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  1. I modded my MCM5 to ride on Chao Yang 14x2.5" wide tire. The stock MCM5 is 14x2.125" wide. I am used to wider tires (mten3, Z10, Nikola). I was not comfortable with the stock MCM5 tire. @RoCan modded his MCM5 for the 2.5" wide tire. This tire mod require cutting away a portion of the front and back shell cover along with the outer edges of the wheel well. I took @RoCan advice and made sure I cut away enough material so there is ample clearance for the wide tire. The clearance I was shooting for was 3" from edge to edge. This means the last two bottom shell screw holes were cut off. I plan to use metal or moldable plastic tabs to hold the cover bottom edges to the shell. The plan was to do rudimentary cut, install tire, and ride test. Then clean the cuts, seal any gaps, and trim out. Currently at the ride testing phase. Initial observations: The 14x2.5" tire is actually 14.5" diameter. The recommended pressure is 35-45 psi. The tire need to be inflated at or above 33 psi. Anything less and the tire rubs against the top inner wheel well. I believe under inflation causes the tire to expand diameter wise. Whereas higher psi the tire widens (flatten). I am testing it at 43psi which is on the hard side. I feel it going over 4" curve. I plan to reduce the tire pressure in 2 psi increment to find the lowest useable pressure. I took the wheel to work. The ride quality even with hard tire pressure is fantastic. The combination of wider tire and the tire itself gives the wheel very good control. The feeling of falling over on tight turns is gone. It handles like an mten3 at low speed. At higher speed (22+ mph) it gets a little squirrelly due to high tire pressure tracking road. I believe this can be resolved by dropping the pressure below 38 psi. I am glad I did this mod. It has turned my MCM5 into a mini Nikola. Chao Yang 14x2.5" tire versus stock 14x2.125" tire.
  2. This will be my ongoing review/experiences with the MC5. I plan to update this every few days until the wheel feels like a part me and not something I'm standing on. A little background: I started on a freeman A4 132wh. After a week I ordered a ks16s from ewheels and have put 620 miles on it in the last few months. I love my 16s and plan to keep commuting on that wheel after I learn how to properly ride the MCM5. I needed a 2nd wheel (the freeman I dont think really counts as a "real wheel") because I taught my dad (68yrs old!) how to ride. Hes ready to go on a ride vs practicing drills on a tennis court and seemed like a perfectly valid reason to explain an unannounced wheel purchase to my better half 🙄. Build quality was better than I expected. The shell is solid, no creaking, the trolly is stiff and doesnt have "play" like my 16s but at the same time the handle part feels weaker. It does the job just fine and is plenty tall. As expected, the seams where the shell joints are have gaps in places where you can see the clips and there are a couple of sharp spots but all in all pretty decent. First ride was like everyone, 30% battery with some air added. I was taken by surprise at this wheels almost telepathic turning. It doesnt just lean, it turns and leans if that makes sense. Like when your learning and "turning into the fall", this wheel turns when you tilt it. Figure 8s are comically tight (I can only imagine what an mTen is like!). The way the wheel turns as it leans also saves lean angle keeping the pedals from hitting the ground too. They will hit but you really have to almost do it on purpose. Yesterday I rode to work. My commute is very short, 3.5 miles one way, and I didnt have the side pads on. The wheel hits cracks and reassessed man hole covers darn near and well as the 16s. The tire is softer and more compliant so over small stuff it's a wash. Its wierd, being on a new wheel I was getting wobbles again like I used too and I think even though I feel good on the 16s, 600 miles isnt enough to be more than a novice at best. I'm sure y'all that have 1000s of miles dont get wobbles unless a bump or something starts them. Ave speed was 12mph and I topped out at 21 which felt way more stable than I expected. The ride home at 9pm was cold and that always makes it hard to be loose. Wobbles were worse and my Ave speed was 10mph with a top speed of 18. Today I'm taking it to work again but this trip I have the side pads on. I dont know if my limited experience is enough to go without some calf touching. The downside is new bruises, the shape of this wheel mean zero break in time for your calves if you can ride without the pads since your legs dont touch. More to follow as I get more time on this wheel. So far I'm loving this wheel!
  3. Has anyone got one of these yet? I have just ordered one. I know the battery is only 170wh and 67v and 900w motor. Apart from the battery it has same specs as MCM4 from what I can see. The battery is ok with me as I can build my own additional batteries using 20a 18650's or maybe even 20700's if they will fit. There should be room in the shell if you can fit 60 x 18650's in there for the 87v 1500w version. I think I can add another 170wh of 20a cells for about $100 or 340wh for $200. So as a minimum for $550 I will have 340wh of cells capable of 30 amps and 30km/h max speed or for $650 510wh capable of 50 amps. Should be better cells than the In-motion I5, faster and cheaper. There is also a 340wh version available from https://www.flash-ecom.com/products/gotway-mcm5-electric-unicycle-black-340wh-67-2v-420wh-84v-800wh-84v?variant=13732898701367&currency=USD I ordered one of these first however he couldn't ship to Canada. Web site says in California but actually currently in China.
