: Looking at the specs for the Zero, it doesn't look to bad: Notice that the performance in difficult terrain should have a big advantage, this might be beneficial, although, from the design of Lhotz, I doubt that it really has the advantage here. And the LHotz The Lhotz surely have a bold design, additional stats: Alternate Modes: Freightliner Cab-over engine semi truck. Peterbilt 379 semi truck. Height: 28 feet. The Zero's primary function 'Terror Weapon' (Remember that before ordering) obviously provides some challenge for any adversary In response, the LHotz doesn't use explosive ammo which makes it very dangerous for the Zero.
  24. So on the 4th day from receiving my Lhotz, I managed to score 100KM worth of riding distance! The app no longer had the 30KM/hr option greyed out and locked. Shit was getting real. Needless to say, I immediately put this baby on a full charge and took her for that 30KM/hr test that Ive been waiting for. First of all - is it just me, or does 18KM/hr and 20KM/hr feel VERY different? It is good to note that the first beep doesn't really come into effect until roughly beyond 22-23 KM/hr, which is already a fairly fast yet comfortable speed to ride at. Either way, I found that the beeping is no where near as loud and annoying as the one on my Gotway, but it's still definitely noticeable and serves as a caution nonetheless. The beeping becomes more rapid as you hit 25KM/hr, and becomes continuous at 27KM/hr with the beginning of the tilt-back function. To be honest, I haven't ever taken a wheel beyond this speed, so I can't yet comment on how the tilt-back feels on the Lhotz at past 27KM/hr. I don't wear protective gear and instinct forces me to stay at or below 25KM/hr. I don't think i'll ever convince myself to perform a maximum speed test. I like to think of myself as a very safe rider who enjoys a bit of (comfortable) speeding every now and then. The power of the Lhotz is remarkable. I can easily accelerate to 25KM/hr (and beyond if I wanted to) uphill. The battery seems to drain at the same rate per kilometre at higher speeds as before. There are; however, some definite negatives regarding the Lhotz that Ive come to realise after unlocking the higher speed. - I originally stated that the Lhotz feels 'hard', comparable to Madden mode on the Gotway. I have since changed my opinion on this; the Lhotz is definitely on the softer side. This leads to my next issue... - A 'soft' wheel doesn't brake as well as a 'hard' wheel! At high speed, the Lhotz doesn't stop nearly as quickly as the Gotway MCM2s. Also, the fact that the pedals are tilted back slightly near 27KM/hr means that it almost feels dangerous to attempt rapid braking. I'm definitely no advocate of tilt-back, but this could change depending on how the KS 800W implements it. I'll be in possession of one in the very near future. - The stupid charging port rubber cover/cap thing still refuses to stay on! Arghhhh tongue emoticon Need to find a solution for this haha So there you have it. The Lhotz is an amazing wheel that has many advantages over competing models and brands, while still having some setbacks. I really hope that IPS can allow us to configure our own tiltback settings (including the option of removing it altogether). It's really an eyecatcher though, when you have those bright, red, spinning side-lights on as you coast down a city street in the dark. If I could suggest some improvements, they would be the following: - Higher battery capacity! This is a must! 680Wh or NOTHING for me from now on smile emoticon - Personal tilt-back/beeping configuration in the app - LED color selection (oh man... this would be the NUTS) - A stronger motor is never a bad thing (although this is probably asking for just a tad much considering how good it already is) - An easily attachable/removable trolley handle/device. - Fix your damn charging port covers!!! Thanks again for reading!
  25. This is a honest review from my customer for IPS122 I really love this thing.Learning curve is steep; I was frustrated to the point of almost returning it because of my impatience. Thankfully with a little more persistence and help from all the tips and vids out there I finally was able to start riding. One big tip that helped me was to stop looking down at my feet and keep my head up and look ahead to where I want to go; my body was able to figure out how to stay upright on its own.Now I've enjoyed riding amongst the throng of tourists at the memorials in Washington, DC, gliding and weaving through them with ease, being stopped occasionally to answer questions about my new toy. I've zipped around Old Town Alexandria, VA to experience much of the same. I've taken leisurely "strolls" through some local parks being able to enjoy the scenery and yet not feeling exerted or strained by the beating sun because of the breeze from riding. So far it's been a very pleasurable experience.So I've talked about my escapades but what about the unit itself? Not having anything similar I can compare it too here's what I can say:-It's heavy and clunky to carry around, but from what I know of the genre it is typical. Spend your time riding it and not carrying it.-It's fast enough for me. I've not measured any specific speeds, but I'd put it at the same speed as a leisurely bike ride. I was able to easily catch up to and surpass all joggers I encountered. If I try to push the speed, the unit gently raises the pedals to tilt me backward and forces me to slow down a little.-There's no padding on this thing whatsoever, so be prepared for some bruised shins and ankles while you're learning. Once you learn it, the lack of padding is not as big a deal, but still it would be nice. So ergonmically this thing gets a "Meh," but I'm not docking any stars because of it.-Battery life so far is sufficient. The most I've gone on one charge is 12 miles split between several locations. According to the battery indicator (which is kind of pathetic; the power button blinks green once per second when there is between 33% and 67% left on the charge, blinks faster when it dips below 33%, and blinks red when it goes below 10% I think) I had at least 33% left, but how accurate that is I don't know. My feet tired out before the battery did. We'll see if that remains to be the case a few months from now.-It's rugged. When I was learning to ride it took a couple of hard falls and even crashed itself into a solid concrete wall at a good speed a few times. It's definitely scratched up but it has maintained it's shape and functions as well as ever.-Beauty contest winner this is not, but it does have a stark functional aesthetic that I appreciate. The big "IPS" lettering and red battery housing are the only attempts at beautification and I do not find them unpleasant.Like I said, I really love this thing. I find myself waiting for the work day to be over so I can hop on for a little bit and enjoy a taste of flying on the ground. I look forward to times when I can ride for an extended period. It's fun to see the stares of wonder and hear the gasps of "Oh wow I want one!" as I zip by. I'm evangelizing widespread use of these things because I believe everyone should have as much joy as I have when I ride. So stop reading and get yours now!!
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