  4. About a year ago, I bought an InMotion V8 secondhand for $550 (it had about 500 miles on it). It was a great wheel to learn on, and it turned out to be perfect for commuting. At only 30 pounds, it wasn’t too heavy to lug up the stairs in the train station and up to the second floor of MetroLink train cars. It topped off at 19 mph, but that was plenty fast for my six-mile wheel commute each way (four miles from Cerritos to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs MetroLink station, and two miles from the Glendale MetroLink station to work). The trolly handle was very easy to engage and disengage, which was perfect for transitioning from train to train (I have to transfer at Los Angeles Union Station to another train that takes me one stop to Glendale). The problem is that over the past year, the battery life deteriorated dramatically (or it could be that I started using up more battery since I’ve gained weight over the past year). Toward the end of a one-way commute, I noticed that the top speed would get more and more limited. Thus I decided it was time to buy a new wheel. After a lot of research, and watching a lot of Marty Backe’s videos, I decided that the GotWay MCM5 was the wheel for me. Well, today was my first commute on the MCM5, and here are my thoughts. Although it weighs only seven pounds more than the V8, that seven pounds makes a big difference when picking up the wheel to climb stairs. I definitely need to get used to the weight. The V8 was much easier to push around using the trolly. This might be a function of the sharp trolly handle on the MCM5. The because of its weird shape, MCM5 is more difficult to set next to me on the train. I used to lean the V8 against my seat at such an angle that I didn’t have to worry about it falling over during a rough train ride. I have to rest the MCM5 on its end and trust that it won’t get knocked over, or keep my hand on it while sitting to give me peace of mind. The MCM5 gets hot. I never felt heat emanate from the V8 (but that may be because I had a cover on it). I nervously monitored my temperature on DarknessBot as the temperature climbed to 117 degrees Fahrenheit on the way home today. I never used DarknessBot with the V8, so I had no sense of whether this was too hot (upon searching this forum, my fears were allayed). The smaller, 14-inch wheel didn't translate into a harsher ride. In fact, I hardly noticed that I was rolling on a smaller wheel. The MCM5 is a joy to ride. It is much zippier than the V8, and it feels much more stable at speeds exceeding 18 mph. Moreover, it is much easier to mount the MCM5. I still haven’t experienced the tilt-back. So far my top speed is 23 mph. I would hit the tilt-back on the V8 all the time. Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase of the MCM5, but on my first day of commuting, I can appreciate what a great commuter wheel the V8 was. I’ll use this thread to update my thoughts on the MCM5 as a commuter as I get more experience with it. In the meantime, I plan to use the V8 to teach my friends how to ride. I eventually want my daughters to learn, too, so perhaps I’ll buy a new battery for it down the line. Thanks for reading!
  5. Hi there! I've just received this awesome EUC. I've rode it for a while. When stopped I've started hearing both the whistle of the EUC turned on (and that's normal) and the cooling fan. And I guess it is normal too. But even after a while that the EUC is stopped, the fan starts and stops every few seconds. Is it normal? Thanks!
  6. First I will like to say thanks to all the people that post and create this forum, is really the best source of information related to electric unicycles and a great help. I enter in this unicycle world by chance, as my first unicycle was a present from a friend, I never imagine before that these tinny things can be such convenient and fun way of transportation as they are. Just to put this review on context my previous is experience is 1800km on a Ninebot C (with a 320Wh battery) and I have ridden several other unicycles but just for a short period of time (V5D, V8, Monster etc.) Well going to what matters, how is the MCM5 in one word? AMAZING Is relatively light (17kg?) has great acceleration, enough power to go around 40km/h, integrated handle to carry it and lift off power button to go up or down stairs without turning it off. My unit has a battery of 650Wh so you get a real range of 25-30km on flat terrain without concerning much about the speed. My typical riding is divided in 2: - Downtown Shanghai, lots of traffic lights, bikes, electric scooters etc., many start and stops - Industrial areas: long straights with smooth surfaces where you can go flat out Also I carry it every day on the high speed train, so the integrated handle and lift power button was a must. My cruising speed is around 32/34kmh, the MCM5 feels confortable at this speeds as soon as there are no many bumps on the terrain (remind is a 14 inch wheel) and it has enough power reserve at these speed to make and overtake (I have ridden it up to 40kmh) or go over a bump. I know is capable of more speed but I think is too on the limit and a crash at that speeds won't be fun... Acceleration of the line is great so you can overtake almost all the electric scooter/bikes etc. when starting from a traffic line (really convenient in China). It has integrated light on the front that is 100% necessary at night but I wish it will be a little more powerful. Gotway app it did not even connect to the wheel but WheelLog is simple and really convenient to use. If I want to find some negative points to the wheel will be firstly the charger, 84V and 1.5A is really not something reasonable even for a 650Wh battery (I get a Rockwheel 84V 3A), light is not as powerful as I will like and there is not rear light (only LED in the top arch of the wheel). USB charger also only works with the wheel on and general build quality can improve (handle specially). I will 100% recommend this wheel as a commuter, is great on the city (if the surfaces you ride are not full of bumps or holes), easy to carry and tons of fun. Not recommended for a beginner, off roading or long routes. Probably before the end of the year I will hit 2000km so I plan to update the review then.
  7. UPDATE 23 11 2018 Black Friday special I'm using the same page and links for previous 1111 special event, prices doesnt change a lot +/- 20$/20euros The biggest day of promotions and flash sales in China, the 11-11, will of course bring many offers on import sites such as Aliexpress, Gearbest, and many others. Coupons are vouchers or discount codes on products. To obtain them, simply create an account on which the coupons will be registered for the corresponding purchase. Either they are generalized to the site (for example 10% reduc on the whole site), or they are specific to a product. At Aliexpress it will for example simply add the object to the basket and wait for the date 11-11 to get the price when you order. At Gearbest, a "deposit" system whose amount can be multiplied by three and thus give a very interesting final price. Deliveries in 5 days are expected. If you need a specific product (other brands, or drones, phones, electronics, sports camera), you can contact me in private message. As an affiliate, I have access to all promotions, coupons / discount codes, flash sales dates & times, and more, from the entire catalog of following sellers and resellers: Gearbest- Aliexpress-GeekBuying-TomTop-EBay-BangGood-DHGate-LightintheBox-JoyBuy as well as an Alibaba YoyBuy agent. My site gathering all the brands in promos is soon ready (november 5), but I will post all the promos until November 14th. Some sellers have not yet given discounts (On Aliexpress, but you can add the product to the cart while waiting for the discount, there is a small yellow star) The prices given may vary, either because of the price of the dollar or because the seller simply changes the price. There are also errors, coupons that are not yet activated on the seller side (example segway ES2) The peak of the promos is of course 11-11. Of course, it is necessary to disable Adblock for two reasons, my cookie identifier for my%;) but also for the promotional offer to appear well. (adblock blocks advertising images and promotional offers are often in an image with a link and a cookie) Prices are already in promotions, but not all, it will come back every day to see the new prices, the expected flash sales every 4h at Gearbest, for example. EUC, Electric Scooters, Mini Gyropods, Spare Parts and Accessories, All Brands Segway Ninebot Xiaomi Mijia One Z : Z10 €132 - Z6 €714 FAST DELIVERY for european buyers 2-7 working days One A1/S2/C/C+/E Mini-Mini Pro : Mini Pro €408 (EUROPE) / $469 USA Priority Line 8-18 business days + $104.84 Mini Plus : €491 Loomo GoKart Kit Drift W1 : €289+€50 shipping Qcycle GotWay Tesla Monster Luffy MSuper X MSuper 3 MCM 4 & MCM 5 ACM MTEN InMotion X1 V10-V10F : V10 €703 V8 V5/V5+-V5F/V5F+-V5D : V5F €299 RockWheel KingSong IPS E-Scooter
  8. I have been occasionally riding a Ninebot C (with a battery of 320Wh) for the last 2 years (2000km approx.) and I have planned for an upgrade nearly since then (the limited speed of the C make it quite unpractical in most of the scenarios) but for one reason or another I never did it. My initial replacement idea was the V8 (I put the deposit for one, before the release) and late on the KS16S (I just read good reviews about it), but from some time on and because of this forum I have been quite tempted to go for a Gotway. Finally I get a good excuse for a change (6km + 55km train +10km commuting every day in each direction) and have been quite impressed from the reviews/videos of the MCM5. It seems is my perfect commuting weapon (not too big or too heavy), fast and fun to ride. The "problem" comes when it comes to the pricing, I can get the 420Wh (also 84v, same specs except the smaller battery) for 570USD brand new but if I want to go for the 650Wh I need to pay 835USD (yes I live in China). I think with the 420Wh I should get a real range of around 20km in flat surface keeping a good speed, that is over what I will normally do.... From the other side if I go for the MCM5 650Wh I can get a Tesla 850Wh for less than 100USD more than the MCM5 and should be also not a bad commuter. I would like some advice as I'm quite lost (as usual), important points for the decision: - I'm a mean person ? - Commuter (6km at less than 30km/h in downtown Shanghai with traffic on bike lanes + 10km of straight lines in the middle of nowhere with flat surface and no traffic (top speed) - Easy to handle/carry ( I live in a 5th floor with no elevator and plan to carry it to the train every day (trains stations are quite big over here and unfortunately cannot ride inside them ?) What do you think?? Thanks in advance for the advice, this forum is really the best place to get to know about the different wheels!
  9. I've just received my Gotway MCM5 and went for a short ride. So far it's an excellent EUC!
  10. Looks like the MCM5 has landed in Paris / Gyroroue shop:
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